Here we go with putting our thoughts together on the Humble Bundle of July 2018.
I need to keep up with these suckers, right?
Anywho, I’ve got myself a 12-month subscription to Humble Bundle so I get a variety of new games every month. Unfortunately, I like to jump the gun when there’s a game I see on Steam that I want right then and there, and so some games I get replicas of. But hey, that’s what giveaways are for!
So here are the game for July that I received and my initial thoughts on them.
Forts is a physics-based RTS where foes design and build custom bases, arm them to the teeth and blast their opponent’s creations to rubble.
Build an armoured fort in real-time and arm it to the teeth. Collect resources, develop your tech-tree, unlock advanced weapons to target your opponent’s weak points, and feel the satisfaction as their fort comes crashing down.
I can’t say it looks terribly interesting. And I don’t typically play any kind of multiplayer game if I don’t know of any friends that will play it as well with me. Even if it can be played via solo, these games are more fun when you can banter back and forth with someone and laugh off the failures.
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
From Age of Empires co-creator Brian Sullivan and Braveheart writer Randall Wallace comes an innovative action role playing game set in ancient Greece, Egypt and Asia. The Titans have escaped their eternal prison, wreaking havoc upon the earth. The gods seek a hero who can turn the tide in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of both men and gods.
In this epic quest of good versus evil, players will encounter the greatest villains of Greek mythology, brave the attacks of Cerberus, and hazard the banks of the River Styx. Players will interpret the prophecies of the blind seer Tiresias, fight alongside Agamemnon and Achilles, and use the wiles of Odysseus to conquer this dark new adventure.
Are you ready for the quest?
Well, I certainly loved Age of Empires back in my youth. I even went so far as to constantly cheat using the codes Photonman and BigDaddy. Nothing says “I win” like laser shooting men and big black cars, right?
I’m not too certain about the battling aspect of the game. I’m so used to RPG-style of battles, the ones where you scroll through menus and pick-and-choose, I’m not sure how this battle system will be for me. But my attention is certainly piqued. I plan on playing this game at some point. Who doesn’t love mythology, after all?
Hearts of Iron IV
Victory is at your fingertips! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history.
From the heart of the battlefield to the command center, you will guide your nation to glory and wage war, negotiate or invade. You hold the power to tip the very balance of WWII. It is time to show your ability as the greatest military leader in the world. Will you relive or change history? Will you change the fate of the world by achieving victory at all costs?
This is a game that my dad would enjoy playing. War games like this aren’t really my cup of tea, but I’ve seen him play a variety of games along the lines of this one.
Blackwake is a multiplayer naval FPS focused on teamwork and cooperation. Fire the cannons, sink enemy ships or board them with firearms and steel.
As of posting this, this game is in “Early Access.” So if it looks interesting to you right now, then there’s a good chance you’ll continue enjoying it as the game continues to update itself (or the developers may keep it the same). I think it really depends on the players at this point of time in a game.
As for my own thoughts, this is again a multiplayer game, so if you have friends to play it, then it looks like it can be quite fun. Sinking another enemy’s ship, or going on board and duking it out with swords. Kind of the best of both worlds when you’re trying to be a pirate of the seas.
Only, no booty, yea?
Prove yourself a Portal Knight by levelling up your character, crafting epic weapons, and vanquishing foes in real-time in this cooperative, 3D sandbox action RPG.
Explore dozens of randomly-generated islands! Build almost anything! In a world torn apart by the Fracture and terrorized by the Hollow King, you and your friends are its only hope!
Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!
This game has been on my wishlist for a while, and I’m very happy that it’s become available for me to play via Humble Bundle. My one and only qualm with the game is the blocky textures of it. I’ve never found Minecraft aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and the look of everything in the world always bothered me.
This is kind of like the same, but a little less blocky. I figure I can get used to it a bit better than I ever would with Minecraft. Again, though, an MMO, so it’s good to have friends.
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
Shiness is an Action-RPG developed by indie development studio Enigami, which will let you travel in a captivating universe doomed to destruction ever since the fragmentation of the planet Mahera…
Finally, a game that isn’t somewhat dependent on multiplayer of some sort. This is the kind of game that I like to see in my Steam library.
I play a lot of indie games, and a good many of them are deserving of the attention they get. I’m hoping this one is the same, as the reviews are all mostly positive. The graphics somewhat remind me of Ni No Kuni 2, and while I love that game, I don’t know anything else regarding this game.
Looking forward to finding out.
Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition
In this turn-based strategic artillery game, players wage interplanetary wars by developing their home planets and firing massive barrages through the unpredictable gravity fields of the solar system.
Hey look, multiplayer!
I can’t state enough how much I don’t like sci-fi games. I don’t know what it is. Aliens, space ships, intergalactic travel, or those weird sci-fi creatures–I just can’t handle it. Give me dragons and faeries and werewolves and unicorns over aliens any day, thank you very much.
I don’t know how this game plays out like other games. I can’t say it’s like Star Wars, because it looks nothing like it. But if you’re into sci-fi games that duke it out with one another in space, then you just missed your chance to play it with a Bundle.
Serial Cleaner is a story-driven, fast-paced stealth/action game, set in 1970s America.
You are a professional cleaner. Your job is to clean up murder scenes by disposing of bodies, cleaning up blood stains and hiding incriminating evidence. A good cleaner never gets caught so you have to make sure you get in, clean up and get out without leaving a trace of evidence for the police to find.
Oh god, a stealth game.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy playing stealth games, but I’m so bad at them.
What’s funny, is I remember a friend playing a game that kind of looks like this, only they were going into buildings and shooting people, with blood spatter going everywhere. Now here’s a game where you have to clean up the dead bodies and the blood spatter without getting caught in the process.
Stumblehill is a platformer where you control a clumsy penguin, Ecki, on their quest to reach the top of a mountain. Ecki may fall over and stumble, adding an extra layer of trickiness to mastering the game, but allowing for impressive feats such as somersaults! This way, the game adds an interesting twist to its otherwise classic platforming.
All right, so we have a platformer game here. Not really my forte–I don’t think I’ve played very many of these types of games, though I’ve watched people play a variety. From the description, it kind of sound like how Humans Fall Flat is like. With tumbling over and falling if you make a mistake on trying to step on a structure that won’t take your weight or body.
But that’s merely the concept. In no way does it look like HFF.