Humble Monthly Gamble Discussion Thread

November 2021:

Due Process
House Flipper
Project Wingman
Wingspan
BPM: BULLETS PER MINUTE
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
SimpleRockets 2
Timelie
WRATH: Aeon of Ruin
Möbius Front '83

Come on Humble, you can do better than this.

Edit: Added two missing games, as reported below.

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin and Mobius Front 83 are also in there.

I got real close to pausing this month, but Mobius Front and Timelie looked interesting enough for me to fork over my $13.

Pausing again. Man. The free stuff from Prime Gaming this month is way better than the paid stuff from Humble.

I've had Mobius Front 83 on my wishlist for a while so I was in this month. Also Project Wingman in VR looks pretty slick and Wingspan looks like a pretty nice boardgame adaptation.

Not a bad month from my viewpoint.

Turnip Boy is a fun and relatively short little game to get in a bundle. Timelie didn't click with me because I just struggle with stealth games but it does feel like a very good puzzle game.

Was pretty close to pausing, until I realised Mobius Front '83 was a Zachtronics game. I'm also really into these throwback shooters, so Wraith: Aeon of Ruin pushed me over the edge.

BPM is really good. It's the first roguelike FPS arena shooter I've actually enjoyed. It's a little bit like Doom + Crypt of the Necrodancer. I'm happy to pass on the code if anyone wants to try it without buying the bundle. (Just PM me if you're a regularly contributing forum member )

I'll post more in the key thread after I've checked in with IRL friends

I took the $6 deal so I'm in this month. It's working out for me because I came pretty close to buying Project Wingman in the Steam sale, and I want to give Mobius Front a try. Simple Rockets might be fun though I don't know how it competes with the little green guys.

December 2021:

Maneater
MORDHAU
Endzone - A World Apart
Beyond The Wire
Partisans 1941
The Survivalists
Lacuna - A Sci-Fi Noir Adventure
8 Doors
Greak: Memories of Azur
Fling to the Finish
TOHU
Voidigo

Maneater is enough to clinch it all by iteself, and Endzone looks interesting. I'll have to dig into the other stuff to see if any of it also looks interesting, but those two look fun for sure.

Can confirm Endzone is pretty great.

Endzone seems neat, but dont think I'll bite for just one game. These Monthlies has still got really weak compared to their past.

Partisans 1941 is a cool commandos style game

Tohu and Lacuna look really good to me. Greak and Voidigo also look really cool, but there´s a ton of those kinds of games around. Still, maybe that's enough for me to pick this up. Maneater is cool too but I can play it on GamePass.

Seems like quite a varied month! I'm pretty keen to dive in

JohnKillo wrote:

Partisans 1941 is a cool commandos style game

Agreed. Looks very interesting. I think this'll be the first month that I don't pause my subscription for well over a year.

January 2022:

Mafia: Definitive Edition
Iron Harvest
Project Winter
Rebel Cops
Rustler
The Henry Stickmin Collection
Farmer's Dynasty
Between the Stars
Retrowave
Midnight Protocol

merphle wrote:

January 2022:

Mafia: Definitive Edition
Iron Harvest
Project Winter
Rebel Cops
Rustler
The Henry Stickmin Collection
Farmer's Dynasty
Between the Stars
Retrowave
Midnight Protocol

I'll stay in for Mafia, but nothing of super high interest here for my taste in gaming.

Farmer's Dynasty and Midnight Protocol look decent. Henry Stickmin is "Overwhelmingly Positive" so there's that to explore as well.

A number of the other games look interesting conceptually but get pretty weak ratings (mixed) on Steam.

Stuck on this month, since I jumped in at a 2 months for 1 months price offer after inititally pausing last month, as Endzone seemed interesting. But ugh, not interested in this months offerings.
I guess Mafia is fine, but I assume it is a GTA style game. Specifically designed for Not-me.

I took this one as well, mostly for Midnight Protocol and Between the Stars which look potentially interesting.

Shadout wrote:

Stuck on this month, since I jumped in at a 2 months for 1 months price offer after inititally pausing last month, as Endzone seemed interesting. But ugh, not interested in this months offerings.
I guess Mafia is fine, but I assume it is a GTA style game. Specifically designed for Not-me.

It's ostensibly open world, but it's way, way more linear than GTA, and is a lot more story focused. I haven't played it since release, but I remember the story being really good. Plus, it's a trip to do police chases at 30mph and feel like you're going crazy fast. I'm actually interested in at least four games in this month, so I'll be grabbing it.

Jury's still out whether I'll pretend to try and cancel so they give me a discount.

Iron Harvest was a decent RTS. Had Company of Heroes mechanics but played more like Command & Conquer.

Looks like there's some changes coming next month, including going back to a single tier that gets all the games. Which is good but ironically will probably get me to just outright cancel since I've been sitting on and constantly pausing the classic plan since that scheme started.

Sine I can just pause forever there is not that much reason to cancel, but the games being offered have sure taken a nose dive over time.
Hopefully this chance is also a new beginning for offering more interesting stuff. If they are no longer tied to offering a specific amount of games each month, to fit the different tiers, maybe that could allow more quality over quantity.

Yeah considering dropping it. I'm on the classic plan and have let it run month-to-month since it's been inexpensive and there's usually one game on the list I know I'll eventually play. But for the most part have just been letting them pile up without playing. So probably a good time to exit.

Will at least see what games they have for that month before deciding.

I just got off a 3-month $6 lock-in which turned out OK (Project Wingman, Endzone, Mobius Front), but my wife turned down the same offer this month. I may still bite for Between the Stars but I need to look at reviews and my recent pile additions (epic coupons, hooray). $12 is cheaper than that game's ever been just by itself.

Though I've also noticed that there seems to be a lot of filler in there; maybe because I'm not interested in RTS or indie platformers they have even less that appeals to me.

Crawley wrote:

But for the most part have just been letting them pile up without playing. So probably a good time to exit.

This is what ultimately lead to me just cancelling outright. I was pausing over and over again, but I've found in the last few years that I enjoy games better when I let myself dive deep into them, rather than skipping through new titles like a stone across a lake.

My pile is probably not as bad as some, but it's still large enough to cause me choice paralysis. I just got to a point where I realized that no matter how good the spread is, it's actually better to just stop completely than hold on to pausing. Thankfully Humble made it easier over the past year or so.

I've had Iron Harvest on my wishlist for ages. That was the biggest one for me.

I'm interested to see what they do to breathe new life into this subscription. I've still never paused a month, but I miss getting at least 3 interesting games per month, and it's been lower than that for a while.

I was going to pause yet again because I already have Mafia and Iron Harvest is on Game Pass. Then I read Tom Chick's GotY list and he was very enthusiastic about how good it is. I gotta say, it's pretty awesome. While I don't doubt it is nothing like actual hacking, it feels like it's hacking. It has enough tools and different types of things to encounter, that it feels fairly open as to how to approach each hack. The story is engaging enough too that it tends some interesting context to the missions.

I really recommend the game quite a bit and I went in with middling expectations.