Thoughts: Humble Bundle October 2017

Thoughts: Humble Bundle October 2017

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration includes the base game and Season Pass featuring all-new content. Explore Croft Manor in the new “Blood Ties” story, then defend it against a zombie invasion in “Lara’s Nightmare”.

I’ve seen a friend of mine play this game, but only a short amount of time of it.  But with that small amount of visual play–and looking at some of the gameplay of it later, I had to make a grab for it when I saw it on the Humble Bundle Monthly.

As of writing this post, I’ve played the game all the way through and am completely happy with my purchase. Even if I did die about 20 times in the first scene on Adventure Mode. cough

Wargame: Red Dragon

1991: the two blocs confront each other in a new theater of war, Asia, joined by various other countries: Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

The moment I saw this game and read what it was about, I knew it’d be something along the lines my dad would play. He’s into World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Me? Not so much.

But I did play Battleships in my younger days, and that was quite fun.


The jailer is the key, kill him and you’ll be free.

I’m not really sure what to make of this game. The graphics remind me of Gigantic, and there seems to be quite a bit of fight action going on from what I can tell of the game trailer previews. In fact, after watching the fights and movement a bit more, there seems to be a blend of the game Gungeon in there too.

It definitely has my interest, but it’s not the style of game I normally go for.

Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You

Big Brother has arrived – and it’s you. Investigate the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks. Information from the internet, personal communications and private files are all accessible to you. But, be warned, the information you supply will have consequences.

As of this post, it’s been a while since I first played Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You.

As it says, you’re Big Brother, and you’re keeping tabs on a variety of people and gathering needed information that will (hopefully) help stop future crimes of terror. This game looked odd but intriguing to me, and it wasn’t any kind of game I’d ever tried before, so it was refreshing. Very laid back with dramatic moments of tension.

Seasons After Fall

Seasons After Fall is a 2D platform-puzzler game that will let you dive into a captivating universe and explore a land governed by magic and nature.

From the videos, this looks like a cute game with a different kind of art style that catches my attention. So many games these days focus on realism and stuff, but then you get things like this.


Some of the gameplay is reminiscent of Ori and The Blind Forest (which I’ve not played yet, though it’s on my to-play list). I think it’ll be good gameplay.

The Shrouded Isle

Your Excellency, in this short game, you must prepare for the awakening of our Lord. He hungers for a human sacrifice every season. Sinners try to hide their dark secrets, but all must be purged…

I’ve no idea if I’m going to like or hate this game, but I get the feeling if someone plays it, it’s either one or the other.

Judging by the first video I watched, that’s a lot of green, which is one of the color schemes. Apparently there’s four different color schemes, and I have to wonder if the gameplay is different for each one, or if it’s the same and you just get to choose your favorite color. Which would be kind of lame.

…It interests me though. Just to see how it plays.

  • ► The Shrouded Isle – Steam

Scanner Sombre

Inspired by Gone Home and Dear Esther, Scanner Sombre is a cave exploration experience. With stunning visuals and a terrifying theme, it is the 6th major video game released by Introversion Software – creators of the BAFTA award winning Prison Architect as well as Uplink, Darwinia and DEFCON.

The graphics are based on a series of dots, which is different. Reminds me of all the dotwork drawings I used to look at.

This is a VR-friendly game, and at first I wondered if it was only for VR, but I don’t think that’s the case. Judging by the looks of it though, it’d probably play better if you had the headset.

I’m not sure if the dotwork is going to be visually hard on my eyes or not. I won’t know until I play it, but it’s not high on my list.

  • ► Scanner Sombre – Steam