Heeey, this one doesn't seem half-bad.
Contemplating picking this up, anyone have thoughts on the games on offer?
Yeah, I'll likely buy it, just for "Out There". It seems like that's the pick of the litter, though.
Out There - Ω Edition + Soundtrack - this one has an 80/20 split for likes/dislikes, so it is probably alright. Considering the steam version is $10, $2 is 80% off, plus you get the filler. Music didn't sound too bad, either. I'll have to wait to see how it sounds. Nice its thrown in as a freebie, instead of asking for more $$ later
Retro Game Crunch - 7 NES-era-like titles jammed into one cartridge of pure - err - were games *that* obnoxious sounding in the 80s? It seems a bit over the top in the sound department. If this were the main game in the bundle, I'd probably have passed.
PLPA - Platformer, I guess in the vein of "Sorry, Mario, but the princess is in another castle!" kind of game. Premise seems solid enough - Evil mage takes a hankerin' for your lady-friend, spirits her away, and locks her in his castle's tower.
Miracle Fly - platformer that borrows from VVVVV (flier can flip gravity), and flies by pushing off of various objects. Even maker admits that the flying will take some time to master.
Fine Sweeper - Ahem, yes, well, it's what it looks like, a straight up minesweeper clone. How in the heck that got greenlit ... Gameplay video is fairly humorous, with an announcer extolling the virtues of 1.01a (with powerups! and an undo the bomb feature, achievements, etc...). He speaks in English, but has a light Eastern European or Russian accent.
Shutter - Survival horror type game that has to be shot through the shutter of your camera. Horror's not my thing, but I'm really put off by the warning - if you alt tab out of this game or mouse out of the windowed version of this game, you may mess up your autosave, and have to reload from a previous save point. That's a little
scary to have a warning like that on your main game store page. More telling is not fixing it, or giving people a better workaround.
That's like saying, "My pet dragon won't hurt anyone. He's the best. But please stand upwind of him at all times. People have complained about being set on fire when he gets the flaming farts. I really don't understand what the fuss is about. He's a growing dragon, and he needs his beans and rice for energy."