posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 11:50 AM
Which game, released the last time, except RDR2 maybe, wasn´t a unfinished and buggy disappointment?
It´s the gaming industry. Or the people that still support such an industry(like i idiot do, from time to time).
It´s the norm nowadays. That games are hyped to the extreme and promise you the moon. But then you get an ugly, buggy, clunky, rubberbanding and
laggy version of what was promised before, in polished videos, in interviews, everywhere.
Doesn´t even matter anymore if it is that silly early access stuff or if are games of "AAA" studios. Only difference is the price, you pay from 60 to
120 for an "AAA" beta version (120 if including the not cheap DLC´s and season passes that make the game complete and playable) that isn´t much
better than a 20 Euros early access "game", in qualitative terms.
Since Steams early access mess, the AAA studios learned that you can sell a pile of poo for millions, if you just hype it enough, if you just put some
icing on that pile of poo with hyping and promising. They learned that it is more than enough nowadays to deliver at most 75% of a game, because
people still buy unfinished and sometimes even untested, unplayable crap for way too much money and don´t protest. But even become "fanboys" of
unfinished crap and defend these games, their devs and behaviour.
The gaming industry makes more and more money with doing less and less work and with delivering less and less quality.
Because people still pay billions for that crap, even if they meanwhile know that they will get unfinished crap, empty promises etc.
I want the times back when you bought a game for 20 Euros, not online. And could play that game from beginning to end, without waiting for fixes and
updates first, waiting sometimes for weeks, months and even years(years for early access, if it ever happens). Or when we didn´t have to wait years
to for early access titles to become finished and working games(what almost never happens). When you got the whole game and not only a part of it for
your good money, so you didn´t have to buy DLCs and/or season passes to have a complete game, like nowadays. When you could trust the words of the
developers, which made games because the loved games and not because of robber baron capitalism.
It would be so simple to change that. If they want to sell us crap, we shouldn´t buy it anymore. Period!
I decided two or three years ago never ever again to pay one cent more than 20 Euros for games. Better 5, 10 or 15, in sales or key shops. Because
games aren´t worth more nowadays, aren´t worth my good money anymore.
If they make no more money (except Rockstar maybe, the only ones that still deliver quality), they maybe start to think again and ask for the reason
of the sales numbers drop. Then they have to start to deliver what they promised before. And sell complete and finished and tested games for one fair
price, finally(or again).
If i would sell poo as cup cakes(you get one quarter and have to buy the other three quarters, DLC, you know...), with just some icing on top(the
promises and hype) to make it look like a cup cake and not poo anymore, i would end up in court, because of major fraud.