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#16 BajiRav

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 16:16

If you are troubled, don't buy into it (like I do and don't buy anything beyond DLCs).

 

Ryse, Forza, Crimson Dragon, Killer Instinct*, Lococycle, & Powerstar Golf are all chock full of them. 

This was one of my worst fears about next gen with game publishers trying to monetize absolutely everything. I cant see this getting any better either to be honest.

*Yes KI is f2p so its kind of understandable in this case.

Nothing stops you from buying Killer Instinct outright. It doesn't belond there IMO.

 

Side note: I saw this earlier on NeoGAF and looking at thread listing today, looks like SonyGAF is out in full force today after almost a week of mostly neutral/positive XBO threads+posts there. :laugh:




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Posted 21 November 2013 - 16:20

I am just guessing here, but my guess is they would like for people to buy things and make money :p

The problem is,  games already cost 60+$ then to succeed in the game you need to pay more money on top of that.  They keep producing DLC at a cost.. so in the end.. a 60$ game could end up costing over 200$ if you want the whole thing.



#18 Lord Method Man

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 16:21

Don't buy any of it.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 16:22

Well it does seem like a spreading practice.

Personally, I really don't care about them offering this on single player games as long a I can still earn the items through playing the game if I wish.

In effect, the micro transactions are paying to cheat, so anyone that wants to skip through a game can pay for it :laugh:

Now, if any of the launch titles required you to pay to win via micro transactions or made the grinding so difficult that you had to pay, I would have a problem with it. So far, no reviews for any of the launch titles have made the claim that was true, so I'm not really worried.

 

That is my stance too. If developers begin to turn the "time to unlock ratios" way up to 11 and make games so unjoyable because of micro-transactions, I'm done. Sure fire way to guarantee I will never buy or play one of your games again (N)

 

Had that issue with Tribes Ascend more than any other game last gen and it was infuriating.

 

Hopefully this is not the case in Forza 5 (haven't read the reviews yet), and they keep the same tried and tested credit system.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 16:30

Don't buy any of it.

This has worked so well for me so far.......



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 16:31

I'm ok with micro-transactions being in the game as long as it's not in your face, pay to win, or it doesn't affect normal playing. Like others have said, if they tune the default game to be feasibly impossible to unlock everything through normal play, then I won't get the game.



#22 Houtei

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 16:43

I am only against normal play being slowed on purpose to make you pay for exp boost or crap like that. AND Day one map unlocks because that crap should of been in the game.



#23 threetonesun

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 20:17

Greed will take gaming the same place it has taken healthcare. Soon it will be unaffordable for the masses or you will have to accept a half-ass game. Geometry Wars with only 2 shapes ... until you can pay more. The games simply aren't good enough IMO to justify it, the salaries, or the development costs.

 

Resolutionitis has  made designing good gameplay, animation, and backstory a thing of the past. Along with the redundant FPS.

 

Well, you can always buy Nintendo games.  :D



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 20:18

Hopefully this is not the case in Forza 5 (haven't read the reviews yet), and they keep the same tried and tested credit system.

 

I think the problem with Forza 5 is that it's being released early, and they're going to add a lot through DLC. So rather than waiting, paying $60 for a complete game, you'll pay ~$100 if you want everything. 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 20:21

Well, you can always buy Nintendo games.  :D

 

I can and I do.



#26 Gerowen

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 20:32

Welcome to modern gaming.  It's the reason lots of people like myself have taken up other hobbies.  I got tired of dropping $60 for a game and then being immediately asked for more money to unlock certain features of the game.  I still play some games from time to time, but not like I used to.  In my mind, when I pay $60+ for a game, I want the whole game, not just bits and pieces.  When millions of people are buying a game at $60+ apiece they make their money back pretty quick, so there's no excuse for pay-walling off parts of a game (unless it's actually new content like map packs that were developed after the initial release of the game).

 

I wonder if game developers will eventually start charging money for bug fixes.  They'd strike it rich by charging for required updates to games like Call of Duty, even if the update didn't actually do anything except update the version number.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 20:44

Well, you can always buy Nintendo games.  :D

 

Actually I'd love an HD original Donkey Kong (Use Mame) and some other arcade remakes. I'd love to see XBLA games like Shadow Complex\Lode Runner\Geometry Wars on Windows 8. No content to turn into DLC, just $5-10. Looking forward to Abe's Odyssey: New & Tasty on PC. 2.5D looks gorgeous.



#28 Menge

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 20:50

I hope the microtransaction culture dies in a horrible fire. Charging for actual GOOD DLC like extra level packs and things that add actual value is fine. But this whole having the initial game crippled and having to actually micro-buy the rest of it or pay-to-not-wait/pay-to-win simply sucks. I refuse to put money into such schemes :\