A Paladin’s Recommendations: Steam Winter Sale 2013 FINAL DAY…

It’s the end of the Winter Sale. Wallets have cried and budgets have burst. The end has come at last and now we can go back to saving money. There is a final hurrah of sales but I have to say, I’m really annoyed that all the regular sales stopped yesterday. Looking at my wishlist, it seems that all games that aren’t on the front page have dropped their sale price. I think this is the first year they’ve done that and it rubs me the wrong way. I was going to take a final look through the sales today just so see if I missed anything but I’m not going to now. Instead, I’m going to be going through my wishlist with a fine-toothed comb and see which videogames I am really interested in and which ones I am not. Oh well, not the end of the world.

This series is about recommending or cautioning you about games on the Steam Daily Sale as well as any flash sales or other games on sale that catch my eye. Don’t forget that yesterday’s deals are still in effect for another 24 hours so check out my previous post for information on those. This is the final day.



Going to change things up and go from a priority list of which games you should look at first and which ones you should avoid. I’ll only have a short explanation for each because I’ve already talked about these games before so I see no need to repeat myself. Not sure how well this will turn out as I don’t like giving short descriptions for anything but I think it’ll be a bit of fun. Here goes:

  1. The Stanley Parable: I can’t describe the Stanley Parable (or can I?) so why are you even asking me to? (Or are you?)
  2. Dishonored: Immersive FPS action game that has steampunk and supernatural forces at work.
  3. Metro Last Light: One of the prettiest cross-platform games where you must survive in the Russian Metro.
  4. Saints Row IV: The GTA game that doesn’t take itself seriously. At all. Now, you’re a superhero.
  5. Chivalry Deadliest Warrior: Brutal FPS sword swinging game. Why I haven’t played this yet I don’t know.
  6. XCOM – Enemy Unknown: A great remake of the original classic though it has its own bugs and issues.
  7. CounterStrike GO: Online FPS game with a really high difficulty curve.
  8. PayDay 2: Cooperative action game where you and your friends must successfully rob a bank.

Warning and Caution on these Games:

  1. Total War Rome II: Broken, buggy and in bad need of patching. This RTS needs help.
  2. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition: Poor port from console that is barely fixable with mods.
  3. Anno 2070: Last report was that it had some overzealous DRM installed in it.
  4. Company of Heroes 2: I’ve heard conflicting reports as to the quality of this RTS game set in WWII.
  5. Bioshock Infinite: Very pretty game but contains some real lackluster FPS combat.

Thanks for reading and supporting this series. While it has come to a conclusion, this is probably not the end for the Paladin’s look at seasonal sales. I will be looking over the stats as well as the response to the series overall in the coming weeks to see whether it’s worth continuing in 2014. If I do decide to go through with it, I’ll probably only cover the very major holiday sales like Winter and Summer. But, all that said, I enjoyed doing it and from an initial glance, so did you guys. Back to the regularly scheduled program…….whatever that was xD.

A Paladin’s Look at 2013 is still coming. I’ve just been working on technical issues instead.

Have a Happy New Year!


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