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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #660 on: June 08, 2020, 11:50:10 AM »
bought it. Now, what to play??
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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #661 on: June 08, 2020, 12:21:58 PM »
bought it. Now, what to play??

Playing games from a bundle?  :heh
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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #662 on: June 08, 2020, 01:44:36 PM »
bought it. Now, what to play??

I dunno how experimental you want to go, so these are all pretty firmly actual playable games that are fun, with the page they're on to redeem

Super hexagon (page 1) - extremely pure arcade experience high score chaser
Loot Rascals (page 3) - loot 'em up rogue like with some dark souls type online features
Fortune 499 (page 5) - Deck builder old skool JRPG basically. Sort of like the GB pokemon card games.
Beacon (page 8) - pretty much twin sticks roguelite diablo
Minit (page 8) - uhhh imagine a demake of Majoras Mask as Links Awakening
Tonight We Riot (page 24) - It's like... Final Fight mixed with Pikmin and a lets be honest heavy handed political message

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #663 on: June 08, 2020, 02:13:00 PM »
I really liked One Shot when I played it years ago. It's in a similar vein as Undertale but really short and small. Walking around can get a little tedious at first but it's good.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #664 on: June 16, 2020, 04:59:37 PM »
Humble has their racial justice bundle up:

https://www.humblebundle.com/fight-for-racial-justice-bundle
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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #665 on: June 16, 2020, 05:03:10 PM »
Meh. If they were serious about justice, they would have included some Huniepop and Sakura games :uguu

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #666 on: June 18, 2020, 06:11:35 AM »
That's a lot of stuff, some of which I already have. $30 as a starting point for a pile is high, even if it is a pretty massive pile. I think most if they're gonna throw down that much it's going to be for a specific thing they want not a pile of whatever.
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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #667 on: July 03, 2020, 01:31:12 PM »


Well, I guess my steam sale cart is safe, nothing I was gonna get there is in this. Not sure about this month for my personal tastes. Time to look up these games. I don't know anything about Age of Wonders Planetfall (never heard of it) and already have Void Bastards and Beat Hazard.

I was interested in Yuppie Psycho though, so that's at least 1 game on my wishlist. Never heard of the rest.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #668 on: July 03, 2020, 01:31:46 PM »
New Humble Monthly is a pretty good haul
  • Age Of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Void Bastards
  • Railway Empire
  • Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
  • Yuppie Psycho
  • Beat Hazard 2
  • Sigma Theory
  • MetaL Unit
  • Don't Escape
  • Verlet Swing
  • Basingstoke
  • Earthlock
Nice spread of genres and nothing that jumps out as a stinker, and Planetfall and Void Bastards are games I was interested in buying anyway :idont

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #669 on: July 03, 2020, 01:42:26 PM »
Looking up the trailers and steam reviews, Metal Unit and Don't Escape seem cool. Sigma Theory could be interesting (by the dev that did Out There) same with Verlet Swing.

and Earthlock is an indie PS2 jrpg?? That's kinda neat.

Also it turns out I have Beat Hazard 1 and this is the sequel. I vaguely remember enjoying the original.

Not sure what I'll skip this month. Maybe Battlestar Galactica? I've never seen the show so have zero investment and space 4x/rts games don't interest me.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #670 on: July 03, 2020, 01:52:00 PM »
Now I know I can buy all my steam sales stuff I'll make a post in the steam thread with hidden gems at bargain prices if anyone needs to bulk up to a paypoint to get their bonus discount or whatever

Maybe Battlestar Galactica? I've never seen the show

It's really good, even if it doesn't quite stick the landing

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #671 on: July 03, 2020, 01:54:17 PM »
Also is it just me or is there a train/railroad game every.single.month?
That genre must be more popular than I thought. Or the games are dirt cheap for humblebundle to get in.

With gaming in general I'm pretty open minded and play most genre, but genre I don't really mess with are 4x/strategy/builders/rts because I feel like they require a lot of time commitment to learn them. I think like 1/2 or 2/3rds of humble choice every month are strategy games. But at least there's always a couple action/puzzle/adventure games for me.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #672 on: July 03, 2020, 02:01:33 PM »
Verlet Swing :preach
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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #673 on: July 03, 2020, 03:13:41 PM »
Also is it just me or is there a train/railroad game every.single.month?
That genre must be more popular than I thought. Or the games are dirt cheap for humblebundle to get in.

if you're asking if trains are a thing some people are super into, the answer is yeah, trains are a thing that some people are super into

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #674 on: July 03, 2020, 04:42:44 PM »
There are over 100 million German speakers in the wolrd, you canít ignore that market by not including train games.  :doge

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #675 on: July 03, 2020, 06:08:13 PM »
June people got Boundless added.

I skipped Battlestar Galactica on purpose and then Basingstroke lost back-to-back RNG's for the last spots.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #676 on: July 07, 2020, 04:07:58 PM »
https://www.humblebundle.com/games/jdrf-adventure

I think it was Stoney that was recently talking up the Batman Telltale games. This has both seasons + walking dead seasons + Heaven's Vault.

Note that all the telltale seasons are $3.74 each on the steam sale. So if you only want batman seasons, it's cheaper to buy there. I've had Heaven's Vault on my steam wishlist since launch as I've heard great things and it's still $15 so for me the bundle is worth it since I don't have either Batman season or Walking Dead after S1, but ymmv.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #677 on: July 07, 2020, 04:42:23 PM »
Given Telltales shaky financials, do you think this might be a 'licences about to expire' fire sale?

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #678 on: July 07, 2020, 05:34:40 PM »
Given Telltales shaky financials, do you think this might be a 'licences about to expire' fire sale?

I thought they went out of business and then someone came in and bought all their stuff and now it's under some stable company.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #679 on: August 07, 2020, 01:29:35 PM »


Also Vikings if you subbed last month, and free indie games are Booth and Zodiac XX


Didn't care for Vampyr when played it on Game Pass, and Hello Neighbor isn't my kind of game, will have to look the smaller titles. Wasn't Cthulhu not good?

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #680 on: August 07, 2020, 01:38:04 PM »
ign said it is perhaps one of the finest cosmic horror experiences in modern gaming.

i may actually pause on this month, i am getting too much BS.  :doge

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #681 on: August 07, 2020, 01:42:17 PM »
Yeah, I guess I was thinking of the other Lovecraft game that came out at the same time The Sinking City. Reviews for this one seem ok.

Looking at user reviews American Fugitive & Genesis Alpha One look kind of crappy inclusions. This is definitely the weakest month since they launched choice for my tastes, though if I hadn't played Vampyr on Game Pass it'd be more exciting. I heard Wargroove is both a good Fire Emblem and a crappy Fire Emblem so idk.

I'll probably still grab it for Cthulhu, Coma 2, A Case of Distrust and Booth.

The 2nd free game Zodiac XX...I can't find any information on it on the internet at all lol

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #682 on: August 07, 2020, 01:45:21 PM »
Wait, they're giving you all 12 games instead of 10 this month if you're on the classic/10 game plan.

Sure I'll take that. 12 + Vikings + 2 indie = 15 games for $12. Can't hate on that no matter what the games are.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #683 on: August 07, 2020, 02:11:52 PM »
yeah I think that's why I give them so much latitude. it's a great deal and worth it even if you only ever try like half of them. I just need to buy less BS I am never going to miss, my steam library is getting obscene.  :lol

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #684 on: August 07, 2020, 02:24:18 PM »
When I'm between long games, sometimes I'll just play like 20 mins of a couple games a night to try them out. Popcorn entertainment and sometimes I find cool stuff that I stick with. A lot of these bundles are just picking up stuff for that.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #685 on: August 07, 2020, 05:14:27 PM »
Wait, they're giving you all 12 games instead of 10 this month if you're on the classic/10 game plan.

Sure I'll take that. 12 + Vikings + 2 indie = 15 games for $12. Can't hate on that no matter what the games are.

That and the "mystery freebies" both suggest they're aware they're suffering a lack of quality in the majority of their entries recently - is Gamepass actively competing with them by accident just because most devs would rather get a console + PC userbase than a PC alone?

Wargroove was really disappointing to me, because the campaign leans too far into gimmick maps where you're just numerically overpowered and outgunned from the get go to provide challenge and making you use cheese tactics to win rather than just let you play the game as is, although it does have an 'arcade mode' which is just VS AI gameplay.

I really miss Advance Wars  :(

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #686 on: August 08, 2020, 08:08:01 AM »
Wargroove was really disappointing to me, because the campaign leans too far into gimmick maps where you're just numerically overpowered and outgunned from the get go to provide challenge and making you use cheese tactics to win rather than just let you play the game as is, although it does have an 'arcade mode' which is just VS AI gameplay.

Glad I never bought this then, I hated those maps in AW.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #687 on: August 08, 2020, 08:37:24 AM »
Given Telltales shaky financials, do you think this might be a 'licences about to expire' fire sale?

Walking Dead is Skybound's IP now (for obvious reasons)
AFAIK, Skybound (or another company) bought Telltale and their "IP"'s are safe and being resold again.

Oh oops, old post by a month.

Anyway, Humble: The only "decent" thing there on that list is apparently Wargroove. Automata is in a genre that has a bunch of other similar titles (Factorio, whatever that Epig exclusive one clone of that was). Vampire is ReadyAtDawn IIRC so pretty much The Order 1888 or whatever just on PC now. Everything else is "LiteralWho.jpg"

Wait, they're giving you all 12 games instead of 10 this month if you're on the classic/10 game plan.

Sure I'll take that. 12 + Vikings + 2 indie = 15 games for $12. Can't hate on that no matter what the games are.

That and the "mystery freebies" both suggest they're aware they're suffering a lack of quality in the majority of their entries recently - is Gamepass actively competing with them by accident just because most devs would rather get a console + PC userbase than a PC alone?

Recently? Humble's monthly bundles bar like 2-3 have flat out sucked since the start.

Pre-"Fix"ing:
Post-"Fix"ing: Shit bundle but at least you know what you're getting with maybe 1-2 titles you REALLY want and a bunch of fodder that you can't even sell because it's against the rules.

Humble's Book Bundles (that focus on tech/electronics) are about the ONLY good thing Humble does post-Mystery Box/Monthly.
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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #688 on: August 08, 2020, 02:16:17 PM »
Itís a nice extra 20% off steam key store as long as I can remember to hit pause a day before it autobills

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #689 on: August 08, 2020, 03:08:20 PM »
Eh, there's usually been a couple good games each month. The bundles aren't amazing but I've found they're worth their value.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #690 on: September 04, 2020, 05:45:11 PM »


This month's humble bundle is pretty bad, Yooka-Laylee was free on epic, Forager's & Golf w/friends are on game pass, Catherine is the old version and not Full Body (Though apparently that was never ported to PC, weird).

A lot of the other games in the pack like Generation Zero and Vampire have middling reviews which is odd as the humble choice packs have general stuck to very postive/overwhelmingly positive reviewed games. Evoland is old af and been available for $1 or less everywhere.

Also no free mystery game.

Lethal League Blaze (aka Lethal League 2) is a great pick, and I'm a sucker for FMV games with the shape-shifting detective and apparently Giant Bomb or someone made The Occupation look good.

I got it just because I'm lazy, but yeah not a great month for them.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #691 on: September 05, 2020, 09:57:33 AM »
yeah, another pause month

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #692 on: October 02, 2020, 01:32:46 PM »


Fae Tactics is legit really nice looking FFT clone with good reviews $19.99 game that came out 3 months ago. That's a win for me. The Sunless bundle (Sunless Sea & Sunless Sky I presume. I don't have Sky yet and it's $24.99) are legit too.

Will look up the rest of the stuff now but I think this is a good month.

*edit* the 2 DRM-free indie games also actually look good.
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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #693 on: October 02, 2020, 01:38:51 PM »
Ok, looked up the stuff. Tropico is Tropico, Iron Danger looks like another neat tactics game x-com style, Autonauts is more survival/crafting, Shadows is mediocre rpg, Fantasy Blacksmith looks bad, Rachel Foster looks solid Walking Sim, Goat of Duty is lolfps, The Uncertain is mediocre adventure game, Basement looks neat terreria x breaking bad and Lightmatter looks to be a good Portal fps puzzler.

Couple stinkers, but overall good month imo.

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« Reply #694 on: October 02, 2020, 01:41:50 PM »
Also with Fae Tactics, that has to be one of the quickest turnarounds of a new game in a Humble Bundle. It's also published by Humble Bundle. I hope this means that Humble Bundle published games start coming to Choice soon after release. They have some good stuff and if they start pulling a Xbox Game Pass where each Humble Choice bundle features a day 1 new Humble Bundle published indie game for $12 + 11 other games that would be huge.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #695 on: October 02, 2020, 03:19:44 PM »
yeah I wasn't too impressed at a glance, but looking at I think it's better than past few months.

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« Reply #696 on: October 04, 2020, 01:58:19 PM »
Iíve heard mixed things about Fae Tactics, mostly UI issues that hopefully get patched, but itís apparently the FFTA to Fell Sealís FFT and Iím pretty sure I would prefer a new game in the vein of FFTA than FFT at this point. Mildly interested in Iron Danger and Sunless Skies so Iíll probably do the wait and cancel trick for an $8 month at the very least.

But yeah if you see Humble as the publisher and can wait a month I absolutely would. Almost every one of them ends up on Choice fairly quickly.

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #697 on: October 04, 2020, 02:56:48 PM »
Iíve heard mixed things about Fae Tactics, mostly UI issues that hopefully get patched, but itís apparently the FFTA to Fell Sealís FFT and Iím pretty sure I would prefer a new game in the vein of FFTA than FFT at this point.

I honestly cannot sing Fell Seals praises enough if you haven't played it yet; its a really good example of an indie taking an old template, and rejigging it with modern design sensibilities but without ruining what made the original template great in the first place.

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« Reply #698 on: October 04, 2020, 06:48:41 PM »
I tried Fell Seal but I just can't dig it. And I fucking love FFT/TO style tactics games.

There's some ridiculously stupid design decisions that I can't believe after all these years they haven't patched. Like you can't even zoom out to see the whole map at once, wtf is that shit. Plus can't rotate the map iirc.

Like have these people even ever played FFT?

And the art is pretty shit for my tastes. The weird sorta realistic proportions 2d art never seems to work in these types of games. At least Fae Tactics visually looks like nice GBA style spritework. But I haven't tried it yet.


I'll give Fell Seal another shot at some point, but I just don't get how game designers copying a genre can totally miss something as major as visibility. I googled it and there were tons of comments at launch about not being able to zoom back the map and the devs responded they were aware of it...and 2 years later they never did anything about it.  :doge

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #699 on: November 06, 2020, 01:50:44 PM »
Well Imgur is giving me shit like it does sometimes so I can't post the new humble bundle.

It's two flags ships are Game Pass stuff, so whether you care depends on whether you want to keep them after they're gone from Game Pass in under a year.

-Darksiders III
-Yakuza Kiwami 2

on the smaller stuff, there's some good stuff in there:

-Tsioque has been on my steam wishlist for a while and enough for me to get this
-Little Misfortune is great, sequel to Fran Bow. I already have this and will give my copy away here.
-Smile for Me and Youropa look good
-Townsmen & Darkwood look solid, maybe Crying Suns too
-Imperator Rome & Darksburg look weak
-Rover mechanic builder is well you're into that stuff or not

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Re: Another day, another cheap indie pack.
« Reply #700 on: November 06, 2020, 02:24:31 PM »
I've had my eye on Crying Suns for a bit, as it looks like a Heroes Of Might and Magic X FTL mashup, which is relevant to my interests.

I do wonder what is going on with their 'tier' plans though; this is like... 4th month in a row where they're just like "fuck it, have the lot if you're an upper level subscriber", when the point of moving to a 'pick and choose' model was supposedly better bang for buck and less 'forced choice' duds.