GameRev's Heath Hindman examines the slight backlash over the recently added ticket system in Uncharted 3, comparing the move to other business practices and delving into the psychology of the reactions.
Makes sense, I've played enough "free-to-play" titles that didn't have me dropping ten grand to play more with extra features or whatever. BTW, why'd you give away my secret on how I got out of child support? >_<
The fanboy tears are so delicious though. Whoops, this is N4G, better not upset the horde.
The double standards that are the comments sections...
the new upddate is amazing(period)and with that said the tickets are an OPTION!not fckin mandatory.PLAYSTATION PLUS has given us so much free crap if i buy tickets its worth every penny.
The only thing bad about the update is the G-Mal which Naughty Dog has nerfed to the point where the gun is useless to aim unless you add the Accuracy Mod. More people are going back to the M9/Fal. (I hardly see anyone use the G-Mal anymore.) Strange Naughty Dog loves to fix stuff that's not broken and yet they leave shit that needs to be fixed still broken. Example of that would be the Kal 7. (There's been 3 patches on almost every single gun except the Kal 7 the gun that everyone complains about in Uncharted 3.) While I like the trophy, customizations and Legacy Medal add ons the gun nerfs are a big step back. IMO.
Ps+ is well worth it Uc3 Tournament system great idea but one cant help to see Sony/ND greed in implementing it this way and trying to sell those tickets. I mean one can only wonder how much money they made off of FHC already they should have made those tournament tickets free all around the board (10 tickets dont cut it if your lonewolf and end up on a loosing team. Not to mention half of the FHC stuff was redone crap such as weak characters (most of the models are trash). Im a ND fan and play UC3 often but the direction their going focused on milking is not cool. One can say tickets aren't mandatory but alot of people feel it is if they want the same cool stuff other people have unless of course they camp all day with a gmal and score higher points and lower deaths and if their team wins smh By the way besides the paid stuff the UC3 update was awesome and im glad to see less Gmal abusers running around. I see alot more AK's and M9's!!!!!
Re: "One can say tickets aren't mandatory but alot of people feel it is if they want the same cool stuff other people" What you're describing here doesn't sound like something mandatory, it sounds like keeping up with the Joneses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Someone can *feel* that it's mandatory to have the coolest things, but that doesn't make it so. I can *feel* that it's mandatory to have a sports car because my neighbors and coworkers do, but that doesn't mean it actually *is* mandatory.
That Djinn skin does look cool but no way am i spending money to buy more tickets. Guess i'll have to risk my tics :D
Knife fight why reiterate what i already stated? I stated it wasn't mandatory but their is a difference between something being mandatory and someone feeling mandated to get something because they will feel left out or are a diehard UC3 fan and want what others have to pay to get. Your really not explaining anything that someone with common sense cant construe for themselves. So no disrespect but i feel your response was just a waste. Either which way it still does not change the direction ND/Sony have gone with this franchise since UC3. Still doesnt change the fact that they know some poor kid will see ppl with the cool dijin character or fire armor and bug his mom to please buy him tickets because he wont be able to do so with his measly 10 tickets. No different then COD with its elite bs which is the reason i stopped purchasing COD completely. Point is with as much money as they have already made and the FHC crap they could have made all this free but chose to go the COD route because it just pays to do so because ppl keep supporting that bs. Im happy with the backlash Capcom received over their dlc fiasco (albeit it is a bit different) and believe other companies need this wake up as well.
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