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

Anybody play any of these games?

Saints Row
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.


  • 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:

    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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