Think I appreciate where you’re coming from, my reasoning was very simple: had I spent $9 on this bundle, would have been happy with the indie reveals? And the answer is, yes, three bucks each is decent savings on what these games cost in sales, but nothing to tear one’s hair out about, as you say.
I had seriously considered pulling the trigger, betting on the strength of the reveals alone, what kept me from going through was the highly situational value the reveals can have. They can be very good, or even great, and yet they might not be stuff I would have bought otherwise.
And… the cod in the room is Blops IV, whoops, IIII, of course.
I remember reading 911’s review and it sounded like right up my alley as a top down real-time strategy management cross; Duskers is quite a unique mash up incorporating elements of a programming puzzle game (a genre which is no mystery I like), though the jury would still be out on their long-term appeal.
I decided against Duskers largely because Zachtronics, the landmark in this subgenre, is already making more games than I have the capacity to play (a weird sounding complaint, I’m sure), not like I have buckets of energy left to try something like it but possibly less accomplished.
It’s a similar situation that I found myself in after Factorio, or even Stardew Valley; sated with no appetite for more in the same vein. If/when it returns, I will still have a Zachtronics backlog, doubtlessly.
I need to take a closer look as it’s Mostly Positive on Steam, it’s important to understand why, there’s Mostly Positive games that I would warmly recommend and other I would not take if they paid me.