Staxel review

Played on Windows

It’s that time of the month, it’s about half way through the month, which means it’s time to look at the Humble Monthly Bundle for September 2018. We have three games this month, Staxel, Sniper Elite 4 and Tales of Berseria, which I’ll tackle in that order. I am going to up the priority on Humble Monthly Bundle so it’ll knock a few reviews out of order, but I will try to maintain the order after I get these out of the way.

So when looking at Staxel and I saw that it was called a 3d multiplayer farming simulator. I also noticed the art style and I said what everyone has probably said about this game. “It’s Minecraft meets Stardew Valley?” The fact is, I don’t think it’s possible to avoid that comparison and we’ll get there for sure. At the same time, it’s in the Humble Monthly Bundle and has been in Early Access for seven months so let’s see what there is in this game.

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This is the Police Review

Played on Windows.
Also Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, macOS, and Linux.

“Usually before I go shaking my tits for the press, I like to see how the professionals do it” This is how This is the Police starts up with the opening cinematic every time you boot it up. There’s such a long delay on the skip button, that it’s impossible to avoid the word “tits” being said by the game itself. It’s a crass line that doesn’t age well, and hearing it close to 10 times, I cringe every time I hear it. It does try to set the mood for the game, but if this is the first thing the game wants you to know about it, can it really be hiding anything?

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Planet Coaster Review

 

Played on Windows

In 2016, there was a new RollerCoaster Tycoon being released called Roller Coaster World. It’s understandable if you didn’t hear about it. as much of the initial response to the game was rather rough. People weren’t happy with the final product and that’s fine. However, through the criticism, there was one thing a lot of people commented on. “Planet Coaster is going to be better than this”. I wasn’t even aware Roller Coaster World was about to release, but I hadn’t heard of Planet Coaster at the time, but it had so many fans commenting about it on a different game, I was curious. It was going to release a day later, so timing made sense. If Roller Coaster World wasn’t good, would Planet Coaster be any better?

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River City Ransom: Underground Review

Played on Windows
Also Available for macOS and Linux.

If you talk about the great NES titles, almost everyone is going to talk about Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Brothers. It’s a fact, they’re some of the best games, perhaps of all time. However, once you get past the ultra common and popular titles, the NES has a few dubious games, as well as some hidden gems. We’re going to talk about a successor to one such hidden gem, River City Ransom. If you’ve never played it, you missed out on a really great NES game, it was a fighting game with RPG elements and a decent story for the time.

So twenty years later, we have a sequel in America to River City Ransom. Wait what? Yeah, there’s an odd story here. Apparently Conatus Creative had a Kickstarter to make a sequel to the original River City Ransom. They went to the current rights holder (Arc System Works) and licensed the game, and from there made the sequel which is named River City Ransom: Underground. So here I sit today writing a review based on a classic NES game.

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Humble Monthly Bundle Wrap Up for August 2018

Hello again,

Welcome to the wrap up of the Humble Monthly Bundle for August 2018.

This month there were three games in the Early unlock system. You can read the reviews through these links, as well as see the videos below. If you prefer videos consider subscribing to the Youtube channel, as that’s the fastest way to learn about the Humble Monthly Bundle Reviews as well as anything else I’m playing.

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