Steam has launched a massive anime sale this weekend, running from now until Monday with up to 75% discounts.
There's a lot to choose from, so allow us to make things easier with some comprehensive recommendations, discussions and links to our reviews where possible!
Let's face it, this is definitely the main event. I'd highly recommend picking up unique JRPG hybrid Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale for £3.24, along with excellent action-RPG Ys Origin at £4.41. Fans of the series may also want to snag Ys I & 2 Chronicles for £3.39 the pair.
The Sacred Tears TRUE is one of the better RPG Maker titles I've played in a while (sadly haven't had time to review yet), while Agarest: Generations Of War is a steal at £2.24 if you're big into strategy and even bigger into fanservice.
Personally, though, my highlight might actually be Fortune Summoners for £3.24. It's a cute yet deadly blend of side-scrolling action with RPG depth, and deceptively huge. You can demo it before picking up the full version, and definitely check out our Fortune Summoners review!
Shooters & Action
Fans of doujin shoot 'em ups should definitely take a lingering look at the eXceed Collection for £3.24 (review), which is a neat compilation of three SHMUPs. However, eXceed: Gun Bullet Children is weak and you might be better off cherry picking individually. In terms of brawlers, it's a great time to check out the underrated Fairy Bloom Freesia for £3.24 (review), a surprisingly excellent brawler/RPG hybrid, while the much improved Croixleur Sigma is fun catharsis at £2.79 (review).
Fans of fighting games should definitely look into BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger for £1.74 too. Bargain.
Visual Novels & Puzzles
For me, Hatoful Boyfriend is a no-brainer at £4.19. As explained in our Hatoful Boyfriend review, it's a hilarious, replayable yet surprisingly chilling experience that I won't soon forget. Also it's a dating sim with birds, so there's that.
There's a lot more to enjoy on the visual novel front. Long Live The Queen is a fascinating blend of replayable storytelling with stat building and cut-throat politics at £3.49, while Cherry Tree High Comedy Club is a great fun even if the saving is disappointing (20%). Instead I'd suggest buying the Hateful Days pair: Analogue and Hate Plus for £3.24 - click on either game to see the bundle. Thought-provoking sci-fi fare that will stay with you for a while. I also... kinda... enjoyed... Sakura Spirit. A bit. Don't judge me I CAN FEEL YOU JUDGING ME.
On the puzzle and strategy front, finally, I'd suggest looking at sadistic trapformer Eryi's Action at a bargain £1.99, alongside flawed visual novel/hex strategy hybrid War Of The Human Tanks (review). I've seen both cheaper or bundled on occasion, though, so be aware.
Thanks, credit and a doff of the cap to FantasyDeals who rounded up the whole thing on HUKD. This is by no means a comprehensive list, so let us know what you're buying!