Thoughts: Humble Bundle Classics Return

Thoughts: Humble Bundle Classics Return

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Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse

Paris in the spring. Shots ring out from a gallery…

A robbery… a murder… and the beginning of another epic, original Broken Sword adventure.

From multi-award winning Revolution Software comes the latest explosive episode in this classic series. Playing as intrepid American George Stobbart and sassy French journalist Nico Collard, you find yourself on the trail of a stolen painting – and a murderous conspiracy. A conspiracy whose roots lie in mysteries older than the written word…

Armed only with logic, integrity and a wry sense of humour – can George and Nico save mankind from disaster? 

Can you solve the secret of the Serpent’s Curse? A curse forged by the Devil himself…

I’ve never heard of this game, but I’m all about the point and click games. Sometimes they can just be more fun than level grinding on an rpg, and their story seems to connect a lot more because things can move at a faster pace.

Not that every other game have bad stories, mind you. It’s just sometimes the game lasts so long you kind of forget what it’s all about, rather than shorter games.

But I digress.

If this game is as good as I hope it is (lol), then I might look into buying the other parts of the series, depending.

  • ► Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse – PlayStation 4
  • ► Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse – Steam
  • ► Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse – Xbox One

Shadowrun Returns

MAN MEETS MAGIC & MACHINE. The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Technology merges with flesh and consciousness. Elves, trolls, orks and dwarves walk among us, while ruthless corporations bleed the world dry. You are a shadowrunner – a mercenary living on the fringes of society, in the shadows of massive corporate arcologies, surviving day-by-day on skill and instinct alone. When the powerful or the desperate need a job done, you get it done… by any means necessary.

This is definitely a game that’s worth the paying anything for on the Humble Bundle “Classics Return”. I’ve never played it before seeing it on Steam, but I have gotten a glimpse into it before seeing this bundle.

It’s a very story-driven game it seems like, so it’s a whole lot of talking you’re getting through in order to do some quests, but the game battle system is a fun one, and the character creation offers a variety of things you can do or focus on.

  • ► Shadowrun Returns – Steam

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

Tex Murphy wakes up – disoriented and head pounding – on the fire escape outside his office atop the Ritz Hotel. Another typical morning for the last of the old-school detectives. Except it isn’t. What starts out as the worst hangover in history becomes a baffling nightmare: something – or someone – has erased Tex’s memory of the past seven years. Motivated by lost love, revenge and the world’s strongest coffee blend, Tex must retrace his own steps into a maze of unsolved murders, hidden agendas and lost technologies of Nikola Tesla. Only by solving the mysteries of his past can Tex hope to regain his memory in time to restore what’s been lost…and stop a terrifying future.

So when I first saw the title of this game, and how it looked (regarding the text effect), I was thinking this would be a sci-fi game. I typically steer clear of those types of games. Something about aliens and spaceships and intergalactic travel put me off.

But give me fantasy any day.

Putting that aside, this game looks like it’d be quite the comedy, judging by the different screenshots. I look forward to playing this game, despite knowing nothing about it.

  • ► Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure – Steam

Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut

In 2012, magic returned to our world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Among them was the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge, who emerged without warning from the mountains of Germany, unleashing fire, death, and untold destruction across the countryside. It took German forces nearly four months to finally shoot her down – and when they did, their victory became known as The Dragonfall. 

Well, I mean, if you’re interested in Shadowrun, then there’s no real reason to not go for an expansion that’s a stand-alone title, let alone a director’s cut, right?

That was kind of a mouthful, yeah?

  • ► Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut – Steam

Pay $8.65+ to Unlock

Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Extended Edition

HONG KONG. A stable and prosperous port of call in a sea of chaos, warfare, and political turmoil. The Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone is a land of contradictions – it is one of the most successful centers of business in the Sixth World, and home to one of the world’s most dangerous sprawl sites. A land of bright lights, gleaming towers, and restless spirits where life is cheap and everything is for sale.

And another extended adventure for those Shadowrun gaming lovers! I can’t really say much on my thoughts here with these extra features of the game, seeing as I never played it. These are simply beforehand thoughts on a game.

  • ► Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Extended Edition – Steam

Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut – Standard Edition

The Wasteland’s hellish landscape is waiting for you to make your mark… or die trying. With over 80 hours of gameplay, you will deck out your Desert Ranger squad with the most devastating weaponry this side of the fallout zone, test the limits of your strategy skills, and bring justice to the wasteland. 

I don’t think I ever would’ve looked at this game’s title and decided to choose to play and buy it. It says it’s from the producer of Fallout, and I’ve never played that game either. I’ve seen some gameplay on it, but it never looked like my kind of style that I’d ever get into.

(As of writing this I’ve been playing Fallout Shelter, but that’s completely different. I think.)

So after looking at some of the screenshots, it doesn’t look too bad of a game. It looks intriguing, but I’m still not completely sold as to whether or not I’ll be into it.

  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut – Standard Edition – Steam

Age of Wonders III

Age of Wonders III is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy series. Delivering a unique mix of Empire Building, Role Playing and Warfare, Age of Wonders III offers the ultimate in turn-based fantasy strategy for veterans of the series and new players alike!

The only Age game I’ve ever played was way back when, when Age of Empires was a big deal. Yeah. It’s been a while since I played one of these game, right? And this is the third of the Wonders, so I’m pretty behind right now.

I’m sure things have changed in this game. By the looks of it, a lot has changed, but I still enjoy the idea of building societies and such. I used to play Zoo Tycoon and Roller Coaster Tycoon as well.

But this game looks like it has a lot more to it. Can’t wait to try it…one day.

  • Age of Wonders III – Steam


Xenonauts is a strategy game in which you control a multi-national military organisation defending a Cold War-era Earth from alien invasion, using small squads of persistent soldiers to eliminate the extraterrestrials and recover their technology in turn-based ground combat. A detailed strategic layer allows you to co-ordinate the defence of the planet, using your interceptors to shoot down UFOs and researching captured artefacts to learn about your foes and unlock new combat equipment to use on your missions.

Oh man. A Sci-fi game.

I don’t know if I can do this guys, lol.

I have to give it a chance, of course. And I will. But it’s definitely not one of my top games I’ll be playing anytime soon. One day I’ll look into my Steam library and see this and wonder how good it is, and then I’ll hit play.

Until that time, though…

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Torment: Tides of Numenera

You are born falling from orbit, a new mind in a body once occupied by the Changing God, a being who has cheated death for millennia. If you survive, your journey through the Ninth World will only get stranger… and deadlier.

This was one of the games that was on my wishlist, and I was always waiting for it to be on a decent sale, so I’m very happy I got it with this Humble Bundle.

The game does seem slightly sci-fi, but maybe more fantasy? Despite that, looking at the screenshots, the idea hasn’t deterred me from wanting to give it a try.

  • Torment: Tides of Numenera – Steam

Dreamfall Chapters: The Final Cut Edition

Dreamfall Chapters is a stand-alone game in The Longest Journey saga; a narrative third-person 3D adventure set in the twin worlds of science and magic. Embark on a magical journey across Stark and Arcadia in a setting that mixes cyberpunk sci-fi with magical fantasy. Play as Zoë Castillo, a young woman seeking answers to her own identity; Kian Alvane, a disgraced Apostle and assassin seeking redemption; and Saga, a mysterious child trapped in a house between worlds. Experience an engaging story about choices and consequences, dreams and reality, magic and science, chaos and order, and the three people whose actions will shape the course of history — in all worlds.

If Torment wasn’t enough to make me spend this bit of money, this game was.

Here’s another game that’s been on my wishlist for a while now. I think the title caught my attention before anything else, seeing as it’s a blend of sci-fi and possibly fantasy, I probably would’ve tip-toed from the urge.

But now I have it!

It shall be played.

  • Dreamfall Chapters: The Final Cut Edition – Steam

$2 Humble Wallet credit for Monthly subscribers

Of course, I’m content with getting this extra bonus.