sometimes they are good, sometimes they are "meh"
i’ve been subscribed for quite a while now, and to me it’s about the “final value proposition”, -“do i get my 12$ worth a given month”?
if you were cynical/pragmatic you could break it down and say, you’re only paying about 2bucks a game in the monthly bundles (sometimes even less), "are each game worth “that much”?", so if you get a couple of games you don’t like you can just shrug it off with a “oh well it’s only 2bucks anyway”
for me, i’m happy if i just get a game, or even a couple games, that i feel like i might have been willing to pay 12$ for, either on their own or "as a pair"
i’ve not really yet had the feeling of regret over an entire monthly bundle’s content, and quite some time had multiple wishlisted games appear together.
I have however had a couple of instances of mild regret when/where i did pause a month, due to not liking the early unlock, and it turned out to be a pack with several other great games i’d wanted.
Which lead to sort of a case of the “FOMO’s”(fear of missing out), so in the end i either just let the sub roll, or subbed for a long period anyway.
i think depending on your library size/content, there should in all likelihood be a couple of games each month worth interest for most people. And the good thing is, you always have the option to trade away the ones you don’t want, with someone else.
-or give them away on chrono
about this month, i’m not so excited about 2 of the games:
- Mafia 3 has received a bunch of criticism, (-which might just be justified, watching some gameplay vids)
Deux Ex's previous reservation, now an "out of date"concern, feel free to disregard this
* and Deux Ex is apparently a slightly different version than the one on steam(even tho still a steam key), so you are not getting some otherwise incorporated dlc/mission thingy, that you apparently can’t purchase or get later/elsewhere… and are truly just get a "base game"version
early/out of date information: as Xist notes, -this should be updated and the game is now supposed to be the regular steam version
God Eater 2 on the the other hand tho: looks intriguing and beautiful enough, that it peaks my interest juuust enough, to maybe disregard some of the complaints a few people had about it
-so i’m just hoping there is another game in the final package that i’ll want too
My “biggest” gripe with Humble Monthlies is the way they at times misrepresent the “value” (which in the end isn’t that big a deal, as it all comes down to if the game(s) were worth 12$)
since they, sometimes, “forget” to use either correct or up to date MSRP’s, meaning once the complete month’s bundle is revealed, they advertise it as being a bigger/better deal/value than it actually is, because they are attaching “wrong” price tags to some of the games, -inflating the month’s perceived bundle value
personally i think Humble monthly is an okay place to spend/“waste” some spare cash, and the smaller the library - the bigger the chance, you’ll likely get more games might be interested in.
But, always good to keep an eye out/it feels like the offerings or quality are dipping down or lower than one might prefer. Because in the end, -why keep subscribing to something not satisfied with?