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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Almost A Shame

Is that a new header image? Why yes it is. Do you like it? It’s a photograph of some buckets. Because what do buckets mean? Bargains! There’s loads of great deals piled up in the bargain bucket this week, so read on to see if any of them suit you. There’s always a record of the best recent gaming discounts over at if you want more.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – £4.99
The latest LEGO game is one about Batman and all his friends saving the day and using their voices. Here’s what Comrade Walker thought of it:

It’s almost a shame that it carries the sequel moniker, because while Lego Batman was a decent game, it wasn’t one of the series’ best. This is. This is a massively bigger and more elaborate game, that’s as much about Superman and Luther as it is Batman and the Joker. I have no doubt that the reason this isn’t Lego DC Heroes is because Lego Batman is the best selling of any of the games, even beating the Lego Star Wars titles.

The rest is here.

Many of the Prince of Persias for cheap:
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – £1.24/€1.99/$2.49
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within – £1.24/€1.99/$2.49
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones – £1.24/€1.24/$2.49
Prince of Persia [2008] – £2.49/€2.49/$2.49
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Subtitle – £2.49/€2.49/$2.49
So, take your pick. Which prince do you want to be? I’d say that even still The Sands of Time is the best one. They got it right on the first roll of the dice. There’s smart level design, tight controls, interesting combat (but not too much of it) and it’s a well paced challenge throughout. Warrior Within was a major misstep in tone, and focussed way too much on combat. The Two Thrones was a decent second best to Sands of Time, with some great platforming set pieces and a few interesting new ideas, let down by some awful sections (that chariot race) and dodgy checkpoint placement. I personally agree with Ubisoft that the less said about the 2008 reboot the better. Some people liked it, but I found it to be a platformer devoid of any real challenge, and it got repetitive very quickly. The Forgotten Sands probably only existed because of the film based on the Sands of Time, and it felt like it was a bad job of retreading the same ground as that game, but with worse levels and controls, but more graphics. They’re all worth a look, and this is pretty cheap.

GOG Atari Promo
Assorted Atari games are going for cheap this weekend at GOG. Some of the highlights are Outcast, Total Annihilation, Master of Magic, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, the Master of Orion games, the RollerCoaster Tycoon games, the Desperados games, the Alone in the Dark games, and loads more. Why not check out check out Jim’s making of Outcast and thoughts on the Riddick remake. That Riddick remake wasn’t available DRM free until it was on GOG, as far as I’m aware. So if you were holding off because of that, hold off no more.

Cryptic Comet sale:
Armageddon Empires – £8/$9.99
Solium Infernum – £10/$12.49
Six Gun Saga – £4/$4.99
Apply coupon “OCCULT”.
The entire catalogue of Cryptic Comet’s strategy games are on sale, something which doesn’t happen too often at all. Here you can get Solium Infernum, which spawned THE GREAT BATTLE FOR HELL; Armageddon Empires, which some chap called Kieron reviewed for a website called Eurogamer; and Six Gun Saga, which some bloke called Quinns wrote his impression of over here.

Deal of the week
Dustforce, Rochard, Shatter, Space Pirates and Zombies, Torchlight & Vessel – £3.58/€4.48/$5.81
Or pay any price to get everything except Dustforce. All optionally register on Steam.
Another bundle of some of the best indie games around from the folks over on humble mountain. Shatter is a really slick modern update to the breakout/arkanoid genre that I always though deserved more attention. Dustforce is a stylish wallrunning platformer, which John shared his views on over here. I only just got Vessel when this bundle launched, and it really impressed me. The water fluid stuff is dreamy. See what Adam thought here. I sort of bounced off Space Pirates And Zombies when I tried to play it, it seemed well put together but didn’t really grab me. Torchlight, again, isn’t really my kind of thing, but John quite liked it. I’ve not tried Rochard yet, but it looks fun, and Alec seemed to enjoy it.

Also of note:
Bundle in a box. Loads of new stuff has just been added to it too.
A few days left on the latest Indie Royale.
Latest Indie Gala ain’t bad.
F.E.A.R. 3 – £3.25. Registers on Steam.
The Walking Dead – £9.40/€11.55/$14.99. Registers on Steam.
Nuclear Dawn – £2.74. Registers on Steam.
Batman: Arkham Asylum [Goatee Edition] – £2.49

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