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I Blame Steam…

Steam Summer Sale

“This month, I’ll cut down on gaming and start doing some of all the stuff I have been neglecting! I’ll work on my books, get some gardening done, finish all those cosplay projects I started on more than a year ago, get serious about exercising…”

~~Checks out a few blogs before doing all those productive things~~

Random gaming blog: “Hey, Steam is having their summer sale right now!”

~~Sad sloshing sound as all my plans go down the drain~~

Steam Summer Sale

I buy too many games. Way too many. I can never resist a discounted game, even if I currently own 20 games I haven’t even played yet.

I own 6 Assassin’s Creed games. I haven’t completed any of them (though in fairness, I have tried. I just keep falling off things).

And now I just bought Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

In short: I have learned nothing.

I also bought Danganronpa 1 and 2. A friend made me watch a Let’s Play of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, and at some point I had to take a break to drive to my parents’ place and hug their big fluffy dogs because I was emotionally shattered. So I’m not really sure why I’m doing this to myself.

At least I stopped myself from buying Skyrim. I have heard the rumors about its adverse effect on spare time.

I’m done now. Three games I don’t need is still an acceptable amount, so as long as I keep it at that, it’s all good.

…Oh! Age of Empires II HD is 75% off. Be right back.

18 thoughts on “I Blame Steam…

  1. […] But I finally got the time to play some of the games I got during Steam’s summer sale. […]

  2. Oh man, Skyrim. That’s probably my biggest game weakness. And yes, it is a huge time sink. I’ve still never completed it, though that’s more because I get too interested in the side quests, and not because I haven’t put enough hours (days… months…) into the game to have completed it several times over.

    I have yet to try the Assassin’s Creed games, but I think Odyssey might just be the one that gets me to buy it.

    1. I must admit, I didn’t even know you could complete Skyrim! All I ever hear about is people doing side quests for months or hunting city guards for sport.
      (Which is behavior I can totally get behind)

      I have played 3 or 4 different Assassin’s Creed games, but never completed any of them. But since Odyssey looks to be a fully-fledged RPGs and those are my jam, so I have high hopes that this will be the one I actually finish instead of giving up because I keep falling off buildings!
      However, I haven’t dared install it yet, because I just know I won’t make my editing deadline if I do so…

      1. Technically you can complete the Skyrim main quest. But since the game never really ends when you do (or so I’ve heard) you can keep going on and on. My sister decided when she started Skyrim that she was going to play it as a peasant RPG, and just spent hours collecting alchemy ingredients and chopping wood.

        I do like the more RPG-heavy games, and I think that’s why Assassin’s Odyssey sounded appealing. But I haven’t bought it yet because I have so many other games I haven’t played or haven’t finished that I feel guilty buying a new game. (Though the number of times I have re-started Skyrim or Dragon Age… I could probably just play those two over and over again…)

        1. I keep replaying Dragon Age as well! I think Inquisition might be the game I have restarted the most times, but I have lost count of the actual number…

          1. I re-started the original Dragon Age more times, I think, because I kept re-doing the origin quest. But I’ve played more of the way through Inquisition multiple times than probably any other game. (And I even finished that one! Sadly rare for me…)

            1. I wish I could replay Dragon Age: Origins without going crazy, but the combat mechanics are just so annoying once you get used to the smoother experience from the other games.
              But the characters are still amazing and I really want to revisit them!

              1. Well, that’s true. I haven’t played Dragon Age: Origins much lately. But before I started Inquisition I didn’t mind the mechanics of Origins! Crazy what we can put up with before we know there’s a better way. It’s the same going back to Morrowind now, for me. I love the story so much more and would love to finish the game, but after playing both Oblivion and Skyrim, there’s no way I can put up with those combat mechanics.

                1. I didn’t complete Witcher 2 before playing the third game. I’m trying to rectify that now, but I keep getting annoyed that I don’t have Witcher Senses or proper quest directions on my map!
                  Which means that I constantly have to minimize my game to look up where to go… which is a nightmare, because it doesn’t have a Windowed-mode.

                  1. Oh, that’s annoying! I only played the third game, and only part of it. I don’t remember what it was now, but I disliked something about it and stopped playing mid-game to go back to Skyrim. 😉

  3. …I didn’t realize Age of Empires II HD is on sale. Welp.

    1. I have been wanting to get the remake for a long, long time. I played the original obsessively as a teenager!
      This does not bode well for my productivity.

  4. Lol. I’m glad we share the same problems!

    1. I think it’s an epidemic… Everywhere I look, I see my friends suffering the same symptoms!

      1. Ha ha. You young people and your ‘friends’…

        Older gamers have long since given up on those… distractions.

        1. Oh, I know. It’s this whole “going outside”-thing that’s causing it. Horrible modern fad, but I keep falling victim to it.

          1. Don’t worry… it will pass. Like the cartilage in your knees…

            1. Oh, goodie. I can’t wait…

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