Velocity Gamer: Are the games that release every year worth the same price as the ones that make significant changes and improvements between releases?
Unless the improvements are substantial, then yes. but if I see a game that isn't putting in the effort, then no. No more Assassin's Creed for me. It's yearly and it's essentially the same people with a confusing storyline (after AC2, I couldn't follow the story, nor did I care). Games need a leap to warrant full price. We paid $60 when it first came out, so why must we pay the same price again for an upgraded but not entirely different experience? L4D and L4d2 is a perfect example of this.
It's all relative to the individual gamer. If you enjoy the game than yes it is.
Assassin's Creed has gotten better every year in my opinion. If you understand the story it's a great game.
I usually go every other year with madden and cod. It's a tough thing to do when all of your friends are begging you to get it and sending invites knowing you don't have it.
Jesus Christ, I hate that. I DON'T HAVE THE FLIPPIN' GAME.
Well, CoD is a yearly game but the development time for each is 2 years since two different developers go back and forth on it yearly. Soooooo....I don't know. In a perfect world, games would all be cheaper and would all sell better.
Are Yearly Games Worth Full Price? NO £30 is worth it.
I suggested $50 in the article to be kind to developers, but I see them as worth about $40 personally.
Hell No. <----makes this face
No, but if people keep buying them why stop.
If a game ships with a lot of DLCs later, then it's not worth $60. But a lot of games are developed with this in mind nowadays. I call $60 game is nothing more than a sampler for the upcoming DLCs.
not worth it at all. i mean if ur rich or something. better to play actual new games, then again its your money, do what you want. people do worse things like buy ciggarettes
Tell that to Capcom... At least with games like Assassin's Creed and CoD, you get new areas and script to play. Capcom, you get the same game with a different character... See Dead Rising 2.
... That's why the game doesn't cost full retail price actually. It's like Episodes from Liberty City of GTA or Undead Nightmare, you could buy retail but they did cost 30-40€£$ instead of 60.
Assasins Creed is worth full price every year strickly due to how much there is to do, its not just updating rosters. of course that is IMO COD & sports games though hell no are not worth it.
I think that open world games are worth it because they are the most fun to me. Assasin's creed stories are amazing though...It's hard to say. I am a CoD player but I also can accept that the game isn't worth the full 60 which is why I got it for 48. It all depends on the game. It seems like people just charge 60 because everyone charges 60. GTA deserves the 60. These people put a lot of time and effort into their games. CoD is fun but does not deserve the same income as GTA. There are yearly games like FIFA that actually improved a lot. FIFA 12's impact engine and defensive scheme is epic and so much better than last years. However, people say Madden is the same thing every year. Some games do a lot in a years and others just don't do as much.
It depends. I have played every Assassin's Creed and don't mind them being yearly since I can count on getting 20+ hrs of gameplay and each year the game is improved. Call of Duty on the other hand after CoD4/MW2/BO I am done with the franchise since it has burned me the past few years releasing the same game I already grew old of in CoD4.
Why does this matter? Every annual COD game is developed in a 2 year cycle by a different developer? It's simply a new game with the right development period and production. What a silly dumb article.
Thing is, it's not new at all.
I'm not a Cod player but I can see from the amount of time some of my friends play it online they certainly get their £40s worth every year.
Assassins Creed releases yearly also, no complaints. As long as fans like what is offered, then they can make 5 games a year. Also, people conveniently like to forget that the MW games come out every TWO years and the ones Treyarch make come out every TWO years. They are under the brand COD but the games aren't made by the same dev. Many people seem to like COD and millions flock to go buy it. They seem to enjoy themselves so let them be.
call of duty mw3 feels darn worth $60 or more and the elite service isnt up and running yet
Games like the COD series, for me, are all worth it because of the amount of hours I spend with my friends playing them. I quit Black Ops a week ago so the experience with the game lasted nearly the whole year...tha's some bang for my buck. I agree with Hufandpuf that a game like Assassin's Creed that can last you a week with a weak multiplayer is not worth my 60 bucks.
I know this article is aimed at Call Of Duty, too bad Call Of Duty is on a 2 year development cycle, just like Uncharted and a ton of other games. As for yearly games, mostly those are sports games and lately the sports games have been really good. Madden 12 was fantastic, 2k12 Basketball is fantastic, as was 2k11. Who cares what people spend their own money on? I know I sure as hell don't care.
COD should be free with pay-to-play MP.
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