Humble Bundle with Android 6 ReviewGuest_Jim_* - June 21, 2013
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It is interesting to look back on how gaming has changed within my lifetime. It used to be you practically needed a dedicated console or quarters to enjoy this interactive medium. Now you can find games for almost any electronic device with a screen and some input method. Sometimes these games are exclusive to a platform, and sometimes they are not. In the 5+2 Humble Bundle with Android 6 bundle, only one game is a platform exclusive.
Humble Bundle is a company that puts together bundles, typically containing independently developed video games and their soundtracks that can be purchased at any price, and the money you pay can go to the developers, Humble Bundle, or charities. For this bundle the two charities are the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play.
To encourage people to pay more than the minimum, Humble Bundles typically include games that require you beat the average (BTA) to purchase. In this case there are five games you get at any price and two BTA games, hence the 5+2 description. The five games you get at any price are Aquaria, Fractal: Make Blooms Not War, Organ Trail: Director's Cut, Stealth Bastard Deluxe, and Pulse, with Pulse being an Android exclusive game. Beating the average gets you Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut and Frozen Synapse. Every game's soundtrack is included with their purchase.
Part of the appeal of Humble Bundles is that the games they include are almost always DRM-free and you get versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux, if they exist. As this is a 'with Android' bundle, you also receive an Android version of each game as well.
As the bundle is only offered for two weeks, I will not be playing these games to completion, but until I feel confident in my ability to review them. This can take minutes or hours, depending on the game. Because the bundle includes Android versions of the games with the PC versions, I will play them on both platforms (with the exception of Pulse because it is only available on one platform). The Android device I am using is my Verizon Galaxy Nexus, which you can read the TalkAndroid review of here: Verizon Galaxy Nexus review – Does it live up to the hype?
With those points addressed, we can get into the reviews and see if any one of these games make the whole bundle worthwhile.