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Submitted by NorbertJr 1004d ago | opinion piece

Congratulations, I’m Buying Metro: Last Light Used

In Soviet Russia, games play you! Hahaha…ha…no. The reason I’m digging up this ancient meme is because I’m going to talk about Metro: Last Light. M:LL is the sequel to Metro 2033, based on the (incredible) book of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky. That game is coming out this week, and Deep Silver is not getting a cent of my money. (Deep Silver, Metro: Last Light, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Prcko  +   1004d ago
if you wanna support metro,and if you are fan of metro,extra 5$ won't kill you,anyway true fans alrdy have game preordered for long time so i don't see some big deal.
I know this system sucks,but i hope they gonna change that in future.
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jcnba28  +   1004d ago | Well said
Yes $5 won't kill anyone but if we support it the developers are just going to keep on doing it. When I pay €60 for a game I expect to get the full game.
NorbertJr  +   1004d ago
Agreed but I just want to clarify that it's the publishers, not the developers who pull stunts like this.
Jovanian  +   1004d ago
last light is only € 49.99
HammadTheBeast  +   1004d ago
And it's bullshit cause this was standard in the last game, so it's blatanlty obvious that they cut this out.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1004d ago | Well said
Doesn't matter if its the publisher or the developers pulling it. Shouldn't be supported at all. Gamers being the most ass-backwards group of consumers ever need to learn to stick up for themselves against practices like this instead of saying "TRUE FANS SUPPORT THEM"

Reminds me of idiotic fangirls I must deal with in the music industry. Their favorite stars insult them and degrade them, but "TROO FANS WILL SUPPORT THEM".
vallencer  +   1004d ago

It was NOT standard in the other game actually. On the xbox version it was 240 points it was only free on steam.


Granted this cost more which sucks but i'm pre ordering the game so i get it for free what do i care.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1004d ago
When it comes to games, you vote with your money.
The more money you give them, the more they'll repeat these things. A lot of people forget that.
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aCasualGamer  +   1004d ago
Kudos to the author of this article for making the point simple and clear. Voting with the wallet seems to be the only way publishers get it. I was looking forward to higher difficulty and no HUD but i'm following suit, voting with my wallet i choose to pass on Metro: Last Light. I'm a gamer, but i'm not about to bend over for publishers.

Hate when industry decisions like DLC force gamers to pass on franchises they enjoyed back in the days.
Kran  +   1004d ago
Notice how you said developers and not publishers.

There is a difference you know.
RumbleFish  +   1004d ago
I don't want publishers to go on like this. So I don't buy the game. I'd really like to play it, but I'm not going to support those strategies.
minimur12  +   1004d ago
love how jcnba28 is just agreeing with prcko, yet prcko gets 65 disagrees and jcnb gets 70 agrees xD

I always try my best to get a game new. unless the game isnt in production anymore (heavy rain)
coolbeans  +   1004d ago

He only agrees with Prcko about $5 not being that much. The rest of his statement provides something different from what Prcko's says.
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Hercules189  +   1003d ago
Lol at all of you that are missing out on a great game bcus of $5. I will gladly pay that $5, is it a bit of a rip off, sure, but i dont let anything stopping me from experiencing a great game.
medziarz  +   1003d ago
Then pre-order for $60 and get the "full game".
DwopeMunky  +   1003d ago
Its strange though, here in the UK they are selling the limited edition at £35 which is £5 cheaper that what games generally cost.
Autodidactdystopia  +   1000d ago
Wow read this article


"When 4A needed another dev kit, or high-end PC, or whatever, someone from 4A had to fly to the States and sneak it back to the Ukraine in a backpack lest it be "seized" at the border by thieving customs officials."

"There were no outlets in the Ukraine, and our only option was to pack a truck in Poland and try to find an "expediter" to help bribe its way down to Kiev."

"I truly enjoyed Far Cry 3, which deserved its great reviews. But how many times did Ubisoft Montreal lose power for hours or days during development?"

"All developers have deadlines, but I know of few that had to bring in construction generators to be able to work the weekend before final submission because an extra day meant missing shelf dates by weeks."

"Then 4A works in their parkas and struggles to keep their fingers warm in temperatures well below freezing."

"The only thing for which 4A is getting more credit than I think they deserve is the creativity behind the ever frightening, dark, post apocalyptic environment of the game. I've been in Kiev to visit the team, so I know they just stepped outside for reference."

"If 4A had been given a more competitive budget, in a saner environment, hadn't wasted a year-plus chasing the irrational requirement of THQ's original producers to fit multiplayer and co-op into the same deadline and budget(!), hadn't had to deal with the transition to a new publisher in the crucial few months before final, what could 4A have created?"

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Lisica  +   1004d ago
$5 today, $50 tomorrow.
Hellsvacancy  +   1004d ago
Does anybody know if this affects getting the platinum trophy? I shall be renting it if it does, I dont pre-order games
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wirapuru  +   1004d ago
"I know this system sucks,but i hope they gonna change that in future."

Riiight. And you're hoping that 'they' are going to change that when people are actually accepting it (@you) and arguing in favor of it (@you). Right.
dazzrazz  +   1004d ago
It is a big deal ! They are slowly trying to monetize and dissect every aspect of the game. Cheats for sale $$$ game modes and difficulty for sale $$$

They basically advertised Ranger mode the way it meat to be played and then went " Oops sorry If you did not pre-order this game you wont get it, unless you pay extra $5 bucks later for unlock file. This is basically punishing hones consumers for fucking not pre ordering a game !!! Guess who is gonna end up completely harmless... Pirates, because bootleg game will have a way to get around this problem

Metro.Last.Light.Limited.Edit ion.DLC.Unlocker.PS3-DUPLEX

Because publishers come up with such a stupid ideas i will patiently, peacefully wait till this game drops all they way to the price of $20
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jon1234  +   1004d ago
the reasons companies get away with crap like this is because of people like you who support it!
Imalwaysright  +   1003d ago
Yes and when gamers speak up against crap like this, the people that enjoy bending over are call us entitled whiners.
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Cyfyxtfg  +   1004d ago
You guys know the retail store forced them to do this right? there was an article the other day. Deep silver literally came out and said that retail stores forced their hand and they had to have a pre order item. Deep silver didnt want to do this so stop complaining
gamegenieny  +   1004d ago
Sorry that doesn't fly because they have preorder items. There's a gun and in game currency (i believe) and i think a digital book. So they had preorder items, so why add the hard mode to that ?
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1003d ago
Not true. There are plenty of games That don't have a preorder bonus at all. Take Tales of Xillia for example.
SilentNegotiator  +   1004d ago | Well said
An extra $10 won't kill you.

An extra $15 won't kill you.

An extra $20 won't kill you.

An extra...
TemplarDante  +   1004d ago
Heres an analogy I wrote below.

If a group of five people are around a campfire
waiting for it to die, and three people run up to it
and start throwing jugs of oil onto it,
Who Wins?
So that is why you got 47 disagrees, and counting.
We're sensible and think beyond the tips of our noses.. most days :P
Fez  +   1003d ago
The fire? No wait, the two who still have their jugs of oil left? The three oil-throwers for getting some exercise?

Or is it everyone since they're all nice and toasty now?
showtimefolks  +   1004d ago
It's not Just about $5

If we pony up and pay than other publisher see that and will look for ways to tip us off more, they always say speak with your wallet so no buy for me either till I find it used

I will not support any publisher developer going out of their way to charge for stuff that should be included on the damn disk for $60 I am already paying

You want to pay more power to you but than don't complain next time when some other publisher does this
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MikeyDucati1  +   1004d ago
It's pretty obvious you just read the headline and didn't read the article in its entirety.
MEsoJD  +   1004d ago
Holding a difficulty mode hostage as preorder dlc has the be the lowest of the low. I sure as hell am not getting this game day 1. Which is a shame because I really was looking forward to it.
lizard81288  +   1003d ago
Capcom still takes the cake with DLC
Removing multiplayer, characters, modes, Menus, ect with the "Disc-Locked Content", because that is what DLC is right, not downloadable content, but disc-locked content. Code already on the disc, that you paid for, but you have to pay again to unlock it.

I really wish DLC would bleed over into other areas of the world. Buy a new car, pay $5 to use the breaks. Rent a house, pay an activation fee, because it is used. Until you do, no power for your house. Just so people can see how dumb, badly used DLC is. When DLC is done well, nobody complains, but 99.7% of the time, it is abused.
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adorie  +   1004d ago
suckers gon suck.
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soultecc  +   1003d ago
well ill be getting my copy off pirate bay, and ill buy it in the steam summer sale for £5 later on
SITH  +   1003d ago
I paid 44.99 for Metro: Last Light. That was for owning Metro 2033, which I got 100% free from a simple facebook like promotion. Thank you Steam!
Philoctetes  +   1003d ago
Thanks for being part of the problem.
MestreRothN4G  +   1003d ago
Well, all I have to say is that 12 people will have to buy the ripped mode to compensate the sale they lost to me. =)
Not that I'm not gonna play it. They just won't have my 60 USD.

Actually, considering that some not so addicted friends would probably have bought the game if I showed it to them, they have to hope for 36 or maybe 48 idiots to support the scam.

I can't see how they thought this was gonna be a good idea. lol
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thechosenone  +   1003d ago
Just don't buy it! The retailers who are at fault here will still make money from used game sales, so just skip this title.
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Persistantthug  +   1003d ago
I didn't think it would be possible to go lower than them.....

Congrats Deep Silver.
NeoTribe  +   1003d ago
Why would they change it if there are morons like yourself there defending it? You have any idea what you just stated?
Tales RPG addict  +   1003d ago
wow you are a blind Fucking IDIOT they are pulling some serious BS. True fans of this game Won't buy into BS like this, True fans will stick up saying Ok you wanna pull a stunt like this then I won't buy it. true fans stick up and say to the company in their face what they are doing is insulting and complete bullshit.
DevilishSix  +   1003d ago

You don't see a big deal? So now it's acceptable to pay for Difficulty settings. Dang it has to stop somewhere.
Divine  +   1003d ago
first of all why am i on n4g and i dont see a post about the ps4 leak????
StraightPath  +   1003d ago
difficulty setting DLC?.... what has gaming come too that is just plain pathetic.

Anyways this is a rental game anyways..I been playing pretty much any game new or old for a pretty long time now. Rarely buy games as with LOVEFILM I can rent unlimited games and play ALL new releases.

The only game I purchase are worthy of being purchased and it if has replay value. Pretty much this year I can think of only GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 which I will be buying first day as it will have definitely over 50+ hours of gameplay and huge amounts of replay value.

no way purchasing a game that will last 5-8 hours and sit in the cupboard gathering dust.

So adds to rental list like all others.
Prcko  +   1003d ago
omg stop replying on my nickname i'm sick of notifications
MestreRothN4G  +   1003d ago
The problem of the gaming industry, actually, is you. Each one of the guys that "think" like you.


PS: I just replied because you asked not to reply.
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Chapter11  +   1003d ago
You're completely missing the point. Its not that it costs $5, its the fact that they think they have the right to charge money for something that should be free.
whatthedeuce  +   1003d ago
Before you penalize the developers of this game for a publisher action, do a little bit of research. Call your local game retailer if you must. The Ranger mode is NOT DLC! It's already included on the disc.

Deep Silver packaged this game like EA normally does. If you walk into a store tomorrow (or whenever it releases in your market) and ask for the game brand new, you'll get the Ranger mode. It is included on ALL first runs of the game. If you wait a few weeks/months, it will stop being included.

Look at most high profile EA releases (BF3, Dead Space 3, Medal of Honor, etc.). The first runs of those games were called "Limited Edition", even though you weren't paying anymore. It was just to encourage people to buy it day one (or pre-order).
Pandamobile  +   1004d ago
Buying it second hand just is even worse than buying it new from a retailer.

Retailers are the ones that force these ultimatums on smaller publishers. Koch Media (Deep Silver) even spoke out about it.
Nitrowolf2  +   1004d ago
I know they are forced with these, but these also come with the limited edition:

"Extra Military Grade Bullets: Coveted for their ability to kill, these bullets are also the currency of the Metro. Will you use them in battle or purchase precious resources? The choice is yours.
Modified Russian Rifle: A compact but deadly Russian assault rifle, perfect for claustrophobic combat."

Would it have been really hard just to have those as the pre-order bonus rather than an on disc DLC?

Forced: Yes, but the decision was theirs as to what was going to be the pre-order goody.
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Jovanian  +   1004d ago
'Would it have been really hard just to have those as the pre-order bonus rather than an on disc DLC? '

The preorder details, bonuses, and advertisements had been SHIPPED OUT and people had MONEY down on it before management was handed over to Deep Silver. It would have been harder to rescind all of those offers that are now tied to purchases, because then they'd have to develop a new preorder promise to fill the gap, new advertisements, and replace all those preorders and make it aware that the bonus was changing

in short you really don't know what you're talking about, and want to hurt 4A games because of something THQ did
Rivitur  +   1004d ago
Yeah the discision wasn't theirs it was THQ's remember that company that recently crashed into the ground?
Lisica  +   1004d ago
Doubt it that they removed the difficulty mode because of the second hand sales.
Pandamobile  +   1004d ago
No one is saying that.
SilentNegotiator  +   1004d ago
No one is "forced" to have stupid little $5/pre-order gates. Plenty of games do well without treating customers that don't pre-order like thieves or humping retailers.

If a retailer wants to lose out on money over a pre-order bonus, it's their loss.
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DrewMetals  +   1003d ago
Retailers don't lose out on money due to preorder bonuses. Publishers and developers do with second hand sales. Retailers make more money with used games
DrewMetals  +   1003d ago
Thank you! If you want the game, just preorder it to get the free stuff. It's the people that buy things used that make companies have on disc DLC. It's not even extra money, the 5 bucks you put down to preorder goes towards the cost of the game. I know I'll get flamed for this but then again I'm also in the minority on this topic it seems.
bluetoto  +   1003d ago
"I'm also in the minority on this topic it"

yes, the short yellow bus always has the fewest riders and the "special" classes are always the smallest from what I remember.
cyguration  +   1003d ago
Weren't all of you at one point angry at gamers for pre-ordering games like Aliens: Colonial Marines and blaming consumers for pre-ordering in the first place and that they should have waited a couple of days after the review?

So now you're saying that gamers should pre-order in order to get the full, complete version lest they have to pay more if they don't?

That's some contradictory bullcrap right there.

How about gaming media keep consumers informed properly and publishers not screw people over so no one has to jump through hoops just to play their favorite game?
SlapHappyJesus  +   1004d ago
I paid $37.50 FOR pre-ordering at greenmangaming, so . . .
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kagon01  +   1004d ago
If you're going to support it, then you're part of the problem that is destroying gaming...
Jovanian  +   1004d ago
please explain to me how this preorder DLC is destroying gaming

give me evidence that future metro games will now have preorder DLC that has locked away difficulty modes
SlapHappyJesus  +   1004d ago
I support good developers and good games. What goes on in the background, no matter how crappy, is just capitalism and sales doing their thing. Nothing is going to stop the greedy from being greedy.
This is Koch media, of all companies. I am surprised that they aren't holding half the game as an expansion at this point.
But please, keep the preaching to yourself. The amount I spend on games and hardware, I don't want to hear it.
Kietz  +   1004d ago
Keep whining.
RankFTW  +   1004d ago
Enjoy not playing games again.
grimmweisse  +   1004d ago
Swadian, you are just so stupid. If you cannot see that charging extra for a mode as dlc that should already be included as part of the stand alone game, then you are not too bright!

Future metro games or not, look at the situation now. If $5 become acceptable, then what's stopping other developers or publishers from doing the same or charging more.

This practice is extremely harmful to the industry!
SITH  +   1003d ago
Not his problem or mine it is your problem. Quit superimposing your concerns and financial limitations on other people. Fix your own issues, buy or do not buy. Your choice is yours alone. Meanwhile... in metro last light.
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darkziosj  +   1004d ago
@Swadian_Grognard wow you're pretty stupid eh? if this works and everyone keeps silence about OF COURSE the future games will have it and maybe they will out take normal difficulty too, $10 more! and you sheeps will pay it with pleasure.
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grimmweisse  +   1004d ago
They need people like him so they can actually sell that $5 dlc. Suckers will be suckers
DA_SHREDDER  +   1004d ago
Don't buy dlc for a good game? Ya that sounds retarded?
Philoctetes  +   1003d ago
Well that's the problem. How do I know this game is good? This is one that's very much on radar screen and I would strongly consider buying it new if early user reviews are positive. But then I end up having to pay $5 more to get the same game. To hell with that. I'll just play The Last of Us instead.
Slysi  +   1004d ago
I agree 100% with this article, I cancelled my pre order when I heard about this and it's now on my lovefilm list,and there's know way I'm ever buying ranger mode. I think it's disgusting and I'm not supporting it...
vallencer  +   1004d ago
Why would you cancel your pre order when you get ranger mode for pre ordering?? That confuses me......
Slysi  +   1004d ago
Im cancelling it because i think its disgusting that there making you pre order for a difficulty setting that you have to buy if you don't,im sorry but that's just greedy and im not supporting greed so im getting from lovefilm
Persistantthug  +   1003d ago
vallencer.....It's called principle.
If you don't stand for something,
You fall for anything.
Realplaya  +   1004d ago
The thing i don't get is why people pay extra money for a console game. If it were a mobile game then yeah I get it. they start at a low price but there is no way in hell I am paying $60.00 plus dollars for a full game only to have to pay more money to add stuff that should be free.
Rivitur  +   1004d ago
50$ at newegg cough*

Oh and excuse me I'm going to buy map packs for 20$.
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WeAreLegion  +   1004d ago
Not buying it new. May buy it for PS4 used after launch. I can NOT support this decision.
Pandamobile  +   1004d ago
There's been no announcement of a PS4 version.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1004d ago
ps4 lmao
WeAreLegion  +   1004d ago
I'm sure we'll see a PS4/720 version, if they both have solid launches. 4A has expressed interest in porting it to next-gen systems from the PC. There is just no way I can afford a computer that will run this thing on its highest settings.
jsslifelike  +   1004d ago
Three words: Steam Christmas Sale.
WeAreLegion  +   1004d ago
Oh, I usually buy newer games on the Steam Sales. :) I can't wait for the Summer Sale! I have so many games to catch up on!

However, I don't want to give these guys a dime, if they're going to pull crap like this.
Rivitur  +   1004d ago
Limited Edition buy it from gamefly used when it goes on sale you are garenteed a limited edition copy and ranger mode as all boxes are new and code are never used also Gamefly buys first copies then rents them.
AusRogo  +   1004d ago
Don't buy the dlc then! Support the DEVELOPER, by buying the game! if everyone thinks like you then we would have a great developer go downhill. Yes it is shit what Deep Silver has done, but don't let the developer suffer because of them. Just don't buy the dlc, now if everyone thought like that, then maybe they wouldn't do it. Sorry for the rant, but it's frustrating when people act like its the developers fault when in fact, its the publisher.
ninjahunter  +   1004d ago
Launch the game at cheap price for AAA, offer OPTIONAL DLC for $5, still making it cheaper than 90% of AAA games at launch, People bitch and moan.
xPhearR3dx  +   1004d ago
Cheap price? It's $59.99 on consoles and $49.99 on PC. That's pretty much standard for every new game released.
ninjahunter  +   1004d ago
PC games usually launch at $60, EA, Blizzard, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Sega and 2k are a small list of Large publishers that Launch games at $60. $50 PC games are Pretty exclusive to maybe square enix,deep silver and a couple smaller publishers.

Honestly, For all the breaks, discounts, price drops, attention to detail and affection these guys give for their supporters people sure cry up a storm.

Millions upon millions Spend $100+ on BF3+DLC, $90+ on call of duty with its dlc every year.
And a Small developer Releases a game at a lower price than standard, Offers the optional DLC for free to pre-orders and all people can think of is boycotting?! And its not even boycotting! Your still buying the game, your just screwing over 4A.
xPhearR3dx  +   1004d ago
Optional DLC? It's a difficulty level removed from the game. Not to mention it's advertised as "The way it's meant to be played". If they wanna throw in some extra guns, skins, maybe even an exclusive skill depending on the game. Okay, cool, whatever. But to say, "Hey, you wanna play on Hard Mode? Cough up $5". That's low.

Map packs, expansion packs, new game modes etc is considered "Optional". But a difficulty level? No, that's pure thievery.
2pacalypsenow  +   1004d ago
im getting it for $25 so its all good
MattS  +   1004d ago
People should learn how to use paragraphs before they think they can be a journalist.

Seriously it's impossible to give you point of view credit when write illiterately.
Aghashie  +   1004d ago
I agree 100% with this article. If I pay full price for a game, I expect the game to be complete. Imagine in the future that you were forced to pay DLC just to watch the real ending to your favorite game. Oh... wait, I think there is a famous trillogy that already pulled that stunt on us, well, whatever.

DLC should be there to expand the experience, not to complete a game.
Salooh  +   1004d ago
What bothers me is that you and the article is right but you forget that most of the games did this but you supported them anyway. So it's kind of unfair to do this on these developers. I'm gonna support these developers anyway..

If they want to do this they must apply it on all the games not just one game. Then i will join even with my favorite games. But right now this is just an excuse to buy it used. They talked about this. They didn't want to remove any content but they forced to so instead of removing a gun or something useful like that they removed a mode that only fans will play it so fans will pre order anyway. They thought this is a good thing for you people but it's getting back on them lol ...

This is a fact , most of the players don't play on hardcore mode. Most of them play on normal and sometimes they go hard but not further. So they did a good thing..
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Aghashie  +   1003d ago
hello there buddy. I also agree w you. But not every gamer is alike. I consider myself a supporter. Always purchase my games New and sealed. I do not support piracy on any way and always encourage others to avoid practices that may exploit or abuse a company or its products. But there are times, even w you are a fan, that you have to pull your horses and say NO, I won't support you on this one. If I do, I am just giving them permission to exploit my pockets.

So, bottom line: I won't fuck you, but neither will let you get away with it when you try to fuck me.

Sorry for the mouthful attitude. Just my opinion.
My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante  +   1004d ago
So he is going to buy the game used (and will have to pay $5 if he wants the DLC which is what he is complaining about) but he refuses to pre-order the game to get the stuff for no extra cost.

That boy ain't right.
LKHGFDSA  +   1004d ago
Yeah, instead of buying the game without buying the DLC, he's buying the DLC.
(I realize I only re-worded what you said, but the disagrees on your comment suggest to me that people aren't getting your point.)
aliengmr  +   1004d ago
So why punish the developer? If you want to send a message to DS then man up and don't buy it.

Or just pre-order and stfu. Because lets be honest, That the pre-order bonus/DLC ship sailed long ago. Gamers are the most gullible impulse buyers on the planet. We decide to buy games before they are 50% complete.

Just like always online DRM, it sucks but it didn't stop millions from buying those games.

So if you have a huge issue with this, don't buy the game, instead of handing over all your cash to those equally responsible for it. Take a stand, if that's what you want, but don't pussy out and buy used.
ChipChipperson  +   1004d ago
I am very puzzled how more people seem to be more vocal about this, now that the game is nearing its release, when the pre-order bonus content was known about for a good while. I just searched n4g's site for past articles on this and this was from Dec. 14, 2012:
From the article-"The Metro: Last Light Limited Edition includes:
· Ranger Mode: The brutal and hardcore way to play Metro in complete immersion. That means no HUD, fewer bullets and deadlier weapons. This is the way Metro was meant to be played and is definitely not for the faint of heart!
· Modified Russian assault rifle: Compact but deadly, the modified AKS-74U is the perfect weapon for the claustrophobic combat in the Metro.
· Extra military-grade bullets: In post-apocalyptic world of Metro, military grade bullets are extremely rare, so much so that they’re used as the only currency by the surviving population. They’re coveted for their ability to deal high damage, but will you use them in battle or to purchase precious upgrades for your arsenal?"

It clearly list there Ranger Mode.
I mean, it's weird that all of a sudden, people decide to take a stand when they had several months in advance to address this?
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aliengmr  +   1004d ago
They need something to right about.

If this were Battlefield 4 or COD we really wouldn't be talking about this. And even if it was, you can bet the fanboys would quickly come to DICE's defense.

Gamers will buy the popular titles no matter what and for whatever price.

There has been FAR worse examples of this sort of conduct.
coolbeans  +   1003d ago
I think the popularity of it now is b/c (according to Koch Media) "1st parties" have required this mode to be sold at $5 on their respective stores. I don't remember an official report about this until just recently. It's a shame to see Koch get all the flak for THQ's terrible foresight--or perhaps THQ knew they would have to charge extra as well.
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Ozmoses  +   1004d ago
Hasn't this been a standard practice since retailer pre-order bonuses have been implemented??

Most games come out with the pre-order bonuses for a few bucks... So like if you get it from gamestop, you can buy the dlc from like amazon that you didn't get with your pre-order

This ranger mode I don't think is retail specific, I think it's across the board.. But, it's the same principle.

To me anyway it seems like this has been a common trend/practice in this new "internet age" of gaming.

I dunno I usually only buy used if a game slips through the cracks. I don't really feel bothered with the current prices. If the prices of games remains the same it will be good. The only thing I'm worried about is various tax charges depending on the state. Those are always subject to change. Games in Maryland are $63.59 when I pre-order.. Like 2 years ago they were $62 something.

Furthermore, I've noticed perks for buying digital.. I noticed when Soul Sacrifice came out at Gamestop it cost $39.99, but if you bought it from PSN digitally it was like $35.99.

I guess it just depends on the person and their interests to be honest. Because it still is a business and the companies will try different avenues to make revenue. And DLC happens to be the current trend.
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admiralvic  +   1004d ago
@ Ozmoses

While this is a common practice, it's not uncommon for people to get up in arms about certain practices they don't agree with. Sadly these can seem hypocritical, since the last time I recall anyone complaining about this stuff, was WAY back when they made Catwoman a online pass and even that was more about Single Player content being locked out, than an actual problem. In a lot of ways I think the game you mentioned, Soul Sacrifice, is to blame for a lot more. The literal preorder (right now Metro could just be a first run copy as I've tried to explain) bonus for SS was the ability to play the game with Japanese voices, plus some worthless junk (quite similar to this), though sadly no one was up in arms about that. Before someone explains how they're different, I hate to break it to you... they're actually exactly the same. As much as you might want to believe a "minority" cares about Japanese voice acting, I would remind you that not everyone has the desire to play games on the highest difficulty, nor would they feel the need to play Ranger mode.

Also on your buying digital point, the games might be "cheaper", but the only actual perk is convince. It's far more likely that I will be able to find the physical version of SS for less than the digital version in the near future (month or so) and you can almost without question make $5 dollars from selling it, even if you waited a year or more. Even Burning Skies trades in for $4.50 at the moment, so you can pretty much always make that back by just selling it.
Bonerboy  +   1004d ago
This is utter bullshit I agree. This is a 'Sergei Titov' styled dick move. I would have bought this, but fuck them. It's not about the piddly $5 but the principle of it all. What's next, we have a game finale withheld?

There is something very wrong with the dev, publisher, and consumer relationship that sorely needs to be addressed. The industry really needs a major fucking overhaul. This "nickle and dime the consumer" at every opportunity bullshit is...well, bullshit, and I am fucking tired of it.
I sure a hell am NOT going to buy a new console for some time if this is how things will be. Sorry Devs, 2nd hand all the way until this shit gets sorted.

Time to dust off the ol' NES.
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Voxelman  +   1004d ago
What do you mean next? There are several games already that have their ending as DLC including Prince of Persia 08 (and to make it worse they never released the ending for the PC version) and Asura's Wrath.
Imalwaysright  +   1003d ago
What the industry needs is another crash.
urwifeminder  +   1004d ago
$10 steam sale for me don't care how long it takes I wont pay more than that for a game that is single player only even if it was hailed best game ever.
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grassyknoll  +   1003d ago
If Deep Silver personify the worst of the business side of the industry, you personify the worst of the player side.
00  +   1004d ago
my interest in the game is now 0
Not even worth buying now, good job deep silver for saving me 60$
S-T-F-U  +   1004d ago
It's such a mystery as to why piracy exists.
Voxelman  +   1004d ago
But if you buy it used you are promoting these practices as they are partially designed to get some revenue from people who buy games used.

All first run copies (not just pre-orders) have a free code for this mode.

Ranger mode was DLC for the first game as well (months after release as a response to fan feedback but still)
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TemplarDante  +   1004d ago
*Reads Article*
WTF Horse Armor ! Its happening again!!!!!

Dont support, or you will help screw up gaming for future generations!
Like Online Passes, Season Passes and Microtransactions.

Heres an analogy though,
If a group of five people are around a campfire waiting for it to die, and three people run up to it and start throwing jugs of oil onto it,
Who Wins?

Drainage  +   1004d ago
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MikeyDucati1  +   1004d ago
"It had enough fans to warrant the creation of a sequel, which I have been excited for since I found out. That game is coming out this week, and Deep Silver is not getting a cent of my money."

That line had me laughing!

But seriously though, I agree with the author. That is messed up that they would take a difficulty setting out of the game and charge you for it. Since when that happens? Usually you play a game on a hard difficulty rating and get the insane one after you've completed it.

I fully support the author on this. I wouldn't support for I wouldn't want that to be the norm.
LKHGFDSA  +   1004d ago
Because Very Hard difficulty is a pre-order bonus?
Who even plays games on that difficulty level.
tommygunzII  +   1004d ago
Because many games today aren't that difficult and too many will hold your hand most of the way through. That's why I start most games off at the hardest level, to get my moneys worth.
Salooh  +   1004d ago
I do :)
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LoveOfTheGame  +   1003d ago
Real men from Merica!!

I wish we all actually talked like that, would make things a lot more fun.
Neo-Axl  +   1004d ago
"Congratulations, I’m Buying Metro: Last Light Used"

Congratulations! you're a cheap bastard!
Klonopin  +   1004d ago
Whoever coined the saying "Shut up and take my money" is an idiot.
SneeringImperialist  +   1004d ago
Congratulations, Nobody gives a fuck what you do!
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MestreRothN4G  +   1003d ago
Considering it is the top piece on N4G, do you still keep your disliked comment?
kupomogli  +   1004d ago
Deep Silver is a garbage publisher in my opinion, but if it was a game I was interested in, I'd purchase it new to support the developers and maybe get a sequel. I'm getting Sacred 3. Hopefully they didn't ruin the series.
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RGB  +   1004d ago
Doesn't this sound like Xbox Live? Paying for something that should be for free, missing modes if you don't... just saying.
TronEOL  +   1003d ago
For anyone disagreeing, explain why you think it's not like XboxLive. You pay $59.99 for a game, but if you DON'T pay for XboxLive Gold, you can't play half your game.

It's worse than pre-order bonuses since it's done system-wide but everyone ignores it. "OMG, BRING DOWN THE MAN!" if Capcom takes out 3 colours for fighters in Street Fighter for pre-order bonuses. But it's no big deal if Microsoft is FORCEFULLY getting you to pay 60$ (or more) a year to fully play your games that you already payed for, and have the right to use the internet you're already paying for.

Gamer logic IS messed up. "Vote with your money!" they say while they continue to pay for something even worse.
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