Trouble Thinking

May 27, 2011

Ubisoft Steam Sale

Filed under: Game News — Tags: , , , , , , , — Durandal @ 10:52 am

Okay, Steam is like 3 days into a sale of Ubisoft products. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss much actually shoot Trackmania might have been up your ally… hm. Well, summer sales are coming up so who knows maybe you can grab it cheap then.

Anyways! Right now, Far Cry and Farcry 2 for $2.50 and $5.00 respectively. Good price, I’ve heard great things about them. In about 3 hours I’ll update with the newest sale. EDIT: The new sale is Brothers in Arms: The Road to Hill 30, Hell’s Highway, and Earned in Blood for $2.50, $5.00 and $2.50 respectively. Also Star Trek Online is the Daily Deal for $3.75. It’s the Deluxe Edition which I suppose means there is a bunch of extra useless bullshit that is kinda fun anyways. It’s also got the update/expansion Season 2 included. So there you are! More deals this weekend.

But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to talk about AI War. The game I constantly mention without really expanding upon. And in keeping with that: Just go buy it it’s half-off and now ten fucking dollars. You can afford that if you can afford to keep yourself clean enough to read this on the public computers in the library.

It is a Real Time Strategy game that emphasizes single-player and co-op. It’s deep as hell, it’s got crazy varied gameplay, the expansions (also $10, for the lot) are all nice big interesting contributions to the game that add new layers of strategy.

I won’t lie. It’s ugly, and it’s off-putting at first. But if you’re into strategy on a grand scale, it does the weird stuff for you. There’s a demo!

If you’re super not into that sort of thing but you do like puzzle games, boy howdy do I have the best news. Tidalis is another Arcen game that is basically what you’d get if someone made Bejeweled only with a more interesting basic matching gimmick and an almost literally infinite variation in gametypes and gameplay. It’s seriously crazy. I’ve played hours of it and at some point I realized that I was insane for trying to “get through” the game. There’s a campaign, yes, but the campaign is just a series of levels that say “here you go, here’s a new setup for the board that you could try playing maybe forever.” And they all work, forever. It’s seriously the last puzzle game you’ll ever need, after Spacechem. And it’s five dollars for christ’s sake.

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