I originally saw Not Tonight as part of the Humble Choice in January 2021 and gave it a pretty positive review, even calling it the best game of the month. Now two years later, I finally gave the full game a shot and while I still enjoy the game in concept, I haven’t finished the experience.
Not Tonight is like Papers, Please. It’s not even trying to hide the fact and as a concept, that’s smart because a lot of people enjoyed Papers Please. It’s a well-written and interesting story with solid gameplay. If Not Tonight was similarly delivered, this would be an instant hit.
I’m Kinglink and it’s December, which means it’s time for the final Humble Choice … of 2022. This is the Humble Choice December 2022 Review.
As always we have 8 titles, this month having two major ones to start that I’m thrilled to talk about, and there’s a lot of strong storytelling here, so stay tuned for that. I’ve played each game for an hour on Twitch and now can tell you what I’ve found.
I’m Kinglink and Happy New Year, which means it’s time for the Humble Choice January 2022 review. Where does the time go?
A new year, a new bundle, and the same old me, though a little under the weather. This month we return to the 10 game lineup and there are a lot of interesting choices and discussions to be had, but in case you’re new I check out each game for at least an hour, and I’m ready to tell you what I think about this month’s offerings. We’re going to start with the game I was the most excited about. That is…
Psychonauts 2 has been a game fans have been clambering for over fifteen years. Psychonauts was the first title from a newly created Double Fine Studio and yet remained a fan favorite long after other titles had been released and forgotten.
Psychonauts 2 had a lot to live up to, the original title was a unique experience in which players delved into the brains of the characters in the story and explored their secret desires, their hidden passions, and their traumas. Psychonauts 2 would be expected to do the same.
So Psychonauts 2 starts with an amazing dive into the psyche of an insane dentist. Starting with an office building but then delving into a mashup between a dentistry practice and an office setting. This gives the player a unique level to explore.
I honestly don’t know what to think of KFC venturing into gaming. It seems like the weirdest pairing. Recently KFC announced a new gaming ‘console’ which can cook chicken and play games, but people forget KFC was already involved in gaming before that point.
In 2019, a game called I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger-Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator was created out of nowhere, published by none other than KFC.
To call this a strange move is an understatement. There have been collaborations between video game companies and fast-food restaurants before. Mcdonald’s has previously had MC Kids, and Global Gladiators, and Burger King had the trio of Sneak King, Big Bumpin’, and PocketBike Racers that could only be purchased from their restaurant.
Yet I Love You, Colonel Sanders is an otohime, or as it’s known in English, a dating simulation, one in which you attempt to romance Colonel Sanders, and attempt to win his heart.
The Suicide of Rachel Foster is a problematic game for several reasons. It’s a game that feels like it loses its focus multiple times and yet struggles to deal with the very real and serious issues at its core.
While the game is a typical “Walking Simulator” or exploration game it wants to tackle a large and sensitive issue like many of its contemporaries. In this case, the wheel of tragedies seems to have landed on inappropriate relationships between adults and children.
Assassin’s Creed has gone through a lot of changes over the year, but one of the last traditional Assassin’s Creed was Assassin’s Creed Rogue, which came out at the same time as Assassin’s Creed Unity. Rogue was a follow up to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, that was left on the previous generation of consoles while Unity attempted to wow audiences. Both games were released in the same year, and it certainly shows.
It’s not that the team helming Assassin’s Creed Rogue didn’t try, in fact, I would say Assassin’s Creed Rogue’s team may have actually had the most chance to create something special and meaningful and in some ways have. However, the fact that this was created at the same time as Assassin’s Creed Unity, meant that there was always going to be a primary team and a secondary team, and it’s very clear that Assassin’s Creed Rogue being on the previous generation consoles was always going to be it.
Evoland: Legendary Edition is a compilation of two games called Evoland and Evoland 2. They are both by Shiro Games and the Legendary edition just combines them into a single executable. As such, I’ll talk about each game individually and review both games and combine them for the full package’s final score.
Evoland is a parody of the RPG genre while remaining true to that formula at the same time. It’s a rather hard game to review because it does so many things but quickly evolves away from most of them before they grow stale.
I’m Kinglink and it’s time to look at the Humble Choice for September 2020.
Simple rules, I played each game for at least an hour, and now I’m ready to tell you what I think. However, this month I made a small change. I randomized the order that I played the games. I often preferred games that I played earlier, so I wasn’t sure if it’s just because they were the headliners or just preferable. Either way, I’ll leave the play order in the description, but the results seem to say it didn’t change my opinions, however, I’ll probably continue to do that because I like the mixture.
And once again premium and classic subscribers get 12 games instead of ten. I’m a huge fan of that. I don’t prefer the choice, and getting all the games is a better deal. With the two bonus games we are talking about 14 games this month, so let’s get started.