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July 29th, 2009, 02:38
Spiderweb has kicked up a bundle with all five Geneforge games, for those looking to collect the now complete series.
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July 29th, 2009, 02:38
I sort of but only sort of wish I liked these games. That is a lot of gameplay in one box.
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July 29th, 2009, 02:59
I liked Geneforge 5 quite a bit. I know that I would get sick of these games far before I could complete this series though.
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July 29th, 2009, 03:29
It is still an amazing deal … especially since Jeff has updated the earliest ones (using his beta crew) to make sure they still work!

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July 29th, 2009, 14:17
I've played the Avernums but not gotten round to the Geneforges (is it pronounced Jenny-Forge, like Genesis, or Jean-Forge like genes?) Anyway will certainly buy the bundle, it's great value.
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July 29th, 2009, 14:31
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I've played the Avernums but not gotten round to the Geneforges (is it pronounced Jenny-Forge, like Genesis, or Jean-Forge like genes?).
At least I'm pretty sure that's how it's pronounced.
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July 29th, 2009, 16:02
I'm positive it is pronounced jeanforge due to it being about geneomes.
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July 29th, 2009, 19:58
Does anyone know if this is a limited deal, or is it likely that this bundle will be available for awhile? I think I've hit my quota for buying games for a little while and I can't justify $75 at the moment, even if it is for a series I've really enjoyed thus far (played the first two).
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July 29th, 2009, 21:47
he seriously wants 75 for them? is he nuts? IW as thinking he was offering them up for 30…..
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July 29th, 2009, 23:24
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he seriously wants 75 for them? is he nuts? IW as thinking he was offering them up for 30…..
Are you nuts?

Buying them individually still costs $131.
$75 means a massive saving.

Alas, I am financially dodgy at the moment, and unless I sell my wife and kids I'm unlikely to be getting any Geneforge love of any kind in the near future

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July 29th, 2009, 23:49
@shagnak: Sell one or two of them to medical experiments.

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July 29th, 2009, 23:51
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Are you nuts?

Buying them individually still costs $131.
$75 means a massive saving.

Not really. You can also buy the trilogy (1-3) for $45, and the 4+5 combo for $45. So it was already possible to get the entire series for $90.
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July 30th, 2009, 00:47
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Not really. You can also buy the trilogy (1-3) for $45, and the 4+5 combo for $45. So it was already possible to get the entire series for $90.
Yeah, true.
Still a saving though. I don't see why anyone would think it should be drastically cheaper.

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July 30th, 2009, 02:10
Maybe because they have been out for so long and they are not exactly cutting edge anymore. He has made his money and then some on those titles and is still charging a premium to buy the complete set.
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July 30th, 2009, 02:22
I'm not certain I agree with "premium" with this particular deal, but I agree that the individual prices of the earlier ones does seem a bit steep.

But 30 bucks for the whole lot? C'mon.

Mind you, at least I wouldn't have to sell my kids for medical experiments like lghartveit suggests.

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July 30th, 2009, 02:33
They sold the complete ultima collection for 19.99.
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July 30th, 2009, 07:12
Intellectually I understand his pricing as he does need to make enough money to survive and pay his contractors/employees. He did an interesting blog a while back on how the $0.99 game is basically killing the industry and I agreed with him on that. Having said that I'm still not quite ready to shell out $75 for this bundle. A while back I looked into buying Diablo 2 from Blizzard, which was one of the few major RPGs I missed, and its still priced near $40 or so and its about as old as geneforge though with some graphical differences.
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July 30th, 2009, 14:24
Each of the first 3 Avernum titles gave me at least 3 months of gaming fun. I've yet to play the 4th and 5th parts, but when I finish the whole saga (I suppose I won't be past the 5th one when the 6th part comes out), I hope I'll have the cash to buy the Geneforge saga. I'd bet it's at least 15 months of a bit repetitive, but quality RPgaming.
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August 2nd, 2009, 07:36
I'm not a graphics whore but I really can't get past how ugly Spiderweb games look.
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August 2nd, 2009, 12:29
Your loss. G4 and G5 look pretty reasonable and are good CRPGs.

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