So.. here are the last ones from my Steam library (after skipping Civ 5 and Torchlight 1). After the unprecedented success of this "played recently" series I decided to continue it in some form - basically, playing demos, free games, etc from time to time (the plan is once a week now, but you know how it is with plans) and sharing the experience here. So, heads up and let's jump into..
Super Meat Boy
As you can see from the screenshot, I really didn't enjoy this game. Not because it has no merits; the story is really funny (sarcastic, even), the UI is always helpful, but never too prominent, and the graphical style is adorable. It just didn't appeal to me. I played for 6 minutes altogether, that was enough to complete about 4 or 5 levels, and also to decide not to play with it. Still, I'd urge you to give it a go, and decide for yourself.
Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery
While in a sense very similar to Lone Survivor, my impression about this game now is that it is epic, and certainly one that everyone should play with. I can't really put my finger on the reason why I feel this way, but I "blame" the narrative. I didn't have as much time as I wanted to play with this one, but I will go back and play with this one from time to time.
An interesting feature here is the ability to twit the narrative. If you configure your twitter account in the game, you can send the current narrative text snippet to twitter by simply pressing a button. Searching for the #sworcery hastag will show what people twitted. It's fun.
Vanguard: The Saga of Heroes
Oh, my old/new love, Vanguard. Not counting the original Guild Wars, this is the only MMO ever in which I got a character to the max level. Actually, this one should not be here, because I played with this one a lot a few years back, but yesterday I was in the mind of playing with it a bit again. As it happens, I played for about two hours, which barely left any time for the other two games. (As a matter of fact, originally I only logged in to check the cash shop..)
Why I like this game is the huuuge amount of content around - I've seen most of it, but there are only a very few places which I am already bored of. This, together with the very different playstyles of the classes makes the replayability value high. Also, there are tons of fun in other areas: Diplomacy for one is hugely different and very unique.
Find more about the game here.