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#1 uxo22

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:36

I pre-ordered Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but what I have been wondering is why is the price of the game steadily dropping.  Don't get me wrong, I like a good deal as much as the next guy.  Currently the price of this game on Amazon.com is 29.99, down from an already reduced 39.99 and the game hasn't even come out yet.

 

Could it be because, Konami is showing some love to gamers or is it that Konami, know that they have created a turd and they want to lesson the impact by making people feel that at least they didn't spend 60 bucks on it.

 

Just curious as to what you guys thought.

 

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#2 giantpotato

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:06

This South Park clip has never been more relevant: https://www.youtube....h?v=AV69DyOuzbE



#3 Andrew

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:15

Because Konami/Kojima have been criticized for the length of the game. Supposedly it takes less than 2 hours to finish.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:45

Supposedly it takes less than 2 hours to finish.

 

######? That's not even a game in my book…



#5 NightScreams

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:49

2 hour game? I thought this was supposed to come packaged with Phantom pain as a sort of prologue intro to the main game like a trainer level. They are stupid for releasing it separately if it's not at least an 8hr campaign. I'll just wait for Phantom Pain and pick this up in Walmarts garbage ...errr, sale bin for cheap.



#6 Andrew

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:22

It is a prologue for MGSVPP but sold separately



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:38

Yeah I don't think it's them showing 'love', they've obviously been seeing a lot of criticism and trying to force more people to buy it by lowering the price.

I think Kojima is probably right in that there will be more play time through side missions after you've completed the main storyline, but how much there actually is is up in the air.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 20:34

This South Park clip has never been more relevant: https://www.youtube....h?v=AV69DyOuzbE

Lol that was awesome!

 

I find that 30$ is still too expensive for a 2 hour prologue.



#9 Enron

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 21:11

$30 for a what we used to call a shareware demo? No thanks.



#10 neoadorable

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:03

it is a slightly annoying trick on their part, similar to what Sony did with GT5 back in the heyday of the PS3/360 era. It should have been part of the main game, but I guess they need the money. Am sure it will be more than 2 hours if you do everything, though it ought to be $20. Will still get it, pretty sure.



#11 Jason S.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 20:43

Because Konami/Kojima have been criticized for the length of the game. Supposedly it takes less than 2 hours to finish.

that 2 hour claim was "as little as" meaning if you did a speed run. Take your time and enjoy the game and you might get 4 :pinch:



#12 Buttus

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 20:50

so the game costs about $10-15 an hour?  ouch



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 20:55

Yeah... I gave on up pre-ordering after the quality of game releases became less consistent.  I'm sick of wasting money and getting excited about a game only to have to be a turd sandwich. :p



#14 Colicab

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:16

Yeah... I gave on up pre-ordering after the quality of game releases became less consistent.  I'm sick of wasting money and getting excited about a game only to have to be a turd sandwich. :p

So true.



#15 neoadorable

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:06

Let's stop being so pessimistic...to say games are getting worse is a really negative way of looking at things I think. If every field of human endeavor went from Pong to Crysis 3 in four decades we'd be rulers of the galaxy by now. Some trends are not so great I admit, but that's just because gaming is big business with a buddy buddy enthusiast mentality...which has its ups and downs. They love us and we love them, so hey, what's thirty forty bucks between friends?