If you don't like WayForward games, why would you keep buying them 🤨
And seems pretty harsh, their games usually range from average to good. DuckTales Remastered gave me more enjoyment than most AAAs and I got it for like $3
Original Shantae was almost unplayable due to the oversized sprites in a tiny resolution. I liked Risky’s Revenge okay. Pirate’s Curse was a decent followup that had better gameplay, but the cracks in the writing were starting to show. Half Genie Hero was a mess with poor level design, insipid transformations, tired writing, and inconsistent challenge. I wouldn’t pay more than a dollar for original Shantae or Risky’s Revenge in a bundle, and original only for it being a historical curiosity. I wouldn’t pay anything for Half Genie Hero in or out of a bundle because, as I mentioned, that was just a bad game. I’d say Pirate’s Curse is worth more than dollar in a bundle, but only if you haven’t already played Risky’s Revenge, because as mentioned above, the writing was definitely starting to wear thin—they make a lot of the same jokes, and a lot of the style that’s kind of charming the first time around gets old with repeated exposure.
For the record, the initial statement of value is specifically within the context of bundles, especially Fanatical build-a-bundles. Like, I don’t feel particularly ripped off having paid full price on Pirate’s Curse when it first came out on 3DS, those value judgements are made with the assumption that someone ‘s been sufficiently on the fence that he waited this long to get the games in a bundle.