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Stg-Flame

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Well, at this point it'd be difficult for them to come up with something new and refreshing considering they've been doing the Steam sales for almost two decades, especially since there are usually two or three major sales a year.
 
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SteveGrabowski

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I jumped on the Yakuza 0-2 bundle for $27. Even better I added a couple of other cheap games to get my total right to $30 so I could use the $5 off on $30 promotion so got the Yakuza 0-2 bundle for $25 plus a couple of free Sonic games (Sonic Generations and Sonic Adventure 2). If anyone is looking for an amazing $5 game, check Yakuza 0.
 

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I guess the days of earning a bunch of trading cards and items for free and selling them for a little spending money are long gone. As far as I can see you can get one card today by going through today's discovery queue and it's currently selling for $0.12.
 

Craig234

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Well, at this point it'd be difficult for them to come up with something new and refreshing considering they've been doing the Steam sales for almost two decades, especially since there are usually two or three major sales a year.
I wasn't talking about a big sales event, but about good deals, real bargains.
 

aigomorla

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5 dollars off on purchase over 30 dollars.
So make sure you add everything in cart and buy them at once so you get that 5 dollar off.
 

zinfamous

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so, now that the WH Total War games aren't $60 or whatever (I know they go on sale often; I just always ignore it), is there any reason to go with the first one, or is it actually better than the 2nd one for some reason?

basically, which is the one to get if I haven't played either? I know from earlier thread that they are a bit different from traditional TW games (less of the Empire stuff, right?).

I shall eventually play it by ~2032. :D
 

ewdotson

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so, now that the WH Total War games aren't $60 or whatever (I know they go on sale often; I just always ignore it), is there any reason to go with the first one, or is it actually better than the 2nd one for some reason?

basically, which is the one to get if I haven't played either? I know from earlier thread that they are a bit different from traditional TW games (less of the Empire stuff, right?).

I shall eventually play it by ~2032. :D
Others' advice may vary, but I'd say it just boils down to which factions you find most interesting. If you have both, there's a mode where you can play with all the factions, and DLC may blur the lines a bit, but that's the big difference imo. Want Holy Roman Empire humans, dwarves, greenskins, classic undead, etc? Go with the first game. Want lizardmen riding dinosaurs, dark and high elves, rats with guns, etc? Go with the second.
 

zinfamous

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Lizardmen riding dinosaurs? That sounds more proper then.

I guess I was always confused, because I recall the 2nd one came out very quickly, like maybe a year after the first was released, and they all tend to have their normal TW DLC anyway, so I always thought that maybe the 2nd one was more like a "reboot" in a way of the first one, if that makes sense?

So, the main difference is the type of units (just skin, or also real functionality?) between the 2. I guess, which one is more like Warhammer than a typical, historical TW game, if that is a point of disctinction.
 

ewdotson

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One of the nice things about the game is that there really are major differences in functionality between the factions. It's very definitely not just a matter of differently skinned units.

So far as it goes, I wouldn't say either really plays like a historical TW game. If I had to pick a theme, I'd say TW1 is more the classic fantasy side of the Warhammer universe while TW2 gets the crazier side of things. That's definitely not a sharp distinction though.
 

Craig234

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so, now that the WH Total War games aren't $60 or whatever (I know they go on sale often; I just always ignore it), is there any reason to go with the first one, or is it actually better than the 2nd one for some reason?

basically, which is the one to get if I haven't played either? I know from earlier thread that they are a bit different from traditional TW games (less of the Empire stuff, right?).

I shall eventually play it by ~2032. :D
IIUC, they set it up that you're supposed to buy both, because having both unlocks a popular faction.
 

Fenixgoon

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doom eternal and gears 5 are both 50% off.

so many games i want to play. not enough desire to put in the hours to beat them all.
 

GodisanAtheist

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Desserts of Kharak hit my no brainer buy price of $5, so will definitely scoop that up.

Undertale and Papers Please are also <$5, but I often don't feel I am cool enough for the indie gaming scene and the low-fi graphics and experimental concepts scare me a bit as I've gotten more conservative in my gaming tastes as I've aged.

Pyre and Plague Inc are hovering just above the $5 sweet spot at $6, so if there are any strong recommendations for these two I might jump on them.

Otherwise, for a lot of games, it looks like $7.50 is the new $5.00 floor price I would see so often in the past. Guess its inflation, or its just devs tired of giving their games away.
 

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I guess the days of earning a bunch of trading cards and items for free and selling them for a little spending money are long gone. As far as I can see you can get one card today by going through today's discovery queue and it's currently selling for $0.12.
Yup. I wasn't paying attention and blasted through three rounds of my queue. Then I discovered Steam only gave me ONE trading card.

Lesson learned.
 

Stg-Flame

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I wasn't talking about a big sales event, but about good deals, real bargains.
It's likely you're sitting in the same boat as I am. All of the big titles I wanted, I bought when they had a real bargain (flash sales with 80+% off). There's a few out there that I never got around to buying yet but that's just because I haven't gotten around to knowing when and if I'll ever have time to play them. I mostly ignore sales these days because my backlog is so ridiculous, that by the time I whittle my log down to the point where I'm looking for something new to play, the game I had planned on buying years prior, is now dirt cheap anyways. I guess it works out great for me since I despise the mentality of "gotta be the first one to play/beat this game!" so it tends to help with both financial and enjoyment aspects as the game will definitely be cheaper and it'll be loaded with patches to fix all the issues.
 
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Craig234

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Ya, I was kind of interested in 'The Happy Few', but with DLC it was $100, sales took it down to $40, $30 - now it's $18. So planning to get that.
 

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