I bought the Humble Indie Bundle 5 this week. I have actually bought the last three and have always been satisfied, but this one has me excited like never before. The selection is awesome: Bastion, Psychonaughts, LIMBO, Amnesia, Superbrothers: S&W EP.
I really like LIMBO. It is an interesting in a good way game. I’ll probably post more about that later.
I tried Psychonauts and besides the movie in the beginning it looks like a promising game. I know. I know. Everyone loves it. I’m withholding judgment for now.
My favorite game of all is hands down Bastion. I’m not exactly sure what it is: maybe the art, maybe the game play, EVERYTHING. It is one of the best games I have ever played. The folks over at Supergiant Games nailed it!
I want to do some follow up posts analyzing the game design and what I think works. For instance, I really like how the game gives the player a new skill then immediately allows them to use it in a pertinent way.
More later. For now go get the Humble Indie Bundle 5.