August 2, 2011

Humble Bundle 3.0 -Review- Part II

For our next title, we have...

4. Hammerfight

Hammerfight is about 2D battles of flying machines equipped with various slashing, piercing and blunt weaponry.A unique combat system is based on realistic physics simulation, and it ties the movements of the rider to the movements of your mouse. As you wave the mouse, your rider swings his warhammer, smashing the foe into the wall!

Basically, if you don't play this title, you're missing out on a lot. You feel the strikes as though they are real, and landing a powerful blow is immensely satisfying. It is amazing how the developers managed to simulate the mass of the weapon in your hands, and the physics involved is spot on.

 Hands down my favourite out of the bunch, but the others are still really good.

The controls are sharp and intuitive, and when paired with the realistic physics and smashable objects scattered across the levels and the high quality art, produces an explosion of fun of the highest caliber.

Did I mention that there's multiplayer too?

5. And Yet It Moves

And Yet It Moves is a 2D platformer with a twist. It brings the genre to another level by allowing the player to rotate the game world in 90 degree increments. So simple, and yet, so refreshing.

Your objective in each level is merely to reach the goal. There are no enemies to jump on, power-ups to use, or coins to collect. Conflict is created by the fact that your goal is not immediately accessible. A sheer cliff cannot be scaled -- until you spin the world 90 degrees clockwise, that is, creating a nice flat plain to stroll across.

A spin might give you access to new areas but also send loose rock tumbling down on your head to crush you. You may have to spin the world multiple times in order to manipulate a group of bats into scaring off a man-eating lizard. Playing And Yet It Moves, you're constantly discovering new things. There is a lot of trial and error, but regular checkpoints keep frustration levels down.

The challenges scale in difficulty as you progress. This title is a very pleasing and relaxing experience and is definitely worth a try.

And that's all the five titles in Humble Bundle 3.0. Also, you get free access to Minecraft for free until the fourteenth of August 2011. As Minecraft is not, strictly speaking, physics-related, you'll have to go somewhere else for the review.

Steel Storm is also given away for free if you buy the package. Awesome.

I've devoted 2 days of my student life for this review.

TL;DR: GET HUMBLE BUNDLE 3.0 if you're looking for games that are worth your time.


  1. And Yet It Moves sounds like LittleBigPlanet, except with the 90 degrees twisting. The game sounds like a challenge and it's nice of them to include checkpoints to release any stress. I don't prefer games that use trial n' error as its advancement but if the game is addicting and enjoyable then it kind of sells itself. lol

  2. Hammerfight sounds especially fun, though they all look great.

  3. it must be excelent :D


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