posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 12:03 AM
Originally posted by Ghost375
$60 for a video game is overpriced beyond belief. You have to be insane to buy a single player game these days.
As a gamer, I disagree strongly with all of this. Granted, I never paid $60 for a game because I am willing to wait a few months (and may be a couple
of years in select cases) to score an ultimate game for $5. Case in point, "The Witcher", which I bought for $4.99 some months after its initial
release and the big buzz that followed. Awesome game! People who get skimmed are afficionados, but afficionados always pay premium, don't you
Now, take time to look at credits in Mass Effect 2. It's 2 to 3 hundred people, with dozens in QA alone. There are a dozen or so writers, a legion of
coders, a complete sound design team, tens of visual artists, a hundred hours of pretty good voice acting and even marketing team is massive. What
exactly do you expect as far as the price is concerned? It's pretty much a Hollywood movie in cyberspace. I mean, if you think this is "beyond
belief", check the facts. Your beliefs are due for an adjustment. ME2 can be played with all side stories in about 20 to 30 hours. If you divide by
time, the price of a movie ticket is above what you pay for the game, and you can re-play, too (case in point in this thread).
In the end, if you aren't willing to cough up the $60, at least don't complain and let the market work its magic, OK?
I love multiplayer but there are awesome single player games out there, as well, such as the ME franchise and the Far Cry, just to mention those I
played a lot.