I feel like joining the critics of this way of doing business. It's not just GOG, but I think GOG should find the courage to be different, since it started with this intention. That everybody else is doing it and you have to follow the stream just doesn't make sense.
I was tempted (I'm still tempted) to get this bundle, but I realize I have so many games that I still have to play that probably I wouldn't play them, even if Wadjet's titles look interesting. But I wonder if they really are, I mean, I'm a slow gamer because I like taking games slowly, and I wonder if it isn't better to read a good book at that point, since the time investment would be at least the same... In the end I think I'll restrain myself and I'll pass, and I'll probably pass also in the future.
Maybe I'm catastrophist, but I think the market is getting seriously on drugs. Really it's the same mechanism of drug addiction, and the first addicted is GOG itself, along with Steam and the bundle madness. Some people say these 80% discounts increase sales, but in the long term? With drugs it's the same, euphoria at first, then you need them just to stay normal. And then you crack. I wonder who's still buying games at full price. This kind of sales is ok for very old games (and not even classic ones) that nobody would ever consider buying or even know of without them, not for new games. I f they do it it's just for one reason, that otherwise they don't sell. We're already at the point that the true value of these games is not their full price, but the discounted one (at 70% or more). Really most games nowadays have the depth of (Marvel) comic books (at most). Am I expecting a a new Deus-Ex every day? No, but somehow I doubt that they'll come out more frequently this way. If this is just the normal course of things, and it may well be, I think it's a bad sign and the market is going to burn out. The big crash of the early 80's had more or less the same reasons, too much offer, too little quality, and even less sense.
Please GOG, turn back to your roots and promote quality gaming, not quantity.
1. stop this madness and be different from the other sheep. If you wonder how you could still do business, I wonder it too. But think of everything that didn't sell out and is still around. Just because they cared about quality and not about selling billions of units. I read of people who had CH joysticks for years, they never broke. They never sold billions, and they're still in business. Last Logitech mouse I bought was dead in 6 months, and I'll never buy another one in my life, see the difference?
2. if I weren't a DOS gamer and I came here, I wouldn't know what all this is about. I would think it's a digital shop for Indie and semi-old obscure games, not for CLASSICS (of any date). There isn't even a definite section for DOS games. Yes you can browse for genres, even indies, but it should be like: you want real classics? This section. Curious about indies? This other section. And yes, there is some other stuff in the backroom, if you really want to check it out, other section.
3. Old DOS games had sometimes monster manuals of 300 pages, today who would be so crazy to do something like that? That's progress I guess? Ever noticed that the games whose manuals have heavy watermarks usually suck? Sorry for digressing, but it's all tied together in a way, I think.