Humble Bundle key redemption is awesome again (mostly) but the games are kinda meh

PSA:

Heads up! Starting in March, Humble Choice games will arrive on the first Tuesday of each month. Next month active members will get access to games on March 2nd.

We need to start pausing earlier in the month right?

I feel like this timeline change plays into their business model of ‘hoping people forget to pause’. :-)

Yeah, I went ahead and paused early. Just too much on my plate right now and the games weren’t particularly calling my name anyway.

Pause reminder. Charges tuesday morning-ish.

A friend of a friend IRL has over 6,000 hours in the game.
I think it’s the only thing he plays. He just likes trains.

Next “choice” revealed early:

Control
XCOM: Chimera Squad
ELEX
Kingdom Two Crowns
WWE 2K Battlegrounds
Hotshot Racing
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind
Cyber Hook
Pesterquest
Wildfire
Boreal Blade
Ageless

There’s a Peaky Blinders videogame? That’s either gonna be amazing or awful.

I own most of the marquee titles there, but I’m thinking about staying un-paused just because that’s two months in a row with a pretty spectacular lineup of games from Humble.

Ohhh, that’s a lot of good stuff for me personally.

Yeah, that’s a good lineup. I already have two of the headliners, so I’ll pause, but it’s some solid choices.

That’s about what I was willing to pay for Battlegrounds so sure, why not. Control is certainly getting around these days!

that $6 deal from a couple of months back looking better and better right now.

I like how the headline is “Own Control forever!” --AKA, “We know you can get it on Game Pass, but this is still a good offer!”

Great line-up of games, though I own most of the big titles. Hopefully Wildfire and maybe Peaky Blinders are worth it.

Wonder why the early reveal?

I own Chimera Squad and Kingdom : Two Crowns, but ELEX and Control would certainly be worth the price of admission, especially if it tosses a $2-$4 “do you really want to cancel” incentive my way (I paused this past month). Also, I still see last month’s games. Was the early reveal a mistake that has been corrected, or did it go out via email or something?

It was in an email, but only included the top 3 games. I assume the rest were leaked or announced somewhere else. The email went out shortly before billing for this month hit my account, so likely them trying to quell the gnashing of teeth from people who ignored the date change email.

They posted that list on their blog.
Control isn’t listed as Ultimate, so it might be an Epic key this time around.

Makes sense why they announced it early if that’s the case.

Given that Steam only sells the Ultimate Edition and Humble doesn’t mention it as such I am… concerned.

That is an awesome reveal. I already have Control and Chimera Squad so I don’t know if I’m in for this one, but if I didn’t have those 2 I’d be excited for sure.

That’s a strong bundle, but I’m not sure it’s a good one for me particularly. Control looks a lot like Prey, which I wanted to love but didn’t. I’m well aware of the critical praise, and I’m sure it’s a very strong game of its type, I’m just not sure I’d be into it.

Prey is a System Shock diaspora game, Control really isn’t. There’s a lot less freedom, but better shooting.