A high price for a poorly defined trickle of content makes no sense.
Correct. You hearing us Warner Bros? Rocksteady? Feeling like you've been caught fapping over images of our wallets? You. You reading this. Wanna take the power back? Write Rocksteady and Warner and tell them you're not buying their overpriced skins pack.
Yep, people should vote with their wallets in cases like these.
People do. And that's why companies are still doing this.
$40 IS basiclaly another game. Who do they think they are fooling
I hate the fact that many say they won't get the season pass but eventually do. A large portion buy cod season passes and don't give a sh** if it's $50 but when it's other games they say I ain't getting it or that or that it's like buying a new game. That is something I hate but, reality is don't buy if you don't want too.
This might be an amazing game, but I already cancelled my preorder because of what I personally consider underhanded tactics. It's my opinion, and I do vote with my wallet. I will now buy this game used on PS4 or wait until it is $5 on Steam, and I will not ever get any DLC.
While I'm not getting that overpriced piece of crap DLC; Who the fu** are you kidding? I don't believe for one second you already canceled your preorder. Amazing that people talk the talk but they are so full of sh**. Anyone can say anything over the internet
@re2_apocalypse I cancelled my preorder of the game on PC. Quite a few ppl have principles and follow through on their words. These AAA publishers are taking the piss more and more now. It's about time more ppl voted with their wallets and made publishers fight for our custom or they'll just keep charging more for their games and overpriced DLC.
Yes, I did cancel my preorder. It was with Best Buy. They do not require money beforehand, just like Amazon. I have plenty to play with The Witcher 3, and many other games I'll willingly give my money to, including Yarn Yoshi, Xenoblade X, Metal Gear 5, Darkest Dungeon, and Persona 5. Plus I tend to love the free games on PS+ and have a massive Steam and PS3 backlog. Like I said, Batman preorder cancelled. No regrets.
Have discipline...don't buy.
I mean seriously they have you guys. Nintendo didn't want to play their game and support the extra cost of online and dlc to just enjoy the game. You already have the system why should they listen when you all rewarded EA and ubisoft along with anyone else that claimed AAA. It's like 3rd parties are going mad. Yet us gamers are providing that fuel.
What else is new yall. Its gaming of today not like how it used to be 10 years ago. Its BS, AAA's will ring out our dollars until there's nothing left.
Don't buy it, it is that simple.
It really reeeeally is that simple.
Proud to say I've never bought dlc for any game since the practice was first introduced. I've done my part as a lot of people should but hey I can't spend their money for em
I do believe that is the intention. Not buying it, and not giving them money.
Just hold on to your wallets with this season pass. Buy game, leave season pass right where it is. All good! They'll get the message.
Now this is good logic =) Not this I canceled my reserve now and I'll wait for a GOTY edition or some type of sale, etc...
The worst thing about this is that they won't lose much if no one buys this shit, they probably cut content from the final game and decided to sell it separately. This is why i hate DLC announcements before the game has already released because you can't really tell
Even if they did cut content, which we have no proof of. You can't say they won't lose much because they spent time creating the content that wasn't used. That is a waste of development time.
There's no positive message/outcome about dlc no matter how much you sugar coat it.
$40 for a season pass is pure Bulls***! No denying. but from what i read its all skins and scarecrow challenge missions. Sounds like you are getting the full game for $60 to me (unless im wrong of course and there is more). Just don't get the season pass and if you really really really need to get THAT skin\costume, you can spend 1.99\2.99 on it and not $40. #justsaiyan I repeat.. I DO think it is Bulls***
Yeah tell me about sadly I have a friend who is one of those who by this shit. Keeps talking about it how this well be the best game ever it will be game of the year. I was like dude take your batman underwear off yes this game will be good but it won't cure cancer God dam it. Everyday he blows up my phone about this game I'm already sick of it and it's not even out! But it does look like a great game don't get me wrong I will buy because deep down the lil boy in me is like yeah batman lol
This was great from beginning to end
That's more of a fact than an opinion...luckily we don't have to buy it or just wait for the inevitable Complete Collection.
Yup for me this was a GOTY contender (not anymore) now it has to wait till the GOTY edition releases.
so an extra $40 for stuff that should have been of the damn disk in the first place... Yeah this is EXACTLY the reason why so many long time gamers including my self are turning to the classic systems for their gaming fix. When I pop a game into my Saturn, I know damn well it's all gonna be there on the disk! I know there aint gonna be some 2.5gb day one patch, I know that I wont have to be on line to play my single player game!! So to the new gen I say "SU*K IT"
I loved my Saturn, Yu Suzuki games were excellent and of course there was Panzer Dragoon Saga! I played that system to death.
I know the feeling which is why I've been growing my PS2, Xbox, and GCN collection. Since DLC was basically nonexistent or mattered little, used (cheap) copies are a full go.
Agreed. I love the Arkham franchise to death, but $40 season pass? Are you kidding me?
The only real problem with this, is that you don't know what content you're getting for $40. It's a gamble. If they made new content after the game came out - couple expansions that add up to 10-20 hours of gameplay, a bunch of new challenges and skins, then yes, $40 would be a fair price.
Season Pass prices have been going up over time. Won't be long before Season Passes will cost the same as the damned game itself.
Never will I understand why people bitch and cry about dlc! If you don't want to pay for it, don't pay for it lol, simple as that. It's just $40 more for a good amount of content.
But what door is it opening if we don't take a stand? Companies are always on the lookout for a way to milk more coin from us. When does it stop? How much money have you put into current gen gaming? They want $40 More? I'm gonna game until I die. I won't let the pusher jack the prices of my sweet sweet Crack. Gamers are a different breed. These forums are clearly proof of that. Our outrage is instant and we have that advantage. It's really our only hold on what publishers and devs can and can't get away with. They're the management, we're the union. So don't be a scab and cross the line.
You take a stand by not buying it.
just 40?!u must love getting robbed then if u have noticed,the price of season passes have been on the rise thanks to people who ruined gaming
Well said and good on IGN to called them out on this BS. I'll wait until a complete edition comes out. I love the Batman games, but this is ridiculous, almost as bad as including Catwoman as an ONLINE pass for a single player game. Still salty about that.
Warner bros can kiss my a$$,all their games are infested with dlc and release sometime a year later with all dlc included
Even IGN it's criticizing that practice, and that's not the first time Warner and Rocksteady do this. Huge fan of Arkham games here, but sometimes i feel it's better to wait one year and buy the Goty Edition with all the dlcs for a better price, what's the point to buy on the release date anyway?
Waiting to pick this one up is no problem for me anyway. I've been a big Batman fan my entire life and loved the first two games but despite the flashy graphics I just can't get excited for this one. I can't help but feel like it's only being made because the money men demanded another entry in the series. Also the fact that I have far less time and inclination to game than I used to means my backlog and possibly The Witcher 3 will keep me busy for months.
Yeah, I'll be buying this one used. That's all.
The market can never police itself to avoid buying things like this. If Warner Brothers paid a guy 5000 over time to make the skins and another 30K to a few people they almost always guarantee a profit from their investment. Even if those amounts were much higher the stance would be the same.
I'm surprised that game devs have the balls to do this knowing the game will take a hit on the all-powerful Metacritic and internet word of mouth. It seems risky. And on top of that, what is the point of 6 months of DLC for single player game?
This is probably in the publisher's wheelhouse. Generally anything with price and marketing isn't within the developer's control.
People will still buy it tho
Never understood the hate behind season passes. NO ONE is holding a gun to your head forcing you to purchase it. Buy the game of you like. If a certain piece of DLC interests you, buy it. If not, then don't. Don't whine about it. If you have trust in the developer and publisher buy the season pass. If you don't, then don't. It's bloody simple.
We cannot support $40 season passes. COD is the only IP that can get away with that and frankly, most people know better than that now. A game better be a 10/10 for that.
Rocksteady is really taking it in the shorts on this DLC nonsense. And they should. It is a rip off. I always wait for a price drop so it doesn't effect me anyway. These games are my favorite superhero game ever but the add on content has been not that great. Not a fan of the challenge maps so if I can't be Nightwing in them I don't really care. And the extra skins last time were nice, but they were too expensive. How about we can earn them through game play? I know, you would make less money that way, but your fan base would increase.
its not rocksteady its WB games causing this mess, publishers push DLC like crazy and force devs into it. look at all of WB games they go on sale like mad every other week on one site after the other like clockwork and with every new game we see them push the DLC and the passes further and further.
honestly the DLC in the Arkham games hasnt been that great enough to warrant the purchase. challenge maps are no where near adding value to me as i never play them.... new skins ....eh who cares... race tracks in a batman game...lol wut i think iwill get the game but never get the DLC much less an overpriced pass like this. also guys consider this....another WB game Shadows of Mordor is getting a GOTY package next week.....its barely been out for 6 months and already a GOTY pack......so why bother buying a WB game if you dont plan on playing thru it right away or are slow to finish games over the course of months..
Ironically, pirates will get not only their game for free, they'll get all this dlc nonsense for free as well. Only thing stopping me going that route is the fact that its just plain f'ing wrong. Companies like Warner take the piss more and more each release though. How long before piracy stops being a way for thieves to scalp the industry and becomes a legitimate way for ripped of customers to give these bloated fat cat companies the middle finger?
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