I don’t recall how many months it has been since I officially beat my Humble Bundle addiction, but I think I might be falling off the wagon this week. Capcom has long been one of my favorite video game publishers, and it is recently back in my good graces as well. When I see this Humble Bundle, I just want to scream with delight and buy everything… if I didn’t already own it.
Admittedly, the $1 tier is about 50/50 when it comes to decent games. I haven’t played Lost Planet 3, having tossed it aside for the far superior Japan-exclusive spin-off E.X. Troopers, but I have played the other three. Strider is an above-average attempt to bring the cult-classic series into the metroidvania formula, and Resident Evil Revelations 2 shows that the series can semi-work on a shoestring budget.
However, the real gem here is Bionic Commando: ReArmed, which is definitely one of the best games Capcom has produced over the last two generations. It’s a marvelous little title that shows developers how a remake should be handled and how 2D action should work in general. $1 is a steal for this game.
The average price tier also has some solid hits. I despise DmC: Devil May Cry much less now that I have played it, but I don’t necessarily like it either. Making up for its presence though are both Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil Revelations HD, the best games in the series in this post Resident Evil 4 world. Check them out it you don’t already own them.
Capcom is also teasing mystery games at this level, so my guess is Resident Evil 4 or 6 will be climbing into this bundle before it closes out.
The $15 tier nabs you Ultra Street Fighter IV and the DLC for Resident Evil 5. Not a bad deal, and it is the best way to enjoy Street Fighter until Street Fighter V comes out next March.
Following up on the headline, how could this get better? Resident Evil 4? Sure. The oft-hated Bionic Commando game from Grin? I love it, so why not? The surprise release of Demon’s Crest, Breath of Fire III, and its entire library of better, classic games on PC? Hey, I can dream, right?