With the cost of retail video games at a steep $60, Travis from Leviathyn.com examines what you really get for your money with $60 games, and why it's just not worth it.
Considering that you can get them in a months time for $20 off(or even half price), yes, paying $60 for a regular edition of a game isn't worth it.
Who the heck pays $60 for a Game!! Pre-Order Special or Post Release Sale is where it's at! STEAM! the home of the non $60 video game!!
some PC gamers are also guilty. From November to January I watched the Steam charts and always saw MW3 and Skyrim in the top 20. Sad but true. Hell I spent $32 on Bethesda's latest turd and it still feels like I overspent. Should've just waited for Morrowind Overhaul 3.0 mod...
Specially when they're short *** games
A game is worth whatever someone will pay, it's just a matter of how bad to people really want it. I buy only few games at $60, most I'll wait til they are under $30
the author makes a great point about indie games. you can buy them new and get lots of fun out of them for a cheap price. the only problem, usually, is their replay value. there isn't one...
Lol, the aurthor doesn't make a good point. You can buy 5 indie games that offer an 1hr of gameplay, for what, 2$? That's 10 bucks ripped away from you for 5 hrs of total gameplay from 5 different indie games. That 10 bucks could be used for a arcade game instead of horrible little indie games.
I agree, I only pay full price for games when they are gifts for someone. Even when I get the itch to pick up a new game, it always seems like something interesting will pop up on the psn for $15, and my money goes elsewhere. Then if the game has alot of dlc, you know it will be re-released as a complete edition, with most of the bugs worked out. Just like this week thanks to clearance sales, I picked up brand new copies of AC:Revelations, Deus Ex:HR, and Ico hd collection for $10 each and Dead Island GOTY for $20. So for $10 bucks less than a release day game I got 5 quality titles.
some are (to me) skyrim diablo 3 the witcher 2 demons/dark souls ffxiii-2 kingdoms of amalaur some are not
You lost me at FF13-2.
idk, its pretty hard to get me to drop more than $30 on a game. I mean thats like eating subway for a week!
Some games were worth $60 to me this gen. Borderlands Valkyria Chronicles Tales of Graces F Atelier Meruru Oblivion/Skyrim Fallout 3/Fallout New Vegas The Witcher 2
I hear plenty of good things about Valkyria Chronicles. EDIT: Btw, do u need to play the previous Atelier games to understand Meruru? Game looks like tons of fun, but I dont want to be lost storywise.
@LOGIC Somewhat.Rorona and Totori don't have good main stories but the character stories are much more interesting.
I probably buy 1/3 if not less of the amount I used to. Especially since they charge for dlc to get the full package. Now, I rarely soend 60 on a game unless its one of my favorite franchises.
Depends On the game really, a lot of publishers put out unfinished crap and aren't worth the price. From my experience most AAA first party games are worth the price because they get extra polish.
i wish the games were $60 here , Australian dollar is worth more than the US dollar yet i have to pay $80 to $90 here sometimes $100
yea you guys get shafted pretty badly, I though I was badly off paying 70US per game.
whats minimum wage there again though, new zeland like $15-$18 an hour minimum right?
it depends on the job they all have award wage per job type
I paid $20 for many great titles a few months down the road after release. Certain games that have a large MP community can wait until I can afford them. The only problem is that most of the time ill get matched into a game where I'm level 1 and everyone else is level 40+
Next gen, Devs better find a better pricing models for games. Because not every game is a 60 dollar experience. Hell, apparently Dishonored is a 6 to 8 hour game, while Dawngard adds in an extra 20. 20 dollar expansion for a 20 hr game, that's pretty damn good sounds like pay per hour hour model or something, spend 20 bucks and get 20 hrs worth of content and play. That's part of the reason I'm skipping on Dishonored a 60$ game for a 6 hour experience. By the way is there a difference between, say for example, an 8hr experience and a 8hr worth of content? If so I rather have an 8hr worth of experience I'll burn through 8hrs of content in like 2 sittings. Boderlands 2 is gonna have 58hrs of "pure" gameplay, so that's easily over 100 hrs for a hardcore gamer and doubled for a casual player. By the time Dishonored comes out I'll still be grinding in BL2. Anyway Dishonored is a perfect example of a game that's not worth 60$ unless they have cheap or free constant DLC then fine, but other than that this new IP does have my support.
length is not equal to quality or satisfaction. I think both GOW3 and Skyrim are worth 60 bucks but i spent about 5-6 times longer on Skyrim. Its a different experience for each. Hell I platinum'ed Heavy Rain in a day and a half and I think its one of the best games I ever played, well worth the asking price.
What a broad statement to make. There are many games that are worth the price of $60. You buy some indie game that lasts an hour or is repetitive like angry birds how is that worth it? Everyone goes on about GOW's length and it was one of the best experiences I ever had in a game. I played all the difficulties and fun doing it every time. I don't necessarily need a game that expands every second or has a million side quests that make me roam the hills pointlessly looking for things. To me that is just padding to try and simulate depth and length. Ten hours of game play and thirty hours of side quest don't necessarily make a better game.Don't tell me that Skyrim is worth it because they send you on fetch quest constantly and God of War is not because it gets to the point instead of wandering everywhere. GOW is an action game not a search and quest game. When will people get it through your heads that not every game is the same. Not every game is an RPG or a sand box game.
i totally agree with your comment on GoW. best looking game of that time and lots of fun, really liked it. i quit buying new games 2 years ago, thanks to Capcom and its stupid Disc Content Locked bullcrab and Activision greedy moves( same game engine after all those millions in profits) i might buy Bioschock infinite brand new bc the first game was a beast.
Got to love Steam Max Payne 3 was on summer sale for 50% £14.99 in the UK thats 6 weeks after the PC release.
Some games are worth $60 to me. I buy them because I know I will love them and want to replay them over and over. For instance I beat the first Dead Space at least 5 times and gotten all the trophies. I think I have gotten more than my money worth on that one. Other games that I am taking a risk on usually I will wait for a lower price range.
some games are worth it. but i think that most people only pay top dollar for games they really want, and wait for the others to drop in price. 60$ is nothing compared to 100$ special editions that lots of people buy
It's a mater of waiting. Just wait one month and you can buy them at least at 40$ the majority of them. But then again there are over-hyped people that cannot wait anymore.
Agreed, unless they're Skyrim, RedDead etc etc.
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