Assassin's Creed IV - Black Flag - Freedom Cry - 2

How cute. In the face of the universally loved Steam Summer Sale, Sony is also playing catch up with a sale of its own. For several years in a row now, Sony has dropped the price of its games for a week in the shadow of its well-known competitor, and generally, the reaction has been pretty positive. There's always been a few titles I've wanted to snag for the cheap price, and I've walked away feeling like a got a bargain.

However, this year its hard to get behind. I've been a good boy and haven't dropped a cent on the Steam Summer Sale this year, but I'm not tempted to take that saved money and spend it here. Let's take a quick look at the sale.

Summer Sale

Title Plus Price Regular Sale Original Price
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD (PS3) $9.79 $13.99 $19.99
Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry (PS3) $7.34 $10.49 $14.99
Castlestorm Complete Edition (PS3) $7.34 $10.49 $14.99
Castlestorm (PS Vita) $4.89 $6.99 $9.99
Castlestorm (PS3) $4.89 $6.99 $9.99
Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 PS3) $26.99 $29.99 $59.99
Deception IV: Blood Ties (PS Vita) $19.59 $27.99 $39.99
Deception IV: Blood Ties (PS3) $29.39 $41.99 $59.99
Dustforce (PS Vita) $5.59 $6.99 $9.99
Dustforce (PS3) $5.59 $6.99 $9.99
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (PS3) $19.59 $27.99 $39.99
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PS Vita) $19.59 $27.99 $39.99
Escape Plan (PS Vita) $7.34 $10.49 $14.99
Escape Plan (PS4) $7.34 $10.49 $14.99
NBA 2K14 (PS4) $33.59 $41.99 $59.99
OlliOlli (PS Vita) $6.29 $8.99 $12.99

Other Discounts

Title Plus Price Regular Sale Original Price
Battlefield 4 (PS3) $24.49 $34.99 $49.99
Battlefield 4 Premium (PS3) $40.49 $44.99 $49.99
Blue Estate (PS4) $15.99 N/A $19.99
Castlestorm From Outcast To Savior (PS Vita) $1.39 $1.99 $2.99
Castlestorm From Outcast To Savior (PS3) $1.39 $1.99 $2.99
Castlestorm The Warrior Queen (PS3) $1.39 $1.99 $2.99
Castlestorm The Warrior Queen (PS Vita) $1.39 $1.99 $2.99
DC Universe Online – Home Turf (PS3/PS4) $4.89 $6.99 $9.99
DC Universe Online – The Last Laugh (PS3/PS4) $4.89 $6.99 $9.99
X-Blaze Code: Embryo (PS3) $27.19 N/A $33.99
X-Blaze Code: Embryo (PS Vita) $27.19 N/A $33.99

Ehhhhh, I'm trying to find something I want, but I'm coming up short. I sang a lot of praise about Deception IV: Blood Ties before it came out, and I still really want to play it, but I've become such a cheapskate that even $20 for a video game seems too expensive for me these days. I'll hold off on that one for a bit longer.

If there is anything I want here, it would be the indie hit OlliOlli. I've heard nothing but positive things about it, and the price is also right. Maybe I'll drop the clams and give it a go once the sale goes live on Wednesday.

Man, this world of sales has really changed my perspective on how much I deem normal to spend on a video game. Does $60 seem too much to you nowadays. Does $20!?