Its been a few months since I last talked about the Humble Choice monthly bundles. So, I thought today would be a good time to take a look at the games available for July- let’s take a look!
Yakuza 3 Remastered.
The first game for this month, Yakuza 3 Remastered, belongs to a series of games that I have been wanting to jump into for a little while now, the Yakuza series. In this game, you play as Kazuma Kiryu, a man trying to get away from his criminal past. Unfortunately for him, his past has followed him to the island of Okinawa and Kiryu has no choice but to face it. WHilst the premise sounds quite series, Yakuza 3 does have the same tone as the previous entries in the Yakuza series, as it knows when not to take itself seriously. Yakuza 3 Remastered will definitely be one of my picks for this month, however it will be a little while before I get to it, as I want to play the games in chronological order.
The Surge 2.
OK, moving away from the modern streets of Japan to the sci-fi setting of The Surge 2, an action, RPG game. In The Surge 2, you are on your way to Jericho City when your plane ends up crash landing. You wake up to find yourself in a derelict detnetion facility and must fight to survive in the Jericho City. I’ll be honest, I did receive the first The Surge game in a past Humble Monthly bundle but never got around to playing it. I feel like these two games I should at least try, as they have been fairly well received and I do want to delve into more sci-fi themed RPGs.
I have to admit that racing games are not my favourite genre of video games to play and yet thanks to Humble Bundle/Humble Choice, I seem to have acquired quite a selection of racing games. Perhaps this is a hint that I should try a racing game? Regardless, Dirt 5, looks pretty much like every other racing game I’ve seen- you race a colourful car against opponents who are also in colourful cars. Is my ignorance showing yet? In all seriousness, on Steam the reviews appear somewhat conflicted, with some people enjoying the game whilst others say to wait a while before purchasing it, as additional content may be released in the future that improves the game. So, I guess, if you enjoy racing games, you may want to check out Dirt 5.
Now, we return to genres I love- fantasy and strategy. In Hammerting, you must manage a clan of dwarves who want to establish a successful mine. If success, your dwarves will be known as master craftsmen and the people on the surface will want your dwarves trade. I think that this concept is pretty cool and unique. At the moment Hammerting, is in Early Access on Steam, so I will probably wait until its full release before delving into the dwarf mining game.
Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor.
With this next game, we’re heading into space! In Nimbatus – The Space Srone Constructor, you have been placed in charge of Nimbatus, the largest drone factory ever built. With Nimbatus, you can design your own drones and then use them to explore the universe. I like the sound of Nimbatus, however I tend to be terrible at this sort of design/construction game. Still, I will probably give Nimbatus a go at somepoint in the future.
We are halfway through this month’s picks and the sixth game is Paradise Killer. Paradise Killer is an open world game in which you are tasked with solving a murder mystery. The world in the game looks rather surreal and unique. Although I tend to be terrible at murder mysteries, I tend to have a lot of fun trying to work out who the murderer is. Combine that with an unusual setting and Paradise Killer finds itself as one of my picks for this month!
Kill It With Fire.
Here is a game that my arachnophobic sister would steer clear of- Kill It With Fire. In this game, you are an exterminator who has just one goal: kill the spiders by any means possible. Kill It With Fire just looks like one of those absurd games that you can enjoy playing inbetween larger, more serious games. It is definitely a game I’ll try out at some point.
Sticking with the insect theme, the next game is Bee Simulator, a game in which you are, well, a bee. However, you are not just any bee, you have been tasked with saving your hive which is threatened when some humans want to chop down the tree that your hive resides in. I’ll be honest, I have never played a game bee-fore that lets me be a bee, so my interest has bee-n piqued. OK, I’ll stop with the bee puns, but bee-fore I move onto the next game, I will say that Bee Simulator has made it to my ‘to-play’ list. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself…
Next up is a metal music themed, hack ‘n’ slash game, Elderborn. Inspired by the Souls games and Robert E. Howard’s fantasy works, Elderborn, you are a barbarian who has enterred an enacient city, determined to uncover its secrets. I love the 80s and 90s vibe that Elderborn gives me and whilst I feel like I would be terrible at the game, I do want to at leats give it a go.
S.W.I.N.E HD Remaster.
Going back to the animal theme, the next game is S.W.I.N.E HD Remaster, a real time strategy game about a war between rabbits and pigs. I imagine that this game has a bit of humour in it. I am a fan of RTS game and the idea of controlling an animal army with modern weaponary is definitely a selling point.
Sticking with the strategy genre, for the penultimate game for this month, we have Deadly Days– a strategy game set during a zombie apocalypse. If you have played any game set during a zombie apocalypse, then you probably have a good idea of how this game plays: you control a group of survivors and you must help them survive the end of the world. What makes Deadly Days stand out, to me, is its combination of rogue-like gameplay with the zombie setting. I love zombie games, so Deadly Daysis definitely a game I will be trying out.
ADOM (Ancient Domains of Mystery).
And the final game for July’s Humble Choice is ADOM (Ancient Domains of Mystery), a fantasy rogue-like game in which the fate of the world is in your hands. I’ll be honest, this game doesn’t quite grab my attention as some of the other games in this bundle have, however it is a fantasy themed game, so I will probably try it out at some point.
That’s the July bundle! Overall this was actually a pretty good bundle with plenty of games that I will being trying out at some point. Which games caught your eye? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll talk to you soon!