Mizuguchi defends Lumines Live

Q Entertainment founder Tetsuya Mizuguchi spoke with IGN today to defend his choice to split Lumines Live into four pieces (Basic, Advanced, VS CPU, and Mission / Puzzle pack). He gives two reasons for the division: the 50 MB limit on XBLA title (understandable) and the customizable nature of the game (not understandable). Mizuguchi considers it the business model of the future.

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o0o ROZZA o0o5891d ago

I really like this game after playing the trial version. Problem is I think the pricing is a rip off and for that reason I will not be buying this game. Dont fall into the trap. If people dont buy it then it will put an end to these stupid prices.If people do buy it then expect to see a lot more of it. The consmer has the power at the end of the day, make use of it or we will be getting ripped off left right and centre. Its a shame cause the game is excellent.

zerofunction5891d ago

If you dont like the game, dont buy it. Simple as that. While the price is higher then normal XBLA games this should come as no suprise. Games, yes even small ones, are going to cost you. Just buy the XNA tool and make your own games that way you have one reason not to complain.

TheMART5891d ago

So what does the PSP version cost?

calderra5891d ago

Lumines for PSP on costs $20. And it comes with all features (short of the Madonna music video, I guess)

The base- and incomplete- game for XBLA costs $15 in startup costs. Adding in the Advanced mode (still not completing the game) pushes the price to 1800 points or $22.50, so we're already overbudget.

If the other add-on packs all cost 600 points as well, then the XBLA version would eventually cost up to $45.

So the game costs 2.5x as much, and what you're looking at gaining is probably some more skins and the Madonna video that was used to sell the base game from the beginning.

Rip, meet off.

ScorpioKyle5891d ago

yeah, it's 19.99 now. But when i got my PSP originally i paid the full 39.99 for it.

Nodoze5891d ago

1. 'I think that XBOX consumers are naive.'
2. 'I want to make as much money as possible.'

OutLaw5891d ago

If Lumines would have came out on DVD format for the 360 it probably will be anywhere from $39.99 to $49.99. So im not complaining about the price.

Also when the PSP version came out it had a price range of $39.99 so to compare it now to the 360 version is irrelevant.

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