Nov
30
2012

So, what am I missing on this Humble Bundle videogame deal?

Anybody play any of these games?

http://www.humblebundle.com/

Saints Row
Darksiders
Metro 2033
Red Faction Armageddon
Company of Heroes
Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts
Company of Heroes Tales of Valor

Worth the six bucks?  I mean it’s, like, for charity and everything.

8 Comments

  • zamoose says:

    What do you mean, “what am I missing”? THQ is in dire, DIRE financial straits and apparently sold the Humble Bundle guys on giving this a go. The Slashdotters and ArsTechnicians are apoplectic for the perceived “selling out” that the Humble Bundlers are engaging in. I have great sympathy for that position.

    Also, I do not have a Windows PC, so the appeal of these games is highly diminished. Still, Darksiders is a fun game and Saints Row 3 is what would happen if Parker, Stone and the Robot Chicken guys got to design a Grand Theft Auto game.

  • zamoose says:

    Disclaimer:
    I’ve purchased each and every single Humble Bundle, with the exception of two of the Android bundles, as they largely encompassed games already on offer, and the Humble eBook Bundle. I dig what they’re doing and I now have far more “indie” game content than I’ll ever be able to consume.

    So, yeah, ideologically confused and a little miffed that they’re selling their brand out to pimp games in which the protagonists can beat someone to death using a giant marital aid.

  • LiberExMachina says:

    I heard good things about Metro 2033, though it just would not be my bag (1st person perspective and I do not get along at all). Bullets are the game currency! How much fun is that! I’ll give you a shiny bullet for 10 dirty bullets that I use to kill post-apocalypse Commies.
    I recently played a little bit of Darksiders and found it too “God of War”-y.
    Saints Row the Third alone is worth at least 6 bucks.

  • HeartbreakRidge says:

    Metro 2033 is a shooter, but being coming from a Ukranian developer, it takes a different (and more interesting) path than the usual Western shooter. The setting (post-apocalyptic Moscow subway system) and gameplay mechanics are quite excellent.

    Company of Heroes is a quite excellent WWII RTS that might appeal to people who aren’t fanatic about RTS. I think those two games (and the other COH content) justifies the bundle.

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