1. Momodora Reverie Under the Moonlight:
I cant believe I spend 5 USD for this game, to get to tier 2 for humble bundle. You see, usually when I spend more than 2 USD, im kinda expecting a playtime of something like.... 5 hours per dollar? But this game are simply too short and simple, not worth the cost at least to me (hollow knight for example is 5 USD during steam sales with 20 hours playthrough).
Ok, probably it sound too negative so I will start with its strong point. First one is the artwork, it looking charm and doesnt feel much like old school nes, not exactly super high resolution either. On artistic parts, yes this game is polished on many level, artstyle, audio, music, environment etc. As for the gameplay, you always feel like you in control and boss fights is quite awesome. It even reward you if you managed to beat the boss without taking any damage.
Now, for the negative part of the games. Since this is platformer / metroidvania / hack n slash games, you will think that this game will at least have 5 different unlockable skills or power up. Nope, not much. In fact it was too little for me as you pretty much only learn about 3 new combat abilities and maybe 1 key item to go certain places you cant reach. As for control, my issue is only with jumping as there are lots of time that I thought I could reach a platform, only to fall down to abyss. It have momentum build up and double jump, but I dislike how initial jump feel like quite low. Probably have to do with "hold jump button longer to jump higher", it doesnt feel much different as double jump work better most of the times.
Polished short games, not worth the price to me. At least i got nuclear throne and soma as my trading chips for better game.
2. Sexy Brutale
OMFG, this game is truly unique and quite a charm. Basically a simple murder-mystery with time-loop mechanic where you only have specific hours of time in game to save certain people (about couple of real world minute per in-game hour actually) in one huge mansion. The music, and presentation are top notch, although I can understand this type of games is not for everyone.
Throughout 12 hours of the games, you will noticed that are several guests are being murdered from various reason. So once you saved one person, you will kinda get the idea what that particular sound came from. After saving each guest, you will unlock new power and able to explore more the mansion. The progression is quite linear although some of the murder are much trickier to solve than other. You will get a lot of hints on how to progress, assuming you explore each area and listen to conversation carefully at specific times.
In the end, game is wrapped up in grand way despite I didnt go for 100% ending. I finished it in 4 hours despite hltb said 6 hours average, only refer to guide for like 1 or 2 times only. If you have humble subscriber, you can get it from humble trove.