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$45 credit on Steam, need some suggestions

MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,260
Hey guys,

I've had a $45 credit sitting on Steam for a while now.  I need some suggestions on something in that price range (more or less is fine) that I might enjoy.  I generally enjoy turn-based or otherwise slower paced, more casual and relaxing games.  Nothing terribly complex that I have to watch hours of guides on YouTube to be successful at.  RPGs or strategy games are fine.  Any more relaxing game is fine, actually.  I've already played Stardew Valley and the Pillars of Eternity and Divinity:  Original Sin titles.  I tried Civ but didn't really get into it.

Any suggestions as to something I might fine fun?

Thanks!
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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 7,026
    edited April 5
    Buy an Atelier game the hardest ones are from the Arland trilogy since they have time limits. Only problem is they are expensive games and hardly ever come down in price. I use a controller to play it. 

    The crafting is very involved using puzzles and you spend a lot of time rearranging the ingredients in the cauldron. Different atelier games have different systems. They have some which are combat heavy but all combat is turn based.

    Come to think of it you don't look like the type who might be interested. Well I just love these games is all. Thought I would introduce others to it .
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  • BloodaxesBloodaxes Member EpicPosts: 4,231
    The Valkyria Chronicles games are pretty good in my opinion.

  • RemaliRemali Member UncommonPosts: 444
    Get pathfinder and just put kingdom management to easy if you don't want to be very involved its a great game
    strawhat0981
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,290
    edited April 5
    I'd recommend Disco Elysium, Valkyria Chronicles, Dragon Quest Builders 2 or Age of Wonders III.
    blueturtle13
     
  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,911
    I feel a steam sale is going to start soon, may be a good time to wait and figure out whay you want and hope what you waited for is on sale. 
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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 7,026
    I feel a steam sale is going to start soon, may be a good time to wait and figure out whay you want and hope what you waited for is on sale. 
    No Spring Steam sale last year so next one is Summer sale in June.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,313
    If you ever wanted to play a Eve as a single player game..

        Astrox Imperium is a fantastic casual chill game , its in great shape with near endless content in this space  sandbox ...And for 15$ there are not very many better ofers on Steam ..


    Operencia is an Old School turn based party game , beautiful world and engaging TB combat ...




       2 under the radar suggestions


  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,103
    Tabletop Simulator is half off this weekend. $30 for the 4 pack! ($10 for Singular)

    Thousands of games in the workshop, too :)

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR


  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 4,023
    Darkest Dungeon.. fun game.
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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 17,512
    I have over a thousand looks from que ues,so very little quality games,just piles of trash.

    If you have a decent computer,i would suggest ,because the series caught me by surprise,i enjoyed it and that was the Dishonored series.I think after the first game and it's add ons you might get tired of the game design ideas but idk i still enjoyed the second one as well.

    IMO Dishonored was my best game purchase of the last 10 years but Atlas is very close.Thing about Atlas is that i look for certain types of games and it gives me what i looked for.Building,pets,realistic graphics and realistic combat,ship building/sailing and water zones,very risky world,weather affects and no hand holding,Furthermore because i can play single player add my own mods from many mod choices,i can play the game forever ,change it up once awhile and get a ton of longevity out of it.

    Although i really liked Dishonored,games like that are kind of once maybe twice,i played it 3x lol,then they kind of collect dust.


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  • crankkedcrankked Member UncommonPosts: 284
    I feel a steam sale is going to start soon, may be a good time to wait and figure out whay you want and hope what you waited for is on sale. 
    This^^

    Don't spend money 'just because'.  Steam always has games on sale even when it's not a blowout sale like the summer sale.  

    Find something you like, create a wishlist of games to keep an eye on and spend your money when you can maximize it's value.
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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,345
    edited April 5
    Operencia: The Stolen Souls. It's a turn based dungeon crawler RPG that looks really good. It's also on sale on Steam.

    I haven't played it i've heard good things. Everything i've seen reminds me of Stranger of Sword City on the PSVita, and that's why i'm mentioning it. I'm definitely getting Operencia for myself when i have the chance.


    EDIT: also since you said you played Original Sin and Pillars of Eternity, if you liked those i suggest Torment: Tides of Numenera. I'm playing it on PS4 and it's pretty good. It's also like $22 bucks on Steam right now.





  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,443
    Divinity Oringal Sin 2.  IMO.
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  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,496
    Cities: Skylines

    Has been out a while, but it's an amazing sim game. So much deeper than the SimCity series, the mod community has also transformed the game. There is enough complexity and depth to make it challenging at times and give you goals to work on, but it also engages my creative side. If you want to take it chill, you can just stop expanding your city and work on perfecting an area, either through better traffic management, or just spending time adding props to make it all look great. If you enjoy it, tons of DLC to expand the game too.


    Planet Coaster / Planet Zoo

    Both great games from Frontier (E:D), I believe they did the original rollercoaster tycoon games too. Similar to my first suggestion, these games find a sweet spot between complex systems to challenge your game time and a creative outlet. Zoo is newer and probably better imo, however animals are pretty small so when your zoomed out you can barely see them.


    Total Warhammer 2

    Strategy without the real-time. Great strategic thinking required for the map-based game (building your empire) and some fun micromanagement when you get into battles. The battles can get really big too, armies can reach 3000+ troops and I think 4 full armies can fight in the same battle. I love that sense of scale, plus I love warhammer!




    I wish I could recommend a good RPG for you, but in truth I haven't played a good one in many years now. I hate the modern trend of either being a story-focused RPG (ugghh) or an ARPG. Neither appeals to me, so I stick to the old ones when i feel the need. If you never played it, I'd still recommend Final Fantasy 7, imo it has the best gameplay of any of them.
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,260
    Lots of good suggestions.  Thanks, guys!
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,264
    Ungood said:
    Darkest Dungeon.. fun game.

    I was also going to suggest this.

    I love playing this game right before bed. It's fun, engaging and has great writing and a unique art style. This one will always be on my computer if I have any say.

    Other suggestions?

    Old games but Andromeda and Masters of Orion II

    Also the remake of X-Com



  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,313
    edited April 6
    Ungood said:
    Darkest Dungeon.. fun game.

    I love DD . i backed it and was promoting it here before any had heard of it , have 100s of hours in it ..

      That being said , it has a way of keeping you on edge much like the group members themselves , the stress is real .. and as a rogue-like Not casual imo :)
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  • LonesolsLonesols Member UncommonPosts: 83
    Starbound is cheap and has lots of fun to be had.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,175
    Scorchien said:
    Ungood said:
    Darkest Dungeon.. fun game.

    I love DD . i backed it and was promoting it here before any had heard of it , have 100s of hours in it ..

      That being said , it has a way of keeping you on edge much like the group members themselves , the stress is real .. and as a rogue-like Not casual imo :)
    Funny story. I bought it for my son on Steam while he almost simultaneously bought it for me :) Great spin on rogue-like dungeon crawlers.
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  • LonesolsLonesols Member UncommonPosts: 83
    Another fun one that isn't mentioned often is Hero u it is based off the old quest for glory games and is slow paced, but has a fun story and skill system.
    AlBQuirky
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 3,436
    Underrail and Rimworld. Trust me.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
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    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...



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    It is incredibly difficult to design some meaningfull leg content that would fit a space ship game - simply because it is not a leg game.

    It is just huge resource waste....'

    Gdemami absolutely not being an armchair developer

  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 Member RarePosts: 1,331
    Xcom 2

    AlBQuirky
  • Panzerbeorne39Panzerbeorne39 Member UncommonPosts: 202
    There’s a Square Enix value pack right now for $45 that includes Dragon Quest XI, Final Fantasy XI Zodiac Age, Chrono Trigger, Onomaki. It’s a great deal. You’re basically buying the newest Dragon Quest and getting the rest for free. 
    AlBQuirky
  • newbismxnewbismx Member UncommonPosts: 261
    Stellar Tactics

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/465490/Stellar_Tactics/

    Its amazing-

    This game is the closest you can get to the old tabletop RPG from the 80s called 'Traveler'- An open world sandbox to play around in and make your way in the universe. Turn based game goodness as well.

    Its a super ambitious game still in EA and made by a single dev- A certain recipe for disaster. However, this has been the best EA game i've ever seen in terms of development- Right now its more than a complete game (We're missing the main story, enemy ship boarding and a few other features) and worth every penny- Devs like this are rare these days and EA has been so tarnished that many people are becoming rightfully cynical... But this one stands out and needs exposure.

    Way too much to explain about the game and I'm short on time , but check out the forums on steam and look at how often this game has been updated in the last few years and how beefy the updates are.
    ScorchienAlBQuirky
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,313
    newbismx said:
    Stellar Tactics

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/465490/Stellar_Tactics/

    Its amazing-

    This game is the closest you can get to the old tabletop RPG from the 80s called 'Traveler'- An open world sandbox to play around in and make your way in the universe. Turn based game goodness as well.

    Its a super ambitious game still in EA and made by a single dev- A certain recipe for disaster. However, this has been the best EA game i've ever seen in terms of development- Right now its more than a complete game (We're missing the main story, enemy ship boarding and a few other features) and worth every penny- Devs like this are rare these days and EA has been so tarnished that many people are becoming rightfully cynical... But this one stands out and needs exposure.

    Way too much to explain about the game and I'm short on time , but check out the forums on steam and look at how often this game has been updated in the last few years and how beefy the updates are.

    its is a really fun game been testing for 3 years now ...

      Like Baldurs Gate in space as ive described it here in the past


      and altho there is a good bit of game and it s playable , game has a good way to go ..
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