Last Tuesday: Humble Raw Fury 2020; Synthwave 18; Gore Productions
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Post was backlogged because of yesterday’s unexpected forum outage
My personal take
Possibly the last Humble Bundle of July, Raw Fury 2020 is, if judged solely by its contents, an excellent selection of indie games, which however appears to signal a widening of the gap between Choice and those which once were Humble’s flagship bundles.
The reason is only two games are new to bundles: Kingdom: Two Crowns, sitting at the top of fourth tier (13 Euros), and Mosaic on tier three (10.50), in the company of Night Call and Bad North: Jotunn Edition, both Choice games (the latter also a freebie on the Evil Corp. Game Store)
Whispers of a Machine, another Choice game, Kingdom: New Lands and Classic make up BTA.
Kathy Rain, Tormentor X Punisher and Gonner - Blueberry Edition sit at the base, part of the PWYW tier. All were once Monthly games, but in the intervening time have been featured elsewhere, too.
Having all of the Kingdom games doesn’t help Raw Fury 2020’s case, in my opinion - it’s hard to escape the feeling they’re being used to add to the list of the ingredients, without making the dish any more nutritious.
All in all, it’s still a good bundle, but one whose value might be greatly diminished for the habitual buyer.
I’d personally recommend warmly BTA (or buck) for Kathy Rain and Whispers of a Machine alone, while I am not the greatest fan of the Kingdom series of games, a minimalist RTS format with fantastic pixel art and a roguelikelike ethos, that I found a little too opaque and repetitive.
Night Call is a very well written, cab sim of sorts with a whodunnit on top, and a noire aesthetic; I also enjoyed Bad North’s streamlined take on real-time-with-pause strategy.
Like I said, there’s hardly a dud in this bundle; Is there enough, though, to make you budge? Or will you be passing?
Humble Raw Fury 2020 - until 11/08/2020
X-Ray View - Go to Deal
- Pay €0.87+:
- Kathy Rain
- Tormentor X Punisher
- GoNNER BLüEBERRY EDiTION
- BTA, €5.10, currently:
- Whispers of a Machine
- Kingdom: New Lands Royal Edition
- Pay €10.50+:
- Night Call
- Bad North: Jotunn Edition
- Pay €13+:
Groupees Synthwave 18 - until 18/08/2020
Go to Deal
- Tier 1, $2 minimum:
- Music: The Outbreak by Elektronika-60
- Music: French Geometry by French Geometry
- Music: Feralyzed by Cat Temper
- Music: In Time To Go Back by Mirrorvoid
- Tier 2, $4 minimum:
- Music: The Sun Also Sets by Vampire Step-Dad
- Music: Outbreak (OST) by Jupiter-8
- Music: Prophet of Doom by Shredder 1984
- Music: Philip, What’s The Password? by French Geometry
- Music: LIGHTYEARS by Runaway Droid
- Music: Temper Tantrum by Elektronika-60
Groupees Gore House Productions - launching on 29/07/2020
Bandcamp - Go to Deal
- $5 minimum pre-sale; 16 albums.