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#61 dipsylalapo

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:27

I'm not sure, but it seems that EA have a lot of caveats in place that are slowly being released to the media/gamers.

 

I'm beginning to think that it's not going to have a great value at all to be honest.

 

I'll be honest, I always thought that early access would be limited in some way. EA (or any other firm) would never give unlimited access to a game days before general release. There would be too many spoilers. People would play the games as much as possible for 5 days and then not purchase.

 

I'm still undecided about the value, I've paid for a full year so they have 12 months to prove it's value. I've said a few time in other threads that the value for me will come from how soon after release a game hits the vault. 




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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:14

Your blowing one little thing out of proportion. It still has great value if you even only want to play one or two games in the vault per year. And considering they're never going to remove games from the vault, it's an excellent deal if you play EA games.

 

Nice of you to tell me what's of value to myself and that I'm blowing it out of proportion, when I'm not actually doing any such thing.

 

Paying to play a demo and have access to games that nobody will play once the newer yearly franchise comes out doesn't strike me as value for money to be honest.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 15:40

If that is the case, that's not so bad - but early access should give you full access seeing as you are paying for the full game - no?


Your confused on that point. The early access is just a demo of new games. That was clear from the start, we just didn't know the details.

You are paying for the full games in the vault.
 
 

Nice of you to tell me what's of value to myself and that I'm blowing it out of proportion, when I'm not actually doing any such thing.
 
Paying to play a demo and have access to games that nobody will play once the newer yearly franchise comes out doesn't strike me as value for money to be honest.


Everyone has to decide the value. People that like EA games may find more value than those that don't.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 22:31

I think a lot of the confusion comes from EA Sports Pass which let you "pre-order" the sports games last gen and get early access to them.

 

People just associate the name "early access" with pre-orders now.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 14:42

I think a lot of the confusion comes from EA Sports Pass which let you "pre-order" the sports games last gen and get early access to them.
 
People just associate the name "early access" with pre-orders now.


That is true, although most pc gamers probably associate "early access" with unfinished games on Steam :laugh:

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 14:52

That is true, although most pc gamers probably associate "early access" with unfinished games on Steam :laugh:

EA games kind of fall in that same category though, no? :rofl:

 

I feel like pre-orders, early access, greenlight, and all this "alpha access" nonsense we're seeing trend now just gives way towards a bad trend of paying for half-arsed nonsense.

 

Yes, you'll find a few good gems in the mix. I speak as someone who's put almost 200 hours into DayZ, but not every game is the same. Throwing money for guaranteed access to the next iteration with quality that's out of your hands just seems to help cater to that trend though.

 

I wish gamers were a little more patient. :pinch:



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 20:12

I wish gamers were a little more patient. :pinch:



As long as gamers support the practice in any form, on any platform, little will change. You are on the right track for sure. Gamers can only blame other gamers for encouraging companies to do this stuff.