Hello, gamers, and welcome to some chatter regarding what’s in the Humble Bundle December 2018 package.
I joined Humble Bundle back in September 23, 2017.
As such, I’ve decided it’s about time I talk about some of the games I’ve acquired through the bundles, and this is the first post regarding this topic.
Everything stated below is my own opinion, and it may vastly differ from yours, or you may even concur with my jargon. In either case, I hope to give some insight on what this bundle offers during this session.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
Konami Digital Entertainment continues forth the ‘METAL GEAR SOLID V Experience’ with the latest chapter, METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain. Ushering in a new era for the franchise with cutting-edge technology powered by the Fox Engine, MGSV: The Phantom Pain will provide players a first-rate gaming experience as they are offered tactical freedom to carry out open-world missions.
Nine years after the events of MGSV: GROUND ZEROES and the fall of Mother Base, Snake a.k.a. Big Boss, awakens from a nine year coma. The year is 1984. The Cold War serves as the backdrop as nuclear weapons continue to shape a global crisis. Driven by revenge, Snake establishes a new private army and returns to the battlefield in pursuit of the shadow group, XOF.
So I’m gonna outright say it here on this one, but I’ve never really looked into Metal Gear Solid games. First, the name never really fit my preference for gameplay. Second, I’m pretty sure it’s a shooter? And if so, I’m just downright not good at shooters. Another reason for me to never have much of an interest.
But since I have it now, I suppose there’s no harm in looking into it. After all, I didn’t think I’d like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but that was actually a fun game for me.
Even if the end boss killed me fifty times and I took him out by being a coward in a vent.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES
World-renowned Kojima Productions showcases another masterpiece in the Metal Gear Solid franchise with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the first segment of the ‘Metal Gear Solid V Experience’ and prologue to the larger second segment, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launching thereafter.
MGSV: GZ gives core fans the opportunity to get a taste of the world-class production’s unparalleled visual presentation and gameplay before the release of the main game. It also provides an opportunity for gamers who have never played a Kojima Productions game, and veterans alike, to gain familiarity with the radical new game design and unparalleled style of presentation.
This goes with what I said above, but I also have to remind myself this one should be played first, apparently, as it’s the “prologue” version for the MGSV series.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Definitive Experience DLC
Apparently with this DLC, I’ll be getting a variety of clothing, as well as something for a horse? I had no idea there was anything to do with a horse in this game, as that seems to fit more along the lines of an Assassin’s Creed game.
Another bunch I’d be getting is a variety amount of packs. Woo!
Cities: Skylines + After Dark DLC
Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.
From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!
Utilize the Day and Night Cycle:
The city changes during the hours of the day and affects citizen schedules. Traffic is visibly slower at night and some zoned areas do not work with full efficiency. This expansion will put you in control of managing the different aspects of the day and night cycles.
I feel kind of bad with this one, because while exploring games through my Steam (psst, my page is here!) Discovery Queue, I played this game on my ignore list.
Some building games look interesting.
Roller Coaster Tycoon used to be my thing when I was younger. Same with Zoo Tycoon. It was fun letting the lions loose every so often. And forgetting to finish a roller coaster that shot people into the sky.
But building a city wasn’t high on my to-do list.
Mega Man Legacy Collection
In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.
Mega Man never appealed to be. Maybe because it always seemed like it was meant for a younger generation of guys. Maybe it was the graphics themselves.
I did watch Game Grumps play at least one of the games, and it didn’t look too bad. Since this collection features many games in one, I’ll have to give it a go at some point in time.
Zombie Army Trilogy
The cult horror shooter series comes to an apocalyptic conclusion with an epic new third chapter, a heart-pumping new horde mode, and remastered editions of the best-selling Nazi Zombie Army 1 & 2.
In the dying flames of World War II, Hitler has unleashed one final, unholy gamble – a legion of undead super soldiers that threatens to overwhelm the whole of Europe. Fight alone or team up to save humanity from the zombie menace in this apocalyptic third-person shooter!
Battle through THREE epic campaigns across 15 demon-infested missions. Play solo or fight back to back in online co-op for 2-4 players. Dare you take on one of the most intense and challenging third-person shooters in gaming?
Face gruesome enemies with iconic weaponry and powerful explosives. Dismember the undead to give yourself a fighting chance, and experience every putrid lung burst, every rotten bone shatter with the infamous X-ray Kill Camera.
I’m not much for zombie games.
I’m also not much for co-op games because…well, those types of games seem more fun to play with friends than when solo.
Maybe this one will be different. Maybe it’ll change my mind.
We shall see.
The game revolves around a redneck tourist who wakes up mummified in ancient Egypt after an accident. Why is he here? How did he survive the accident? And why the hell is he mummified?!
The answer lies within the three danger-filled pyramids of Giza, all protected by an army of monsters and huge bosses. Obviously, your mission is to get inside the pyramids, kill all the enemies and discover what’s going on!
The name might not give me much motivation to play the game (sorry guys, I can see how it IS intriguing, but not for me), however, the description pretty much piques my interest. Someone was mummified, and they have to go through pyramids and fight bosses to find the answers?
Let’s give it a go.
Purrfect Date – Visual Novel/Dating Simulator
Purrfect Date is a cross between a visual novel, dating sim, and dark British comedy. You, a human, will get to date cats and uncover the secrets of the mysterious Cat Island. Choose your own adventure as you romance the talking cats, balance your stats and carry out your research into the dark and questionable history of the Island.
Drawing inspiration from trailblazing games such as Undertale, Dream Daddy, Hatoful Boyfriend, and Pony Island, there’ll be lots of twists, turns and alternate playthroughs to keep you replaying.
Now, I haven’t played the artwork-inspired games, but two of them are high on my list.
With that being said, I actually look forward to playing this game, as weird as it may seem. Don’t get me wrong here; I’m no furry. But visual novels and dating simulators which feature choices and different outcomes have always been an interest of mine.
Seven: The Days Long Gone
If there’s one place that Master Thief Teriel avoids at all costs, it’s the prison island of Peh. But when a daring heist takes an unexpected turn, Teriel finds himself shackled on an airship bound for the infamous island. To make matters worse, the daemon inside his head makes it very clear that the thief will never leave unless he does exactly what he’s told.
In Seven: The Days Long Gone you play as Teriel. You must use all of your cunning and clandestine skills to escape a web of deceit and betrayal, and ultimately survive Peh.
NeuroVoider* is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack’n’slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath.
* may contain explosions.
Overwatch Loot Box
Forager (Sneak Peek)
Forager is a 2D open world game inspired by exploration, farming and crafting games such as Stardew Valley, Terraria & Zelda.
- Gather, collect and manage resources.
- Craft useful items & structures.
- Build and grow a base out of nothing. Buy land to expand and explore.
- Level up and learn new skills, abilities, and blueprints.
- Solve puzzles, find secrets and raid dungeons!
- Achieve anything you want! The choice is yours, you set your own goals to work towards!
Start small and improve your base, skills, equipment, network of friends (and enemies!) and build your future as you see fit! You can play Forager in a very varied array of playstyles…
Cut & Run
I can’t really say much about this game, because I know nothing about it. The only actual information I’ve found is that it’s a board game people play. So perhaps they’ve incorporated the board game into a computer-playable game.