The new games on offer are arcade game Drawkanoid, puzzle collection The Incredible Machine Mega Pack, and the classic point-and-click adventure game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. The first title is a re-imagined version of Breakout, Arkanoid or simply the brick-destroying arcade genre in general, although with a bullet time twist. The second one includes Even More Incredible Machine, The Incredible Machine 2, and The Incredible Machine 3 in which one has to place tools on screen in order to achieve a certain goal that usually involves an intricate knowledge of chain reactions between all these contraptions. Finally, the LucasArts adventure game offers an epic story with different ways to solve puzzles and is still unmatched in its storytelling and game design.
When I last wrote about the Monthly Trove, I somewhat criticized most of the games that were made available for free to be prototypes. Of course this isn’t true for all of them that are unlocked when subscribing to the Humble Bundle Monthly. Still, the selection of titles like Torchlight, Torchlight II, LIMBO, or Amnesia: The Dark Descent means that one either received them for free or in another bundle before. They’re great games, no doubt, but they’re certainly no reason to dip in with the subscription model. Now with Disney as a publisher on board and offering some real classics, this attitude could change if Humble continues adding games like these. So fingers crossed we see other titles, maybe more Lucasfilm or LucasArts games or even bigger games.
The selection of Humble Trove games isn’t the only thing that has changed, as the upcoming Humble Monthly doesn’t only reveal one or two games, but three for immediate unlocking and downloading, mainly FPS/RPG hybrid Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, action-RPG GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst, and action-adventure Mafia III plus its DLC Sign of the Times. It should also be mentioned that by unlocking GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst, GOD EATER Resurrection will be added to the Steam library as well, so it’s actually four big titles for the price of less than one.
Of course it would have been nice to include both season passes of the AAA titles, but Square and 2K still want to earn some money, I guess. However, considering that all these games can’t be bought for 12 Dollars together, that’s a really good deal, even if they’re a year old. But then again, buying the console versions will still set you back for more money, and let’s not forget that more titles will be added after the offer expires in about a month. Plenty of time to think about it, but as I loved playing the original Deus Ex I reviewed here and didn’t find the sequel Deus Ex: Invisible War pretty much fun as well, I’ll probably give the Humble Monthly a chance this time, especially since Square doesn’t seem to be interested to release their game (and the third installment) DRM-free on GOG. Mafia and Mafia II were great games, too, so I can’t wait to experience the third one as well, although I hope my current PC setup will manage it.
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