Spiderduck's Samer Farag takes a look at the recent string of unfinished games.
I knew this would happen 9 years ago when people were so happy about internet functionality in consoles, online play and supposedly continuous improvements to games. Those were the promises I remember reading when MS introduced DLC and Live to the console gaming industry. I think Kameo was the first prominent game to feature dlc and it was heralded as a new era of gaming. The promises were all rosy and pleasant but the reality did not turn out to be same. Now we have lazy developers, careless greedy publishers who want to meet the deadline at all costs, day 1 patches, broken games and multiple patches throughout the life of the game.
Man there is so much truth in your statement it's amazing, thank you. A lot of gamers will believe whatever they are being told. Just like how they are believing that digital distribution is the future when fact is you don't own anything digitally Buy a game on XBLive or psn and when service is down you can't play your game. That's why physical media will never die, some of us know that the grass isn't greener on the other side OT: Welcome to true next gen where these things will happen: A game is announced and gaming media over hypes it It will win E3/gamescom awards It will be previewed and we will be told it's great Gaming sites will receive advertisement budget If the game is big AAA than gaming media won't review it truthfully because if they do than maybe they won't receieve their exclusive previews or advertisement budget. For example: BF4 was broken and I do mean completely broken yet reviewed well AC:Unity broken yet reviewed well LBP3 Halo collection If anyone wants to know why is gaming industry heading in the wrong direction it's simply these things: Instead of game testers testing the game now it's the early adapters doing that job Early adapters pay $60 to test the game Than developers will say sorry and patches are released We are told about dlc coming to somehow make us feel better And I don't blame the publishers or developers, I blame US THE DAMN GAMERS. We are the biggest morons ever. We will defend out favorite gaming franchise even when we know we have been wronged. Our egos are so damn big that we just can't take it that halo,AC,BF,,, can be broken We will say thing like well I haven't had any issues so people are just making a huge issue out of something small, so instead of us holding the developers or publishers responsible we are defending them WELCOME TO TRUE NEXT GEN GAMING EXPERIENCE WHERE A GAME IS RELEASED ITS BROKEN FIRST DEVELOPERS DENY ITS BROKEN THAN COMES A FAKE APOLOGY THAN COMES FIRST PATCH WHICH ACTUALLY MAKES IT WORST THANORIGINAL VERSION YET YET YET A lot of fanboys will still deny the fact that the game is actually broken. BF4 was broken for like 4 plus months Sad, now unless a game is coming from R*.Nd. Kojima ,cd red project,valve etc, ,buy at launch otherwise wait a month at least to get the true picture in the games
Personally, I haven't bought into the whole DLC hype. I'll buy some <$3 games on Steam sure, but I never invest a serious amount of money in something I can't use offline. It's what's holding me back from buying an Xbone actually. The only exception was WoW, but I was addicted at the time. I also don't pre-order. Devs can't always deliver on their promises... Why reward them with money in advance?
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