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Humble Bundle weekly sale: Retro Shooters – Serious Sam, Hard Reset, System Shock 2, more

Friday, 13th September 2013 17:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Humble Weekly sale this week is full of Retro Shooters. If you pay $6 or more you can grab the following games: Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition, Hard Reset Extended Edition (plus soundtrack), and System Shock 2 (plus soundtrack). Head onward through the link for more information.

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  1. TheWulf

    Oh my, yes. I actually did like Hard Reset, and I’m not entirely sure why, but I did. Perhaps it was how it was charming in how they were trying to cast of the shackles of modern FPS trends to go with something more fun, even if they didn’t pull it off. I was amused by how they handled secrets, though. If nothing else, Hard Reset had and has character.

    Also, if you can get a game of DN3D going with some good maps, that’s a blast. It’s a pretty great game in and of itself with some really creative map design, so that’s nice. But the most fun came in how multiplayer maps were more clever back then. See, DN3D maps were most memorable for traps, which is something that no other shooter at the time had. Why? DN3D engine was devoted to interaction, something that we take for granted these days. Clever map makers used this interaction to fashion diabolical traps which could be triggered accidentally or by other players.

    As such, it’s a pretty good time.

    I don’t really feel I need to say anything about the others. But yeah. Not a bad bundle at all.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. CPC_RedDawn

    @1

    YES YES AND MORE YES!

    Hard Reset was a great game! Its graphics were simply awesome to look at and the destruction the weapons caused was insane. Loved the particle effects, those same effects we are only just no seeing being used on “next gen” consoles. Hard Reset was released in 2011 if I remember correctly. Loved that game, its retro steam punk blade runner style mixed with classic old school fps gameplay, inventive customizable weapons, great graphics, and it ran at a solid 60fps for me at the time of release maxed out as well @ 1080p. Shame it bombed financially though and a sequel was never on the cards.

    Have you tried the “horde” mode it has, that thing is freaking insanely hard!

    #2 11 months ago
  3. TheWulf

    @2

    Yep. I tried it and I was tremendously amused by it. It’s nice to see games which aren’t afraid to kick my butt, occasionally. I’m fine with that. That’s why I got 100 per cent completion in VVVVVV. It depends on the game, it really does, but sometimes difficulty is like an aphrodisiac in video games. It just has to be fun enough to sustain the difficulty, otherwise it turns into grind.

    It’s actually a hard balance to strike, and I can understand why many developers just don’t try.

    #3 11 months ago

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