Steam lunar sale 2019


#128

My last minute 30$ haul:

  • Blackwell Epiphany
  • Detective Grimoire
  • Flood of Light
  • Grim Dawn
  • Mad Father
  • Micron
  • Misao
  • Monsters Den Godfall
  • Selatria
  • Sentience
  • Shardlight
  • Technobabylon

I expected to buy a lot more with the discount, but I’ve been overwhelmed after checking out the subscription services. Between Origin Access, Discord thing, Humble Monthly, PS Now, and Xbox Pass it’s hard to want to buy any games at all.

Speaking of Divinity games, is Dragon Commander fun?


#129

I was going to buy a bunch of lower priced DLC - Endless Space 2, Railway Empire, Total War Warhammer 1 &2, Steamworld Heist, Endless Legend, Train Valley. Then I realized that I don’t have any immediate plans to play any of them and I already have Mexico for Railway Empire that is waiting to be played. Railway Empire and Steamworld Heist are probably the closest to being played again.

Instead I got Super Mega Baseball 2 because I liked the first one so much Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales because I love the Witcher, and the last 2 Civ VI civs I didn’t have. I haven’t played Civ VI in a while. I’ve actually played more Civ IV over the last year, but once the new expansion gets cheap enough I’ll get it and play for a while.


#130

I see Valve has effectively cracked the code on how to get people to spend $25 on games a mere month after the Xmas sale. Clever.

Personally I’m passing, though. Got too much stuff over the winter break and have only really been playing Monster Hunter: World since.


#131

I also passed on this one. Seriously considered putting together a $30 cart with Cogmind and Caves of Qud, both of which don’t go below 10% off, but I don’t know when I would actually find time to play them.

And I’m planning to build a new system pretty soon, so A) I need to save money for that, and B) once it’s built I’ll probably be focusing on games with fancy graphics for a while.


#132

I preordered the new FFXIV expansion - I was going to buy it anyway, and since my license is stuck on Steam might as well get the $5 off. Also picked up a couple of smaller titles - Bloodstained, Bottom of the 9th, and Super Indie Karts. Bloodstained has been great so far.


#133

I got the season pass for Battletech with the$5 coupon. Figured I’d end up with all 3 expansions anyways, so this might be the best price for a while ($15 ea.)


#134

I ended up getting a few VR games for our shiny new HTC Vive. Dungeon Knight VR, Karnage Chronicles, and the Croteam VR bundle.


#135

Welcome to the VR club!


#136

I thought the lunar sale with the 5 bucks off was a step in the right direction for steam

I anticipate further ‘sales’ like this…alot of times, my decision to buy a game is in the 5 to 10 dollar range when the ‘sale’ the developer gives, just isn’t enough…obviously, steam is gonna eat the 5 bucks but if they get it back on volume, its all good…just like a real retailer


#137

Excellent choices!

Grim Dawn is amazing fun. One of my favorite games in the genre.

Monster’s Den Godfall is awesome. @garin did a fantastic job adding new gameplay elements to the already addicting MD dungeon crawling, making for a unique experience I really enjoyed. I keep meaning to jump back into it…but new games keep getting in the way.

Enjoy!


#138

Too much backlog to worry about a February sale.


#139

I was going to pass on it, but The Witcher 3 GOTY was 15, and I had yet to pick it up. So I got that and a couple other things on my wishlist.

I started on PS4, but never bought the DLC, so it isn’t 100% a re-buy.


#140

Me, too. Sigh


#141

It definitely makes the whole exercise somewhat more worthwhile than it has been of late, and I say that despite taking a pass on it. An offer like this when I wasn’t up to my ears in new, lengthy games would be very hard to resist.

Yeah, at least anecdotally this seems to be working very well for them. If that’s the case, I’d expect to see more of it. Works for me, certainly.


#142

I picked up one piece of DLC for Tyranny, as I plan a replay soon.

In general, though, I’m trying to stop buying stuff on sale. I’ve done that with most things (clothes, food, etc), and I need to extend that to games. I’m going to buy stuff I want to play, when I want to play it. I’ll spend more per game, but quite a lot less overall.


#143

I skipped this sale. In addition to my huge backlog, I need to dust my Oculus off and I am likely to buy a PS4 and/or Switch soon.


#144

It worked on me. I had $8 in wallet credit (partly from selling cards, partly because I refunded something), so I figured I could get $30 worth of games for $17. I picked up:

Into the Breach
Gorogoa
Space Tyrant
Masters of Anima
and Cargo Commander for $0.49 to get over $30

Now if I can just stop playing Slay the Spire, I might actually play some of them!


#145

Appreciate it! Hope you enjoy the game, @Gigglemoo!


#146

What makes this one so good? I’ve had that on my wishlist for a while.


#147

Well, if you enjoyed the turn-based dungeon crawling loot haul of the previous Monster’s Den browser games, it’s the same basic framework in Godfall, but with much more polish in both the graphic elements and the gameplay. In addition to the stuff that made the web games so fun, there are now layers of additional gameplay elements including:

  • Quests/Missions including story missions that enhance the Godfall setting.
  • Improved character advancement
  • A world map that includes overland travel, exploration, ruins, hidden POIs and multiple cities and towns.
  • A management aspect where you run a mercenary company, allowing for multiple characters and teams of characters, upgrading your keep, unlocking and implementing doctrines for bonuses, etc.
  • Weapons and armor that can be enchanted/customized

Overall, the game is a simple dungeon crawler at heart. Assemble your team, take on some level 1 missions, go clear a couple of randomized dungeons, gain experience and loot, level up and improve your weapons and armor, lather, rinse, repeat. It’s repetitive in the same way that all games in the genre are repetitive, but what sets Godfall apart are the layers of both overland exploration and team management that give you something to do other than just clear more dungeons.

The game is easy to learn, has that addictive “just a couple more rooms to clear this dungeon!” gameplay, and can be picked up anytime and played in small chunks, all of which combine to make it a great little time sink for people who enjoy turn-based, multi-character dungeon crawler RPGs.