When Steam does that sale thing where they offer a classic game for 90% off and it was one that you never played back in its heyday and you figure… why not? It got rave reviews 10 years ago and two bucks is two bucks.
So you buy it and you download it and you start it up and it immediately crashes. You check the forums and you see, oh, it was never optimized for Windows 7. You try a handful of the suggested fixes and, of course, none of them work.
And you realize that, seriously, you should have checked the forums before you flushed two bucks down the toilet. But, hey, it was only two bucks.
And then you forget about it.
Well, Titan Quest was that game for me. It recently (like, yesterday) got a big update and it works now! Holy cow! It’s a diablo clone which basically means you wander around a map and click on things until they fall down. There’s a random number generator involved and, sometimes, the things drop weapons, armor, or treasure when they fall down. Sometimes these things are better than the things you’re currently using and that makes it easier to hit more things and make them fall down.
There’s a theme about how these things are happening in the time of Greek/Roman mythology and so the things you’re clicking on are mythological creatures such as Satyrs and Medusae and the like.
And it’s always awesome when you can say something like “Hey! As it turns out, I was *NOT* ripped off after all!”
Because two bucks is two bucks.
So… what are you playing?
(Picture is “Untitled” by our very own Will Truman. Used with permission.)