Another month has passed, and it’s time to wrap up the Humble Monthly Bundle for December 2018.
This month Humble Bundle Released two or three Early Unlocks depending on how you want to count, Metal Gear Solid V, but there’s three reviews for this, let’s get started. As always I’ll quickly go over each of the games here, along with attaching my videos and links to the full written reviews if you want to read the whole thing. A full recount of why you should buy this bundle is at the bottom.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes: This was the first introduction to Metal Gear Solid V, and the new Fox Engine. At the time it was a big deal, but honestly, it’s the weakest of the three games we have this month. Still, if you haven’t played Metal Gear Solid V, it’s worth starting here just for the small essential story.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: If you have enjoyed Metal Gear Solid before, you probably have already played this, but if not, The Phantom Pain is a rather good game. It does play similarly to Ground Zeroes, but is a notch above the series in terms of gameplay. Sadly the story isn’t as good, but I think the gameplay alone is worth experiencing it, especially at the discounted price of 12 bucks.
Cities: Skylines: If you enjoyed Simcity, or just like the idea of a city management game, look no further, we have here one of the best in the business. Cities: Skylines is what fans of Simcity were looking for. Where EA failed with their 2013 entry, Cities: Skylines exceled two years later, and have been improving on it ever since.
So with all three games reviewed with links available right there, let’s talk about the bundle itself.
Honestly, this is one of my favorite Humble Bundles. However, major fans of Metal Gear Solid V, probably have already played it, though I think it can reach a wider audience, and the gameplay is really the star there, not the Metal Gear Franchise.
On the other hand, Cities Skylines has made a firm name for itself. If you haven’t played it, and are interested, this is a great time to pick it up cheap, but the city management genre is a bit niche. However I do recommend anyone curious about it to try it because it’s really a fantastic game (earning a 4.5/5 from me).
If you want to play Metal Gear Solid V, or Cities: Skylines, both will be worth the 12 dollar entrance price so you’re pretty safe on that front.
Even if you do have both games, you might want to consider Christmas is coming up in a couple weeks and both games could make a good surprise gift or a Secret Santa present, just a thought. With that said, you do get more games in the bundle when the full bundle is announced on the 7th.
If you’re interested in the Humble Monthly Bundle you can find it on their site. Here’s a link if you’re curious.
Have a good time, and I’ll probably be back close to Christmas Time for next month, I’ll also be trying to do a year wrap-up for the site and the year in gaming. Until then, thanks for reading.
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