And so it’s over. The Steam sale has come and gone again. The “coupons” they were giving out this time turned out to be pretty much useless. I guess it worked as far as advertising their coupon platform went, but there was never anything there that interested me.
Still, I managed to pick up enough games to keep me occupied for the next few months for less than a single major release, so that worked out. Here’s a quick look at the rest.
Anomaly: Warzone Earth – A tower defense game, but in reverse! This time the player is the one trying to get past the towers to a destination instead of the one placing them. Looks to be an interesting variant.
Bulletstorm – I’ve heard that this is a silly, over-the-top FPS. The first level looks entertaining anyway. Probably worth the $5.
Machinum – An adventure game. Another of those I’ve heard a lot about but never got around to playing.
Solar II – A weird little game where you start off as an asteroid (!) and try to “evolve” into a black hole by absorbing other celestial bodies. Looks to be more complicated than it sounds.
S.P.A.Z. – Space Pirates and Zombies. I thought this was just another shump. I was wrong. It’s an interesting take on a 4X game. Build up your mothership, build up your fleet, research upgrades, collect resources and explore the galaxy. I’ll probably be spending more time on this one.
Puzzle Agent 1 & 2 – Another adventure type game, this one revolving around puzzles. Looks like fun so far.
Add in a few DLC for other games and that’s it. Should keep me occupied for the next few months. Once I quit playing Skyrim anyway. Assuming I do that before Mass Effect 3 comes out anyway.