From Gameplayer... "Microsoft has created an added incentive to pre-order Lost Odyssey: if you don't pre-order, you don't get the full game."
this is not incentive. This is threatening already.
LOL...yes it is...sad but true
Agreed. That is a terrible way of doing business. I hope this isn't true because they are just oing to pi$$ off potential buyers.
Just don't fight it and preorder so we can help MS take over as the one and only console giant that it is quickly becoming! All hail Microsoft!
i don't know about you, but i only had xbox 1 last gen and when MS dropped us like a piece of sh*t it made me think twice to buy their product again.. and this news just makes me want to rush out and get that 360 /sarcasm
Oohh let me put the option
1. Upgrade to superior system
2. Continue to play only old games.
3. Stop playing games.
LOL Zhuk is officially Microsoft Missionary. It's more than a salesman because everything Microsoft did is GOD like action.
here is a link:
Final Fantasy 13 Will blow the water out of this game any day nuff said.
This is more like shooting yourself in the foot before you even get into the fight, even if this game were to have high scores, people would still avoid it knowing that if they didn't intend on getting it before, they'll never be able to play the full game. Idiots.
Dude, this is their fanbase and they know them well. They'll only say things they know will work on them. They're a different type of demographic cause that crap would not fly at all if used on the PS fanbase - AT ALL.
Zuhk - They screw you over and you thank them for it.
This is incredible, who the hell at MS thought this was a good idea.
Forcing people to preorder the game by threatening with withhold part of the story is not customer service.
I wasn't even going to get this game, but this make me mad!
They do this because they know the blind xflops would buy anything. Just look at the attach ratio.
This being a Pro Sony site we all know the score. " two slivers of in-game content"
A SLIVER is not the whole game. Flame bait at best, get a life.
If gaming becames a religion Zuhk will be the antichrist
wow, either preorder the game or just don't bother getting it, this really isn't a good move.
you get half the game!! jk lol
I don't understand the beweilderment. This isn't like it's the first time they've done something like this. I mean, it's their business module.
I can't remember the exact game but they'd said if you don't purchase it's 1st installment then you can't DL certain things for the game. I mean, that's jsut how MS roll and their fanbase are fine with that so let them be.
I may not be an MS fan, but I do have an Xbox 360 and I should have to right to buy the game, in full, when I want!
paying for optional extras is one thing, but cutting part of the story out is something else. if they did something like give an odd-on as an incentive then I'd see this thing differently, but I can't get over the stunt that they are pulling here.
im going to call bs on this one
a very, very slow month.
Didn't mean to butt in on your post, but I have to say something!
This is all just a way to try to boost sales for the game. This content will be available on XBL shortly afterwords. They are just using this to try to get more people to buy it on day one!
You will still get a good game, but the content they are referring to is more like the GTA 4 DLC in my opinion!
This won't bother alot of gamers, because they may never learn of this incident. It only affects us gamers with nothing to do but read BS information to form an opinion on something we have no control over!
I preordered it 2 days ago, so I didn't know about this. But when it's time to pick it up, if I don't like what I see, or the reviews I read, I will just switch it over to something else!
It's just a game... no need to treat it as much more than that! It's just entertainment to enjoy, until something new comes out!
heh, not exactly MS smartest move now is it?
we will see about that, the full game will definitely appear on torrent sites, so up yours MS! :p
So you get 2 pieces of exclusive content if you pre-order the game.
How is this different from getting an extra map or car with your pre-order?
When DLC and extra content is available prior to release it suggests it was removed from the original game.
Like when Ace Combat 6 had downloadable aircraft on the marketplace before the game was even releases (in Oz anyway) suggesting that they took it out of the final game.
Because the "EXTRA" maps and stuff you refer to are not a part of the original game, they are extra...grab a dictionary to figure that one out. The bad part is that once they game hits the market you can't pre-order it so if its true you can only get the full game now, buy it later on the shelf and you will never have the full game, unless you do the torrent suggestion I saw up there lol.
Just more FUD.
Law Suit (there will be a class action suit one day against Microsoft and certain publishers like EA, and Bandai Namco for not only monopolizing the market, but for deceiving the consumers of their products)
F-U Microsoft once again
I'm getting sick of "DLC,' 'Exclusive Content,' and 'Patches"
Stop trying to coerce us into buying your product and stop trying to nickel and dime the customer into buying "downloadable" content that's already or was originally on the disc (Beautiful Katamari being an excellent example)
Also, get rid of the "we'll fix it later" mentality *cough* Mass Effect
Developers are abusing the whole patch concept like cops with tasers
This is a STUPID IDEA. Seriously. Saying something like this is just despicable! It is UNHEARD OF. In a Gamers eyes they will AVOID this game if they didn't pre-order it.
Its bad enough that the game itself pretty much copied another game (See the other article pertaining to this game to get the hint of what game I am talking about.) in 2 aspects. 1 the combat, and 2. the story. They may happen in two different time frames but STILL.
Microsoft... I am invigorated by this!
Blah... why?! Like... i'll gladly pre-order it, but why not put this stuff on XBL or something like Capcom did with Lost Planet CE's exclusive map. Does M$ realize that this isn't exactly making them money, maybe turning people off from the game.
smell a two worlds clone or a Blue Dragon.
Ms, stick to FPS, it's what you're crowd buys. anything that has to do with shooting is good, but fantasy rpgs with swords really don't help out much now do they.
I really wanted to check this game out but I'm not gonna do it anymore.
I'm gonna go tell my freind to not pre order this junk and go over to my house when I buy haze on Ps3.
Wow, seriously lame if true. I hated how some in-game items like weapons and cars in other games were pre-order only for but this one goes beyond it. Hopefully there isn't much story on that dream chapter.
Looks like preorder bonuses to me, they'll more than likely be put up on Live for download anyway. It'll be really shady if that stuff is on the disc. If so then just wait for whatever is required to unlock it to be on GameFaqs if it's not some unique code.
I hope these release later anyway
I dont buy it.
Being lame again. First they rush all of their GOOD exclusives in 07 being left with nothing exciting at all for 08, and now this. The game already flopped in Japan. I expect it to flop EVEN MORE now after this decision.
Actually it's the top selling 360 game in Japan
i don't care about how the characters in my JRPG's look but this guy looks GAY!
Name me ONE JRPG where that ISN'T the case...just ONE. Hell, the most famous JRPG franchise of ALL TIME, Final Fantasy, is NOTORIOUS for it's not-so-gender-specific primary characters.
He looks just as gay as any other jrpg character like cloud , Vaan from ff games. All Japanese games seem to feature feminine characters.
I wouldnt say most JRPG characters look "Gay," it's just the Japanese style right now. They aren't Solid Snake, or Marcus Fenix, but I think they look fine (Vaan was a little over the edge for me.) And in my opinion, Clouds personality made up 99% of his badassness. =P
And just as a note, Tidus was awesome... XD
Chrono Trigger, Panzer Dragoon Saga, the Shin Megami Tensei series? Just off the top of my head, none of them androgynous. Maybe Serph A LITTLE from Digital Devil Saga, but that could be attributed to Kazuma Kaneko's art style more than anything.
Japan, China, and Korea like their androgynous metrasexual males (Gackt owns their souls)
The main character for Lost Odyssey just looks uninspired to me. I think it's his hair that I dislike the most
if it's gonna be like that then no, i'm not buying it.
uggh freakin Microsoft... you know, i really dont understand why people keep buying from these guys... hasnt everyone learned already over time that Microsoft is a horrid company? I mean sure they started out nice, but then they built a bad habbit of making sh!t for hardware and software (*ehem* Vista) while at the same time charging ridiculous ammounts of money for every little thing they can think of (*ehem* Live Marketplace, add-ons for 360, media center, etc), and lets not forget of course ripping off other companies' ideas and dubbing it their own... I'm so over Microsoft, they officially SUCK in my book.
Yet last gen you paid 120 for a ps2 hdd.
40 dollars for a memory card and 40 dollars for a new controller.
Did I mention your network adapter to go online was 40 dollars( after the dreamcast came with a free one) Humm.... I guess you are right, only MS straps the consumer up the arse...
Obviously Sony saw the error in their way kevoncocks. It's MS that now plays those silly little add-on games. PS3 comes ready to roll with h/d, wireless LAN, power supply and BD in the console. Not some RRoD w/jet engine noise level fans. What did MS give you besides some nifty cables and a headset that cost them little to manufacture? You're probably just PO'd cause your HD-DVD add-on is now virtually worthless.
Doesn't it say something about a platform when you have to go back a generation to justify it's reliability and business model. Original Xbox had it right. I don't know what they were thinking building a next gen machine off the inferior model of the previous gen. Why would you gain a fan base that liked the Xbox model and then sell them the ps2 model next gen.
Crap! I was looking forward to this game,but if they're gonna be asses about it then screw em.
yer it so dum move
I was on the fence about this title, but if this is true, then you can keep it Microsoft as i wasn't planning on purchasing this on release date.
I'm sure the "Dream Sequence" will pop up on YouTube day 1, so I'm not worried about it. I may get it, but I certainly won't preorder it. Hope it's good, I need something to tide me over until FFXIII.
Don't think people are going to be happy about this.
I thought it was available to people who pre-ordered it immediately and then free to the rest a couple months after release. The link to the story is at the bottom but if this is true then this game really want sell then if you can't get the whole game.
Very nice find. + Bubble
Hopefully that is true, as i didn't plan on getting this pre-ordered. The two articles certainly contradict each other...
So if sony does this *and they have* or any other company then its a special lil tidbit for those pre orderers....yet microsoft does it...And they are withholding content.......right...
When did Sony sell a game that only offers the full game if you pre-order? I agree this story sounds a bit off and I doubt M$ will do it unless they offer the pieces as downloads later down the road. Seriously though when did Sony put a product out where the only way you can get the FULL game (not extras that ALL companies do but actual pieces of the game removed prior to selling it) is from pre-order. Again even though I hate M$ this story doesn't sound like something even they would do (unless its a free download later on in the game's life).
Enh I can do without the movie.
is it just me, or are they
really gonna charge 99 dollars
for this game
and then i cant get all the game content unless i preorder?
why would a developer agree to such hypocracy after
putting hours behind development for a game
i would want the gamer to have the greatest experience
possible if i spent my time working on a game
Then again maybe thats just me
its cracks like that,
that make glad i sold my 360 for a PS3
halo3 let me down gears seems to of set the bar to high
for other 360 developers LOL and now this
just when i though of getting a new one
Microsoft if anything should be trying to leverage gamers
after their RROD ERA
seriously what do the people behind marketing think
over there.... its like that get the dumest people they
can find to make marketing decisions. this game doesnt look
like its worth 99dollars anyway
this is Australian currency.
Shaftage alert,shaftage alert!
This is completely normal and nothing new.I have many games that came with something special "in game" if you pre order.Its much like the vader or yoda in soul caliber( i know ,not a pre order only),or saint row,or countless ohter games. Damn some of you people are stupid.Did you even bother to read before whining?
If you read the original link story topic this is not like adding "extras" such as a Yoda, this is finishing a game then removing pieces from it and only giving those to the pre-order people. Yeah your Soul Caliber comment was weak, but let's use your thought process there. The story (true or false has not been determined and IMO its fake) according to your thought would be...you can only get Yoda (or Darth Vader for PS3) IF you pre-order. If you buy it on the shelf later no little green dude for you ever. That was the original stories implication if you would read it again yourself, which is why even some of us Sony fans think its fake.
check out comment 1.7
im not saying it hasnt been done before
a extra car, extra outfit, or a map is different from something that
ties directly to the story line
why would u not want the gamer to fully understand the storyline???
i could c a weapon, or level
i just dont get part of the storyline
what's with all the Anti-360 storys on this site. Also someone's gotta change the name of the story, It's really misleading. This story shouldn't of even get Approval. God this place is a Fanboy's Dream.
This is news worthy, just like how a game goes multiplat, or sales. I still don't udnerstand why this is a fanboy war, and I have to be in the article to state this. This has nothing to do with the console war, it is just stating that you get extra stuff if you pre-order the game.
It looks like I wont be buying this game simply out of disgust of such underhanded business practices. I will just rip it off from a friend instead.
Nobody realizes that this is true for ALL games. Just about everything out there supports some sort of DLC. So, when you bought those games you didn't get the full deal out of the box either. And fanboys want to pin this on MS, when in fact it goes back as far as Lucas not giving you "special effects" until the theatrical re-releases of episodes IV V and VI, back in 1997. Or Lucas not telling you about all those "other characters" (like Jar Jar Binks) until 20 years after the series introduction. Prequels? They were all made with technology that surpasses the later episodes.
People, these are add-ons. Extensions to the story. And it basically means that you'll never get to see the end, if they keep extending it further. Like Everquest. Or the Sims.
But don't make the mistake of pinning it on one person. In actuality, gamers themselves are largely to blame. Specifically, devotee fanboys who can't let it go. They want more stuff, sequels, manga, novels, posters, action figures, etc. So, developers answer by creating content, with strings attached.