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The RPS Bargain Bucket - Gooey Brothers

Sorry, we’re a bit late with this because the world ended yesterday. What, you didn’t notice? Guess the shining ghost of Elvis didn’t restore your memory when he rewound time itself to undo the apocalyptic damage caused to the Earth’s core by the invasion of the hamster-demons from Xerces XII. Tcch. Oh well. Put it out your mind and play some bargain-price videogames instead – selected as always by Savygamer‘s LewieP.

Brothers in Arms Pack – £12.99/€19.99/$19.99
The complete trilogy of Gearbox’s world-war-two-eff-pee-ess. The biggest different between BIA and other similar games is that you command a bunch of other guys indirectly as well, not just one mr floaty gun. Not played any of these (apart from the dreadful DS spin off), and if I am perfectly honest, I probably am not going to. Gearbox make mostly good games though, so I don’t doubt these are solid. You can buy them individually at similar discounts if you prefer. RPS coverage here.

Droplitz – £3.06/€3.54/$4.99
Puzzler about turning dials, published by Atlus of all people (when did they start doing PC games?). No mention of this one on RPS so far, and I hadn’t even heard of it till it went on special offer (job done marketing department), but Rich at peoww seemed to like the XBLA version. Let me know if any of you go for it.

Cogs – £3.50/$4.95
Gorgeous 3D puzzle game. It’s a steampunk sliding tile game, and it is fantastic. Very friendly difficulty curve, but some of the later puzzles are just fiendish. Take a gamble on this one, even if you don’t think it is your thing, everyone I have forced to play it has ended up loving it. Lots of replayability. Johns impressions here and demo here.

Braid – £6.06/€7.05/$9.95
Gorgeous 2D puzzle game, presented as a platformer. Looks pretty too. It is full of eureka moments, where you know that you have overcome a very intelligently designed challenge, and it all seems to obvious afterwards. To quote from my review “Braid is a game about rules, about learning to understand rules, and controlling the world around you with these rules.” A few spots of frustration do little to tarnish what is essentially an excellent videogame. RPS coverage here, demo here and walkthrough here.

Deal of the week
World of Goo – £6.09/€7.08/$9.99
Another gorgeous 2D puzzle game. It’s my Mum’s 2nd favourite game too, it even inspired her to paint this. It’s a game about getting things from A to B. The reason it is so special is that it is ridiculously inventive in how it makes you get said things from A to B, world 4 will blow your mind. It also has a brilliant sense of humour too. I personally prefer it on the Wii (it has multiplayer, which is pretty crazy), but on any platform it is the definition of a must-play. It’s an AAAAAAA indie game. That’s 7 As folks. My review here, RPS coverage here and demo here.

Also of note:
Steam family game sale. Including Plants vs Zombies for cheap.
Puzzle Quests (disappointing) sequel for cheap.
Tom Clancy promo at GOG.
‘Nations’ Promo at GOG.

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