Steam Sale: Morning After Edition
Today marks the end of the 2017 Steam Summer Sale, and I did am not emerging unscathed.
During recent sales, I hadn’t actually bought much if anything at all. I was either in a “let’s slow down on the gaming” phase, or an “I’m playing an MMO and don’t really have an interest in any of these other games” phase. That’s why I opted to use some of my saved money and load up the Steam Wallet this time around. I’m not going to say how much I put in there, but I will say that as of the writing of this post, I have $2.17 left.
I’ve already listed a few titles in a previous post, but there’s a few more to add to the list.
Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! is another game in the Holy Potatoes! series which might be something you’ve never heard of, and also something you’ve never expected to hear of. Basically, everyone in the game is a potato. Not in the Internet sense of potato being a sluggish PC or crappy camera, but a real sentient spud. In this edition, the tubers are — wait for it — in space. WiS?! borrows heavily from games like FTL in many ways, except…with potatoes. I cannot stress that enough. Sentient. Potatoes.
The Little Acre was an impulse buy because the art and animations looked great. It’s apparently a classic point-and-click adventure game which is a genre that has become very difficult for me in my dotage because I don’t have the patience. But the game is rumored to be short, I think, which might help my attention span.
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville got a lot of good press in our Combat Wombat Discord channel, with one member having lost account of six hours of her life before she realized she’d been playing it for that long. Really, this looks like it would be a…nevermind. You are tasked with growing your zombie-free-zone by reclaiming buildings, scavenging for resources, and fighting off said undead.
Last but not least is 911 Operator. I had seen this in my discovery queue but kind skimmed past it until I was lying in bed trying to sleep while my wife was watching TV. A commercial came on that talked about emergency services (I think) and it reminded me of this game, so I bought it. It’s difficult, which isn’t to say that I expected the role of a 911 dispatcher to be easy, but jebus crisp. I found that I had to decide which events were and which were not critical because I only had so many cops, EMTs, and firefighters to distribute. The most interesting thing, though, is that the game will detect where you live (by pinging your ISP-provided IP) and will offer you a local city map. Yes, you can play the game in your hometown, which is both cool and disturbing when you have dispatch cops to your own neighborhood.
In semi-unrelated news, I picked up Topple VR, Darknet, and Super Stardust Ultra VR for the PS4 because when Steam has a seasonal sale, everyone has a seasonal sale.