Disappointing. Perhaps disappointing for any month — but particularly disappointing for the month of Christmas. It isn’t that there isn’t anything at all in here worth the price of admission. Just… The rational value proposition of it all is really only a small part of why I buy into Humble Choice (and Humble Monthly before it). And heck, it might be a bit of a stretch to call it ‘rational’ in the first place when one already has so many titles they will never so much as install a majority portion of them.

In any case — there are a couple of differences this month of note.

It’s still the case that premium / classic subscribers get all titles. But there are 14 titles instead of just 12.

And each of the 14 titles in the bundle itself are indy titles. Not a AAA title in sight.

Except there is… Sort of. Premium and Classic subscribers will also get one month of ‘EA Play Pro’. So you know… there’s that… I guess.

*sigh*

Going back to a more positive note for a moment — and also to hasten to add it isn’t that I view indie titles as without value; because that certainly isn’t the case — as noted at the beginning there are a couple of titles I’m personally quite keen to pick-up from this bundle. And a third I’m at least interested in. It’s just that everything else… Yeah. And let me tell you, it certainly makes it more difficult to create a ranked list!

Which we’ll jump to now. As always, I’ll attempt to rank the games in order of preference going most preferred to least preferred. Where I own a game already I will pretend for the purposes of this list that I don’t. Although — once again — for this particular month, I don’t own any of them.

My Picks for December 2020’s Humble Choice

Children of Morta — a pixel-art ARPG.
RankGameGenre
1Children of MortaARPG (Pixel Art)
2Overcooked! 2Co-op… Kitchen… Action game?
(Look, I really don’t know — Wikipedia says it’s a simulation video game, but I cannot accept this. :P)
3IndivisibleJRPG / Platformer
4One Step from EdenCCG / Bullethell
(A weirder genre blend I struggle to imagine, but here we go.)
5Shining Resonance RefrainJRPG
6The Beast InsideSurvival Horror
7Tabletop PlaygroundTabletop Simulator
8Still TherePoint and Click Adventure
9Path of GiantsTraversal Puzzle
10StrugglingCo-op Physics Platformer
11Zwei: The Arges AdventureJARPG
12Zwei: The Ilvard InsurrectionJARPG
13Frog Detective 1: The Haunted IslandAdventure
14Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible WizardAdventure
Bold titles are ones I’m sure I want. Top tier titles. Italic titles I might not bother to redeem even with the choice to do so.

I gave Children of Morta and Overcooked 2 the bold treatment — but I will be honest and say I’m on the fence about that. I’m sure I want them. I’m not sure they’re really top tier options though.

Relative to the rest of the bundle? Sure. Relative to even past bundles or just more generally? Ehh.

Not too much to say about the rest of it though.

Perhaps I’ll just use the included month of EA Play Pro to finally play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?


Naithin

Gamer, reader, writer, husband and father of two boys. Former WoW and Gaming blogger, making a return to the fold to share my love of all things looty.

2 Comments

Rakuno · December 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm

I know you already marked Overcooked 2 as the game you want to pick but I will add my 2 cents anyway. For a full disclaimer, I haven’t played it myself since I doubt I can find people to play it with regularly but looking at videos of the game, it looks pretty a fun, hectic and silly co-op game.

I’d recommend looking for some videos of the game too as it can give you a better idea of how it plays than any description does. Then if you think you can have someone to play it with regularly it is worth it, in my opinion.

I also heard it is technically possible to play it solo but that seems that doing that is like trying to play it in Hell Mode.

Yes, I know that recommending the game just based on videos is a terrible thing to do. It is just that it is one of those games that I’d love to play but probably will never be able to due to circumstances…. XD

    Naithin · December 6, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks Rakuno. :) I have seen a lot of gameplay of it too, just no clue how to accurately and succinctly translate that to a genre label. lol

    But aye, like you — I’d not be trying it solo. I think it might make a better home console / switch style experience for our house though it will still be good to check it out here first. :)

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