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Humble THQ Bundle

The Humble Bundle Website announces THQ is the subject of their latest bundle, though this AAA game specialist is far from the humble indie usually featured in these flexibly priced packages. Some proceeds can be assigned to benefit Child's Play and/or the American Red Cross, and the promotion will run for the next 13 days. Anyone willing to pay at least one dollar will get a bundle of Darksiders, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, Metro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon. Those who beat the average price (currently around $5.63) will also receive a copy of Saints Row: The Third.

17. Re: Humble THQ Bundle Nov 30, 2012, 00:30 jacobvandy
Jerykk wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 23:12:
Prez wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 21:42:
Wow - that is just a stupid amount of great gaming for practically no money.

What are the CoH games like?

They are very similar in mechanics to the original Dawn of War games (They share the same engine iirc) - control point-based resource/requisition points kind of thing. The graphics are still damn good considering the game's age too.

That's not entirely accurate. CoH is much more similar to DoW2 than DoW1. DoW1 was a pretty traditional RTS with an emphasis on base-building and relatively large armies. CoH and DoW2 were much smaller in scale and put a much greater focus on cover and positioning.

Anywho, this is a pretty sweet deal for anyone that doesn't already have these games. I'm surprised that they included Saints Row 3, especially considering that they just recently re-released the game with all the DLC included.

No way. COH is very similar to DOW 1, there is almost the same amount of base-building and you can still have big armies. DOW 2 is about having a single squad of heroes and no bases... I guess you could argue that it was kind of in between, as it did have more emphasis on tactics, but you're off your rocker to say it has more in common with the sequel. (Actually, I will say that the second standalone expansion for COH, Tales of Valor, took the gameplay very far into the DOW 2 direction, which is why it was the weakest of the trilogy. Nobody here is referring to that as an example of why the game is great, though, guaranteed.) They've explicitly stated they are staying away from the kind of design decisions that ruined made DOW 2 different, in developing COH 2.

This comment was edited on Nov 30, 2012, 00:36.
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