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PlayStation Holiday Sale Week 2 – Who Cares? Suikoden II is Out!

PlayStation Holiday Sale 2014

I’m beginning to wonder if the reason I am not getting hyped for these holiday sales is because I’ve already bought everything on my wishlist. That can’t be true though, because my horrific Steam library still towers over my relatively small digital PlayStation collection.

Week 2 of PlayStation’s Holiday Sale is still soul searching for that drop dead amazing deal that I can’t possibly pass up. It’s not entirely Sony’s fault either, because even I don’t know what that game is right now. Persona 4 Arena maybe? Final Fantasy X on my PS Vita perhaps? What is that one game I am waiting for?

Anyway, here is the list of games on sale this week. As always, PlayStation Blog also has a write up on movies and TV shows it is dropping the price on as well.

Title Platform PS Plus Price Sale Price Original Price
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 $4.79 $5.59 $7.99
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition PS3 $4.79 $5.59 $7.99
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition PS Vita $4.79 $5.59 $7.99
Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry PS4 $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry PS3 $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition PS3 $9.99 $11.99 $19.99
Blue Estate – The Game PS4 $4.00 $8.00 $19.99
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars PS Vita $19.99 $23.99 $39.99
Crimsonland PS4 $8.39 $9.79 $13.99
Crimsonland PS Vita $8.39 $9.79 $13.99
Don Bradman cricket 14 PS3 $35.99 $41.99 $59.99
Entwined PS4 $4.99 $5.99 $9.99
Entwined PS Vita $4.99 $5.99 $9.99
Entwined PS3 $4.99 $5.99 $9.99
Ethan: Meteor Hunter PS Vita $3.39 $5.99 $9.99
Football Manager Classic 2014 PS Vita $19.99 $23.99 $39.99
Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept PS4 $11.99 $13.99 $19.99
Lemmings Touch PS Vita $4.99 $5.99 $9.99
MAGICAL BEAT PS Vita $4.99 $5.99 $9.99
Might & Magic Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars PS3 $5.99 $6.99 $9.99
NBA LIVE 15 PS4 N/A $30.00 $59.99
Octodad: Dadliest Catch PS4 $7.49 $8.99 $14.99
Pure Chess PS4 $3.99 $4.79 $7.99
Pure Chess Complete Bundle PS4 $7.49 $8.99 $14.99
Pure Pool PS4 $7.79 $9.09 $12.99
Putty Squad PS4 $12.49 $14.99 $24.99
R.B.I. Baseball 14 PS3 N/A $10.00 $19.99
R.B.I. Baseball 14 PS4 N/A $10.00 $19.99
Serious Sam 3: BFE PS3 $6.00 $10.00 $19.99
Sparkle 2 PS4 $3.99 $4.79 $7.99
Sparkle 2 PS Vita $3.99 $4.79 $7.99
STRIDER PS4 $7.49 $8.99 $14.99
STRIDER PS3 $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
That Trivia Game PS4 $4.99 $5.99 $9.99
The Voice PS3 $26.99 $29.99 $49.99
Trials Fusion PS4 $9.99 $11.99 $19.99
Valiant Hearts: The Great War PS4 $7.49 $8.99 $14.99
Valiant Hearts: The Great War PS3 $7.49 $8.99 $14.99

Let’s get bloody and dissect this thing, shall we? There really isn’t that much to recommend.

STRIDER was a decent reboot to the classic Capcom action franchise released earlier this year. I had a little problem with aimlessly running through its complicated “metroidvania” hallways, but the action scenes, aesthetic, and references to older games all do their part to make it a decent homage to the older arcades.

Beyond that are a few indie games I haven’t got around to trying just yet. Valiant Hearts: The Great War, of course, isn’t an indie game as it was developed by Ubisoft, but it was still created in the vein of the indie scene. Octodad: Dadliest Catch also has quite a few fans out there, especially our own Executive Editor of  Gaming, Joey Davidson.

There isn’t that much else to check out, so take my advice: drop your money into the Suikoden series. Both the original and its masterpiece sequel are available for $5.99 and $9.99 respectively, and they will provide you with a far better value for your money than anything else on sale this week.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...