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Latest Humble Bundle is one of the best yet

Thursday, 31st May 2012 18:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The latest Humble Bundle is rather kick-ass, if we say so ourselves. It comes with Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Bastion, Limbo, Psychonauts, and Sword & Sworcery as well as soundtracks. Right now you can pay what you want to get all the games, save Bastion which require you to pay over the average which is now at $6.39. As time progresses, surprise additions will be added. There’s a video for it below as well to help convince you, as if Amnesia wasn’t enough in our opinion.

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  1. TheWulf

    Oh, that is awesome.

    I wasn’t so fussy on Limbo because I felt that the developer relied too much on dick moves in his game (and I think that’s bad design), and it made the process feel far too masochistic to be enjoyable. I’m sure that the developer was trying to say something meaningful, but it just turned it into a punishing game for me (as a disabled person) that I didn’t want to play. (I have various things that affect my manual dexterity and I get panic attacks if I get too stressed due to a non-functional adrenal gland, so I learned to dislike Limbo quickly.)

    Bastion is hands down one of the better action RPGs I’ve ever played. Really enjoyable, and with some truly talented narration that brings its strange world to life. It’s quite an alien experience, and it’s easy to appreciate how much effort went into the presentation. Each location looks amazing, and the narration tells short stories of each area that you’re in. (Even the bad guys aren’t just black & white, it’s got layers of complexity to it that you just don’t expect at first.)

    I’d get it for Bastion alone.

    Amnesia is fucking terrifying, therefore I can’t play it. But I respect what they were trying to do with it. If you like horror games though, then multiple sources of mine tell me that Amnesia is one of the best, if not hands-down the best, and an even spookier experience than the Silent Hill games. So if that’s your bag, then you’re in for a treat. Basically it’s a first person puzzle/exploration game.

    Sword & Sworcery is, quite frankly, one of my favourite iPad games. Though I’m a little leery about this because I just don’t know how it could work without a touch screen. A touch screen is kind of integral to what the game is and does. But if they manage to get it right, then this is a truly enjoyable experience for anyone who’s going to buy into it. It’s sort of a hipster take on a side-scrolling RPG and that’s hilarious. Believe me when I say that this is not at all a bad thing, but you have to experience it to understand why that is. It’s very silly, and it intends to be silly. It’s also a very chatty and informal RPG, which is incredibly hard to explain. It’s not going to top Bastion as the best game of the set, but it is a good one.

    Psychonauts is a pla… oh, come on, you know what Psychonauts is. And if you don’t, I’m going to tell you to buy this set to play it. The chances are though that you’ve played it because everyone int heir right mind has. But on the chance that you haven’t… it’s a platform game in which you hop into the minds of other people. And it’s also one of the funniest games I’ve played. The Milkman Conspiracy is one of the most memorable moments throughout the history of gaming. It’s beautiful stuff.

    So yeah, I agree with Steph.

    If you don’t own even one or two of these games, then I strongly recommend you get this set. The chances you’ll be disappointed (unless you have ridiculously high expectations) are next to nil. This seriously does get my seal of approval. Possibly even my sea lion of approval.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Andytizer

    If this is your first time with Superbrothers or Psychonauts, come and check out these wiki pages of bugs, fixes and workarounds:

    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Superbrothers:_Sword_%26_Sworcery_EP

    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Psychonauts

    If you discover a new fix, please take the tine to add it in (no account required).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. sh4dow

    This is indeed quite the awesome bundle. While I don’t want all of them (some I already have, some seem to scary and so on), they all look like friggin’ awesome games and I’ll purchase the bundle for bastion and sword & sorcery alone. Maybe I’ll discover that I’m able to play Amnesia after all. And that Psychonauts still rocks.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. TheWulf

    Psychonauts does still rock. I’ve played it again recently and it still holds up (and that’s why the Milkman Conspiracy is still fresh in my mind).

    As for Amnesia… be warned, it is one of the most terrifying games I’ve played. It’s not a “BOO!” kind of game where stuff jumps out of the shadows. Dead Space did that and I can handle that. This is a creeping terror kind of thing. It’s going to fuck with you. I just think that warning you is fair before you jump headlong into that.

    As for Bastion, yup. Amazing little game. I really, really enjoyed every minute in that one. And Sword and Sworcery is some of the most enjoyable time I’ve spent on my iPad (that and MacGuffin’s Curse, which is equally brilliant).

    But yeah, definitely a good little bundle.

    (Also, worthy of note: Amnesia, Psychonauts, and Bastion are a few of the games that Ben “Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation” Croshaw has ever shown huge amounts of affection for.)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. silkvg247

    It’s great but surely most people own all these games? I do! :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DSB

    @5 I pretty much thought the same thing when I saw it. Sword and Sorcery is the only one I’m missing :P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Kalain

    Around £5 for these magnificent games? They must be loopy!

    Amnesia is the only one I don’t have on that list, so the asking price is well worth it.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    I got it, got a spare Bastion key if anyone wants since I can’t add it to my inventory.

    #8 2 years ago