Whenever a Steam sale happens nowadays it’s always the same thing: people whine about the sale being worse than before.
But is it true? No it’s not.
The Steam Grand Prix event on the other hand sucks and is the worst event we have had.
Why do sales suck?
I said they don’t. The problem isn’t actually the sale, it’s the player’s library.
This is a supply and demand problem.
Every year new games come out, some get their prices lowered while other will go on a nice sale. If you buy a game you want, then during the next sale you will not buy it again, unless you are generous and gift it to someone.
When a new sale happens but you are neither interested in a game or willing to pay a price that seems to high, you will not buy anything. By not buying anything most players will think that there’s nothing of interest and therefore the sale sucks hard.
The sale is actually fine, just not particularly interesting.
Please don’t say this sale sucks, you already have everything you want. The event minigame on the other hand is really bad and actually quite predatory and we should call out Valve for this.