Humble Bundle Monthly December 2016 containts the following games. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, The Escapists, Mordheim: City of the Damned, Hacknet, Western Press, The Flame in the Flood, Minion Masters, Yojimbrawl.
Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen presents a rewarding action combat experience. Players embark on an epic adventure in a rich, living world with three AI companions, known as Pawns. These partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability that they have developed based on traits learned from each player. PC users can share these Pawns online and reap rewards of treasure, tips and strategy hints for taking down the terrifying enemies. Pawns can also be borrowed when specific skills are needed to complete various challenging quests.
Review by Dorf
This game, oh boy, this game. It has given me so many sleepless nights and I'm still playing it. Does that mean it's a perfect game? Well, no, not really. So why do I love this game so much?
- Big ♥♥♥ monsters. You climb on all sorts of mythological monsters so you can hit their weak points and do a lot of damage. It has that one mechanic from Shadow of the Colossus; except that in this game, you can actually regenerate your stamina so you don't fall off a monster and receive falling damage.
- 9 different vocations. You have everything from vocations that use bows and daggers, shields and swords, longbows, greatswords that are just lovely to use, and staffs so you can conjure magick (more on that later)
- Pawn System, there isn't any type of real multiplayer, so if you're looking to play this with a friend, you will not get that experience. However, there are two kinds of "multiplayer": The first one is the pawn system, basically, you create two characters, your main one, and your main pawn. You can choose what will be their vocation and how they will attack and you can even decide how much you want your main pawn to talk. So what's so special about this "pawn"? Well, your main pawn can go to other Arisens (players) worlds to be one of their pawns. And you can also have two other pawns from other Arisens that can be different from your main one, so this is the way you create a party. The second type of multiplayer is reserved for late game and for New Game Plus.
- Most, if not all of the abilites feel so unique and feel so go to use, you actually feel like you're the one doing the action, the animations are fluid and the magick attacks are hands down perfect. Capcom nailed the magick like no other game has ever done.
(STEAM, 91% positive reviews!)
The Escapists Supermax Edition bundle files through the bars and digs to freedom to smuggle the award-winning prison escape game and all the additional premium content past the guards in this definitive Escapists experience! The Escapists is an award winning prison break simulation that provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life. Master the routine, plan your strategy then execute your Escape. This bundle includes the original game plus all the following content: The Escapists, The Escapists DLC: Duct Tapes are Forever, The Escapists DLC: Escape Team, The Escapists DLC: Alcatraz, The Escapists DLC: Fhurst Peak.
Plus, here’s your chance to get the first map for The Escapists – Fhurst Peak Correctional Facility. This prison was originally a bonus prison included for Early Access members, but due to popular demand it is now available here as an additional prison!
Review by Festive Boxtrot
-Really accurate prison escape simulator
-Large Character choice
-Guards.... Lots... And Lots... of guards.....
-Phsycic guard powers
Generally still a really good game.
Mordheim: City of the Damned
(STEAM, 72% positive reviews!)
Mordheim: City of the Damned is the first video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s cult classic tabletop game Mordheim.
Set in the Warhammer World’s decimated Empire city, Mordheim: City of the Damned is a turn-based tactical game where you lead warbands into bloody and lethal skirmishes. The game blends RPG elements, fast-paced tactical combat and intricate unit customization in a time wrought by chaos and rivalry where only the strongest survive
Review by crimsonsun
THIS GAMES GREAT, but be clear: ITS NOTHING LIKE THE TABLETOP
Full Review here http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=810117424
So I've been meaning to review this game for a while and with the amount of play time I have its obvious I'm rather keen on the game but if your like me and were expecting the Tabletop game in a digital format or at least roughly so then you may be disappointed! If your not a table top player skip to the second half to this review
Depending on your experience with the tabletop game however you may be aware that the original mechanics, progression and balancing in the core games six core War-bands was utterly messed up and that the mechanics though there very simple nature were easily exploitable while also being massively reliant on luck, as such I'd imagine that like myself you'd be less bothered that this game isn't a tabletop conversion especially since the TT is also very dated now and as a whole TT game mechanics are more fluid now days anyway so those rules needed an update. This version is easier to understand if in fact you simply forget the TT rules entirely because beyond the naming of Characteristic's this game has literally nothing in common in terms of mechanics. Anyway I'm going to break this review up into a series of segments - Mechanics and Balance, Gameplay elements/structure & Campaign - SP, Campaign - MP, Good Point/Bad Point Summary so its easier for me to keep track of because I am somewhat of a rambling writer.
(STEAM, 94% positive reviews!)
Dive down a rabbit hole as you follow the instructions of a recently deceased hacker, whose death may not have been the accident the media reports. Using old school command prompts and real hacking processes, you’ll solve the mystery with minimal hand-holding, and a rich world full of secrets to explore. Exploring the volatile nature of personal privacy, the prevalence of corporate greed, and the hidden powers of hackers on the internet, Hacknet delivers a true hacking simulation, while offering a support system that allows total beginners get a grasp of the real-world applications and commands found throughout the game.
When this game first came out I took a glance at the video and screenshots and thought to myself “Jesus, why would anyone want to play a game that looks like this?” I’m on the store page now and I see I even have it tagged as “Not Interested” because I was so sure it was something that I would never be into.
A couple of days ago I received it as part of a Humble Bundle and just accepted that you usually get some garbage in your humble bundle. Booted it up, because I always like to at least try out games that end up in my library, and I’m hooked.
Review by Casketkrusher
Super immersive and satisfying game to play. Judged a book by its cover and was wrong.
When this game first came out I took a glance at the video and screenshots and thought to myself "Jesus, why would anyone want to play a game that looks like this?" I'm on the store page now and I see I even have it tagged as "Not Interested" because I was so sure it was something that I would never be into.
A couple of days ago I received it as part of a Humble Bundle and just accepted that you usually get some garbage in your humble bundle. Booted it up, because I always like to at least try out games that end up in my library, and I'm hooked.
Super immersive and satisfying game to play. Judged a book by its cover and was wrong.
(STEAM, 92% positive reviews!)
Based on a true story, Western Press is the most historically accurate frontier dueling game available for PC and Mac. Probably. Competing in tournaments of up to 16 players (or bots), duelists both online and off will face each other in rapid fire, 1v1 sprints to finally settle who can press a random string of ten buttons the fastest.
Custom settings allow you to control which buttons are used, so combos are as complicated as you’d like them to be. Hold custom tournaments for from two to 16 competitors with any mix of local players, online players and bots. So just how good is your guest list’s controller knowledge, and just how fast are their reactions? Submit your answer in ten buttons or less. (Not less, you’ll lose. Do ten.)
Review by Seranth
A simple pattern minigame that has no story but a nice setting. There's a sequence of 10 letters/buttons you have to press before your opponent, wrong inputs usually add a time penalty. You can play with either controller or keyboard (and for keyboard, choose words or random letters). Single player campaign (called 'Skill Tester') is a just series of 9 duels with increasingly fast AI. The bulk of your play time should be with online friends or split-screen multiplayer.
The single player difficulty seemed fine for me, but if you're not a relatively fast typist you'll have a tough time unlocking the final characters. For reference, I usually get ~70-80 wpm on Typeracer and about 2.6s per 10-letter word here. The eighth duel (hard AI) was where I lost my first round (although still ended up 2-1 overall). However, the final opponent (very hard AI) consistently beats me. The first time I won he actually made a mistake (though I won by more than 0.3s).
Worth a look if you like pattern/typing games and have people to play with.
The Flame in the Flood
(STEAM, 84% positive reviews!)
From the Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans of the BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero and Rock Band series comes The Flame in the Flood, a rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators. Travel by foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and stay ahead of the coming rains.
Review by Killer Rabbit
For anyone who picked up The Flame in the Flood from the Humble Monthly Bundle, I suggest giving it a shot before it gets forgotten and disappears into the black hole of your collection of unplayed and forgotten games. I really liked the ambience of it all. Sailing down the river on the raft was fun, yet stressful at times trying to dodge floating wrecks of cars and other debris. I get the sense that exploration of areas is meant to be quick and that we shouldn't meander around too long. Hunger sets in very quickly. Inventory space is at a premium and can be annoying when trying to craft items and finding out there's no room.
My biggest complaint at the moment was accidentally selecting the raft, leaving the area prematurely, and not being able to return. I had went back to my raft with the intention of moving stuff to the raft storage. Next thing I'm back on my raft. I was annoyed 'cause I left a couple of snares and a couple other items I was going back to retrieve once I had space.
(STEAM, no reviews yet!) – Humble Debut!
Collect an army of Mighty Minions & Sparkling Spells, then go head to head with other players in this fast-paced minion brawler. Choose one of the legendary Minion Masters, each with their own unique powers that unlock and evolve as you level up during a duel. Capture the Bridges to gain a strategic advantage and speed up your leveling. Think fast, but also ahead, because Minions run at your opponent automatically – no micromanagement needed! Unlock or craft new Minions and Spells to create your own unique strategy from thousands of possibilities.
Humble Originals are exclusive games developed specifically for Humble Monthly subscribers. These are game ideas that are a little risky, a little experimental, and a lot of fun! We allow developers to explore their favorite ideas and turn them into Humble Originals so that you can indulge yourself in a unique Humble treat!
Review by blipwip
'Minion Masters' developed and published by 'BetaDwarf', is a fun and fast-paced strategy game. The game requires you to think on your feet, while still being quite casual, which is something I particularly enjoy, being someone who mostly plays games for fun and not competitively overall.
When I first took a look at the game, I thought based on the screenshots it would play out a lot like Hearthstone or Clash Royale, however after playing it, I can say that the game is very different from what I originally had in mind, and the experience was much more wholesome than what I thought it would provide.
The game feels well-balanced, and even after playing against players who had the premium DLC, I didn't feel like I was at a major disadvantage. I see many people who got the game for free complaining about that, which I think is a bit silly otherwise the developers wouldn't be able to capitalize off the product at all, which would mean less time put into the game, which would mean a less wholesome expereince, which isn't what anybody wants.
I think that the price-tag is slightly steep, but chances are if you don't like the game you'll realize it soon enough to refund it, because the rounds played are quite fast, and usually only take around 15-20 minutes, but that also may come off a bit bias since I did receive the product for free. Other than that, I don't have any major problems with the game, it's fun, and my only real complaint is that I wish I would've had more time to play during the beta stages, the servers weren't up very often, but I don't see that really being a problem in the future unless maitnence checks become prevalent.
(DRM-FREE) – Humble Originals!
From the makers of Genital Jousting and Broforce comes a deadly serious local multiplayer samurai fighting game that recalls classic gameplay, where split second decision making and quick reflexes are the key to victory while the slightest misstep could lead to your demise. Set in a bleak, blood-splattered landscape where hope lives and dies by the sword, you and up to three combatants will fight to death and beyond. Master complex combos and gain newfound power with each reincarnation.
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