Weeklong Deals for 8/28/17
I admit it, I got a little lazy last week when Valve took a mulligan on their Weeklong Deals. Seriously, I checked and the page didn’t even exist. But they’re back this week and in full force, with nearly double the number of discounted titles as there normally is. Unfotunately, it’s a lot of stuff I either haven’t gotten to or haven’t heard of, and most of what I’ve experienced falls in the vast reaches of garbage. There are still a few gems to turn up, mind you, or else I wouldn’t be here. Also, if you’re big on horror or adventure, this would be the week to dive in and sift through yourself.
I like it!
SOMA (review) – Damn near the pinnacle of first-person horror with a story that’s thoughtful and deeply affecting
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (review) – The great turning point of first-person horror adventures, an intense and terrifying experience
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (review) – Pretentious, uneventful, and a pale imitation of what The Dark Descent accomplished
Cultures – Northland (review) – An outdated and over-complicated RTS
A New Beginning – Final Cut (review) – One of the worst point-and-click adventures I’ve ever suffered through
Taimumari (review) – A decent try at an indie platformer that suffers from terrible balance and a lack of polish
I’ve got a few games I can hit for the Weeklong Review, all of them titles I’ve been meaning to cover but only one of them potentially good. Honestly I’ve gotten a little hung up on Pillars of Eternity and Starbound (proof that multiplayer can make the worst games bearable) so I’m not quite where I want to be with my review backlog. I’m still working through reposts and doing my game jam coverage little by little, so keep an eye out for more fresh content this week.