Polygon: "Are you a Batman fan? Interested in picking up Arkham Knight at launch, or preordering the game?"
I rarely buy at launch these past 2 generations. Witcher 3 deserves my day 1 money, but for Arkham I'll wait for a GOTY and/or a huge discount.
I stopped buying games day 1 last gen when I started realizing they go on sale 1-2 months later...sometimes only WEEKS. This DLC spread this is just stupid. I don't see how anyone thinks that's a good idea. People just want to buy and play the game - not hit 100 different locations to have a complete version. Imagine if Hollywood start chopping up scenes in movies depending on which Theater you go to. Ha
Last game I bought at launch was Ni no Kuni :-) totally worth it. Games these days aren't worth first day purchase anymore.
I hardly ever buy games at launch anymore... There's really no reason to with single player games... The game will always be better value a later when everything is included in the package .... And, especially for shorter titles, the resale value will drop like a brick once people beat it and trade it in. With MP games the only incentive to buy at launch is that the player base will be large... But if the games any good, it'll still have a nice sized base a month later. Not to mention it'll probably be patched to work properly... The way games are releasing these days... It's like they don't want me to buy day 1...
When they started announcing that they were chopping up the game and spreading it throughout the various vendors as per-order incentives I immediately canceled my per-order, I'm not going to lend my dollar to this poor behavior, Instead of a dollar's worth of profit day one they'll get a penny's worth when I buy the GOTY a year from now.
Can you elaborate on the chopping and spreading of content, please?
There's pre-order exclusive content, edition-exclusive content, retailer-exclusive content, platform-exclusive content, and an over-expensive Season Pass, which actually doesn't include the aforementioned content... So basically, there's no way to buy the complete experience, certainly not for an acceptable price.
If the game isn't even out yet, how can it be the latest?
You know what? Delay the game. If you're not done creating the story, then don't tell it.
Oh they're done alright. But why get $60 when you can get $100 for extra story DLC?
I thought about it and I cancelled my preorder too. Too much doc everywhere and feeling like I'm missing out since I won't get the season pass I figure I put that money and buy a game I may have missed along with stars that I already paid off
For those that can't wait, the base game will most likely be around $35 on greenmangaming.com about 1-2 weeks before or after release. Then pick up the GOTY edition via Steam sale next summer if you want the extra stuff. Paying retail for games is for suckers...
I got it for $30 on PC with the DLC. Otherwise they were not getting a dime from me.
Where at? I'm sure otherse would like to know. Thanks !
I hate it more that the Batmobile edition which is like £169.99 dosen't even include the bloody season pass Games today should spilt up the game for pre order crap but if you get a Collectors edition you should get everything included. Like a Master DLC code which basically lets you download all the DLC for the game.
It would also be cool if just buying the game got you all of the content available when the game launched. Collectors editions get the purchaser some good stuff, but it shouldn't get them more day 1 gameplay. Day 1 DLC like story missions is an awful practice when it is locked away behind a season pass or retailer exclusive.
I have disposable income so I am buying. Im sure it will still sell like crazy.
I wouldn't call my income disposable, but I still cant wait to get this game. True Batman fans will buy day 1. I know my cousin and I are practically counting down the days. I just highly doubt I'll have Witcher 3 finished before Batman launches.
to really add to the disagrees, I guess I should've mentioned I'm buying the $100 version that comes with the DLC.
I'm surprised that Polygon is still allowed on here after their bullshit Witcher 3 review.
I am never buying games at launch anymore because dlc anyway. I feel betrayed and rather wait for "complete" editions. Am mostly buying older games now because the industry changed so much in the last 10 years.
I was thinking about buying day one but I will wait for GOTY edition.
I'm waiting for GOTY edition also
fortunately I never buy at a launch
Got my Limited Edition Batman PS4 pre-ordered and not canceling for any reason! I usually wait until all games are < $20, but I'm more hyped for this game than anything else.
Preorder for Xbox one or ps4 at GameStop basically. It's. The only way you get all the story. The other versions are items and upgrades. They scarecrow pack is only ps4 exclusive through the fall, so it's timed. So if u don't have a ps4 just wasn't a couple of months. Pretty lackluster article.
Preorder everywhere and pick up the games. Only open the copy you want and return the rest after they give you dlc codes.
And this is an acceptable answer for an unacceptable practice? We're not the problem. They are. I'm not running errands just because they openly want to abuse the industry.
I never said I agreed with what they are doing but you can't change anything now so I posted the best way to get everything.
To cancel my batmobile edition or not that is the question
Ben Kuchera wrote this article and its means shit because he's a piece of shit.
dont care about dlc, just buyng the game.
Will wait for GOTY edition then
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