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Steam Bestsellers

Here's this week's list of bestselling titles on Steam, Valve's digital distribution service:

  1. R.U.S.E.
  2. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  3. Sid Meier's Civilization V
  4. Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
  5. Mafia II DLC: Jimmy's Vendetta
  6. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  7. Mafia II
  8. Blood Bowl Dark Elves Edition
  9. Worms Reloaded
  10. Company of Heroes Complete Pack

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27. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 15:57 JoeNapalm
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 13, 2010, 09:17:
Amnesia is also a MUST for any Lovecraft fan. It's as if Lovecraft had done a computer game himself. It is that good.

Okay...NOW you have my attention.

I'd seen it on Steam, and thought "meh, adventure game" but now I'll have to at least give it another look.

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26. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 10:21 Zoom
 
Cram wrote on Sep 13, 2010, 03:23:
Just get the negatives out of the way first: too short & I still found Shalebridge Cradle from Thief 3 scarier/moodier/ more atmospheric than anything this game had to offer.
You are comparing to one of the best immersion games ever made (although the 2nd opus tops it), and you are even citing the very peak of this game.. Funny you mention that because if this game even modestly compares to that experience, then it's already fucking great.
I'll join the choir and shout go Amnesia, they deserve the top rank for a few weeks at least. May that be a lesson for developers who'd want to make PC games.
 
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25. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 09:17 ASeven
 
Amnesia is also a MUST for any Lovecraft fan. It's as if Lovecraft had done a computer game himself. It is that good.

Amnesia deserves all the love it gets because it's reminds me of how awesome PC games once were and how awesome the indie movement is right now. Easily one of the best, if not the best, PC game to come out in this year. A very unique experience and one that will challenge your sanity.
 
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24. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 09:07 Verno
 
Amnesia is pretty crazy so far, really enjoying it. Reminds me of my first time playing Clive Barker's Undying with less jump fright and more terrifying atmosphere.  
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23. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 07:00 peteham
 
Cram wrote on Sep 13, 2010, 03:54:
Shalebridge Cradle was special though, it just came out of no where and when I reached that level it happened to be 2am in the morning the night before Halloween. My disgust over not being able to get Thief 3 to run on Windows 7 just for the level is strong.
Seconded, and thirded. Shalebridge Cradle is, to this day, one of the scariest sections of any videogame I've ever played. I had sort of the same context as you when playing it, minus the Halloween-part. Late in the evening during winter, completely dark outside and rather chilly inside. A sort of seasonal force-feedback if you will

Buying Amnesia when I get home from work today, but think I'll save it up for when it's properly dark outside again. It's a free atmosphere-boost for games like this.
 
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22. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 03:54 Cram
 
heroin wrote on Sep 13, 2010, 03:49:
But as a game you'd still have to say that Amnesia as a whole is on par with the Thief series (well, except for 3 - for me, which was just sort of an average game and somewhat of a disappointment). Thief 2 was killer though and obviously when Thief came out it was the shit, unlike anything else before it.

Definitely Heroin. Thief 3 was...ok. The other Thie'ves were pretty good. Shalebridge Cradle was special though, it just came out of no where and when I reached that level it happened to be 2am in the morning the night before Halloween. My disgust over not being able to get Thief 3 to run on Windows 7 just for the level is strong.

After so many years, Amnesia is something pretty special too. I give Frictional my heartfelt congrats on the initial success of the game.

Edit: Also, thank you Jerykk for your post in this thread I immediately checked the link, watched the trailer and was convinced enough to preorder the game because of it. Well played.

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21. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 03:49 heroin
 
But as a game you'd still have to say that Amnesia as a whole is on par with the Thief series (well, except for 3 - for me, which was just sort of an average game and somewhat of a disappointment). Thief 2 was killer though and obviously when Thief came out it was the shit, unlike anything else before it.  
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20. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 03:23 Cram
 
Copy/Paste of my videosift post regarding this game:

Bought, played (at night with headphones) and beaten.

Just get the negatives out of the way first: too short & I still found Shalebridge Cradle from Thief 3 scarier/moodier/ more atmospheric than anything this game had to offer.

Positives: Just about everything else. I did enjoy this game better than anything from Penumbra. For me it's no Shalebridge, but damn for $20 and so many years after that experience in Thief 3 this was a joy. I'm glad there are developers out there willing to take risks with these kinds of games.

This game was almost canceled several times, for more information please visit the Frictional Games forums. This game seriously nearly died a number of times. I'm thankful it didn't.

Support Frictional, buy this game and enjoy it. Play at night, with headphones as suggested by the development team. Let yourself get immersed by this game, and don't try playing it like an FPS. Support them, and hopefully they continue to make games of this quality at such a bargain price.


Link to vid that hit #1: http://videosift.com/video/The-Most-Terrifying-Video-Game-Ever
 
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19. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 03:17 Vulkan
 
Did sort of a double take when I saw Recettear on there, just about the same double take I did when I saw Steam started selling it a few days ago. I still remember a couple of years ago when everyone at the somethingawful forums were begging for an English patch, now that it's finally here I'm not quite sure what to feel.

Next thing I know, ZUN will finally break down and release Touhou games on Steam as well.
 
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18. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 03:16 xXBatmanXx
 
So if I still think that Sanitarium is one of the best games ever made....then you are saying I need this game! sweet.  
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17. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 02:08 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 13, 2010, 01:41:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 12, 2010, 23:48:
Just finished a few hours with Amnesia.

Now trying to stabilize my real-life sanity, can't seem to find any puzzles to solve around the apartment though.

Is it that good? I watched the video - looks pretty cool....

You definetly need to be a fan of the genre. I have a few friends who wouldn't be able to get past the lack of combat. But for someone who grew up playing adventure games and stuff like The 7th Guest and Shivers this game is exceptional.

Great atmosphere and graphics, average puzzles, and super creepy.
 
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16. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 02:05 Hanover
 
I think it is. I'm about 8 hours in so far and loving just about everything about it. I don't really know how long the game is though as I'm trying to stay away from the Steam forums and any spoilers.

I just broke out a pen and paper to map out one level as I kept getting hopelessly turned around. In these days of auto-map, I haven't had to do that in a long, long time.

Great game!
 
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15. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 01:41 xXBatmanXx
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 12, 2010, 23:48:
Just finished a few hours with Amnesia.

Now trying to stabilize my real-life sanity, can't seem to find any puzzles to solve around the apartment though.

Is it that good? I watched the video - looks pretty cool....
 
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14. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 00:53 Prez
 
Go Amnesia! Awesome to see a quality indie game (and truly authentic PC game) rank so high. Hopefully it can stay in the top 10 for a couple of weeks.  
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13. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 12, 2010, 23:48 Sepharo
 
Just finished a few hours with Amnesia.

Now trying to stabilize my real-life sanity, can't seem to find any puzzles to solve around the apartment though.
 
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12. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 12, 2010, 21:56 heroin
 
Another cool thing about helping Amnesia and social sites + word of mouth. I always post videos to Videosift - never ever got anything to interest people enough to get to the top 15. Not that that really matters at all but it was interesting to note that the Elder Geek video review got the #1 top spot at Videosift. Maybe some of you helped with that?  
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11. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 12, 2010, 20:48 MrBone
 
You don't need marketing when you have a platform like steam. It simply blows other platforms away.  
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10. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 12, 2010, 18:50 tony
 
Also glad to see Amnesia selling well. I've been trying to drum up peoples' interest in this game since they official named it Amnesia last year.  
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9. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 12, 2010, 18:04 Jerykk
 
Awesome to see Amnesia doing well, given the $5 marketing budget. Word of mouth goes a long way.  
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8. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 12, 2010, 17:18 deadearth
 
Evidently the 9.99 price was a mistake. I purchased it at 9.99 and got to keep it :}

Also according to the steam forums the expansion was playable for an hour or so after it went up for sale. Wasn't able to verify it myself.
 
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