I bought an Ink Spots record for like a quarter once at a local thrift shop (this was before prices for even junk vinyl became hilariously inflated) and I can 1000% echo Frank’s characterization of their catalog. It actually becomes really endearing after hearing that pokey cowboy guitar rhythm and identical song structure enough times!
esper What are some good games made from reused assets?
The “follow-up game with kinda funky/experimental mechanics made on a (relative) budget using salvaged parts from the hugely successful predecessor” is one of my favorite genres. I’m talking Majora’s Mask, Fallout: NV, and maybe even Dark Souls II to some extent. My sincere hope for BOTW 2 is that Nintendo just takes the exact same engine and many of the assets from the first game and just goes completely hog-wildly weird. It seems like a monumental waste of effort to me to reinvent the wheel for every new game in a major franchise (re: engine, assets, etc.) when that time could be better spent creating what essentially amounts to a big budget fully sanctioned bonkers fan-made hack.