Humble Bundle: PC and Android 10 ReviewGuest_Jim_* - June 9, 2014
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It was not too terribly long ago that if someone wanted to play video games away from a computer, console, or arcade, they needed a specialized device. However, thanks to advances in mobile technology, a great many people are walking around with smartphones powerful enough to play a myriad of games. Naturally many developers are bringing their games to smartphones, and thanks to Humble Bundle, you can grow your collection of mobile games with the Humble Bundle: PC and Android 10.
For those not familiar with Humble Bundle, it is a company that puts together media bundles, typically of games, and sells them using a pay-what-you-want model, with a customizable portion going to the developers, charities, or Humble Bundle itself. To encourage people to spend more than the minimum, some of the content is usually locked behind the average price. These Beat-The-Average (BTA) games are why I will refer to this bundle as containing 3+4 games, as four of the games require beating the average to unlock. (The game Galcon Fusion is listed as a bonus game, which is why I am not counting it as a separate base game.)
At any price, purchasing this bundle will get you Draw a Stickman: EPIC, Galcon Legends and Fusion, and Symphony for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, DRM-free and on Steam. (Draw a Stickman:EPIC is only available for Windows on Steam.) Beating the average will get you Breach & Clear, METAL SLUG 3, Fieldrunners 2, and Skulls of the Shogun for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, DRM-free and on Steam. (METAL SLUG 3 did not have its DRM-free versions available at launch, but were to arrive within the first three days. Both METAL SLUG 3 and Fieldrunners 2 are only available on Steam for Windows.)
With so many games in the bundle, the question this review is meant to answer is if they make the bundle worth purchasing. As Android versions of each of these games are included, I will also play them on my Moto X Android smartphone. You can read a review of the phone at our sister site TalkAndroid here: Moto X review: finally a smartphone with features that matter. Because the bundle is only available for a limited amount of time, I will not be playing the games to completion. I will be playing until I am I confident I can describe the experience, but of course the reader should bear in mind that my experience is limited.
Now that all of that has been covered, time to get to the games!