Do you Pre-Order games? Why or why not?
Not anymore since Im tired of getting a broken game that requires months of patches to fix. Now just wait for most of the community to say its fun and runs great. Bought BF1 and Gears 4 when the PC community praised the games for its gameplay and performance. Skipped Mafia 3 and Horizon 3 which had problems at launch. I'll get them both next year when they get a sale.
Yup, i do it because i have the money at the moment to do so, and instead of trying to hold onto it for months why not just pay fo it now? I also use it as a pseudo payment plan as it's far easier to pay $15 every paycheck for a couple months than it is to drop a full $60 on the spot. The key is i educate myself thoroughly on the game and its studio's track record before i make that decision, and so far it hasn't failed me for like 11years now
Just like the fellow commenter stated to pay it off and get it out the way , if it comes w/an incentive so be it .
There's nothing wrong with pre-orders themselves. Stores like Gamestop (back in the day before they became crooked) started doing it as a way to have an idea of knowing how many copies of a game to buy. Before that games sold out regularly because rather than buy a large excess of copies that end up sitting on the shelf unpaid for, stores would under-buy and end up running out. It saved them from taking a loss in sales. It wasn't until developers, or more accurately in most cases, production companies started taking advantage of it and using it to sell unfinished games that they plan to update later. Then they started with the pre-order bonuses to lure people in and the rest is history. Hell, I remember the first pre-order bonus I ever got was for Soulcalibur 2. It came with an awesome Ivy T-shirt. Soulcalibur 2 is a great game and this was clearly before pre-orders became abused. Point is, pre-orders themselves can actually be a great thing for both customers and retailers. Its mostly the publishers who are to blame for abusing it and turning them into what they are today.
When it means leaving a very small deposit at retailer you can cancel anytime it's a win win situation for the gamer. Digital is another story
Nothing is wrong with pre-ordering.
Ill preorder games but if the reviews are trash, i move them to other upcoming games im interested in.
I pre order games that I know I'll like. I know it sounds strange but it is true. I think most people are like this as well. For example lets use call of duty. We all know what it'll be like next year. Seriously, we do. To people who enjoy that, it is worth it. So for games that I know I'll personally enjoy, I pre order.
i pre-order games I know I will enjoy. Like Persona 5. Definitely getting that take your heart edition because I know that game is going to be 😍😍😍
Seeing these comments, it's no wonder the gaming industry is screwed. Pre-ordering games is bad idea. Especially now because games are released in a broken state that need like 20 patches before it's actually done and so much content is cut both for DLC and pre-order bonuses. What do most pre-orders give these days? Some in game exclusive items? Are those really worth pre-ordering? Not to mention, you are basically paying part up front for a game you don't even know will be good. But then again, if you pre-order a game in the first place, you will buy it day one. How many people pre-order a game and even if reviewers say it's not very good, buy it anyway and scold those reviewers? And then they complain themselves about the game not being good or lie to themselves and everyone to justify a purchase because else they might look like a fool to support a game before they even knew it was going to be good. Pre-orders are also going way too far these days. A full remastered game as a pre-order? Augment a pre-order depending on how many pre-order in the first place? Extra content that they cut from the game unless you pre-order? Or how about a spread sheet about all the pre-orders to see what you are getting with what pre-order? Pre-orders, DLC, microtransactions, season passes, these are all cool ideas that the industry has abused and now, I never buy games day one. Developers and/or publishers aren't worth it. Why pay 60 or more for game that is unfinished and still needs like 20 patches while with just a little bit of patience, I can wait until it's actually DONE and then get all the DLC which nowadays is just content cut from the game, for a cheaper price? Pre-ordering games is bad for us the consumers. But reading through these comments, many don't see why. I bet you people don't even think microtransactions are a big deal or season passes aren't a big deal or store pre-order exclusives aren't a big deal either. The greed is stronger than ever with these companies these days. Gamers can make it change for the better but they won't. Most are ignorant and impatient and non stop repeat the same mistakes over and over of trusting game companies. These companies aren't your friends. They only care about your wallet and how much you can spend. There are ofcourse the few exceptions. Rockstar, Naughty Dog, Atlus, CD Project Red are all pretty good companies and haven't abused the systems too much in my experience. But they really are the odd ones out in an industry riddled with greedy corporations looking to pry on light headed consumers that will throw money for a gun skin or a side missions. Absolutely ridiculous.
This ^ You speak the truth. The last game I pre-ordered was Kingdom Hearts 2.5 for the PS3. There have been multiple instances this year which I wanted to pre-order games (XCOM 2, Civ 6, FF15, TLG) but there's always a logical voice back in my mind telling me that there'll be future DLCs and/or expansions which I'll have to pay in the upcoming months. So instead of paying $60 for a complete game, I'm practically paying $80 - 120 for a game instead, and publishing companies know it. True, some of these preorders offer specials that are tempting to the extent where I MUST HAVE IT, but just know that one can live without that free soundtrack or gun skin in upcoming months. As far as I'm concerned that item will most likely be bundled in that generic "complete collection" within six months. It happened to Batman, it happened to Borderlands, it happened to Halo, and it'll happen to these butchered games too.
Pre-ordering is stupid. Pre-ordering digitally is beyond stupid. I have such a big backlog of games that I tend to wait 6 months after release before I buy games. It's not like they won't be available and that way I usually get them for half the price, Only games I tend to buy around release are heavily multiplayer oriented games. Although I usually wait a month or two to make sure they are patched, servers are stable etc.
"Pre-ordering games is bad idea. Especially now because games are released in a broken state that need like 20 patches before it's actually done and so much content is cut both for DLC and pre-order bonuses." the state of a game upon its release has nothing to do with pre-ordering.
I'm trying to cut down on pre-ordering, but every so often there will be a collectors edition that I really want.
well i think a collectors edition exempts itself from what the discussion really is about, pre-ordering the game itself. its gotten to the point where most companies are now factoring in pre-order sales to cover the cost of development, which shouldn't be the case at all, if you cant afford to amke the full game without the pre-orders, you have the wrong person manageing the budget or the wrong team taking to long to make the game. Kickstarts for small companies is different as they dont have the backing of a huge publisher to cover costs.
I never pre-order games. I always wait around a month or two for patches, deals, price drops, and people's opinions. I'd rather not pay full price for a game that is possibly buggy, poorly optimized, or just bad. I feel bad for everyone who pre-ordered No Man's Sky, Battlefield 4, and Arkham Night.
Pre-ordering games is contributing heavily towards poorly tested and completed games being rushed onto the market. With a tonne of money in the bank, software publishers are pressurised into getting their product on sale, forgoing extensive playtesting to get their game fit for sale (just look at some of the huge day one patches doing the rounds). Also pre-orders have led to infamous retailer exclusive DLCs, that penalises gamers, depending on where they live, and allows certain unscrupulous retailers (Game mainly in the UK), to slap an extra wad of money onto a pre-order, so that one can have that 'exclusive' weapon or skin!
If you don't know then you shouldn't be asking the question. If you do know then you should make a statement, not try to fuel comments with a headline.
There's nothing wrong with pre ordering games. It's just some people feel burnt when a game doesn't come out the way THEY wanted it so then they try to force their agenda on you regardless of how you feel. It's just another example of how selfish and whiny gamers have become. Not pre ordering a game will not change how a game will be that's already in development. Instead what they mean to say is not buy a game you may or may not be interested in because they don't like how it is. It's all about a sale not a pre order.
Nothing really. In fact you get more incentives for pre-ordering games like 20% off discount if got prime or gamers club unlocked.
i only pre order games when you get pre order bonuses like a snow glow with dead rising 4 and weeja board with saints row. Plus i would never preorder if i had to pay weeks upfront. only when when its like Game UK, Pay when they are ready for dispatch
I'm gonna be honest, lately I have been preordering games, at least on PS4 anyways. I get a discount from preordering online at BestBuy so for a $60 game, it always total up to $50.99 instead which is much better. As far as PC goes, I usually wait a few days before buying on PC to see how it is running performance-wise. If it's bad, I wait a month and then return to see how the current state is. To me, I kinda hate waiting 3-4 months for a discount just to save maybe $15. Yes that is good but by then, I would have moved on to other games. Although, if I have a huge backlog or if I want to play through a game again before buying the sequel, I would wait then. Example, I do want to preorder South Park Fractured But Whole, but I want to play through Stick of Truth again first. Remember this is just my opinion, its my money and I can do whatever I wish to.
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