May has arrived that means we get to say
Perhaps more importantly we get some news games from Humble Bundle starting with Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters which across 7100 reviews on Steam is still sitting at mostly positive, so far so good with the choices
Command the elite forces of the mysterious Grey Knights in Daemonhunters, the 2022 tactical RPG set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. This acclaimed entry in the Warhammer gaming pantheon earned renown for its rich sci-fi horror story, narrative choices that matter, and strategic combat built around elite four-space-marine squads. Not to mention the ever-present tension and terror of the Bloom—a spreading plague that threatens to corrupt entire planets (and make things rougher for even the elitist of Space Marines).
Next on the list is Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition which is on 26,909 reviews and sits in comfortable in the overwhelmingly positive reviews section, again how can you really go wrong with that.
Kindly guide spirits to the afterlife in this charming resource management game that takes a lighthearted look at death and what happens after. You play as Stella, a young woman chosen to run the ferry from one world to the next. Along the way you’ll build connections with characters who will leave lasting impressions on you long after you’ve put the controller down. With lively, bright colors and a warm, inviting art direction, Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition takes the concept of death and adds compelling poignancy and perspective.
Next on the list is a game I generally avoid at all costs mostly due to being a giant wuss - that game is Bendy and the Dark Revival and the game has 7,061 reviews on steam and does sit in the overwhelmingly positive section, honestly having the trailer auto play while I was reading up on the game was enough for me to get what I needed and leave pronto! If you like a good creepy game, this one could be the perfect game for you.
Animation runs terrifyingly amok in Bendy and the Dark Revival, the stylish first-person survival horror sequel to Bendy and the Ink Machine. You play as Audrey, trapped in a nightmarish classic cartoon world where the murderous Ink Demon threatens to erase you from existence. To escape, you’ll need to use your wits and agility to battle uncanny enemies, solve puzzles, and discover what’s lurking in the sinister illustrated shadows of Joey Drew Studios. If your favorite scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? involved “The Dip,” then Bendy will be right up your alley.
Operation Tango is one of those games I have heard of but know very little about it but it sits on 4,632 reviews on steam and is in the mostly positive shelf - seems to be one streamers like to play
In the high-stakes world of spycraft, there are field agents and there are tech experts. Whichever you are, you’ll need to work with your partner in this asynchronous cooperative multiplayer game to complete various puzzle-based objectives and thwart a terrorist plot in a gorgeously realized neo-y2k inspired future.
Communication will prove key as you and your partner navigate the world, whether you’re charging through an office building with falsified credentials or hacking into that building’s security system to shut down dangers. Whatever you do, don’t snip the wrong wire.
This list keeps going so onto the next one which is Builder Simulator that currently sits just under 1000 reviews and is in the mostly positive section, simulator games have managed to keep doing very well, seems we humans just love doing real work in videos games but not so much in real life.
Prove you have the heart of a carpenter in Builder Simulator, a sim game that lets you live out your wildest HGTV dreams. Get a little direction in “Contracts” mode where you complete projects and do your best to come in under deadline and under budget, or let your imagination fly in sandbox mode where you get to truly DIY. Building not your thing? Check out the interior design features to see your taste take shape. Hit up the tutorials and you’ll be designing and creating homes brick by brick in no time.
Windjammers 2 has under 500 reviews on steam and does sit in the mostly positive section but it was briefly a popular streaming game for a little 2×2 gaming, is if you happen to have a spare friend, congrats!…
One part air hockey, one part fighting game, and one part color explosion, Windjammers 2 is a sports game for people who think sports games are too slow. The 90s beach attitude and aesthetic remain strong in this sequel to the 1994 NEOGEO original, and its gorgeous visuals pay homage to the generation that birthed it. This breakneck game about two people ostensibly throwing a frisbee back and forth at each other has a mechanical depth that rewards those who take the time to understand its nuances.
Behind the FrameI ended up using the Switch trailer because I could not find a good trailer, I did not try all that hard to be fair but the game has 3,473 reviews and is in the mostly positive realm of things, could be a nice slower paced story game for those that like to chill a little more than most while gaming.
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery is a short but sweet story courtesy of publisher Annapurna Games that has you jump into the shoes of a young aspiring artist on the verge of putting her gallery submission together. You’ll be exploring the past of this character and piecing together the perfect masterpiece by finding clues and solving puzzles throughout her home and life in this point and click adventure game. On top of intuitive and clever puzzle design, the narrative is tied together with absolutely breathtaking animated cutscenes that look like a Studio Ghibli movie.
The Invisible Hand seems to have a really cool and fun idea behind it, get as rich as you can, as quickly as you can regardless of the cost to yourself or the world as a whole.. its all about getting that wealth
Learn the ins and outs of the stock market with The Invisible Hand, an eerie satirical simulation game where anything goes, from shorting to insider trading, in pursuit of increasing your own commission and diversifying your portfolio. You’ll feel the exhilaration of selling a stock just before it tanks to take advantage of the market and the agony of coming up short on your goals as you do your best to move up the corporate ladder.
Finally thats its for this months Humble Choice games, a good solid collection all of which have good reviews and perhaps more or most importantly a percentage 5% - goes to the feature charity which this month is No Kid Hungry
Check it out here https://blog.humblebundle.com/2023/05/02/get-chaotic-and-cozy-with-mays-humble-choice and information on the charity in the below video