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these unplanned hiatuses from DW are getting longer and longer, aren't they?

naturally the thing that has caused me to rise to the surface of the internet like a dying fish is the advent of the Steam summer sale. help me discover the most efficient way to throw my money into Valve's bottomless pit of digital goods, flist! or do the opposite and encourage fiscal responsibility or...something.

My only definite buys are Sunless Sea and RefRain. I'm looking for opinions on the following:

Kindred Spirits on the Roof
Pros:
-lesbian visual novel/dating sim
-GHOST lesbian visual novel/dating sim
-The lesbians actually have sex!

Cons:
-it's a bit pricey for a visual novel, even with the sale discount
-no idea if the sex scene illustrations are aesthetically and/or narratively satisfying

Akiba's Trip
Pros:
-Apparently a scathing satire of Japanese otaku culture by people who are actually a part of it

Cons:
-The reviews saying it's a "scathing satire" tend to be white dude weeaboo types. I'm not going to say they're lying, but i am going to suggest that they are maybe not great at properly applying the phrase "scathing satire" especially when it comes to video games--particularly when the examples they offer as 'satire' are mostly...not? or are very obvious, very easy to make jokes.
-Even the positive reviews say the actual gameplay is mediocre.

Sublevel Zero
Pros:
-3D, full range of motion shoot-em-up! :o
-Sweet soundtrack

Cons:
-Roguelike (eh)
-Crafting (UGH)
-CRAFTING in a ROGUELIKE SHMUP UUUUGGGGHHHHHHH like okay i guess collecting random junk in procedurally generated dungeons so you can smash it together and make better guns is just ~the trend~ these days but i cannot think of anything LESS fun. Maybe flying into a wall forever, idk.

SOMA
Pros:
-Made by the group behind Amnesia: Dark Descent...which I've never played, actually, but I have heard good things about it!
-It's a horror game under the sea, which is definitely the most horrifying environment on Earth, even a fictional, future Earth.
-There are R O B O T S

Cons:
-you can't fight anything so it's either die or puzzle your way past monsters. i'm bad at puzzles :(
-i like horror games in theory but in reality i am a total wimp and usually give up on them b/c they're 2spooky4me. :((

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i'm not really looking at much else, but i'm down for any recs you're willing to share. :)

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Date: 2016-06-28 03:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sirvalkyrie
I've played Akiba's Trip

I enjoyed the game. There were only two instances where the game made me feel uncomfortable. It is a pair of related quests where you attack the members of an AKB48 like group when they are protesting. One of their fans pays you to stop them "for their own good." The combat system is pretty good and I love running around on the maps. One of the changes I liked in the English version was that they added sexy images of stripped male characters, the Japanese version only had them for female characters. Also, on a new game plus you can change the protagonist to a different character model.

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Date: 2016-06-28 09:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hamimi_fk
I've played Amnesia and it's pretty scary as shit. I saw some gameplay of SOMA and I wasn't feeling the same shit-scary vibe as Amnesia, but maybe I needed to watch more?

Somewhat unrelated, but since you're interested in Sunless Sea (which I am dying to play), is there any chance you're into Fallen London? Just curious.

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Date: 2016-06-29 03:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hamimi_fk
You know what the thing with Amnesia is, IMO? It's the atmosphere. Nothing too bad happens as you wander around, but it's so creepy and strange so when something scary happens or an actual monster appears it doubly gets to you because you've been building it up in your head so much. I dunno. Lol, but I could understand not wanting to play it for those reasons.

Fallen London is pretty fun but it does get a bit repetitive at times (mainly when you're trying to 'level up' later on in the game). I've been playing it on and off for three years and I only have one attribute at 100, lol, which is probably sad. But the stories are very good and well thought out. I come back still for the new developments and the holiday events. ^^;;

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