Blaugust Reviews Humble Choice August 2022
We played them so that you can decide if you want to
Welcome to the inaugural Humble Choice review spectacular, brought to you by your hosts, the Blaugustines!
Blaugust is a month-long festival bringing together gaming bloggers from many diverse walks of life, but it’s also a community (currently based around a Discord server) where we read, encourage, and get inspired by each others’ blogs all year around.
As part of this year’s Blaugust I asked my fellows to help me tackle the August 2022 Humble Choice bundle, with each blogger writing about their chosen game or games in their own way, some straight reviews, some retrospectives, some first impressions. The hope was that we’d be able to bring together a bunch of people with different interests all playing and writing about the aspects of these games that stood out to them, and that we’d end up with a set of posts that could help someone considering whether or not to pick up the bundle this month or not.
Did we succeed or not? Is it worth doing again next month? Did we miss something important? You’ll have to read the blogs below to find out:
Naithin of Time to Loot spent two hours in a dystopian hellscape and felt great about it.
Hot Wheels Unleashed™
UnwiseOwl of Leaflocker forced himself to play a licensed property racing game and was pleasantly surprised. For a while.
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Naithin of Time to Loot completed, reviewed and took some great screenshots from this heartfelt stealth game back in 2020.
Gas Station Simulator
StalkingVengeance of Cubic Creativity impressed by showcasing with this simulator's standout depth and creativity.
In Sound Mind
Krikket of Nerd Girl Thoughts played this strange horror exploration game so that the rest of us scaredeycats didn’t have to.
Kluwes of Many Welps took a chance on a game they’d never heard of and ended up becoming a master of the technical sciencey devices.
Emily is away <3
Paeroka of Nerdy Bookahs took a quick ride on the nostalgia bus of a bygone age of the internet that is the third game in the Emily is Away series.
Meech of A Geek Girl’s Guide found the graphics lag made this puzzle platformer a frustrating experience.
Kluwes of Many Welps wasn’t even on the roster to review this one for us, but couldn’t resist.
So is the Humble Choice bundle worth the money this month? The general tenor of these posts seems to suggest that while almost all of these games are pretty neat if you’re into that sort of thing, none (except for maybe A Plague Tale: Innocence if you’ve never tried it) are worth the ticket price all on their own unless you’re really into their particular genre or niche. If you’ve got a passing interest in a few of the titles, though, as I know that I do, then this month is definitely one that you don’t want to skip out on.
Did we convince you to buy (or to pass on) the bundle? Are there things that you’d like to see done differently? Are you a blogger interested in being involved in Blaugust or in reviewing a game with us next month? Let us know your thoughts on our little review project in the comments below.
(and yes, we’ll try to get it out earlier next time!)