Mega-Philanthropy: Humble Indie Bundle

By Alec Meer on May 4th, 2010 at 11:04 pm.

Media reportage still has it that Radiohead’s pay-what-you-want experiment a couple of years back was somehow a disaster. Independent gaming has roundly proved the lie: more devs than we can keep up with have offered PWYW deals recently, so clearly something’s going right. It’s good news for gamers too. The Humble Indie Bundle, though, is yer bona fide motherlode. World of Goo, Aquaria, Lugaru, Gish and Penumbra Overture: a collection of the last few years’ finest indies, yours for however many groats you think you can spare. Phenomenal, basically. Better still, a third of the proceeds go to Child’s Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation apiece. Well, by default, You can request that the whole lot goes to charity if you like. Games and kindness: a winning and natural formula (and one that the shrieking anti-games media will never, ever cover.) The deal’s over here, and below the cut is a knowingly rubbish half-rap to promote it.

They’re just here to do the Humble Indie shuffle.

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178 Comments »

  1. RiptoR says:

    Bought, even tough I already own most of these games.

    • Carra says:

      Yes, I also already own three of the games. Maybe I’ll spend $5 to get Gish, looks like a fun game.

  2. Vinraith says:

    Yeah, this was reported in the forum’s PC Game Bargains thread (thanks Fede and James G!) and I picked it up pretty much instantly. I’m interested in what various folks end up paying for this one. For my part, I already had Penumbra and World of Goo, didn’t really want Lugaru, so figured $5 apiece for Aquaria and Gish was reasonable, then doubled that to account for the charity split and ended up with $20.

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      James G says:

      Well I picked up on the offer from the RPS twitter feed so was a bit sneaky there. I figured it would appear on the main page eventually. Dropped it in the forum on the off-chance that they were holding it back for the bargain bucket, and so that I could just mention how good the deal really is. (Will be picking it up myself soon, may have to steal work bandwidth to download some of the stuff though.)

      Oh, and seeing as I’m stealing credit, I may as well go the whole hog and spam my ‘wot I think’ on Aquaria:
      http://blog.jaspsplace.co.uk/2009/03/01/aquaria/

      It is definitely a wot I think rather than a review, as it is all too gushing. But it was written in that moment that follows the completion of a great game (or on finishing a great book) where your mind is still wandering around the world you were immersed in. There is the sense of loss, for can’t read or play it for the first time again, and for a time, other titles just seem unappealing. Frankly, if it can be one of the few games that can achieve that, well, I think that’s enough.

  3. Dominic White says:

    Over the past two hours or so, the money raised by the humble pack has gone from 30k to over 70,000 dollars. As outsiders, we don’t know how much it’s split between devs/charities, but it’s still a lot of money in very little time.

  4. Dominic White says:

    Also, as I already owned all of these games, I put it as $9 for childs play, $1 to the devs to say thanks, and gave the games to a generally non-game-buying friend. Everyone wins!

    All five of them are very good games, though. And all in wildly different genres. You’ve got construction puzzle, physics platformer, metroidvania-meets-ecco, first person point-and-click horror adventure, and third-person brawler.

  5. Vinraith says:

    Also noteworthy (and very, very good) is that all of these games run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux and are completely DRM-free.

  6. Dominic White says:

    And of further bargain-related note, if you like Penumbra: Overture in this pack, you can get the other 1.5 episodes of the story (Overture is where the main plotline ends – Requiem is just a level/puzzle pack with a little bit of epilogue attached) at 75% off from Frictionals site. More info here:

    http://www.frictionalgames.com/site/

  7. subedii says:

    Already own World of Goo and Penumbra. Not interested in Lugaru.

    Does anyone know whether I can gift those specific games? I mean is it just keys I can give to other people or what? I remember the last indie deal pack (forget what it was called) that included Eufloria, Machinarium, And Yet it Moves (and a few others) allowed you to gift individual games if you wanted.

  8. Dominic White says:

    For those people who say ‘Not interested in lugaru’ – just give it a try. It’s really very good once you get the hang of the control system, and you can pull off some seriously crazy acrobatic moves with a little practice.

    Just because the characters are animals doesn’t mean they’re going to be humping all the time. Hell, I’d describe it as more like a hybrid of Watership Down and Conan the Barbarian. Rabbits are hardcore.

    • Wulf says:

      “Just because the characters are animals doesn’t mean they’re going to be humping all the time. Hell, I’d describe it as more like a hybrid of Watership Down and Conan the Barbarian. Rabbits are hardcore.”

      Shh! With radical ideas like that you’ll be breaking misconceptions left and right, it would topple the world order and create chaos of an ilk unbeknownst to our kind, and most will perish!

      There, there, folks. You’re right. Something with animals in it is crap, and we should all play games which involve some human character or other dominating all and sundry with a ridiculously phallic weapon. There’s nothing to see here, move along!

      (On a more serious note, yes, Lugaru is absolutely incredible if you’ve the sort of mind for something a bit off the wall, I completely agree with Dominic, here. Plus it’s one of the better combat games I’ve ever played, even better than that Kung-Fu mod for Max Payne. No, really, it is!)

    • Heliocentric says:

      Wh- hardcore? I thought you said no humping.

    • Wulf says:

      Silly Helio, humping would be softcore, hardcore is something else entirely!

      But no, it’s not that kind of hardcore, either!

    • Barts says:

      a hybrid of Watership Down and Conan the Barbarian. Rabbits are hardcore.

      You have just gotten my attention with that description. I will play this game, even though I did not intend to initially, just because of that sentence.

      Also, kudos for reading Richard Adams book. Too few people do, I reckon.

  9. DMJ says:

    These things always come along when I have no money, and I have too much integrity to offer $0 for it.

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      phlebas says:

      Have you the integrity to make a donation later when you do have it?

  10. gutenbergn says:

    Awesome that they already raised more than $80k, when I bought the pack some hours ago they had only about $4k.

  11. nayon says:

    I paid 25.13, I already had Penumbra, gave the Aquaria to my girlfriend. I put the games at average value $4, so that’s a fair bit of charity in my opinion. Today was a very nice day, so I feel like I should give back.

  12. Jimbo says:

    Ugh. The charity thing makes an already nauseating concept even worse.

    1) Dollars to doughnuts the free advertising leads them to make more profit from this than they would ever make putting the bundle up for the ‘retail value’ of $80. So nothing ‘generous’ in that regard.

    2) I wouldn’t be surprised if the charity aspect more than makes up for the third they ‘lose’. It’s a given the charities being on the ticket will boost donations, and again, increase the likelyhood of more free advertising.

    Maybe I’m just hard to impress, but if they want me to believe this is an entirely altruistic, then they need to be giving all profits to charity. As it stands, they’re as likely to be making money out of the charities as the other way around.

    • Dominic White says:

      You do realise that they have a slider there that lets you choose EXACTLY how much money each of the groups gets, right? If you want to give all the money to charity, you can.

      You’re being curmudgeonly and paranoid.

    • Jimbo says:

      You can give it all to charity? Then colour me impressed. These guys are the best!

      (I missed the little ‘They get a third! Haha! Not really, they get whatever you want!’ switcheroo.)

    • Veret says:

      These creative, upstart indie developers found a strategy that makes money for themselves and two charities, and gets quality games into the hands of customers for a reasonable and flexible price? Those absolute bastards. We can’t let them get away with this!

      Seriously. I’d imagine you’re right about the economics here, but what part of all that did you mean to complain about?

    • Thants says:

      Man, that’s one of the most gloomy, glass-half-full post I’ve read in a long time. A way for Indie developers to gain exposure and make some money, and people can pay as much as they want, and money going to worthy charity. This causes you to complain that the developers might make some money along with the charities? Good lord! Maybe if they whipped themselves and burned some money for every sale that would sufficiently prove their devotion to you.

    • MD says:

      Surely it’s the end result that matters, rather than whether or not they are being purely altruistic. (I can empathise with the emotional tendency to think more highly of someone if they’re acting selflessly than if they’re doing something mutually beneficial. But that’s all it is — an emotional tendency, not something that makes sense as the basis for apportioning praise or blame. If the mutually beneficial route leads to more money being donated to charity than otherwise would have been, and the only ‘downside’ is that the developers ALSO make some money, then it’s a good thing! Giving even more money to charity would be even better, but that’s hardly grounds for criticism when the common alternative is to give nothing. If it is, pretty much anyone who has ever donated to charity deserves criticism for not donating more than they did. And we all deserve a flogging for sitting here writing trivial comments rather than using every minute we have to help people.)

      I personally wish they hadn’t restricted it to Child’s Play and the EFF, but that’s another matter. And again, when the default is to do nothing, people should be applauded for doing something rather than attacked for not doing enough.

    • Jimbo says:

      Hardly. If I donate £10 to charity, it costs me £10 and I get nothing in return – that’s charity. If it costs me nothing and I stand to gain something in return, then it isn’t charity – that doesn’t necessarily make it ‘wrong’, just not charity. The nature of digital distribution, especially of products long past their prime, means that overall this doesn’t ‘cost’ them anything. If anything, I would guess they are going to profit from the association with charity. When this does turn out to be the case, I admit, I am not generous enough to assume that it’s just a happy accident on the part of the developers.

      Now, given that the customer gets to decide the split, then you’re right, they aren’t doing anything wrong and they are passing on the responsibility for that decision to the customer/donator. By doing so, they are – in my view – also passing on the right to claim they are donating anything. The customer is essentially making two seperate decisions: ‘how much do I want to pay for these games?’ and ‘how much do I feel like donating to charity today?’ Fortunately for the devs, I suspect their audience is sappy enough for the mere presence of the second question to positively influence their answer to the first.

      I don’t think my position is that extreme. If the end result is the devs end up with a big stack of money they wouldn’t otherwise have had, then it isn’t an act of kindness, it’s just an act of business. The kindness is all on the customer/donator deciding to take money out of their own pocket and give to the charities, and it’s those guys that deserve the praise and goodwill. The devs facilitated those acts of kindness, and their reward for doing so is financial – meaning they forfeit my praise and goodwill.

      That said, I would not be overly surprised if, at the end of they experiment, they declared that *all* proceeds were going to charity – in which case I would be the first to applaud them, because that would actually be real money coming out of their own pocket. Similarly, if 2D Boy want to announce that their follow up to World of Goo will have a business/charity split business model like this on launch day, then I’ll sit up and take notice, because that would really be costing them something to do.

    • JuJuCam says:

      Including my $20, they’re approaching $320k. I think this can go down in the history books as a success.

    • nakke says:

      What absolute nonsense. You’re complaining that, by selling something cheaper they’re eventually probably making more money? What is wrong with you?

      But sure, yeah, those goddamn conspiring capitalist monkeys goddamnit they should sell the games at the worst price possible and if not that at least not make a goddamn fuss about it!!!! AND CHARITIES ARE STUPID TOO!!! ARAAARRRRRR

  13. Jockie says:

    Anyone else had issues with paying and not receiving an e-mail? It said to expect it shortly so I don’t want to jump the gun and harrass the support email, but how long did it take for other people?

  14. Matzerath says:

    Well, I WANT to play the bunny game. Also it’s the only one I don’t have besides Gish.

  15. malkav11 says:

    I know you can give the bundle to someone else, but can you gift individual games out of it? I’m tempted to toss in $5-6ish for Lugaru, the only one I don’t own, but I’d probably bump up to $20 or so if I could pass off the others.

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    thedosbox says:

    When placing the order, you can specify it’s a gift and will be sent a link. The games themselves are downloaded individually, so you could presumably stick one on a flash drive.

  17. Serenegoose says:

    I just tried the Lugaru demo. It’s an interesting game,and I might grab the bundle just for it, but it’s like the person who made the game actually hates me and wants to kill me. it’s brutal!

    • Wulf says:

      “Brutal!” Paws of Fury!

      >.>

      I’m not sure if that was intended or not, but it made me chuckle either way, since they’re both fighting games which feature animals.

  18. Mistabashi says:

    @ malkav11: There’s no DRM on the games at all, so you can give them to whoever you want :)

    Also, they should be applauded for giving you the option of choosing exactly how much goes to the devs / charities. Not on any moral grounds, just because it’s a great counter to all the cynical people who decide that any promotion involving charities is a shameless marketing ploy…

  19. LewieP says:

    I’m very impressed with this bundle. Like others have said, the games are great, but more than that this is a really well put together offer. It looks like they’ve learnt from similar endeavours. They tell you average contribution and other useful/interesting stats. They do a good job of making you know that if you give a small amount it will probably be lost as transaction costs.

    No middle men, no DRM and broad platform support. This is a real classy promotion.

    • bookwormat says:

      I agree, that offer is really well implemented. They even got the very little things right, such as that the payment form is directly on the offer page and that it only asks for information that are needed. The whole “I can choose what they do with my money” gives you something to play with. A game within the payment form!

      Or I like that you can pay via both paypal or google checkout. Most other people would have ignored checkout because it’s rare on the web so far. But since it is the default way to buy stuff on the android market, lot’s of people are using it.

  20. Bhazor says:

    Any idea which payment method costs less on the recipients end? Seems pointless donating to charity when Paypal takes a healthy cut of each transaction.

  21. KOuri says:

    insta-get! 20$ We need a LOT more like this.

  22. Quasar says:

    Amazing. I shall throw down the Paypalosity just as soon as I’m done writing here.

    Hope this goes well – I’m almost certain RPS will run a post-sale story, like with the World of Goo sale?

  23. Mario Figueiredo says:

    Well, I’m putting 60 dollars into it. It’s just the type of thing that deserves my full attention. Why 60 dollars? Because that’s roughly how much I would pay for SC2. A game I won’t be buying over it’s relationship with Activision and this company practices. Whereas indies deserve all that money and then some more. As do the organizations they are trying to help.

    But I couldn’t resist and you shouldn’t either: Try to put zero in the amount and then tab to another field :)

  24. Bassism says:

    I wish I had more money at the moment, but I gave what I could, being unemployed as I am.

    They’re already over 100k, which is really just mind boggling.

    I’d like to see more of these sorts of things. Between offering bundles of games I’d ordinarily never buy, but may very well end up enjoying highly, supporting multi platform DRM free development, supporting charity, and giving people in situations like mine a few new games to chew on while we grind some money into our wallets, this is really just top notch.

  25. MadMatty says:

    haha got it- decided to pay 7 bucks since im skint & unemployed…and dont think i would have got these at the normal price. made a 3-way split, but after, i thought i shouldve sent the child charity 6 bucks and the dev´s 1 or two to cover fees

  26. mrjaggs says:

    Amen to that.

  27. Tom O'Bedlam says:

    $30 for that lot seems fair, 50/50 split to the charities.

  28. Railick says:

    I feel bad, paid a dollar. Still I guess it is one dollar more than they would have had otherwise eh? So far don’t like Gish or the rabbit game, still waiting for the others to download. Already had world of goo so a dollar for just Penumbra and the other one seems a little less bad ;P

    • Mr Labbes says:

      I think there’s a certain amount that only goes to the ones controlling the “cash flow”, meaning amazon/paypal/whatever. Not sure how high that amount is, but I believe it was one dollar something, so that’s one dollar the devs/charity never see, sorry ;)

  29. Elusiv3Pastry says:

    I’ll pay money to never hear that guy rap ever again.

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    abhishek says:

    Does the email you specify have to be the same as your paypal account?

  31. sebmojo says:

    Never understood the ‘Radiohead failed’ meme – an average of a fiver, in pure money, when people didn’t have to pay a thing? Going on to sell 3 million copies despite being given away for free previously? Yep, that’s the sort of failure they can afford to have a few times.

  32. Wulf says:

    I had everything but Gish. But I’m tossing them money anyway because I like this initiative and the cut of their jib. The rest of the games, those which are not Gish (and therefore those that I own) I will disseminate between friends based on tastes and such.

    Also, Lugaru rocks, it’ll probably be the most misunderstood part of the compilation too, which is a shame.

    • MadMatty says:

      Oh yes Lugaru- it definetly rocks! cant wait for Overgrowth.
      The rest of the games all have something going for them aswell, which is nice- i didnt even have Overture, but i got the other Penumbra games at a previous sale- even tho i hardly played them. Nice to know the start of the story.

    • Bassism says:

      Lugaru is something that I really want to enjoy, but haven’t found much love in yet. I expect it’ll become more engaging once I get a better handle on the controls.

      Aquaria is the one that’s really won my heart. Well, and World of Goo, but I already owned that one. Gish crashed twice on me, and I haven’t dug into Penumbra yet.

      Man… now I really have too many games to play.

    • Wulf says:

      I loved Aquaria, but mostly it just made me long for Ecco the Dolphin for the Megadrive and Dreamcast. So after completing it half-way I just couldn’t stand it any more, and went to dig out my Ecco disc and the appropriate emulators. I still have much love for both games, and I get to play as a dolphin, yay dolphins! I miss that era sometimes, when gaming was so innocent that it could allow players to assume the form of a dolphin without second-guessing it, or worrying that it might not be ‘cool enough’.

      Siiiigh.

      I’ve since completed Aquaria fully, and all Ecco the Dolphin games again. So if you like Aquaria and you haven’t played Ecco… do buy the Dreamcast version if it interests you as it’s a lovely thing and one of the corner-points of my collection. And you could probably get it for buttons, these days. Oh for an Ecco on the modern day PC, and all the beauty that could allow for. Are you listening, Sega?

    • Bassism says:

      Yes, absolutely!
      It took about 5 seconds for Aquaria to bring back my memories of Ecco. I’m going to have to find my genesis next time I’m at my dad’s.
      Never played the dreamcast Ecco though. I’ll have to see if I can find it.

  33. Rohit says:

    Bought for $5, distributed solely to developers.

    • Grape Flavor says:

      Yeah, I’m giving it all to the developers. Screw the kids. The devs are the ones who made the game. If the kids wanted to “play” the little bastards shouldn’t have gotten sick in the first place.

  34. Gabe McGrath says:

    US$15 = $5 each for the 3 games I don’t have.

    Great stuff.

  35. sbs says:

    The only one of those I don’t have is Aquaria, i guess i will give World Of Goo to my girlfriend and – GREAT NOW MY BREAD BUNS BURNED

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    Devan says:

    Purchased for $20. The total is over $164k right now, which is mighty impressive. I really like how they included EFF even though it’s not really a “pull your heartstrings” kind of charity but is nonetheless very important.

  37. Egornus says:

    Am I the only selfish pig here that payed 0,01 dollar, to see how they would split it?

    Maybe it’s cause I have a book about selfish pig laying right next to me…..

    • Lukasz says:

      actually they won’t split it
      in fact you just cost them few cents as paypal will take that 0.01 cent and give them the bill for probably another 5 cents or so.

      basically you made developers pay for you to play their game and deprived charities from so needed money.
      I hope your mother is proud of you

      :D

  38. Egornus says:

    I feel so good now ^^, I didn’t do it even because I can’t miss the money, it was just pure selfishness, and the fact that I think these indie developers are abusing are goodwill.
    They saw how much money world of goo raked in in so short of a time, and they think, why not do it again and let these suckers pay even more for some charity.

    I mean, you make games because you want, because you love too, don’t bitch then if it isn’t making you tons of money.

    These people would just as well charge you 50 bucks for there games if they thoughed it would make them more money, but it won’t so instead they play on your moral sense, I am just here to punish that, hack, I might even buy a 100 more copies^^.

    • Lukasz says:

      yay for humanity!

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      Lars Westergren says:

      @Egornus
      “these indie developers are abusing are goodwill.”

      I…what? You can give as much or as little you want to. You can choose how much of it goes to the devs and how much that goes to charity – including 100%. They go out of their way to give you completely free choice. How the HELL is this abusing your goodwill??

      “I mean, you make games because you want, because you love too”

      So if someone enjoys their job, they don’t deserve to be paid for it? You’d make a great Dilbert boss.

    • Lilliput King says:

      Indie developers should be paying ME

  39. ergonus says:

    Ask yourself, how many of these people would have really spent 20 bucks or more, whatever they said they payed, if it was some kind of steam package on sale?!
    I think a lot less, by saying, hey we let you decide how much you think this is worth you’re abusing people because people will be inclined to spent more then they want or otherwise would do, it’s basic psychology go look it up.

    And sure you deserve to get payed, but just name your price or give it away free, don’t use smart marketing techniques.

    • JohnDoe says:

      Abusing people by letting them pay whatever they want, and giving them the choice of donating all of it to charity, and providing the games DRM free, and providing it on every major OS?

      Yeah, these guys are SUCH terrible people.

    • MD says:

      Man. Ergonus, I’m pretty sure I’m on the cynical end of the spectrum when it comes to these things, but, well, are you taking the piss?

    • Wulf says:

      I don’t think he’s taking the piss, and he’s entitled to his opinion no matter how bizarro-world it is.

      I think what he’s saying is that he wants a recommended price because he takes umbrage at choice. Given a sale, he’d just see a helpful amount of money written down, which he’d pay and then walk off happily. I know so many people like this. Choice is a necessary evil at best to some.

      So I’ll help!

      $5 for each game, pay $5 for each game you don’t have. If you don’t have three of the games, pay $15! And remember: Some money is better than no money.

      Problem solved!

  40. d. says:

    Well I’m from a poor poor post-communist country, so I paid $12.34 for this miracle. Still, almost twice the average.

  41. Forceflow says:

    Nope.

    And holy shit, they must be printing money right now.

  42. Forceflow says:

    That “nope” was a reply to whether or not the mail adress should be the same as your paypal account. (reply failed …)

  43. Dan says:

    Nearing $180k. Brilliant.

  44. Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

    I really love this kind of charity. No more bloody magnets, keychains or other useless stuff that you MAY get if you donate enough money. I’m bored of the idea of philanthropy based on Kant and others like him saying that you should be doing it only for the cause itself and not what you might get in return…Screw it, I want to help kids and EFF AND game!
    And so I did.

  45. Sarlix says:

    I gave em 20. In the time it took me to pay for it they had all ready raised another $700. It’s up to $181,264 now!

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    Hodge says:

    I was going to buy Gish, Lugaru and Aquaria this week anyway, so this works out super well for me. That said, even if I already owned all five I still would have chipped in. This kind of thing deserves all the success it finds.

  47. Heliocentric says:

    I actually kinda want gish, god knows about the bunny game, i could play a demo, but whatever, its charity init.

    So… I have a hard time valuing the pack over $5 having seen gish for about $2.50 once, even a double up for charity is meagre. Eh, i’ll think about it.

    • Lilliput King says:

      Bunny game is a bit shonky to be honest. Aquaria is pretty good, though, if you haven’t played that yet.

    • Heliocentric says:

      Sorry, i didn’t make that clear, i own all but gish and bunny game.

    • Wulf says:

      To offer another opinion, Lugaru (the bunny game, if you will) is actually pretty awesome, you just have to approach it with the right mindset. Have you ever played anything not of the mainstream? Anything slightly thinky with controls that require more than pointless button mashing? You’ll probably be fine with Lugaru. I’m not saying you’ll like it then, mind you, but it’s an acquired taste, and if you have the taste for it then you’re going to enjoy yourself, quite a lot.

      I’d advise trying the demo if you’re uncertain.

    • Lilliput King says:

      I’ve changed my mind about Lugaru. The fighting is a little imprecise, but the campaign mode is great.

    • Wulf says:

      It really is.

      And there’s so much love there, too. It’s rare I encounter a game like that, it’s just one of those games where a developer wanted to show me something a bit different, rather than doing it solely for the profits.

      If people had been like that years ago then Turrican 3D might’ve seen the light of day.

    • Matzerath says:

      Lugaru … ‘The Bunny Game’ is what it’ll always be to me … is pretty fun, despite its Playstation 1 graphics. Obviously a labor of love, and round-housing rabbits never gets old. This older game definitely makes me excited for the upcoming sequel – I hope the new game’s physics are still wacky enough that you can kick someone right over the horizon.
      I’ll note I had a problem in Vista (yeah, I know) where the textures suddenly started glitching into a weird mesh-armor thing, at least until I turned off blood effects. That fixed it.
      Also, apparently there are some well-done campaign mods in the maker’s forums.

  48. Sulkdodds says:

    You guys, don’t buy the package! These people are evil! Having a really good deal is a kind of psychological manipulation. Don’t you see? They’re trying to trick you into a mutually beneficial arrangement!

  49. subedii says:

    It’s not the rabbits, I’m just not that into fighting games anymore.

    Took me buying Street Fighter 4 to realise this. After playing a few online games and then trying the training mode, I realised that the prospect of actually memorising dozens of long chain pin-point timing accurate combos just to be able to play was one I found nothing if not daunting.

    Maybe that’s hypocritical when I’ve spent a fair amount of time learning RTS’s online, but I’m not really that big a fan of fighting games online. A bit too heavily reflex based, even compared to most twitch FPS’s.

    • Dominic White says:

      The game is nothing like Street Fighter 4, though. It involves punching and kicking, but that’s where the similarities end. There are no moves to remember or combos. The combat is entirely context sensitive. If you run at an enemy full-speed while holding down the kick button, your character will automatically go into a flying kick when within range.

      It’s a third person action game controlled with the mouse and WSAD keys.

  50. Ghiest says:

    Bought it for £40, because that’s what I had in my paypal account from selling crap I had on ebay :P. Owned 2 of the games so just gifted it to my brother anyway. Still a good deal for 30+ if you don’t have the games imo.