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Early Access is No Different Than Games Released on Time

As we waltz into 2015, it seems that 2014 is shaping up to be known as the year of Early Access when everything is all said and done. Early Access is something indie game developers started doing to make money off their video games while still working on the game. When it first started, there wasn't much said about it. Just like anything else in the world, the more popular it became with game developers, the more criticism it started to receive and not just by the gaming public, but by the gaming journalists as well. However, when you look at it, how is it any different than when games come out on time “finished”?

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levian702d ago

The problem with Early Access is playing an incomplete game. The temptation is HUGE to buy a game that has had your attention for a while, knowing it's on Steam to buy right now, even though it's early access.

Take a game like Lichdom. It looks amazing, and is totally my type of game. I'd love to get it now, but I know the game isn't done. There will be additional levels and powers and I don't want to play through the game before it's finished, because chances are I won't replay it if I beat it in early access. That's just an issue with single player, linear games, more so if they're story driven.

3-4-5701d ago

One is finished, one isn't.

How doesn't this human being comprehend this ?

It's a perfect example of a DIFFERENCE.

MonstaTruk702d ago

"Early Access", huh? Let's get COMPLETE/NON-BROKEN GAMES, first. And...of all publishers...EA is leading the charge of charging gamers for access to unfinished games? Pshyeah...lol.

DaleCooper702d ago

I'm not one to purchase early access games, though prison architect is tempting me.

Still, I think people should think of an early access game purchase the same way they think of any other game purchase. You're getting what you paid for at the time. If the creators do fulfill their promise, then great, but don't expect that to always happen.

BattleTorn702d ago

I'm not sure comparing Early Access games, that get released unfinished, to games that become broken years after release, as in the case of Fallout 3 having no patches for Windows 7, is fair.

LordMaim702d ago

To be fair, Fallout 3 was pretty broken at release as well.

Macdaddy71702d ago

The bottom line is you can get it or NOT!! Lease it's not like Ps4 n X1 to play online you have no choice but to get it, we should worry if it goes that way!!!
Like if you bought Madden n only way to play your friends are to pay the access

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