#1 Posted by Confirm4Crit (143 posts) -

GoG has a Pay what you wish InterPlay pack that's ending in about 12 hoursish http://www.gog.com/interplay

If I shell out 35 clams, I get a butt ton of games. Like 32 of them.

I was born in '92, and I didn't get heavy into PC gaming until early 2000's, so I try to buy a classic every month or so just to see the history and experience stuff. I'm about to go though the first Deus Ex, JA, and Fallout 1 in the next couple months in between wrapping up Dishonored and Halo 4.

This pack seems....kinda insane. There seems to be some staples, and some games that I'd probably never touch for more than five minutes. But at around a buck a game, who gives a crap? I think?

So thoughts, options? There's some different tiers of the pack, any suggestions as to which one? I'm hearing solid things about Freespace, Decent, Messiah, and Sacrifice, but do any of these gems hold up?

#2 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

On a completely numerical level, that's an awesome dollar-to-game ratio.

#3 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11792 posts) -

I paid a dollar for the bottom tier with the intent to write about the games included in a humorous fashion, mostly because it seems pretty rancid (the high point apparently being Jagged Alliance 2 Unfinished Business). The stuff you want (Fallout, Freespace 2) is at the top, and I can almost guarantee you that they'll be present during GOG's holiday sale for $3 a pop, which is probably a better deal than paying $35 for games that are mostly crap.

On the other hand... that is a lot of games. No. No. Do the first thing I said.

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#4 Posted by Jesna (85 posts) -

There is a good enough mix of good/bizarre games in that bundle to make that price-point pretty spectacular. The really good games are in that $35 tier though (The Fallouts, Freespace 2, Shogo, etc), so if you haven't played those that's what I would recommend.

#5 Posted by Slay3r1583 (616 posts) -

If you can afford it pay the $35 to get the whole thing. There are some real gems scattered about there. Like Jagged Alliance 2, the Fallout series, the Freespace series, and the Descent series. There are also some good but not quite what I would call gems like Giants, Shogo, and Kingpin.

#6 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6229 posts) -

I'd just wait for the good games to go on sale individually. You'll save a ton of money that way.

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#7 Edited by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (432 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

I paid a dollar for the bottom tier with the intent to write about the games included in a humorous fashion, mostly because it seems pretty rancid (the high point apparently being Jagged Alliance 2 Unfinished Business).

I also paid a buck- settling for the bottom tier since that's all I had available at the time. Its actually not THAT dismal. :P

I too was expecting Unfinished Business to be the highlight, but... Shattered Steel and M.A.X. 1 stole its spotlight- and are now doing their best to steal that spotlight from each other for my attention. o_O

Shattered Steel was an especially pleasant surprise- that little devil is more fun than it has any right to be. >_>

@ArbitraryWater said:

The stuff you want (Fallout, Freespace 2) is at the top, and I can almost guarantee you that they'll be present during GOG's holiday sale for $3 a pop, which is probably a better deal than paying $35 for games that are mostly crap.

Other than those two special mentions in the bottom tier though- this quote will probably apply to the widest group. :P

@Slay3r1583 said:

There are also some good but not quite what I would call gems like Giants, Shogo, and Kingpin.

And Sacrifice. Don't forget Sacrifice. :(

#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11792 posts) -

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka: Admittedly, I've only gotten around to Kingdom: The Far Reaches, and that's only because it's considered one of the worst games on GOG, up there with junk like Master of Orion 3. So of course it makes for good writing. I'm sure Shattered Steel and its ilk are alright, but I never got the impression that they were standout titles.

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