I'll be honest: since I've gotten a better grasp on what games I want to play, I haven't asked about game purchasing advice in years.
That aside, I've found a lot of the games listed in this sale met some initial interest I had for games in general. Most of the games I either already have or I have no interest in whatsoever. These are the games that caught my eye:
- Sleeping Dogs ($4.99) - Because Vinny made such a strong case for it last year, I need to play it for myself to see what he saw in it
- None of the DLC is included with this version; however, I didn't see that any of the DLC brought anything interesting to the table
- Alice: Madness Returns ($4.99) - I'm interested in seeing a different perspective on the world of Wonderland
- I like me some tight 3D platforming, but I may never touch this game again after I beat it
- Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines ($4.99) - Every time I read about this, people say it's an amazing game
- I honestly have no interest in playing this game outside of using mods and for 'academic value'
- Fallout: Las Vegas: Ultimate Edition ($4.99) - It includes all the DLC for the initial game
- Much like Fallout 3 before it (and Skyrim after), it looks like the game may be filled to the brim with fetch quests, similar looking dungeons to crawl through, and busted AI that may make the game worth it for the first 3-4 hours
- I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream ($2.49) - It's somehow become part of some zeitgeist, and since it's cheap I wanted to check it out
- I honestly hate old point-and-click adventure games, as they require you to pixel hunt for most things to interact with. The puzzles usually take the acceptance that most PaC game makers don't know how logic works in their own world (i.e. why do I have to combine a ruler and a string to make a fishing rod and use it to make a fan work?)
- Condemned: Criminal Origins ($3.74) - I wanted to see what all the fuss was about with this game.
- I honestly don't have any idea as to what this game may truly be outside of jump scares and a good FPS combat system
- Overlord: Complete Pack ($4.99) - I heard the games were like Pikmin but playing the "bad guy." It includes the entire franchise, for what it's worth
- I honestly don't know if these games are any good outside of making Pikmin-like goblins destroy things for you
As you can see, the main issue I have in front of me is (for the most part) I don't know if these games are as good as they are claimed to be.
Right now, I'm leaning towards Sleeping Dogs for its combat system. However, I just got finished playing Arkham City, finding that experience, though enjoyable, quite draining. I look forward to everyone's viewpoints on the games I've presented here, as these viewpoints are what will truly sell the game for me.