Since it is the start of January, it is time for another Humbler Choice bundle! So, let’s take a look at what games Humble Bundle is choosing to kickstart with the new year with.
We are starting this bundle of games with the latest in the Doom franchise, Doom Eternal. I don’t think I need to go into too much detail as to what the Doom series is about as it is such a classic game series. Essentially, in Doom Eternal, you must defend humanity from the armies of hell. Although it is a simple premise, just a quick glance at the Steam review shows that it has been well received by gamers. Doom has always been one of those series that I’ve been meaning to try out., even if it is just to say I’ve tried it, but I’ve never gotten around to playing a game in the series; so maybe the latest Doom games would be a good starting point.
Tribes of Midgard.
Moving from one apocalyptic scenario to another, the next game is Tribes of Midgard! In Tribes of Midgard, you are trying to prevent Ragnarok by defeating gigantic enemies from Viking legend, levelling up your character and finding the resources needed to craft the weapons to take on the enemies threatening your tribe. You won’t have to face the end of the world alone, as you can fight alongside nine other players. Looking at the reviews, it seems that Tribes of Midgard is a solid idea but does suffer from some technical issues and is a much more enjoyable experience when played with other people. I generally prefer to play games by myself, so I may check out Tribes of Midgard but I probably won’t invest too much time into it.
Encased: A Sci-fi Post Apocalyptic RPG.
This next game, Encased, looks like it is right up my gaming street. It is a post-apocalyptic game, set in an alternative 1970’s, in which you play as an employee of the CRONUS corporation. The corporation tasks you with entering the mysterious dome and locating some artefacts. With its turn-based combat, companions and character choices, Encased reminds me a lot of the older Falloutgames. This will definitely go on my to-play list.
OlliOlli World – Rad Edition.
Shifting genres, we have the skateboarding game OlliOlli World. In this skateboarding platformer, you travel through the world of Radlandia completing missions and challenges along the way. The reviews on Steam are very positive, with a lot mentioning it has a great atmosphere and a game that you can either pick up and play for a few minutes or just get yourself lost in, depending on what you want to do. I loved the old Tony Hawk games from the early 2000s, so OlliOlli World may offer me an opportunity to indulge in a bit of nostalgia.
Grow: Song of the Evertree.
Next up is an adventure simulation game called Grow: Song of the Evertree. In Grow: Song of the Evertree, you are trying to restore the Evertree and the worlds that reside on its branches. You do this by exploring the lands to find resources, which you will use in alchemy. This game has been well received on Steam, with people describing it as having a ‘cosy feeling’ and a game that you can take at your own pace. I have been recently enjoying simulation and village/city building games, in particular Disney Dreamlight Valley, as they are a great change of pace to the more story heavy games that I play. With some of the games I want to play in 2023, I can see myself playing Grow: Song of the Evertree in between some of those games.
Conan Chop Chop.
WIth Conan Chop Chop, we have a bit of a change of pace from Grow: Song of the Evertree. Conan Chop Chop is a roguelike game, set in the Conan the Barbarian world, in which you are a barbarian trying to stop the evil sorcerer Thoth-Amon. You don’t have to take on your enemies alone as Conan Chop Chop allows you to team up with three other players. Conan Chop Chop looks like it could be a fun little roguelike that has an element of chaos to it.
We are back with the life sims, this time with Hokko Life. Hokko Life gives me some serious Animal Crossing vibes, as in Hokko Life you have just moved to the village of Hokko. It is then up to you to decide how you want to build Hokko. And just like in Animal Crossing, in Hokko Life, the citizens of Hokko are very cute animals. I really like the look of Hokko Life and it will join Grow: Song of the Evertree as games I will play in between the bigger games I will play.
The Serpent Rogue.
And now we have reached the final game for the January Humble Choice, The Serpent Rogue. In the game, you must explore a fantasy realm and protect it from the Serpent Rogue, an evil that has taken root in the world. By exploring, you will gain knowledge on how to defeat said evil, as well as gain knowledge on how to create powerful potions that will give you abilities. I love the artstyle of The Serpent Rogue,a s well as how the exploration is tied to improving yourself to face the impending threat. It will definitely be added to my to-play list!
And those were the games for the first Humble Choice of 2023! Overall, this was a solid bundle of games. There isn’t one game that I wouldn’t at least try and quite a few that I will definitely be spending some time with. Are there any games that grabbed your attention? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll talk to you soon!