VAIDEO GAME HAUL | Making the most of the sales.
So I had been wanting to post an end of year Video Game haul since early January but whener I came work on it I suddenly found I had very little energy for it. Now here I am with a broken wrist and more than enough time so lets go!
All games and gaming consoles mentioned within were purchased with my own money or given to me as gifts from friends or family. This post is not sponsored in anyway.
I’ll start with the games I purchased myself due to the Christmas Steam Sales because hello to finally making things a little more affordable!
First up were the two bundles, or almost bundles, I purchased. Dishonored 2 and Prey were bundled together making it roughly £8 for each game (they usually retail at £29.99 and £19.99) and with these both being highly anticipated games I simply couldn’t pass up the chance to own them. Shelter and Shelter 2 could also be purchased as a bundle however this was more expensive than buying them seperately so it’s a good job I checked – ended up only paying £3.58 for them!
Of those 4 I’ve only played the first chapter of Shelter which was super cute as you play as a badger mom trying to keep her cubs safe whilst getting to a new location and making sure they get enough food on the way. However, my boyfriend didn’t think it sounded cute as I kept celebrating killing other smaller creatures to give to my babies!
Night in the Woods (£8.99) and Sunless Sea (£4.75) were the last two games I picked up during the sale and I think both were pretty good bargains too. Whilst I’m desperate to start NITW I think I’ll have to wait till I’m in less pain to enjoy it. I did get to play a little bit of Sunless Sea though and I’m very impressed with it though can definitely see it being a game I’ll enjoy more the more time I sink into it, lol. Sink cause I keep sinking my bloody ships as I’m still learning the best way to make progress.
Okay so this next list of games I bought too however they weren;t from the sales, these were all a part of the YOGSCAST Jingle Jam through Humble Bundle that they host every December. It’s a huge bundle of games and 100% of the money raised goes to charities, you can choose to split it equally between all those involved, give it all to a select few, or even write in your own charity too!
This is my second year purchasing the Jingle Jam bundle so I know that the chances of me bing interested in all 70~ games is very unlikely. This year to help me not be overwhelmed and ignore them all I only redeemed the games that looked like something I’d play from a quick glance at their visuals, game play, and genre.
These 21 games are what I redeemed but I’ve yet to install and try them out. I cant complain though cause hooray for money to charity!
I also took part in a Digital Secret Santa exchange with a small group of friends and my Santa was very lovely and sent me Heaven Will Be Mine which I spoke about wanting on one of my later Steam Wishlist Clean Ups.
The lovely Tecsiederp and her fiancee also gifted me Yonder (SWCU) and Oxenfree (SWCU) as part of my Christmas present! I haven’t tried either of them out yet but again both were recommended by Tecsie and that made me write about how I was interested in them haha.
A work colleague sent me Vampyr as a thank you
(see also: bribe) for covering a shift they couldn’t cover!
The very last game I hauled was a very large bundle and present from my boyfriend. It’s my favourite of the lot and the main reason I haven’t played (m)any computer games. He got me the freaking Pokemon Switch with Lets Go! Eevee and the pokeball plus! What an absolutely wonderful being.
That brings us up to date with my recently gathered video games and a lil first impression of those I’ve got to play.