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LucasArts games now on Steam!
Anticipation of the release of the updated LucasArts classic adventure Tales of Monkey Island this week was ratcheted up by the announcement that the publisher would begin releasing classic games from their vault on the Steam download service. One thing that was unknown from the announcement was the pricing – and the absence of details left many fearing the worst … after all, LucasArts has seemed to have gone from being a core center of gaming innovation and creativity to a profit center based on licensed titles in recent years.
So now we have the details of the games and the pricing. For the most part the pricing is extremely budget-friendly! This is especially so on the classic adventures which are all $4.99. Apparently LucasArts is adopting a simple $5 – $10 – $20 pricing model, which is similar to the $5 – $10 used on GoodOldGames but otherwise uncommon.
I would also say that the pricing on games such as the under-appreciated Armed & Dangerous and Star Wars Republic Commando is just right, as is the recent release LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. I would say that Star Wars Battlefront II is possibly overpriced, but looking online there is more demand than supply so this will likely sell well at $20. The one clunker is Thrillville: Off the Rails, the average theme park builder sim that should have been priced at $9.99 if they hoped to sell more than a couple of dozen copies.
Adventure Game Classics:
- The Dig – $4.99
- Loom – $4.99
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – $4.99
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis – $4.99
Star Wars Games:
- Star Wars Starfighter – $4.99
- Star Wars Battlefront II – $19.99
- Star Wars Republic Commando – $9.99
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures – $19.99
- Armed and Dangerous – $9.99
- Thrillville: Off the Rails – $19.99
So what do you think?
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