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Humble Choice March 2022 – Is it Any Good?

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Humble Choice always has a mix of games from great to not so great.  March’s Humble Choice is looking stronger than the last couple months.  Let’s take a look at it.

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March Humble Choice Games

Desperados III

desperados3
Metacritic 86% / Steam Overwhelmingly Positive

While you normally think of western games as fast pasted all out gun brawls, Desperados III is actually a slow-paced real time strategy game.   While Desperados III is the third game in the series, you do not need any prior knowledge of Desperado games to play.  It is actually a prequel to the first game.

While on the surface it may appear like your standard plot, the cast of playable characters make it noteworthy.  Their banter as you go from mission to mission really defines their characters.  

In the early game two of the characters make a bet to see who can get the most scalps.  As you gain kills you hear them yelling out their kill count each time.  

Each of your five playable characters has their own abilities.  Sometimes you just sit there for minutes trying to figure out the best combination of abilities to figure out your moves.

Games in the RTS genre very rarely receive the kind of praise that Desperados III has, and it’s with good reason.  It is an excellent game and an excellent addition to the March Humble Choice.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

mass effect legendary edition
Metacritic 86% / Steam Very Positive

I’ve watch people guessing that Mass Effect Legendary edition would be in the Humble Choice for months.  It’s finally here.  Mass Effect legendary edition packs the first three remastered Mass Effect games in along with all of their DLC’s (except Pinnacle Station) for between 60 and 135 hours of gameplay.

If you’ve never played a Mass Effect game, you take the role of Commander Shepard, a human who becomes mixed up in a galaxy spanning conflict.  

While this isn’t a 1:1 recreation of the Mass Effect games, it is not a complete remake either.  There are huge aesthetic upgrades, a few changes to some story parts, and some control changes.  

The only downfall is that they took the Multiplayer element out of Mass Effect III.  Still Mass Effect Legendary Edition is definitely worth a playthrough and another good addition to the March Humble Choice.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

nickelodeon all star brawl
Metacritic 63% / Steam Very Positive

All-Star Brawl is Nickelodeons version of Smash Bros.  While All-Star brawl does better than some of the games trying to imitate Smash Bros Magic, there are better brawlers (Brawhalla, Brawl Out).  I can’t deny that it’s fun to brawl as a ninja turtle.

While All-Star Brawl is an okay brawler with decent graphics, there is not anything that really sets it apart gameplay wise.  It is entertaining if you don’t have a better brawler to play.

 

Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan

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Metacritic 75% / Steam Mostly Positive

Of The Dark Picture Anthology games, Man of Medan is the best released so far.  Man of Medan is a cinematic horror game.  It’s very full motion video where you essentially play a movie.  Man of Medan starts off slow but manages to maintain a subtle sense of dread throughout the second half of the game.

In Man of Medan, you can play either single player or co-op (you both must own the game).  Co-op adds an entire new aspect to the game, as you can screw each other over to get ahead.

Man of Medan has a strong choice consequence system which makes a few subsequent playthroughs worth the time.  While the first half is slow paced and drags, if you can get through that it is well worth playing.

Man of Medan is a nice addition to the March Humble Choice.  I am sure for fans of the horror genre, this will be appreciated.

Red Solstice 2 - Survivors

red solstice 2
Metacritic 64% / Steam Mostly Positive