Is It Worth $12? A Humble Monthly Preview

When all the hype dies down, all the patches are finished, and time has let the game settle into its place, I want to answer one simple question about the game: Is it worth $12?

Is It Worth $12? is a fresh video review of the early unlock game Humble Monthly offers so you can decide if the game is worth $12.

I’ll be doing one each month for several months, putting the review up 1-2 weeks after the Humble Monthly is available. This gives you plenty of time to decide if you want to spend the $12 dollars this month or not.

The first one is up: Pillars of Eternity for August 2017 Humble Monthly. Which if you’re still uncertain about purchasing, you have two more days to decide.

Late to the Party: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Price I Paid: $4.00

Available On: PC (Reviewed), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.

It’s a humbling experience when I start raving about something only to change my tune before it’s over. It’s the same feeling I suspect new parents have after two months of insufficient sleep from a crying newborn. Understandably, you might think that you know what I’m going to say about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and stop reading now, but don’t. It’s not because I get paid when you click to read the full review (because I don’t get paid anything for this), but because there was so much the game did right. Despite my wavering feelings for it after twenty-some hours, you may find it to your liking. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning”

Late to the Party: Jurassic Park: The Game

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Available on: PC (Reviewed), PS3, Xbox 360

Developed by: Telltale Games

Published by: Telltale Games

Directed by: Daniel Herrera, Marco Brezzo, Andrew Langley, Nick Herman

 

I’m a sucker for anything with dinosaurs in it. My unchecked passion has gotten me in trouble before, wooing me into buying Orion: Prelude and seeing Jurassic Park 3 in theaters. Other times, it allows me to take a risk and discover something wonderful, or at least enjoyable. In the case of Jurassic Park: The Game, I found a worthy sequel to Jurassic Park that was just as fun and flawed as the original movie, though in different ways. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Jurassic Park: The Game”

On Time to the Party: Conquest of Elysium 4

 

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Picture from Steampowered.com

Price I paid: The developers, ill winter, gave me a copy of Conquest of Elysium 4 before release. If you think receiving a free copy would influence me to put a positive spin on my review rather than being truthful, I swear on the sales of my books, this is an honest review.

Available on: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Steam OS.

Made by: ill winter.

91% of my knowledge on strategy games comes from playing Dominions 4, and the other 9% comes from hearing my old roommate complain about StarCraft 2. Since the same people who made Conquest for Elysium 4 made Dominions 4, the knowledge I had of the latter did give me a bit of an edge. Continue reading “On Time to the Party: Conquest of Elysium 4”

Late to the Party: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension

Image from Dominions 4 Steam Homepage: http://store.steampowered.com/app/259060/

Price I paid: $17.99

Available on: Steam

When I was told Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension would let me play as an army of illithids and creatures from the void that rose of from the depths of R’lyeh to sow insanity throughout my enemies across the world until the entire planet was part of my cult, I couldn’t drive home fast enough so I could purchase the game. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension”

Late to the Party: Depth

Price I paid: Played it during a free weekend.

Available on: PC

My introduction to online PvP games was Alien Vs Predator. Two friends and I would take turns, switching to the next player upon death. I played the aliens almost exclusively, learning then that I loved man vs monster games, especially when I could be the monster. So when I saw Depth, a diver-eating simulator, was free to play for the weekend, I cleared a few gigs on my hard drive and gave it a shot. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Depth”

Late to the Party: Bound by Flame

Price I paid: $9.99

Available on: PC (reviewed), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360.

Have you ever shared a plate of nachos with your friends only to find that while you were enjoying them everyone else was power-vomiting into a trash can? That’s how I feel about Bound by Flame. While the game had its problems, the good far outweighed the bad for me. Though according to a Wikipedia summary of the reviews, I found depth in places other people criticized it. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Bound by Flame”

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