Steam Sale: Last Hurrah

The Steam holiday sale officially ended today, and wallets everywhere shared a collective sigh of relief. For the most part I didn’t spend too much money, but between what I did buy and what was gifted to me I’ve successfully added more weight to the backlog. Over the course of the final few days of the sale I managed to sell enough cards to pick up a couple of less expensive titles that I’ve had my eye on for quite some time. It’s amazing that for just a couple of dollars you can pick up some pretty cool games. I did just that, spending $1.49 on Eldritch, and $0.99 on Paper Sorcerer. Neither is exactly new; these are both a couple of years old, but what I got for $2.50 during the sale would have normally cost me closer to $20, and those savings only make me enjoy the games that much more.

I would go into particulars about these games as I usually do, but I have actually recorded some video content that I’d rather you consume, and both videos have plenty of commentary within. Plus you can see the games in action and make a determination for yourself as to whether or not you’d enjoy them. Unfortunately these titles aren’t on sale anymore, but that doesn’t meant they won’t be again in the near future.

With that said, I guess it’s prudent for me to mention that with these two videos I’m about to share, I’ve started adding commentary to go along with the gameplay. Most of my videos in the past have been either straight gameplay or edited compilations of various game sessions. They were always made to compliment what I’d write here on the blog, so I never felt that commentary was necessary. However, I do notice that most videos I watch have gameplay + commentary, and I tend to enjoy those as much as the next guy. Honestly I like both styles of video, but I’ve decided to try out some different things now that I have a decent video editing program.

This first video is of Paper Sorcerer, and it’s the type of game that you could honestly make a Let’s Play series out of. I only play through a couple of the opening levels and talk about what’s going on in the game. If I get enough feedback that people want to see more of this, I’ll probably continue the series, though I labelled it as a “Quick Look” because it’s relatively short and will give you an idea if you’d like to play this title. If I do decide to record a full play through in segments, I’ll probably relabel this one accordingly.

The second “Quick Look” I produced is for Eldritch. This one is a rogue-like FPS with a bunch of different elements, though it doesn’t really lend itself to the Let’s Play format, due to just dying over and over. I think some games are better suited for Let’s Play and others for Quick Look. I do have a few other ideas for further videos that will require much more editing, but I’m feeling up to the challenge.

So there you have it. I’m trying new things with YouTube. Something seems to be working because my views/minutes watched are up, and there’s more comments coming in as well. If you guys like this blog, my podcast, or any of my other content I’d really appreciate your subscriptions to my YouTube channel. Content creation simply feels better when you know you’re actually reaching your intended audience. Also, let me know what you think of these videos, and if you’d like to see more.