Steam Summer Sale is finally over and my bank account couldn’t be happier. I felt like the sale started out slow – the daily deals were mostly things I either already had or games I wasn’t interested in. I started out buying small – my first game was Halo: Spartan Assault, but I ended big with the new Wolfenstein for 50% off. Since I’m on an extended vacation from work, it’s time to get some of these games off my backlog. One of my favorite purchases from the sale is Divinity: Original Sin, which was officially released today. It’s a top-down turn based RPG, much like the Baldur’s Gate games. I played it a little while it was on Early Access, but I refrained from getting too much into it because I heard that all the beta characters would be wiped on 6/30. I’m also really excited to jump into Wolfenstein and I also played a little of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag yesterday. It’s such a beautiful game. Anyway, below is a list of all the games I picked up. I pretty much just stuck to Daily Deals, Flash Sales, and Community Choice.
A new feature of this year’s sale was how the Community Choice was a bundle of four similar games you could vote on, instead of just one game. Unfortunately, I lost the majority of the Community Choices I voted on. Another cool thing about this year’s sale was the trading cards. I would say I made almost $10 selling trading cards. Something I was a little confused on was the teams. I was automatically placed in the purple team, which won on the first day. I think it was whichever team crafted the most Summer Sale badges won for the day. Then, 30 random team members were selected to win three games from their wishlist. I think that’s why I made so much money off trading cards. This is the first sale where I didn’t craft a badge. Mostly because I didn’t see the point and mostly because I wanted the free money.