Last March, we were treated to a number of brilliant early unlocks for the Humble Monthly. We ended up getting Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Absolver, and Northgard. Even an extra game, Minit, popped up. As for the late reveals this April, well, see for yourself.
Humble Monthly April 2019 Late Reveals
The following games joined the Humble Monthly lineup:
- She Remembered Caterpillars
- Steel Rats
- A Short Hike
I haven’t played any of these games save for one — Tannenberg — and I’ll get to that shortly. I’m particularly intrigued by Steel Rats’ gameplay and design given that it’s been a while since I last played an arcadey, action-packed game with motorized mayhem. Likewise, Dandara looks quite nifty given that it’s a 2D “Metroidvania” platformer.
As for Tannenberg, we actually have an official review for the game. It didn’t pique my interest as much as I expected it to given that I’m a history nerd. That, and knowing the player base was quite small. It meant barely seeing other players in the Asia server and hopping to the US or EU servers to see my latency spike. It’s definitely not a good experience in an online shooter.
Still, if more tactical or slower-paced shooters are your thing, and if you want a more realistic and grounded take on historical conflicts, then Tannenberg would be a welcome addition for the Humble Monthly. Hopefully, you’re from the US and EU regions as well. Now, let’s take a look at the newest Humble Monthly’s early unlock… and it’s a big one.
Humble Monthly May 2019 Early Unlock: Assassin’s Creed Origins
Yes, it is indeed a big one. Assassin’s Creed Origins, one of the biggest games in Ubisoft’s open-world action-adventure franchise is here! Do note that only the base game is included as an early unlock.
We covered it back in 2017 and as you can see in our tech review, Peter Parrish was not too happy. Although there were a plethora of customization options, Origins was very demanding on his rig. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it’s 2019 now and you probably bought a few upgrades in that span of time.
Although Assassin’s Creed Odyssey can be less CPU-intensive than its predecessor, based on this benchmark from YouTube user Hofn3r, it seems Origins will still come out ahead. Origins netted 55 FPS for this benchmark compared to Odyssey’s 43 FPS:
Final Verdict: An Easy Subscribe
I played the everloving beje-Zeus out of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and I enjoyed the experience immensely. The recent Assassin’s Creed III remaster, meanwhile, certainly did not give me my fix (both in the literal and figurative sense). As far as Assassin’s Creed Origins is concerned, it seems fans of the series remember it quite fondly. Given that I skipped this game when it originally came out, now would be a great time to give it a go.
This month should be an easy subscribe if you haven’t played Origins yet, or if you want to gift an AAA title to a friend. If you’re thinking about potential savings, don’t fret because the base game never dropped below $17 before according to Isthereanydeal.com. Since we only have one early unlock for this Humble Monthly, we’re bound to see some surprises down the road as well.
You can check out this latest offering here. Just connect it to your Uplay account to activate it, or send it over to a friend. Please note that region lock might be active. I’m from the Philippines and I’m told the key can only be activated for users in Southeast Asia.