Bomberman: Act Zero is FIVE DOLLARS.

#1 Posted by onan (1283 posts) -

Just picked it up on the Xbox on Demand 75% off sale. For $5, it fixes every major problem reviewers had with it. The reviews basically complain it's more of the same for $60, and if it were a cheap XBLA title, it would be way better. Well, now it is. Game size is only about 388mb, too.

It's also chock full of unintentional humor, like the robot announcer and the bomber girl excessive jiggle physics (in a bomberman game? REALLY?). At $5, I don't regret picking this up at all.

#2 Posted by ch3burashka (5017 posts) -

NAW DAWG

#3 Posted by iAmJohn (6110 posts) -

Not even as a joke.

#4 Posted by chilibean_3 (1622 posts) -

I'm pretty sure price wasn't the only problem people had with it.

#5 Edited by Solh0und (1759 posts) -

I rather buy Conan. 
 
Edit: Infact, I WILL buy Conan.

#6 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2051 posts) -

Pay me five dollars and I'l think about it.

#7 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

...

I bought it. Whoops.

#8 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2228 posts) -

@Solh0und said:

I rather buy Conan. Edit: Infact, I WILL buy Conan.

I remember really enjoying that game

#9 Posted by Hailinel (23948 posts) -

I'd rather punch myself in the dick with a spiked gauntlet than pay any amount to play Bomberman: Halo.

#10 Edited by blueinferno (442 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

I'd rather punch myself in the dick with a spiked gauntlet than pay any amount to play Bomberman: Halo.

This, but I'll personally replace Bomberman: Act Zero with FaceBreaker, which has also gone on sale for five bucks today. Fuck that game, it's not even worth my pocket lint.

#11 Posted by david3cm (635 posts) -

There are actually a bunch of mediocore/extremely shitty games on sale for 5 bucks on games on demand.

#12 Posted by iAmJohn (6110 posts) -

@blueinferno said:

@Hailinel said:

I'd rather punch myself in the dick with a spiked gauntlet than pay any amount to play Bomberman: Halo.

This, but I'll personally replace Bomberman: Hero with FaceBreaker, which has also gone on sale for five bucks today. Fuck that game, it's not even worth my pocket lint.

Kind of shitty that they're still selling this game when they've taken the online servers off. That said, man was it awful.

#13 Posted by JJOR64 (18912 posts) -
THIS IS BOMBERMAN DAMMIT!
#14 Posted by fox01313 (5064 posts) -

Glad someone liked that train wreck of a game. Learned from playing it that it's just not for me as well as I figure 95% of the people playing games.

#15 Posted by bluefish (433 posts) -

Eh, I already have Bomberman Live, which is a much better version methinks.

But thanks?

#16 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

THIS IS BOMBERMAN DAMMIT!

Psh, that's MY GRANDMA'S Bomberman.

This is a Bomberman that I can identify with. He's edgy and likes hanging out in fire, like me.
#17 Posted by ShaggE (6343 posts) -

@blueinferno said:

@Hailinel said:

I'd rather punch myself in the dick with a spiked gauntlet than pay any amount to play Bomberman: Halo.

This, but I'll personally replace Bomberman: Hero with FaceBreaker, which has also gone on sale for five bucks today. Fuck that game, it's not even worth my pocket lint.

Agreed. My hands hurt just remembering the Facebreaker demo... what a mess.

#18 Posted by yoshisaur (2665 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

I'd rather punch myself in the dick with a spiked gauntlet than pay any amount to play Bomberman: Halo.

I can make this happen.

#19 Posted by GorillaMoPena (1947 posts) -

5 dollars is still 60 dollars too many

#20 Posted by IBurningStar (2160 posts) -

I'm not going pay any amount of money for that game for the very same reason why I don't negotiate with terrorist.

#21 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

$5 DOLLARS!!! HOLY SHIT!!! (That's still way to much. They should pay me.)

#22 Posted by Winternet (8007 posts) -

I remember Act Zero for being atrociously bad. A crime against humanity.

That reminds me of a call the duders got on the hotspot about a dude that bought a 360 just so he could play Bomberman Act Zero. It was pretty funny.

#23 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@ck1nd said:

@Hailinel said:

I'd rather punch myself in the dick with a spiked gauntlet than pay any amount to play Bomberman: Halo.

I can make this happen.

I'd pay five bucks to see that ;)

#24 Edited by Getz (2989 posts) -
#25 Posted by MrKlorox (11208 posts) -

I'd rather have Russian strippers do things to themselves on webcam for five minutes with that money.

#26 Posted by ShaggE (6343 posts) -

@Winternet said:

That reminds me of a call the duders got on the hotspot about a dude that bought a 360 just so he could play Bomberman Act Zero. It was pretty funny.

Oh wow... that poor guy.

#27 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

This isn't one of those "I'd be stupid not to get it" moments. Don't buy it.

#28 Posted by Demoskinos (14579 posts) -

I'd really suggest people check out Kameo since its on sale. It was one of the better launch games and its a shame it never got a proper sequel

#29 Posted by Video_Game_King (36071 posts) -

That's 2000 pennies too many.

#30 Edited by DharmaBum (1048 posts) -

@Demoskinos: I wholeheartedly agree!

I think of Kameo as the last true Rare adventure game; pretty much what we all desired out of them after the Microsoft acquisition. Don't get me wrong, Viva Pinata and Nuts & Bolts were clever/original experiments, but I just love the traditional platformers they used to make with colorful worlds to explore and whimsical, cartoony characters. Kameo is a hidden gem and worth checking out for $5.

#31 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

NO. F YOU.

#32 Edited by onan (1283 posts) -

It's dark bomberman, and it's hilarious how unintentionally ridiculous it is. A match starts, and a tortured bomber man gets taken out of his Matrix-style cocoon with a giant evil UFO catcher claw, gets fitted with cybernetic enhancements, and is then unceremoniously dumped into an expansive warehouse filled with blocks. When he/she lands, it's in that ridiculous Terminator "time traveler" pose. I had no idea what to expect and I nearly shot soda through my nose. It's played ENTIRELY straight.

I played for about 15 minutes earlier today and just from that got my $5 worth, just seeing what Japan thought the west was demanding from their games (360 exclusive). I really like bomberman and I already own a bunch of different versions, this is different while still being exactly the same. It's worth it just to subject friends to it, because you know none have them have ever seen it, or likely even heard of it.

I will say that even loaded onto the HDD, the load times are atrocious, though. I have no idea what it's loading, it's only 388mb. They could load the entire thing into RAM with room to spare.

Edit: That said, Prince of Persia for 3.99 is by far the better value, but I'm not trying to convince anyone to get that. This is less a "OMG, GREAT DEAL!" thread and more of a "take a minute to re-evaluate just why you think you hate this game because you know you've never played it or know anyone who has played it." I can honestly say I'm not going to play this thing for more than an hour, total, over the life of my XBL account, but I don't feel I've wasted my money because I finally got a chance to experience this mess of design for myself.

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