So, I hope to be able to do this pretty regularly. I will be updating a (mostly) weekly list of game picks that are on sale for numerous platforms. I will probably feature maybe five or six choices per week. I will try to diversify my sources as well, so not all of these deals will be from Steam. Let us begin…
Valkyria Revolution (PS4)
While Valkyria Revolution isn’t the best strategy RPG out there, it is a solid action RPG with strategy elements and a pretty solid evolution of the excellent Valkyria Chronicles. The only downside I can find is the flux of difficulty between the weak cannon-fodder enemies and the excessively-tough bosses is quite jarring. However, a quality upgrade system, deep character customization with unique skills and pretty fun gameplay makes this one worth a $20 price.
A must-have for September is NieR:Automata, a smart and exciting anime action/adventure game from SquareEnix. If you have not played this combination shooter/hack n’ slasher, you owe it to yourself to give it a play, especially with it being more than $20 off retail!
SNK Publisher Sale (PC)
For arcade gaming fans like myself, this sale is awesome. Featuring a bevy of excellent King of Fighters and Metal Slug games, it really is a who’s-who of NeoGeo arcade brilliance! I would also check out the fun SHOCK TROOPERS series as well as the competitive, split-screen shooter Twinkle Star Sprites (Yes! That name is for-real) that has rarely seen a US release so far.
Dark Souls Series (PS4)
If you like a little punishment, you can always bet on the quality Dark Souls games and Dark Souls II and III as well as DLC and special editions are all on sale this week on the Playstation Store. Get your download on and good luck on the Nameless King!
God Eater 2 (PS4)
For fans of the popular Monster Hunter franchise, God Eater 2 is a welcome change of scenery maintaining many of the core elements of the classic kill-and-craft action. Effectively, God Eater 2 is a Monster Hunter clone but post-apocalyptic and in a sci-fi setting. It is quite good though, with interesting classes and skills and some pretty challenging fights right at the start of the game.