Thursday, July 11, 2013

As the Steam/GOG Turns #2: Steam Summer Sale, No New Steam Games Till 7/22, and Dracula, oh my!

Welcome back to As The Steam/GOG Turns, the continuing story of two competing digital distribution services looking for our dollars.

This week, Steam just launched its Summer Sale today, so no new releases until July 22nd. Nearly two whole weeks.  And my wallet's already pulverized, so I'll just go over to the corner and cry a bit...

... Much better.  Okay, moving on, there are only 4 new releases this week on GOG, and half of them are point-&-click adventures!!

Those point-&-click adventures are the four games in the Dracula series, one release being Dracula Trilogy (which includes the first three games) and the other is Dracula 4 Shadow Of The Dragon.  My recommendation?  If you're reading this before 9:59 AM GMT on Sunday, July 14th, get these 4 games as soon as you can (because you can get all 4 games for $10 if you get them both before then).  But if you are reading this on Monday, July 15th or later, wait till they are inevitably put on sale

Onwards to Ring Runner: Flight Of The Sages, a space shooter/RPG hybrid. This looks interesting, so pick this up as soon as you can.

And finally this week, we have an old-school, pre-bullet-hell shmup called Humans Must Answer.  If you like the shmup genre, this is THE game to get this week, and get it for $6.66 while the getting is good.  If you are reading this on or after the 18th of July depending on your timezones, just wait till it goes on sale again.

This release week is fairly sparse, so until next time, the Steam/GOG ever turns.