Monday, January 19, 2015

Steam does it again!

So yesterday morning, my plan was to play a bit of Rimworld.  As usual, I log in to Forge and see what's going on.  Someone had mentioned that Steam was doing a free weekend for Civilization: Beyond Earth.  If you don't know, I am a Civ junkie.  When I got my first computer (that wasn't a parents), the game I bought with it was Civilization 1.  I had obsessed about that game for so long.  I played the heck out of it and its ancestors.

I'm not really sure why I never tried Beyond Earth before this.  Sure, I had Alpha Centauri, but it never really stuck with me as much as normal Civilization.  The game pretty much fell off of my radar, until this weekend.  I went ahead and downloaded it.  I'm glad I did.  I ended up having a lot of fun and the time just flew away.

It just so happened that the game was on sale (40% off).  Faced with the prospect of not finishing my game, I gave in and bought myself a copy.  The Steam machine does it again!  So for the time being I will be playing Beyond Earth.  The MMO disease will flare up again soon though, so I'll be back to them.