Xbox game pass has helped expose many to games they would never have experienced, and now there will be several Humble Games on Game Pass. From hit AAA games that could cost sixty dollars to fantastic indie games that some might be hesitant to invest in.
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This pass has allowed games to progress in popularity and variety, and I am excited to see seven Humble Game titles coming to Xbox Game Pass. These games cover a variety of genres and artistic ideas that will be new to the Xbox game pass, so anyone with it can experience them.
Some of these games are new, and some are not, but all will be on Game Pass. The seven games in question cover a wide variety of subjects, so it is a good idea to review each one so you can know what to expect when they hit the game pass. The original story comes from LiteBrite over on Resetera.
Midnight Fight Express
Midnight Fight Express from Developer Jacob Dzwinel is a 3d action beat ’em up when the player assumes control of a former underworld member. The main idea of the plot is that you are a character named “Baby Face,” and you are found by a mysterious A.I. Drone.
The drone tells you that the city’s criminals have banded together and are planning to take it over. Now it is up to this mysterious drone and you to stop this mass takeover and save the day.
The game focuses on fighting for apparent reasons but uses a genre style that hasn’t been prominent for quite some time. Beat ’em by their nature, focus on various combat but most often melee combat.
Midnight Fight Express exemplifies this, where you have a massive tree of moves to upgrade and deploy throughout the game. The game also features guns, knives, and other weapons.
The game also has features such as customizing your character through unlockable outfit pieces and a custom soundtrack by Noisescream. This atmosphere and the unique animation style make it an exciting action game for the Xbox.
Moonscars from developer Black Mermaid is a horror-action game with heavy mystery overtones. In general, the game draws heavy inspiration from titles such as Metroid and Castlevania regarding level design and gameplay elements. This style gives the title a simultaneously nostalgic and new look at the same time.
Part of this stems from the story of Moonscars, which heavily ties into the mystery of grey Irma. A Clayborne warrior seeking the sculptor and the mysteries of her creation and her continued existence. This quest makes up the majority of the game’s conflict story-wise, but the actual combat is against a dark evil that has set out to destroy her.
The combat in the game is very much a hack and slash, with Irma’s sword being the primary weapon. You will parry, dodge, slash, and stab through various supernatural creatures.
In addition, there are specialty weapons that will create various effects throughout the game. This tone has the vibe of dark-action platform games from the 80s and will add something to the Xbox catalog.
The ghost song from developer Old Moon fits with Moonscars as a Metroid and Castlevania-inspired game. It is a setting on an abandoned moon of Lorian, and it sees the reawakening of the Deadsuit in search of the mysteries beneath the moon.
The game is similar to Moonscars in that it is about traversing the map for mystery and fighting enemies. The big difference is that the enemies here are aliens, not mystical creatures. The combat is also changed so that you use a blaster canon for distant fighting and then overheating for melee combat.
The story is also told with voiced characters to paint the story as you explore this moon. Beyond this, if you thought Moonscars sounded exciting and preferred SciFi, this will be an excellent game to try out.
Infinite Guitars from developer Nikko answers one of the most interesting questions: What if you mixed guitar hero with a JRPG? This description accurately assesses infinite guitar as it is an action exploration game in one half and then a guitar simulator and music game on the other. This combination is in a world where you fight against mechs of various types and stage a rebellion with music.
This game also has four main characters in the form of JJ, Sam, Kaylee, and Ru. Each of them is supposed to have there own strengths and abilities that will factor into gameplay. The game features an original soundtrack for you to rock out to while
Coral island from developer Stairway Game is a game that takes after the model set by Stardew Valley as it is a farming and crafting game while also being a social simulator. There are two main additions to this game compared to others in the genre.
One is that this is set on a tropical island, giving it a different aesthetic. The second is that this game is rendered in 3d, giving towns folk and the environment a drastically different feeling than that of a 2d game.
Prodeus from developer Bounding Box Software Inc. is one of the more exciting games on offer here, and I mean that literally. This straight-up action-horror fps has become famed for its violence and graphic dismemberment system combined with fast combat. This game is often called a Doom clone, and that is not entirely unfair as it is about fighting monsters and decimating them with your weapon.
The story is a little lite, with the only excerpts being that you are a corrupted agent of the Prodeus and you are to destroy him. That is all there is; the rest is rampant gore and violence. You have things like map customization and content sharing in the community.
Signalis from developer Rose-Engine is a title that hits a lot of originality within its general story and game makeup as it is a mystery horror game. The story follows a Replika named Elster after her vessel crashes and she wakes up on an isolated snow planet.
She will have to make her way through this dangerous world solving puzzles and avoiding alien horrors. This game is far different from most others on the list, but if you want a cerebral horror experience, this is a great pick.
These games are not all that Humble Games has but there offer a fantastic variety to the Xbox Game Pass catalog.