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The Basement Collection is a compilation of 9 award winning indie games by Edmund McMillen, creator of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. All of the games featured in the collection have been revamped and updated, featuring bonus chapters, new music, art and other extras.
The Basement Collection includes:
Aether (an exploration adventure game)
Time Fcuk (a dark puzzle game)
Spewer (a physics based platformer)
Meat Boy (the super meat boy prototype)
Grey Matter (an anti shooter)
Coil (an experimental game)
Triachnid (a physics based spider sim)
The collection also features 2 secret unlockable games and tons of unlockable comics, sketch books and even never before scene stock footage from Indie Game: The Movie.
8 full games, featuring new content, achievements and development extras.
8 unlockable extras featuring bonus games, comics, sketch books and videos.
A full collection soundtrack, featuring over 30 full length tracks from games featured as well as fan made bonus tracks.
Over 30 minutes of audio interviews.
Over 20 minutes of video extras from Indie Game: The Movie, (15 minutes of never before scene footage).
Over 15 pages of development sketches and character designs.
The Basement collection is copyright © Edmund McMillen, 2012. all rights reserved.
Eight beautifully designed games by the one and only Edmund McMillen, what could you possibly want more of? As an added bonus, this pack includes the original super meat boy. I guarantee you'll spend countless hours in the wondrous mind and worlds created before your very eyes trying to unlock all the games and developmental bonus content. The creatively and uniqueness among these games will have you craving for more. The good news is that there are equally as encapsulating games not included in this collection, but that should not deter you from grabbing the Basement to your collection of games.
This is a pretty damn fun collection of games. They're all pretty simplistic, but they deliver greatly on the gameplay side. What I really like about these games is the art. It's extremely minimalist, but it has a charm to it that makes all the games very entertaining and fascinating to look at.
McMillen's games are lovingly collected into one neat package for all to enjoy. I actually love this collection because I can appreciate looking back at a person's past works and seeing the kind of development they've had over the years. The games themselves are filled with much fun, offering varied gameplay. Some might dismiss them as just Flash games, but there are a good handful of them, and the bonus content also makes up for a lot. With all these games, one can really see the influences and elements of gameplay McMillen brought over to his later games, The Binding of Isaac and the ever famous Super Meat Boy.
For low price you are getting a really great and fun to play games. There are 9 games in total, but Meat Boy is probably the most popular. Even as prototype game it's great fun. There is just one thing that destroys this perfection. Optimization. Even on great machines, these games can be slow and laggy. Not everyone is like that, but sadly the best one (in my opinion) Meat Boy have this problem. There won't be realesed any patches for this, not sure why but well. You might be the lucky one and have everything working fine. For a collection there are plenty of things to unlock - if you are interested in Edmund McMillen works, this collection is for you. If you are looking for some nice indie games - you should also check it. Each game is different from another so you won't get bored. Also, like I said, it have original Meat Boy! For this game alone the full price, which is low, The Basement Collection is worth getting.
For the mere dollars that I paid for this game, I expected a few cheap games that would keep me entertained for an hour. I was very wrong. Every game that comes in this pack is as fun and addicting as the last. I played this collection for hours on end without it getting old. All of the games are very simple, but well thought out and excellently created. Every game included is a fun and unique experience that feels completely original and totally brilliant. I would recommend this game to anyone who wants to play some awesome games on a budget.
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