We live in an age of instant gratification and entitlement. We want it now and we want it perfect. Laura questions if this too much to ask? When will it ever be good enough for us?
The "entitled" people are like that with a lot of things, not just video games. There does seem to be a lot more of that type than there used to be, in general.
Its their own fault. Its what happens when we r flooded with games, especially similar ones. It isn't so much our expectations, its a natural expectation to want change. In the past maybe, change was more noticeable between releases. Nowadays, theres a lot of cash grabbing.
I expect 100 hours of gameplay I expect some new technology I expect great control I expect tough A.I. not cheap A.I. I expect new gameplay innovation I expect a low price I expect Windows Live to be NO where in sight or involved I expect great mods I expect lots of customization I expect my GPU's to actually have to work I expect multi-threading support I expect lifetime support I expect Developer contact I expect Developer feedback I expect the Publisher to stay outta the way I expect this list to not be too much to ask for
All I want is honesty from developers and publishers. Don't ship a broken game, don't post bullshots and don't use deus ex machina because you can't write a proper script.
@ 60 dollars a pop? damn straight I expect a lot ,, this is a multi billion dollar industry .., and as the consumer that is making u filthy rich... I'll reiterate ... " YES... I expect the best you got... the only thing that i hate about the game industry is that if they give u an unsatisfactory product ,..its like oh well too bad.. you already bought it. (unless of course you base your decisions solely off reviews which is smart and stupid at the same time)
There's that word again, if you are paying good money for a product, you expect quality. Consumer backlash, more often than not, is due to companies bending people over and exploiting them, and then when people complain about their crap, you just label them as entitled, further enabling their bad business practices. Buy products from good companies, boycott ones from the bad.
Only in the game industry will companies resort to name calling when consumers have complaints and gamers are the only consumers that will still give them money regardless of what they are called (Great graphics= Get out of jail free card) It's like getting raped but saying it's okay because he had a rubber on.......
that's nothing like that. We choose whether or not to purchase video games. I'm pretty sure rape victims don't really have much of a say in their rape, eh?
But that's the comedy of the situation. The community has a choice but you hear tons of people still support them as if they don't. Too many buyers are close-minded and not seeing the future in their hobby when they support these practices. What was "optional" has become "necessary evils" due to this, one just need to see the degradation of DLC from horse armour to to see what I mean. I should have worded my analogy better because what I was trying to say was too many gamers try to justify being raped when we do have the option not to.
I agree with you, mostly. In some instances you have to think about other persons perspectives. Lets look die hard COD fans. People can't believe they pay for map packs and DLC, etc. For that COD die hard fan, COD might be the ONLY game they get for the year. So for them, spending 60 for the game, and then another 50 throughout the year isn't that bad of an investment, especially when you weigh it to the amount of time they invest into the game. I think things like; You can't play Game "A" online if you buy it used is complete BS and is what's wrong.
I would like to see games like company of heroes,age of wonders,civilization on the next gen hardware there's no reason it couldn't be done.guild wars 2 would be fantastic with a controller.
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