Over the course of the Steam Sale I picked up a 4-pack of Castle Crasher for me, my bro, and our girlfriends to play. I figured it would be a fun little beat-em-up with a quirky sense of humour we could all enjoy. A nice family experience and all that.
Then me and Kass decided to boot up the game on her laptop "just to test it out."
Barbarian King? Dead. Sock Monster? Dead. Forest Creep? Dead. Ice-Wizard, Necro-Wizard, Jerk-Wizard? All dead, dead, and "ARGH FOOKING GET DED KID".
We ended up blowing through the entire game on our own. Oops. I guess our power duo of a crazy magical ice-chucking Blue-Knight and a super beefy Red-Knight swinging around the biggest club she could find was too much for the game to handle, we crashed our way through stage after stage like a frozen wrecking ball.
What a fantastic game. I know it's been out forever and every single other person on the planet has played through it by now, but DAMN. Really fun.
So sorry my brother, there's always Torchlight 2 I suppose.
Speaking of Steam, I've been really getting into it the past few days! Steam, as a thing.
After tinkering around in the post-summer-sale-haze with some of the features I've ignored for awhile, I've found all sorts of interesting things to do on Steam. Mainly, I took a little time over the past week to transfer my Rogue Legacy and Dark Souls guides over to the Steam community hub/guide service and I'm super happy with I did.
If you've never used Steam guides either as a user or an author, I can't recommend them enough. Super easy to navigate to and browse. A great editor for writing and formatting; very easy to use and a lot less janky than I was expecting.
It's been super fulfilling to watch the hit counter and ratings grow on them over the last few days. Makes me kind of wish Dtoid blogs had some other privately viewable metrics on them other than faps/comments. It's nice to know that people are actually reading (or at least skimming) these guides that I spent a good chunk of time on.
I know we have a lot of talented bloggers around here that have written some amazing guides. I encourage you to take an hour or two to repost them on Steam.
After endlessly mocking the concept, I ended up getting a little into the Steam card thing. Nothing like Jordan of course, but I did let a few games idle here and there and pumped up my steam level a bit. I like the idea of "showcases" on your profile where you can tip your hat to your favourite game, or post up a list of your favourite guides on the service. It's all kind of crazy.
Valve, they've found a way to turn playing games into a game. They'll bury us all.