02-04-2013 06:38 AM
I personally (maybe it's just me) still don't see that as "cutting out" content. Even if it is levels or weapons, and the DLC was completed before release. It's not essential to the retail release as it was intended. That's why it's add-on. The marketing department's just want you to think it's needed. If it was "needed" for the game to be completed it would be available to all.
02-04-2013 07:06 AM
Some games like Dragon Age II had DLC chapters and bonuses as pre-order content. You got those bonuses for the same price if you pre-ordered the game. Otherwise the content can be purchased from PS store for about 10$.
You think that's fair? Greedy developers cut content to make more money. Of course you don't NEED that content for the full experience but it's in the disc for pete's sake.
02-04-2013 07:23 AM
I never said it was fair. Just that you don't need it to get the experience you are paying for. Business is never fair. But business only works the way it does becuase people keep buying... so really don't blame them. It's the consumer to blame. Always has been. They can only operate they way they do becuase people just buy it anyway.
02-04-2013 07:30 AM
I'm sorry but I don't agree with you Facelaud.
Pre-order exclusives have been around for some time now & are not new.
Tainted, I'm not quite sure why it is you're using this word in particular, it is also in my view not anti-consumer, gamers are not punished they are rewarded with the extras for ordering early, in any even most of not all of the pre-order bonuses become available at some point down the line as DLC, all the developers & publishers are doing is offering a little tifbit for those of us that do want to pre-order & have that game delivered to our homes on release day, like Sly 4 will be for me in 2 days!
I agree with you BRIT, if that is OK. Pre ordering a game does not cost more than the face value of the game. If you put down $5, it comes off the checkout price when you pick the game up.
On top of that, as you say BRIT, you get that DLC for "Free", that others would have to pay for after.
As well, the "prepaid" period goes up until midnight of the day of release. If you stop in a game store, just before close, the day before the official release, you still get that DLC.
I think it is great, and it has no detraction for the gamer. Why not reward those excited enough for a game release, who are aware of release dates, with a little extra for paying up a five spot for a month or a day before the actual release?
That is my opinion, at least.
Welcome to the Forum by the way. It is great here, I think you will agree, at least on that.