Is Battlefield Hardline’s Premium content a ripoff? Short answer…. If there was one I wouldn’t still be typing.
I honestly believe Season Pass' for yearly titles in a totality are ripoffs. In fact, paid DLC for an annualized title in general is a ripoff.
Yeah, especially when they make millions each year.
If they didn't make millions each year they would go bankrupt!!!! Wow are you really that "intelligent?" DLC keeps them afloat considering the cost of AAA titles nowadays. Try thinking before you speak sometimes
Syntax-Error i'm sure devs are worried out of their minds going bankrupt in their sports cars and mansions.
and especially because the last two Battlefields have had their "premium" at a 50% discount before all DLC was even released. I told my buddy, who traditionally buys all battlefields + their premium subscriptions at launch with me, that I refuse to buy this game until I get it for $20-30 "complete edition." Going off the previous two Battlefields "discount timelines", I'll be playing Hardline in June/July.
I agree that the whole Season Pass crap is a total rip-off. HOWEVER, this simply means I won't buy the game at launch. Quick math: game 60 bucks at launch + 50 bucks for Season Pass = 110 bucks. I'll simply wait a year, see how the game is still doing, what the alternatives are offering, and when it's 40-50 bucks for the complete package, I might pick it up. I didn't pick up BF4 at launch, because of all that DLC, and also bacause basically the game wasn't ready to be launched yet. Picked up BF4 including Premium 5 months orso ago, and obviously, that's a bargain. The game has been fixed, all DLC is included, and it's balanced and netcode and all other problems have been fixed.
Paying for a Season Pass is essentially the same thing as buying a 2nd game. Publishers are making twice as much per game as they used to, and this is in a digital age where many of the games they sell are digital downloads with no shipping or packaging costs. DLC is generally a rip off.
Didn't EA release DLC for BF4 which was redone BF3 maps? Like seriously how fucken lazy can they be. Won't be surprised if they did it again for Hardline.... believe the DLC was called Second Assault. Don't support shit like this please.
@SyntaxError Stupidest comment ever. You think EA are close to bankruptcy? If you think EA is being kept afloat by DLC then you need to go back to school for a long long time. Hardline should be free DLC for people who had premium on Battlefield 4. To try selling it as a full-priced game is more criminal than robbing a vault! Then to also try and charge another full price game for DLC. Like hell I'm spending £100 on this belloni! And graphically, it's absolutely identical to BF4, much like most of the gameplay.
A dlc pass for the dlc game. SMH.
I will say it plays different from BF4 and even from the beta I kind of liked the overall premise and gameplay than BF4. Wouldn't call it a dlc
I think the BIG problem with this game is simply that they called it a Battlefield game. They never should have done that, and instead should have just made it a new original IP. I'll skip Hardline at first, for multiple reasons, but mainly because I'm still more than happy with BF4 and I won't buy any game at launch when they have a DLC pass announced... If the game turns out to be great and all the DLC is great, and it's in the bargain bin next year with a complete edition, and still being played, I'll consider buying it.
@GCO Gamer: Read my mind mate. Its getting really bad
I feel like $60 for the main game is too much already...
$60 is nothing in NZ you're looking at $100-$120
$69 in Canada, soon to be $75. Plus the 13% tax we have.
@ Iceball2000 Where did you hear that games were going up to $75.00? Even back in the early 2000s when the Dollar was worth around 60 cents USD, games were still always $60.00, so I don't get this....
yes and will always be
If this game was dlc for bf4(which it clearly is) i would not be complaining but as a full price standalone title with its own season pass? how bowt no.
You're absolutely right about NZGameShop have used it in the past, just a real shame that games down here are so disproportionately expensive to almost every other region in the world
Yeah i know right. Maybe its to do with tax im not sure. When our dollar was worth alot less it was understandable but now $60 USD is like $75 NZD but the price never dropped :( nzgamer is good though and jb hifi usually have good prices too. Edit* oop just checked its fluctuated back up to $81 so its not that bad i guess. Jbhifi usually have new releases at $89-99
Not buying it, this isn't even a true Battlefield title, it's just a title thats replacing MoH. I've gotten their past Premiums, this one I will not tho, the game IMO isn't even worth $69.99 cdn (for normal version) so I'm for sure not going to dish out double, I'd rather use that towards Battlefield 5 (or Bad Company 3).
I think the whole game is a rip off. It's basically a B4 mod.
9 Months down the road they'll just come out with a Premium version with all the DLC and the full verison of the game.
6 months down the road it will be free with ea access
Well it is a hardsell.
I think the price of the season pass needs adjusting to be more in line with the value of the content you're getting but ultimately I don't think they are a bad thing. If you're playing the game regularly with friends, having new maps is always a good thing. FPS games just can't hold my interest for long enough these days but I loved the map packs for MW2 and Black Ops 1.
It depends on how good the content is really and going by BF4 premium it will most likely be terrible, Bf3 however premium was worth it as the maps were actually good. It should however be cheaper as you literally buying 2 games at once which is just pure greedy.
Season pass for BF Hardline should be free since the have the balls to charge what they are for what is essentially a downgraded dlc package.
Fcuk Hardline!, on the European playstation store you can now preorder a bundle featuring deluxe edition (79€) and premium for fcuking 129€. They didn't even make the bundle any cheaper!. Even Advanced Warfare season pass plus game bundle was like 99€. I am angry, that is such a rip off!..
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