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Deep Down and the Message it Brings to the Industry

Hardcore Gamer: Love it or hate it, the F2P model is taking root. This is not to say that the sky is falling. Games as we know them are not doomed, but the landscape is certainly shifting and many industry eyes will be studying Deep Down and just how well it does.

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SmokingMonkey1036d ago

The message:

Microtransaction's/DLC

MasterCornholio1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

Well it is capcom. At least they wont be locking content to a disk with this title since its digital.

BTW Hows the Monarch doing with Dr. Girlfriend?

SmokingMonkey1036d ago

The Monarch, Dr. MRs. The Monarch, and Gary are moving into the house the Monarch grew up in, because Uncle Vatred blew up the Monarch's mansion with his hover tank.

Also, Vendatta is probably the monarch's father who was made into a robocop/mandroid by Jonas Venture Sr.

Breaking Bad level stuff here.

GrizzliS19871036d ago

this article is now about Breaking Bad.

MasterCornholio1036d ago

You never thought that i would be free to play now did you?

Thats the message that it sent me.

UnHoly_One1036d ago

I hate EVERYTHING about F2P.

This sucks. Crap cell phone games are ruining my hobby.

colonel1791036d ago

Pray that this game fails so bad so that companies get scared of this model in consoles.

The problem with games like these succeeding is that, just like COD, every single company will want to copy it. Look at Killer Instinct, selling you each character at $5 each! that is a rip off!. I don't want a world where in order to just play you have to pay for every single thing in the game (weapons, characters, maps, levels, items, outfits) *shivers*

UnHoly_One1036d ago

KI doesn't bother me because you can pay one flat rate and buy the "whole" game, so to speak.

Thereby eliminating the whole problem I have with the F2P model.

Fireseed1036d ago

Yeah how exactly is being able to buy the full game F2P?

3xkrazy1036d ago

@UnHoly

You'd be silly to think you can pay a flat rate to buy the whole game. That's not how F2P works. It's more like a service package with a set of features. Think of it like Comcast Xfinity: Internet, Digital TV, or for bundle both for X dollars.

DigitalRaptor1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

We're seeing the usual suspects praising one thing whilst calling out another for the exact same thing. Here are some facts for you.

Deep Down is free-to-play - you don't have to pay, but they will charge you for additional content if you want it.

Killer Instinct - you buy the whole lot for $40. That's 8 characters. Eight! That's nowhere near the standard of a fighting game being complete. Nowhere near. So what are they going to do after you've paid $40 for 8 characters? They'll charge you for more characters and other content. By their current rate, that's $5 per character. They've already confirmed a second "season".

So no, this is no different to Deep Down. But because Deep Down and many, many other great F2P games are on PS4, and not on XB1, of course it's a bad thing. Of course it is.

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FamilyGuy1036d ago

The complaint makes no sense, you never have to buy anything, if you want the game to be more enjoyable you pay, and you pick and choose the things you think are worth paying for. There's always some bundle price package making F2P games close to a regular retail purchase. You just said you don't have a problem with Killer Instinct because it has such a bundle yet for Deep Down you're instantly assuming there won't be one?

What kind of sense does that make?

No details on how they'll be going about this games F2P model has been released yet so why are people already bashing it?
At this point all it is is a free game till pricing details surface.

SignifiedSix911036d ago

Well, this game is going to suck lol.

ABeastNamedTariq1036d ago

I'll still be playing it. I'm actually looking forward to it, as long as the model isn't too ridiculous. With high-quality, non-ripoff games such as PS2 and DCUO, I'll be optimistic. (But then again, it is Capcom after all...)

Just because it's F2P doesn't automatically mean it's going to suck. If that were the case, KI would be getting a lot of hate and pessimism.

yellowgerbil1036d ago

you are living under a rock if you don't think KI is getting hate and pessimism.
being f2p is only 1 minor reason, the main reason is the developers track record.
It isn't being made by rare, the people who are making have such amazing games in their resume as
Green Later: rise of the manhunters
and GIJOE: the Rise of Cobra
I hope they make a good game though, I'll never play it as I'm getting ps4, but they are also making the new Strider which is a game I want, and they better not screw up.

UnHoly_One1036d ago

The difference with KI is that you also have the option to buy the whole game and get everything.

So they are giving us both options.

I will buy the whole package and never have to deal with the F2P crap.

DigitalRaptor1036d ago

Deep Down is free-to-play - you don't have to pay, but they will charge you for additional content if you want it.

Killer Instinct - you buy the whole lot for $40. That's 8 characters. Eight! That's nowhere near the standard of a fighting game being complete. Nowhere near. So what are they going to do after you've paid $40 for 8 characters? They'll charge you for more characters and other content. By their current rate, that's $5 per character. They've already confirmed a second "season".

So no, this is no different to Deep Down.

UnHoly_One1035d ago

I'm pretty sure it's 20, not 40.

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