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BIT.TRIP COMPLETE Review
Posted on October 01, 2011 by

Retro-style games seem to be getting more and more popular this console generation. Games such as Retro City Rampage, Scott Pilgrim vs. the Word and most recently the BIT.TRIP series are pulling at the nostalgic heart strings of older gamers while showing the younger generation what made those games fun.

The BIT.TRIP games are a perfect example of taking the retro style of gameplay and adding a moden spin to it. I personally hadn’t heard of this series of games till I read Eduardo’s review of BIT.TRIP.FATE, so I’ll be going in blind for the most part. This review will look at the disk as a whole and not each game individually since this is a compilation game and presentation does matter in a compilation release. 

 

8-BIT GOLD 

Six For The Price of One- Compilations to me are a godsend. It means that I can get six games that would be more expensive to get individually. One disk.  Six games.  Done deal. Even sweeter is the bonus 18-track soundtrack CD that’s packaged with the game.

Disc Release Advantage- The BIT.TRIP games got their start on the Wii as WiiWare downloadable games. With the size restrictions that Nintendo imposes on downloadable titles, Gaijin Games could only put so much content into them. Now that all six of these games have made the jump to a disc, Gaijin Games is able to add in additional content. This content takes the form of online leaderboards, challenge modes, extra content and so forth. What’s even better is that the extra stuff is added to each game individually. 

 

8-BIT RUST 

Mixed Bag - BIT.TRIP COMPLETE is like a mixed bag of candy you buy at the store. You’re buying a lot of candy for a good price, but when it comes down to it, you’re only going to eat the ones you really want.  I found myself going back to Core, Runner, Fate and Flux. I would start Beat and Void only to exit them minutes later to go back to one of the others. I like to get my money's worth out of a disk release but with me only liking four out of the six games I’m down 1200 Wii point or about $12. With a compilation disk, it’s very important (to me at least) to get all of my money’s worth. Money is tight all around which makes games like Complete attractive, but Complete wastes $12 of its $40 price on two games I didn't like.

 

 

 

 

Don’t get me wrong, the games in BIT.TRIP COMPLETE are fun in of themselves with all the extra content and game modes. The problem is that I only found four of them to be worth my time.  As a whole, BIT.TRIP COMPLETE isn’t really worth it if you’re just going to play only a couple of the games, even if it does come with extras and a music CD. Of course, if you’re a really big fan of the games, then this might be up your alley. Bottom line: you’re better off picking up the games individually and buying the ones you want. 

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