RedRooster Posted January 2, 2022 Share Posted January 2, 2022 This thread might work well, or might die on its arse...but given that the January sales are in full swing, I thought it might be helpful to have a thread where we can share bargains worth taking advantage of, both now, and in the future. I'm hoping it'll be particularly helpful from a digital store point-of-view, given how badly organised some online stores are - I'm looking at you, Nintendo eShop. To kick things off, I'll share a few recommendations of my own, hopefully some of you will find them helpful. Firstly - for Nintendo Switch owners, Deku Deals is a really helpful way of finding out what deals are worth paying attention to on the eShop, the disorganised mess that it is. Being that I'm a big Switch gamer, I thought I'd share a few recommendations of my own... Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Half-price at £13.49) If you liked the original Paper Mario games, you'll enjoy Bug Fables. I would be astounded if you don't. It's a clone of the original two games - the formula is the same, the humour is there, as is (as you can see) the visual style. Although it's a clone, it's a fucking brilliant clone, producing the kind of game I'd wanted to play since finishing The Thousand Year Door. Overcooked (£1.79, down 90%), Overcooked 2 (£4.99, down 75%) and Overcooked: All You Can Eat (£14.99, down 50%) The Overcooked series might be my favourite co-op games ever. If you're unfamiliar with them, in short, you and a friend are chefs, and you work together in a series of bizarre kitchens to create dishes as quickly as you can. It's so much fun. The All You Can Eat edition incorporates the first two games and all of the DLC, but really, given how cheap they are I'd probably edge towards recommending you buy the first two games as standalone, ignoring the DLC, unless you really want it. This is a great game to play with kids, if you're looking for something like that, but really, it's fun for anyone. Steamworld Dig (£1.79, 80% off) and Steamworld Dig 2 (£4.49, 70% off) The Steamworld games are among my favourite ever indie games, and £1.79 for the first one is one hell of a bargain. In short, you're a miner. You dig to find minerals, upgrade your tools, then dig some more. But there's so much more to it than that. There's a surprisingly strong story on top of this fun gameplay loop. The soundtrack is really strong, but you can easily play this with the sound down, listen to a podcast and get just as much enjoyment from the game. Steamworld Heist and Steamworld Quest are also on sale - two very different games to Dig 1 & 2, but still worth considering (particularly Heist, which is a great tactical RPG). Screencheat (£1.61, 85% off) One of my favourite multiplayer games; if you have a few friends round it's an absolute blast to play. It's an FPS, where you can't see your opponents, so you have to look at their screen to work out where they are. Honestly, it's so much fun, and for £1.61, you're buying yourself a brilliant time. Murder by Numbers (£5.99, 50% off) The investigation sections of Phoenix Wright, but with added picross puzzles - that's what this game is, there's really no other way of summing it up. I love it. If that description sounds appealing to you, pick this up - you'll really enjoy it. Grindstone (£7.54, 50% off) The most addictive puzzle game I've played in years - I clocked up around 45-hours on this one, for my shame. You kill the correct number of beasts, linking chains of similarly coloured beasts, in order to open the door and progress up the mountain. If you only pick up one game from my recommendations, make it this one - it's so bloody fun. So...spotted any bargains? Feel free to share your own, and feel free not to go into the same level of detail that I did! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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