Can we get a Steam hidden gems thread?
We had one last night, but I didn't get to see much before I fell asleep.
Crazy, I was just getting onto my computer to post a thread like this. And I wasn't even in the one last night either.
Anyways: Ghostbusters - The Video Game is fantastic, especially if you're a fan of the movies. Only $5
One Way Heroics
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Super House of Dead Ninjas
Noitu Love 2 Devolution
Fairy Bloom Freesia
You Have to Win the Game
Stole this from NeoGAF
One Way Heroics - $0,87 (75% off) : Magnificient and unique roguelike style game.
Original War - $0,99 (80% off) : Cheap RTS with a story about time travel, customizable vehicle parts and caveman you can recruit. Tempted to gift away a few dozen copies of this and make a "Lets play..." thread.
Sentinel - $1,49 (50% off) : Incredibly challenging tower defense game with a great soundtrack that you influence with the tower placement.
Full Bore - $7,49 (50% off) : Hopefully gets a deeper sale, but this game is 40 hours of puzzle platforming exploration content in a basically open world and was among my top choices for GOTY 2013.
Divinity II: Developer's Cut - $4 (80% off) ( : Easily among the best RPGs of the past 5 years with a vast world and plenty of stuff to do. Oh and you are a dragon. Ridiculous value at $4.
Eador: Masters of the Broken World - $4,99 (75% off) : The lowest price its ever been and among the best turn based strategy games out there. Consider grabbing the Humble Weekly Bundle for $9 though to get Ironclad Tactics as well
Ironclad Tactics - $7,49 (50% off) : Fantastic card based strategy game with real time combat and deck customization. Lots of content too, consider grabbing it for $9 on the Humble Weekly Bundle to get Eador: Masters of the Broken World as well
Gateways - $1,24 (75% off) : Portal meets Braid meets Metroid. Non-linear platforming with portal mechanics and time manipulation for $1,24.
Papa & Yo - $3,74 (75% off) : Incredibly imaginative and charming 3D puzzle/platforming game.
SpaceChem - $2,49 (75% off) : To no ones surprise, I'll include this game here as well. I'll preach this game until the day I die. If you never tried the game and you are up for a challenge, give it a whirl for $2,49.
Grand Ages: Rome - $1,99 (80% off) : Fantastic strategy game in a genre that only sees watered down iOS entries these days. You cant go wrong with paying $2 to build Rome from scratch.
Played it for one and a half hours
gameplay feels a little bit wonky, but the atmosphere and story are great so far
I'd say it's worth it for the price, but I feel a little buyer's remorse because I expected a little bit more shooting
I love me some Space Rangers.
>get Mysterious Luatanza
>fund is empty
It is still awesome because it gives you ultra charisma.
I posted it yeaterday too.
Original War. The only RTS I enjoy. Every guy counts here, the pace is slow, no infinite soldiers, everything needs people to work.
From labs and factories to vehicles. On top of that, it has some RPG elements.
I beat the game last night.
Its God of War with a cheesy B-Movie feel. The game ran great, looked much better than I thought it would, had a great sense of humor and had a dope boss fight.
It took me 6 hours and 45 minutes to beat with no searching for collectibles.
It's a surprisingly competent character action game that's well worth the $0.99 price tag.
They Bleed Pixels 75% off
It has a decent soundtrack and serviceable pixel art.
SkyDrive 80% off
It's an arcade kart game that happens to use airplanes. If you're bored and that sounds appealing, it's $2.
If you try to play well (pick up all of the pages, don't die, maximize your combos) it's challenging; prepare your anus.
I'd like to answer you, but instead of fucking playing the games on my backlog (including jagged alliance which someone advised me to buy because I love XCOM), I replay the games I already played, or buy more games on steam sales.
But as far as I know, Jagged Alliance is a turn based squad based strategy as opposed to Original War which is an RTS.
But in OW you also get permadeath for your soldiers.
Here's a li'l list from li'l ol' me
VVVVVV ($2.49) - One of my favorite games of all time and an amazingly tight platformer
Sleeping Dogs ($3.99) - My personal favorite gta-style sandbox game, definitely has the best campaign of any that I've played
Ghostbusters ($4.99) - With the original actors back and all, surely something to please anyone whose ever seen the movies.
Dungeon Defenders ($7.49, will probably go cheaper) - The best tower defense I've ever played, and it always felt like it was really high quality for the price tag it's got.
Serious Sam HD: The First/Second Encounter ($5 each) - Old favorite of mine, really enjoyed the classic version, and was happy to play the remake.
Blockland ($3.99) - This was one of my childhood defining games back when it first came out. Played the shit out of it for years. Pretty good on it's own but there's a lot of really cool add-ons that make it better.
Bulletstorm ($9.99, wait for it to go lower) - Really fun beat-em-up fps, nothing special though.
They're very different games, don't be that guy.
Minecraft isn't about creating as much as surviving.
But Blockland is still a fine game, they removed bedroom and kitchen in favor of a new lighting system which is kind of disappointing.
If you were looking to buy a game for someone else (possibly a younger person), then Oozi is not bad for $2.49. Unlike a lot of recent platformers, it has a progressive difficulty curve that eases the player into the game. It has bright graphics and a nice soundtrack. If you want a hard game for yourself, then probably look elsewhere.
King's Bounty is pretty damn cheap right now. Excellent turn-based strategy game.
As an aside, I had found a list of "hidden gems" on another website. It included games like Farcry 2, Kingdoms of Amalur, and
This thread can help me.
I am looking for long lasting coop games.
Dungeon Siege 3 was mediocre for being a Dungeon Siege but it was fun with coop. What other games can I and my buddy get and play?
its not steam, but its still pc. free to download with its expansions pack, one of the best rts games ever made. its a rts/tank hybrid during the cold war in space. im always surprised by how many people havent played this amazing game.
No one knows. Just add it to your wishlist and pick it up on the last day if it doesn't go lower.
It's a pretty fun shmup with a great soundtrack. There's a bunch of different guns, and you can sell any upgrades back to the store at a 100% refund, so you can try any combination you want without worrying about losing money.
>imaginative and charming
They give away the whole plot in the title and then when you get to the end they reveal something that everyone knew from the start as if nobody knew yet.
Divinity 2 is pretty solid. I'm playing through it after getting it in a humble bundle ages back.
It has a lot of neat features like mind reading, turning into dragons, and making a customizable zombie partner. Just watch out for groups of enemies because they will sodomize you if you aren't careful.
Guys help! What is the Tanzanite of video games?
If your into RPG's, Sequence is great. It's got a rhythm based combat system, a great techno soundtrack and overall a pretty impressive plotline/ character presentation style.
>Ghostbusters ($4.99) - With the original actors back and all, surely something to please anyone whose ever seen the movies.
That game was pretty bad actually. I couldn't bear to keep playing it past the stay puft marshmallow man part.
It's still GFWL dependent and they haven't announced any plans to remove that before GFWL is shut down. So if you buy the game you won't be able to play it for much longer. It's a game that you really should pirate if you want it.
Would highly recommend all three of these. Especially Sequence.
>One Way Heroics
Japanese roguelike with some online features (meet dead players and shit) and some short but nice storylines based on your party members.
>Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Devil May Cry's Bloody Palace with Pantsu.
Pacman with new gameplay mechanics.
Pretty good Valken/Cybernator clone.
>Super House of Dead Ninjas
Fast-paced 2D action game. Arcade-like gameplay with lots of weapons and upgrades to unlock. Randomly-generated levels.
Shump with robots and swords and shit.
Haven't played it yet, but apparently it is similar to Ether Vapor.
Tower Defense with a squad instead of generic towers. Have some RPG elements, like leveling, skills, magic and gear.
Brick Breaker with magic and shit.
>Noitu Love 2 Devolution
2D action game with a neat mouse control mechanic.
Medabots + Smash Bros.
Similar to Mitsurugi, but with little girls and less combos.
>Fairy Bloom Freesia
2D Devil May Cry's Bloody Palace with lolis.
Shump with multiple camera modes (vertical, horizontal, lock-on thing).
Precision platformer (like Meat Boy) with a nice soundtrack and some combat mechanics mixed with the momentum-based gameplay.
>You Have to Win the Game
Short but neat platformer focused on exploration (kinda like a metroidvania, but no combat). Also, it's free on Steam.
Game's dead. Devs stopped updating in favor of making a MOBA sequel.
If you buy the dlcs once you reach level 70 you hit what players call "the brick wall", because leveling slows down to a crawl unless you play in nightmare mode, and to do nightmare mode you need nightmare gear otherwise it's impossible, meaning you're stuck grinding insane mode for hundreds of hours hoping for a sub-par upgrade to drop, or grind enough mana to buy gear from other players and pray that it's not duped.
You will never advance unless someone is helping you, and unless you find a dedicated group of people that's not going to happen because 9 times out of 10 when you join a high level multiplayer match you get kicked out by the host the moment you join, because in DD that's always been the norm.
Just wanted to point that out.
So is any other good board game.
Should we make a /v/-based group on steam for it? I'd be down with that.
Magical Drop V costs 89 cents.
It's a Puzzle Bobble type game where lolis get mad at each other. Fun colorful graphics and just a blast to play. Plus it has online multiplayer.
Don't buy this. I bought it day one and it was a buggy piece of garbage with text errors and crashes out the ass. I don't care if they ever did fix it, you don't release shit in that kinda state and deserve money ever again.
Played the shit out of that game when i was a kid, can't believe it's free now.
Speaking of free games, there's Warlords 3: Darklords Rising here if anyone's interested, TBS game.
I bought Sine Mora and BattleBlock Theater, what can I expect? I loved Jets'N'Guns GOLD.
On the same note I'd like to nominate Jets'N'Guns GOLD as a hidden gem. It is only $2,99 and it is literally the best shmup I have ever played. Mainly because of the variety of weapons you can equip and upgrade.
He didn't say he didn't like it
He just said it wasn't a hidden gem. It's one of the most popular games of all time and is in the top sellers on the front page. Kinda the opposite of a hidden gem.
Except the devs said "fuck that assfaggots shit" and decided against it. The sequel's going to be much like the first game with many improvements, and it looks good from what they've been showing on the blog.
It's basically the old PC port (and it's shitty audio, though I heard that they fixed it by adding the fan-made patch on an official update), but with achievements, SquareEnix's retarded DRM, and "2hard4me" cheat items.
PS1 version have no DRM, no casual shit and great audio quality. Even if you don't have a console, you can just use an emulator. Apparently the emulator works better than the port itself in some computers (probably because it is a very old and lazy port).
as long as you own the cd and the emulator you use doesn't require a bios (even then you just have to dump it yourself) you're perfectly within your rights and squeenix can go eat a bag of dick if they aren't happy with that
Damnit, you pushed me to buying the game. Looks good.
Some games i've been looking at
Waiting for Dustforce, Full Bore, and ikaruga to go on a bigger sale if they do.
Trying to find some nice point and click / adventure type games. So far most likely buying:
Still Life 1&2 -$4.99- (The collection set costs less for both)
Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy -$3.39-
The Egyptian Prophecy: The Fate of Ramses -$2.99-
Syberia 1&2 -$3.74- (the Bundle set that cost cheaper as well)
and found a stealth? game called Death to Spies (there's a Gold version with both 1&2 as well)
Thinking about getting Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae just because I have a friend who would insult me and call me a weeaboo if he saw me playing it. Am I right in thinking it looks kinda like devil may cry?
Or you used to solve a ton of captchas with the posting caching thing on 4chan X. Google penalizes the domain and the user for that by giving the user harder captchas and everyone on the domain harder captchas. Since fixing the caching issue with 4chan X lowered the domain's score for that, but it probably didn't lower the user's score.
Probably, right? I mean they won't just release that shit fest where you collect some pages in the woods and nothing happens. It has to have some gameplay.
Worth it, or is it just another boring entry in the walking simulator genre?
>just get the ps2 version
You mean emulate the ps2 version in high def
You've not been informed as to what constitutes as an Indie game as of late, have you?
SpaceChem is THE SHIT, highly recommended. You will feel like genius when you solve the puzzles.
Though it's incredibly difficult and you will never finish it without looking up solutions on the net. Still totally worth it though.
I've played it, it's not worth any money. is it neat one or two times around? yeah, then you get through all the easily discovered endings and it becomes an exercise in futility.
they really jerk it to themselves with that one ending where they show off all the sounds they never used, room prototypes, and screen shots of stuff they never used or were cut from the final release.
You gave your money to this guy, good job.
DEFCON is 75% off.
>tfw /v/ DEFCON threads are never coming back
>Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
absolute garbage game
If anyone out there is thinking about buying it, don't
It's basically unfinished
You can't see shit with the camera
Shit pad and keyboard support
Really generic and crappy gameplay
1/10 because of the cards
Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages -70%
2D space shooter. Has a pretty slow start, but when it gets going you have really good ship customization. Story mode was a bit meh but I found it fun to just try to minmax ship designs and try to tackle the harder difficulties of deathmatch / gladiator mode.
DMC4 is one of the greatest PC ports ever (even though it's not really a port, the console versions were derived from the PC one).
The gameplay is top notch, even if the game itself was rushed, repetitive and full of backtracking.
It is the kind of game that is only good with friends doing co-op. Like a modernized Gauntlet, without the added appeal of the arcade.
It is pretty dull and uninteresting solo.
One Finger Death Punch
it's a stick figure fighting game and there are two buttons: punch left and punch right
i have an arcade stick that has pinball flipper buttons on the side and it's made the game ridiculously easy to play
roguelites are games that borrow only some of the aforementioned aspects. For example, binding of isaac has randomly generated levels and permadeath, but the combat is realtime and the gameplay is more like smash TV.
is betrayer worth the 4 dollars? I don't really know anything about it and figure you guys would know. Also, should I get divinity II developer's cut even though the price rose from 4 to 8 dollars?
Nah, the game is pretty fun. I like playing on aliens and flying around and shooting out acid clouds as I fly. If you have a mic it makes the game a lot easier since communication is really important in the game. It's also fun to play with friends. Otherwise, if you don't like team based shooting games you probably won't like it.
Are there any FPS or horror hidden gems?
I have enough 2D and animu shit thank you.
Anyone here played Yet Another Zombie Defense?
it looks like it could be shitty, but pretty soon I get to see a friend that I haven't seen for a while and I'm trying to stock up on co-op games
we both like tower defense games where you maze and place down towers so it could be fun for its worth since it's only $1.50
>playing Mitsurugi Kamui
>on boxer robot boss
>he's punching my ass
>Divine Wind as he's attacking me
>Flourish activates somehow
>screen goes inverted like it does for Flourish for several seconds while Divine Wind hits the boss
>100 hit combo, boss instantly dies from 100%
What just the fuck just happened
Painkiller (almost all of them)
Serious Sam 2
Yeah apparently I had looked at it at some other point but moved along because of that. I didn't even know it was a roguelike until this thread. Definitely going to pick it up last day if nothing else comes along.
I'm still on the fence about 100% OJ. I heard it was like Mario Party but then... it doesn't have minigames. Is it just moving pieces around the board? Seems a bit too simple and boring
Bunny Must Die, get it on the last day if it doesn't drop lower, alternatively just download the old version.
It's fantastic, but it has a fairly steep learning curve for an FPS and requires genuine teamwork for fun. Which, as you can imagine is often difficult to find in this pos Modern Warfare online world.
Who am I kidding? People were cunts online long before then as well.
It is pretty simple, but trust me, the turnover rate for the battle to with is pretty damn high, which can make it tense in a game with friends
and madness inducing against cheating AI
>LucasArts Adventure Pack isn't on sale
It's a pretty fun game. It's a roguelike with lots of things to unlock (classes, perks, etc) and some online features (they are simple but pretty neat).
While playing, you can meet the spirit of dead players, they will give you some EXP and an item from their inventory. There is also a log to see what other players are doing and online ranks.
Each day you get 2~3 new campaigns with some specific challenges or an easy way to start an party member-based storyline. Some of these will give you hints about new ways to beat the game/save the world, plus some rare items to use in future runs if you want to. Stories are very short but the extra endings (based on your party and affection levels) are a nice touch.
AKA what if Syobon Action was a girl.
there is an achievement that's literally impossible to get. It's called you cannot get this achievement. There's also an achievement for playing for the entire duration of a Tuesday.
Steam World Dig
A digging game within the style of metroid.
You dig down deeper into the earth to collect gems/ore/money and power ups to dig further down.
Only about 4-6hrs long, but it's extremely fun.
I bought it for 3 bucks, it's probably still around that price. Definitely worth atleast 2-3 playthroughs.
The ports are pretty ok. Crazy Taxi's new soundtrack is meh but you can install the original DC soundtrack with a mod.
There is also lots of visual mods for Sanic DX, and Chao Garden in this version is better than the original DC version.
DC emulation is a bit unstable. Shenmue's audio is fucked, for example.
DC emulation is good to decent to shit, somewhat above N64 emulation, NullDC is the best emulator or wait until Reicast gets added to Retroarch core.
Jet Set Radio is a good game and a good port, in the Dreamcast Collection only Space Channel can be modded to work in 1080p, Sonic is the absolute shittier of the ports and basically requires you to download the full 2004 version and mix and match files to get it to decent levels, Crazy Taxi doesn't have its original music, never tried Bass Fishing but I think that one might be as ok as Space Channel.
Lotss of people are talking shit about it but i guarantee you won't regret it.
Depends if you like the humor (battle block trailer on steam page shows it) / have friends who would be up for it. I got battle block theater today and have played roughly 1.5-2hours in co-op and its alright. Levels haven't gotten very hard yet and there is literally 0 penalty for dieing in multi. Despite that games enjoyable so far though haven't touched single player.
My friend gave me a copy.
It's like a combination of L4D and Killing Floor but worse, and with dinosaurs.
If you can get some friends together you will guaranteed have fun with it
As for the Gundemonium Collection, Hitogata Happa is an essential due to its atypical approach to combat, but the rest of the games are optional (at least in my opinion).
It sucks what happened to Crazy Taxi, especially since the Mobile port got the music, but still no Pizza hut.
Yes. Like he said
>basically requires you to download the full 2004 version and mix and match files to get it to decent levels
Yeah the old port worked great and can still be modded to work at higher resolutions and overall has better mod support, they shat hard on the Steam rerelease and it's a pain in the ass to mod, the maximum modded resolution is something like 1360x720 or some shit. If you still have the old game there's no reason to get the inferior Steam version.
Most of the Humongous Entertainment games are being sold for the price of a Hotdog. Some full series packs go for less than $20
It's terrible, Jim. It's an action RPG with some serious offline MMO quest design.
I hated even playing it for free on PS+, and I'm a big enough faggot to like offline MMO shit like White Knight Chronicles.
They've actually updated the game to include observable matches, and you can request control of any CPU players from the lobbymaker. It is a good way to make new friends...I guess? As long as you're not a jerk.
An in-client chat program might be nice. Since it relies on the steam chat, which uh...isn't that great.
All of the Spiderweb games are actually pretty solid turn based RPGs.
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 is pleasant for a little while.
Paper Sorcerer is a neat one. Though, the levels of autism russian game makers have makes american autism look like mass retardation.
Best way to make money was at the beginning of the sale where you finish a badge for a summer sale card, then sell that sale card for fifty cents.
Its just now below break-even with the summer cards at ~25-30 cents.
should have been a movie or cartoon series, would have watched the hell out of it.
As a game it's a weird mishmash of action, then RTS, then open world GTA driving. Awesome world, art, music and characters, gameplay is passable to enjoy all the other stuff.
It sounds like it's right up your alley.
If you were an enormous fan of the first game you will be really fucking pissed. They changed the game a lot. It's not levels anymore like it used to be. You don't have blocks or ice guns or any of that. It's all been replaced with a chrip system where you make patterns of musical notes to do stuff. I don't like it but it sounds like what you are looking for.
hey if you're looking for more of the first game maybe you should check out toki tori on the gameboy color, its even more brutally difficult than the pc game but unfortunately theres no rewind button which was a massive quality of life increase
Ghost Master, less than a dollar on Steam. Severely severely underrated strategy game. Only game the company made before they went under.
What are some good horror games, underlook (as on topic) or otherwise? I've been waiting for Condemned and Call of Cthulhu to dip below 50% but wouldn't mind picking something else up in the meantime.
WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN
WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME
DMC3 actually had a lot of graphical errors, last time I looked into emulation for it. There are still a decent amount of good games that justify just getting it on the original hardware.
I honestly had no idea, I saw something 6 months ago where the developers basically said "sorry but its never coming to the west"
anyway as you can see the problem has been fixed, hopefully its as fun as the first one
Also fuck since I stopped playing I still keep feeling like I need to get away from the left side of my screen
Any hidden gems that are multiplayer and/or co-op?
Mitsurgi Kamui Hikae
i don't usually buy weeb games but this was actually entertaining
Is Spelunky worth buying? I really don't care for games with timers, and apparently if you take too long in a level you get chased by an instant-kill ghost. Should I just stay away?
The timer puts enough pressure on you that you have to keep moving without being able to overthink things, but not so much that you really have to rush. If the ghost does come, you can dodge it if you're good/lucky. You're going to die a lot, but probably only rarely to the ghost.
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Natural Selection 2
Thank me later
Yes it is totally worth it.
Hard to get into but once you do it,its addicting as fuck.
It has been recently patched, community is active, you won't be dissapointed.
The staff that actually works on the game generally get paid on the front end, meaning that they don't get much, if anything, from sales.
The worst thing that anon did was make 2K think they're keeping Burch around for a good reason, which is still a pretty terrible thing to do and that anon should feel terrible.
Eh, it's cheap enough that it'll be no big loss if I don't like it. About to pull the trigger on this.
Got a few other things I'm keeping my eye out for in this thread, but I'll probably wait until the last day on the off chance that they somehow go cheaper.
First game i bought. Looked cool and only
89 yen. Still want csgo and something else.
Well fuck I guess I'm not retarded anymore.
Awesome. Is it really difficult i just bought the game.
I killed the demon lord with 4 health left on the turn where I landed the killing blow. I don't really quite understand all of it yet but I guess I did well enough. There were also 3 feral dogs surrounding me so I was dead if I didn't land it.
Does somebody want to trade my Sanctum 2
and maybe a few trading cardsfor either Spelunky or battleblock theater? Or another game of relative value, would really appreciate it.
Well I got a mega shit ton of hero points which I used to unlock the pet companion and 2 more slots for that box as well as an item I could use to raise a character 5 levels at any point which seems pretty fucking useful.
Desktop Dungeons. It's a puzzle/roguelike game where you create a character to clear out a level, using strategy and creative use of the game mechanics to get the treasure and leave the dungeon alive.
Motherfucking Puzzle Quest, it's $5 and well worth the money. A bejeweled clone with RPG elements and a surprising amount of depth.
Make sure you get the original, challenge of the warlords. All of the following ones weren't quite as good.
Don't worry about the ghost, it usually only comes if you've been spending waaayyy too much time on the level.
You can even make it work for you.
gameplay spoilers the ghose will just sort of float at you at a speed where it's really easy to just run away from him. If you let him chase you and guide him to a gem (a ruby or emerald or whatever), it'll turn into a diamond which is worth way more.
Looks pretty cool, but how challenging is it? In the Steam video, the combat with the mooks looked like a Dynasty Warriors game in that they just stood there waiting to be wrecked.
Is the combat on par with other such games like Revengeance?
I'm logged into a Google account (because I'm logged into a Youtube account made after 2011) and all I get are standard captchas. I was also part of Operation ReNigger until they put in those fucking impossible two-part captchas, so now I just replace the word they don't know with a synonym. They probably don't expect me to do the mailboxes correctly.
Meanwhile, on my laptop, which hasn't been niggering for years, I get mailbox captchas, even when logged in under the same accounts.
>Knights of Pen and Paper +1 is pleasant for a little while.
I heard it was basically a free to play that isn't free. That after a little while, the grinding becomes so necessary and so grindy that you need to spend real money to level your characters up and buy them better equipment. Is that true?
>Medabots + Smash Bros.
HOLY SHIT I NEED THIS
Has anyone played or know about these games?
>Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
>CSI: Hard Evidence
>The Next BIG Thing
>Rise of the Triad
i'm trying to clean up my wishlist
>not liking singularity
neo-/v/ pls go
>tfw you grew up reading game magazine
>all that shovelware shit they used to talk about
>never got the chance to play
>now you have
but it won't feel the same since you grew and isn't innocent anymore
DCotE is one of the better horror games I played. I think it captured Lovecraftian Horror pretty well, the only issue with the game has some problems with scripted actions because Bethesda, but there are usermade patches that fix all of them