Maxor127 wrote:Sounds exactly like I expected from those Sierra collection releases. I'm glad I didn't buy them. I'll just keep relying on my own emulation skills. After playing the special editions of Monkey Island 1 and 2, I wish Sierra games would get the same treatment. Those are the kind of remakes I'd like to see. High resolution 3D graphics while retaining the style, spirit, and controls of the originals.
Well two things. I think it's good to buy them, to show Sierra there's still an interest in adventure games. Though, it may be falling on deaf ears, and they may be seeking to collect whatever free money they can (because I am sure making these collections is a VERY cheap effort for them).
That said, I don't think we will ever see that kind of treatment for Sierra games, because the very thing you mentioned - the spirit - of Sierra is no longer there.
It's been dead for a long time now.
I agree... I wouldn't expect too much from Activision when it comes to Sierra products. It was a miracle that Phoenix Online Studios was granted a non-commercial license to finish up The Silver Lining (a miracle I attribute solely to the legions of Sierra fans and the assorted websites that got involved by running articles about the cease-and-desist and about the Save TSL Movement).
As for the 2006 collections.... they certainly are barebones... but if your missing some of them and want to play them without resorting to less-than-legal actions to get said games, they are a cheap alternative.
But they certainly aren't a replacement for the 1997 Collection Series... not by a long shot. I recently purchased the 2006 LSL Collection and while all of the games are playable (I'm on LSL3), having no printed documentation really hurts. Oh sure there's the age-verification skip... but it's kinda annoying to not have any printed documentation. This lack of printed documentation is shared by all 4 2006 collections (I own 3 of them) and is a definite bummer.
I'll definitely be getting the 1997 Collection Series for the remaining Quest sets that I don't have (I only have the Police Quest Collection Series atm)... if for no other reason so I can have printed documentation... and I love the old-style big boxes.