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So given that they just delisted the Lion King / Aladdin collection I bought earlier (for which I have since requested a refund) how long until they delist this one and release a new collection with Hercules and/or other games?

Why can't Disney just release ONE collection and either expand it with free updates for existing customers, raising the price only for new purchases, OR, if they must, add DLC to expand the collection with later releases. This whole model of making earlier collections obsolete and expecting you to just buy the new one every time one game is added feels kinda not great honestly.

I just bought the other one a month ago...
Post edited January 15, 2022 by ninjadodo
I was wondering something along those lines myself, 'ninjadodo'!

I purchased "Disney Aladdin", "Disney The Lion King" and "Disney The Jungle Book" back in 2017 when they released a group of Disney titles on GOG. Later these three disappeared, and were eventually replaced by "Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King" in 2019. This set included enhancements on the originals, and a discount for existing owners of Aladdin and Lion King. However, whereas the 2017 releases included installers for Windows, Mac and Linux, the 2019 included Windows install only. It also did not include Jungle Book.

Now, that old collection is gone, replaced by this one. This time around it does include The Jungle Book, but still no installers for Mac or Linux. Not a show stopper for me as I'll be playing them on Windows, but still... :\

I also have Hercules, as well as other Disney titles on GOG, and like you I do wonder what changes might be coming down the pike for them.

Here's my history with them to serve as an example for others:

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Purchase date: 2022-01-15
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Title: "Disney Classic Games Collection"
Store page: https://www.gog.com/en/game/disney_classic_games_collection
Price: USD$10.19 (reg. $29.98; discounted due to titles already owned)
Offline Backup Game Installers: Windows, English (only)
- Disney Classic Games Collection (Part 1 of 2) 1.0 (121321) 1 MB
- Disney Classic Games Collection (Part 2 of 2) 1.0 (121321) 2.5 GB
Extras: none

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Purchase date: 2019-11-01
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Title: "Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King"
Store page: No longer available
Price: USD$10.00 (reg. $29.99; discounted due to titles already owned)
Offline Backup Game Installers: Windows, English (only)
- Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King (Part 1 of 2) 1.0 (121319) 1 MB
- Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King (Part 2 of 2) 1.0 (121319) 1.9 GB
- Patch (1.0 to 1.0 (120919)) 1.0 (120919) 3 MB
Extras: none

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Purchase date: 2017-03-02
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Title: "Disney Aladdin"
Store page: No longer available
Price: USD$8.49 (reg. $9.99)
Offline Backup Game Installers:
- Disney Aladdin (gog-4) 18 MB Windows, English
- Disney Aladdin (gog-10) 8 MB Mac, English
- Disney Aladdin (gog-2) 7 MB Linux, English
Extras:
- Commemorative 16-Bit Poster Art 1 MB

Title: "Disney The Lion King"
Store page: No longer available
Price: USD$8.49 (reg. $9.99)
Offline Backup Game Installers:
- Disney The Lion King (gog-3) 18 MB Windows, English
- Disney The Lion King (gog-10) 8 MB Mac, English
- Disney The Lion King (gog-2) 8 MB Linux, English
Extras:
- Commemorative 16-Bit Poster Art 1 MB

Title: "Disney The Jungle Book"
Store page: No longer available
Price: USD$8.49 (reg. $9.99)
Offline Backup Game Installers:
- Disney The Jungle Book (gog-5) 18 MB Windows, English
- Disney The Jungle Book 2.1(A) 12 MB Mac, English
- Disney The Jungle Book (gog-2) 7 MB Linux, English
Extras:
- Commemorative 16-Bit Poster Art 1 MB

[Edit]: More to the points 'ninjadodo' expressed, if you look at Steam they currently still list the "Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King", but they now also list "The Jungle Book and MORE Aladdin Pack" as a DLC to it. I think he's asking why GOG didn't do the same thing here. The way they're doing it could be a bit confusing to many users.

Cheers! pax
Post edited January 15, 2022 by mwirkk
To be fair, I will say it's good that they give a 66% discount on the collection to owners of the invidual games. That's nice... BUT I do not understand what the point is of separating this collection into a new release when you could just make it an update and raise the price, or even make the new game (Jungle Book in this case) paid DLC if you're feeling a bit greedy. That would be better than this. Also, gotta say raising the price from 16.79 to 34.99 for ONE added very old game + its special features is uh... bold.

[edit: oh wait, I guess they also added more different versions (like the SNES version of Aladdin) for the existing games compared to the previous collection, so that's less bad, but still not ideal. Just make it one release with updates, would be so much less confusing.]
Post edited January 15, 2022 by ninjadodo
These old versions had to continue. I didn't buy it and today I regret it. I can probably get it from the web, but it's not the same feeling. That at least stay like goodies from the current versions.
I mean I definitely don't regret buying the original individual games - glad to have those in my collection still and imo they should not have been delisted - but I don't see the point of getting multiple versions of the same Disney Collection where the only difference is each time one more game is added.
Post edited January 15, 2022 by ninjadodo
I was talking about the DOS version of these three games.

This version was to be updated in DLC form as it is in other stores. If GOG hadn't released the previous version (only with Aladdin and Lion King) it would even make sense to release this full version.
Interesting. So, I got a refund on the old Collection and the discount on the new one is now only 33% off so I guess they were actually also taking owning that into account (if I were to buy it now I would actually be paying more than if I had kept the old collection)... Still, asking for another 10+ EUR (now 20+) just for some additions to a game collection I already had, where the main addition is another game I already own does not at all feel like a compelling deal. I'll wait for a sale, thanks.

Kinda weird btw that they're not giving a discount on this based on owning the invididual releases of Aladdin and Lion King... only the previous Collection and Jungle Book. A confusing mess, this whole thing. The end result is I don't want to buy this product (at this price).
Post edited January 22, 2022 by ninjadodo
Maybe if pays off to just wait until they add Hercules or other Disney games as well.

Thes still didn't add any Amiga version, right?
(and yes, I know that in the Amiga version of the Lion King a level is missing).
Post edited January 16, 2022 by neumi5694
So in the summer sale there seems to be a 50% discount on the wildly inflated $35 price which is still more than the original collection sans discounts, and also this discount does not seem to stack with the discount for already owning Jungle Book or anything else? So many baffling decisions.

Again, fair pricing would be a discount for each game in this collection you already own individually: Aladdin, Lion King, Jungle Book, or the previous collection for which this should have just been an update.
I liked the Disney game that was run in DOS, but I regret that I only bought Aladdin.
It is a pity that the game could have been played with a better texture if it was run in RetroArch.
Below is a screenshot of Aladdin for DOS (nnedi3+scanline filter in RetroArch) and SNES Aladdin.
Post edited August 26, 2022 by wanisea