For those who are used to purchasing games online, you’re probably familiar with two specific sites. One is direct2drive, and the other is Steam. Both are fairly well reputed sites and I haven’t had any issues purchasing games from either of them. Around Christmas time Steam had some incredible sales and they’ve returned this summer. I already own a lot of the MMO titles, but from time to time I like to stray towards something different. It may not happen that often, but it does happen. I have the Sims3 which I’m pretty dedicated to, and then a handful of other games sit on my pc for when I’m in the mood.
I recently picked up a bundle for “King’s Bounty” which included King’s Bounty: The Legend, and King’s Bounty: Armored Princess. I have never played this game before, but it looked neat and I had heard a few good things from friends. It’s a tactical game but also involves other elements like exploration. I haven’t played very far into it yet, but I’m having a lot of fun (even though a few encounters have absolutely wooped me). Basically you control one ‘leader’ type character, who is in charge of an army. You scour the map looking for things to defeat, and places to explore (and other things like that) and every so often you’ll ‘run into’ a mob. This opens up a game board where your army will be laid out, as well as the army of your enemies (pictured above). From there it moves to turn based attacks, of course the last one standing wins. You can pick up scrolls, wear armor, pick up leadership points and there are other bits and pieces to the game that I haven’t figured out quite yet (remember I’ve barely sunk an hour in so far). It’s still fun, and well worth the $10 I paid for the two games.
Along that same line I also picked up a Gothic bundle, Gothic II: Gold Edition and Gothic 3 for $1.99 – another game I had heard very little to nothing about (I haven’t been a gamer all my life) but it looked interesting and I had heard some ok reviews about it. I’m already aware that controls are a bit wonky, but other then that I haven’t even loaded up the game yet to check it out. For the price, I really couldn’t go wrong.
What about everyone else, have you been sucked in by the steam summer sales? What did you purchase? Let me know in comments!