The DOS games should be easy to bring over to Mac due to DosBox. I hope the Master of Orions and Master of Magic make their way over soon.
People ask, “Why expand to Mac and not Linux?” Well, no one uses Linux but more importantly that Mac users have considerable amount of money. Macs aren’t cheap.
I’ve been looking at the Interplay games. I own ZERO Interplay games so this deal is quite ripe for someone like me. Here are some incredible games:
-Descent 1, 2, 3
-Freespace 2 (I have this on Disc)
-Fallout 1, 2, Tactics (Interplay will lose their license to Fallout very soon)
-MDK 1 and 2 (These are much fun)
-Earthworm Jim 1 and 2 (Fun SNES like games. Heck, it was on the SNES.)
-Battle Chess (This is actually a Blizzard game. It was the first one they made. Simple but fun.)
Here are some of the games that everyone rates highly that I have no experience with:
-Giants (This game looks crazy in a good type of way.)
-Sacrifice (Everyone says this game is so awesome and wonderful. Maybe it is?)
-Castles 1 and 2 (Rated highly. Could be interesting.)
-Shogo (Rated highly as a simple but fun shooter)
-Screamer (Said to be the best in its series.)
-Kingpin (Some people say it is good.)
-MAX 1 and 2 (It can be both turn based or RTS. I’m a fan of both so I probably should check it out)
The rest of them probably aren’t that great but still seem interesting.
-Messiah (This game does seem interesting and different. Probably not that great.)
-VR Soccer (Not too many sports games on GoG. This might be fun.)
-Conquest for the New World (Is this a Civ like game? Hmm…)
-Evolva (WTF is this? Hahaha. Crazy game.)
-Super Hornet (A realistic jet flight simulator. They certainly don’t make these anymore. Could be interesting.)
-Earthworm 3d (Ewww, 3d.)
-Some RPGs. (Maybe for a rainy day sometime?)
I probably come across as some hardnosed gamer who only plays a small amount of games. The truth is that I love trying out new games, and I know you have to get yourself to take chances now and to try out new games. You can’t rely on a Gaming Message Forum to tell you what to do. So I make a point to try out new games now and then. For example, my GoG buying isn’t just games I’m familiar with. I did purchase Silver to try it out when it was on sale. It’s not that bad, but it is meh. I wouldn’t recommend it to others. But unless I take a chance, I won’t discover great new games, and I’ll get bored by gaming.
Just so you game developers reading on the outside know, we gamers do agonize about the decision to buy. We don’t just throw money and buy every game because we feel invested in playing everything we purchase. I’m figuring if I can find seven games from the Interplay deal that I REALLY WANT (as if I paid $5 for them), then I’d consider it a great deal.
While I decide, there is that Warsow game GoG just gave us for free. Going to go try it out!