The newest Humble Bundle monthly rotation has been announced, and it’s actually pretty good. The way this works is a bit different to the typical Humble Bundles you might be used to buying, as the whole deal works on a tiered unlock scheme. Gamers pay a monthly fee, usually $12 at the base level, and they receive free games each month. There’s almost always one early unlock that acts as the first draw for the month, with another AAA or otherwise major title headlining the month, while unlocking later in the cycle. Humble Bundle will also pad out the month with a bevvy of smaller titles. So while the deal sounds good, a lot of people don’t like the randomness of the whole thing. If you’re paying a monthly fee, the quality of the product or service shouldn’t vary too wildly from month-to-month.
Personally, some gamers might not like this setup, as it’s been all but impossible to get the older style of bundles nowadays. The days of when you could pay $5 or so and get a bundle of free Steam games is all but over. Some would argue this transition happened after IGN Media bought the company a while back, and while it’s true the push for Humble Monthly started around that time, there’s a lot more to the story than just “Humble Bundle sold out”. And as expected, it looks like the November 2019 run of the monthly bundle will get the same shellacking from more critical elements, while some will be just fine with forking over money for some games.
Leading off the bundle this month is actually a pair of iconic platforming remakes that a lot of retro fans are sure to love.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Having the purple dragon in on the fun is sure to excite fans of the PSX era of platformers. This bundle is actually all the mainline games in the franchise in one package, namely Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. So if you’re into the idea of picking up some full HD remakes of classic PSX titles, this may be the ideal bundle for you.
The other major platformer to round out the first set of offerings is of course none other than a certain Bandicoot.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Following on the trend of HD remasters and the like, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Takes the explosive and hyperactive marsupial into new realms, all without compromising that original feel of the first games. No Sonic 3D treatment here, just a good ole remake of various series entries like Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
Following up with those two titles is something a bit more destructive, with the inclusion of 2017’s Call of Duty: WWII. This new entry into the shooter franchise pushed a lot more narrative weight than previous games in the franchise. It also includes the Zombies, and multiplayer modes as a bonus, so when you wrap up the epic singleplayer adventures, hop into the online components for a bit more fun.
Along with these three headliners, we can expect multiple indie titles to unlock at the start of the month. But you need to hurry, as the availability of this particular bundle will end once the 10 games included unlock on November 1st. Head over to Humble Monthly and grab a sub if these games interest you.