Steals and Deals I Recommend II

The Steam Sale will be running for a few more days and today some games that are fairly new and therefore rarely (if ever) on sale, have finally made their appearance. Unfortunately for me, I own them! So I will recommend these good games with good deals to you.

The Banner Saga. Just beautifully done in almost every way. The art style has a truly uncanny compatibility with the setting and the story, so it feels really immersive during gameplay. The way the story is told is also very interesting and the game does a well mixed split between a storied adventure and turn-based strategy game. The units are fun, interesting and the saga itself is a good piece of mythology. You’ll probably enjoy this if you like strategy and a good story.

Banished. Another sandbox sim in which you and a handful of families must build up a town. That’s all you do. You start with a pile of supplies and then you must manage the community to survive disasters, seasons, and accidents (I lose about 4 villagers a year from collapsing tunnels and stones falling on them at the quarry. It’s a pretty realistic medieval sim and if you like city building sims, you may enjoy this.

GOG has been having the same kind of sale and there are some great deals over there. I just don’t own most of the titles on sale so I can’t recommend them. Still, check them out. You may find some great DRM-free games there!

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