People that bought the game already aren’t happy about it being discounted so soon.
Sounds a little inflated. Also if there is any substantial amount of people doing that, they have some real issues. Might have found next worst group of fanboys.
Strange, you have encouraged review bombing and game boycotts in the past, why change now.
So silly. If these disgruntled gamers enjoyed the game then so what if others get a good price? By leaving negative reviews they might impact further sales which could lead to the publisher killing off the franchise or putting it on ice for a long time.
Same thing happened with the last Tomb Raider and all the other fall games. Everything is seeing heavy discounts within two or three months nowadays, best to wait a little while and work on your back catalogue and pick up these new games cheap.
That's racist! How dare you talk about video gamers like that!
Lol yeah. You are on point!
Dont worry, the word racist has completely lost its meaning now. Thanks to the media! They shot themselves in the foot with that one. Haha
@nicknasty Nope racist has not lost it's power. Look at all the racist people that are caught on tape, identified, and lose their jobs for harassing people of color. This has been going on for decades but, no one believes it. Now thanks to the media racist are exposed, shamed, and jobless. I don't see how the media made the word lose power? If anything it will make people think twice because everyone has a camera phone and they know what happens to others thanks to the media.
@itsmebryan I do think the word is often misused. There is a distinction in vocabulary between bigotry and racism. Often times, including by supposedly educated people in the press, the terms are misused.
I loved the past two Tomb Raider games but they have all been heavily discounted not long after launch. It happens with a lot of SE games to keep momentum of sales going.
it was obvious this game would be discounted so quickly. I'm really hyped to play it but am willing to wait especially when there's other great games out like spiderman, horizon 4 and red dead redemption 2
Lack of sales = price cut If you are so happy with your product why should you be mad you paid full price? It only helps the developer anyways.
More to the point, why would Square do such a thing. Given that it shows low faith or exaggerated sales expectations. Such corporate mentalities from publishers don't help developer studios - it closes them down. With the "assets", more IP name/brand than a dev team that's likely seen as interchangeable and nameless by all concerned.
If sales were poor they need to recoup the investment the best way to attract more interest is a moderate price drop. Publishers only put a game on sale when it's not selling obviously they sold the pre orders but nothing since that point
Maybe they weren't exaggerated this time, like the first game which apparently didn't meet expectations despite selling about 5 million copies. Maybe it just didn't sell well for other reasons. They might just be overconfident on just how much people like the games, and in the case of this release, most of the marketing was pretty subpar. Not that I felt MS gave it more justice when they had that marketing agreement, but the sales then could have been limited by the timed exclusive release. I don't think the studio will get closed down. Everything seems to point to the game selling fairly well. Maybe not super well though.
No doubt, we're also hitting that point in the year when lots of other big games are coming out so it shouldn't be shocking when games like this go on sale.
I've noticed that games that come out in late Sept to early Oct each year are around $30 come Black Friday. This is nothing new. Plus like you said, game releases start machine gunning at this point in the year. It's pretty common to have price cuts to keep sales momentum against competition.
I'd still be a bit peeved; but at myself, not them. Like, damn.. I shoulda waited a couple more weeks. But, I'd never go leave some bullshit negative reviews over something so childish.
I wanted the game, but seeing the track record of Tomb Raider prices. I said I'd wait, tomb Raider always has big price drops and sales quick. It's what happens when they try chase other games and expect too much. The games are good but expectation is too high. I bought it last week because it was on sale and glad I waited. I did the same for Rise on ps4. For it for $20 not too far from release. It was I believe the week before Christmas
I wouldn't even be upset with myself. It's not like I lost anything, other than maybe an extra $10-20. I wouldn't be upset with Square either, because it's not like they did anything shady. People upset they paid more, and upset that others get to pay less so soon after release, maybe shouldn't be buying games day one. Never know if that game you got is going to be successful, and if the publisher has to try and increase revenue quickly for an end of quarter report.....which is likely what is happening here.
Price cuts like this always happen. Why are people acting like this is just Square.
It is especially funny, because really they are upset at themselves for being complete idiots and not waiting for a sale like normal people do.
"so soon"? so when is it exactly ok for a price cut according to these mentalists...
It wasn't an official price drop was it? Was it discounted on the digital stores where the publishers control the pricing, or just at retail to move unsold stock?
Pretty much all digital services psn steam and xbl
Yeah, saw that after I asked. Oh well. Buyer beware for next time I guess. Personally, I don't see the fuss. Some people supported the game, it didn't sell as well as maybe Square wanted and I'd reason that sales slowed down, so they tried to spur sales by reducing the price. Maybe earlier than typical, but those how got the game earlier would have still paid more if SE had waited another month or two. No reason to review bomb the game because it didn't live up to expectations
Half price with all dlc within a month or so. It's a big of a kick in the balls to everyone who supported day 1. It's conning the customers really, if se believe the game is worth half its release price then should it not be priced that at release?
Gamers can be childish sometimes.
If you visit this site often; you'd know it's more like "usually."
@noway I was about to say that myself actually.
I mean, every other day or so there’s a highly-upvoted or discussed story about a boobie game or nudey mod. Kinda gives you an idea of the demographic. 😄
Need to remember that a large number of them actually are. Younger people tend not to see the bigger picture and/or tend to upset alot easier.
It seems so. I mean, why try to sabotage someone's hard work just because you decided to get the game on or around release day, and someone else decided to wait? Don't take it out on the dev, take it out on yourself.
It's been out over 2 months, hasn't it? Surely people know by now that the majority of games will be involved in some kind of sale after a few months - especially on the run up to Christmas where we start seeing sales thrown all over the place. *edit* just seen the deluxe version with all the DLC is almost 50% off. That is pretty steep. The 35% off the base game, fine - we had that on PSN last week, but 48% off the one with all future content - that might be a bit big if you bought it day one - especially when none of that content has even released yet. although, maybe those upset can claim back the cost via Steam and re-buy as the DLCs haven't been used due to not being out yet?
I rarely by games day 1 now mainly because I'm cheap, don't have enough time to play all these games, and I know games drop in price fast. I only by games day 1 that I really really want and need to play asap. I expect to see this game on sale on Black Friday as well. I might pick it up if it's cheap enough along with some other games I missed out on. I don't know why I buy games anyways because my backlog is so big but I can't help myself when I see a deal lol. Especially on BF......
You're not the only one brother.
Bunch of morons, reviewing bombing Shadow of the Tomb Raider isn’t going to help it sell better. Since when does high sales equate to guality? Some of very well recieved and critically acclaimed games fail to sell well, despite there very objective quality.
"...reviewing bombing Shadow of the Tomb Raider isn’t going to help it sell better." err...that's their point. they don't want it to sell better to spite on SE for discounting it so soon after release
one could've seen it a mile away that it was going to get a price cut fast. The game didn't review all too well and was overshadowed by other releases in that month. With red dead around the corner, many aren't going to bother getting it.
Last game was reduced in price within a couple months as well wasn't it? Both on the X1 and the PS4 release. Not sure why people are surprised. There were certainly enough people who saw it coming, and said they'd wait until Black Friday when it'd be on sale. Sure...it happened a month sooner, but it's still been out a couple months. It sold poorly, and the publisher is trying to recoup sales prematurely, since a holiday sale would probably be more effective as it would make a good 2nd game purchase for the holiday buying season.
Agreed. I had to decide between Tomb Raider and Spider-Man because I don't have the kind of time to play 2 big games. I'm glad I chose Spider-Man.
Definitive proof that Steam user reviews are borderline useless. Certain users rage over the dumbest shit.
Steam is a s***hole when it comes to talking about gaming. I buy pretty much all of my games for Steam, but it's the worst place to talk about gaming. There are just so many a**holes on there.
I personally think Metacritic user reviews are far worse, but I agree. Steam reviews are nearly as bad.
Too much whining
Buys game. Enjoys it. Price slashed. Activates inner man-child and review bombs so nobody else buys it. Logic be damned.
I wanted this game but then heard it was shorter and didn't have a lot of gameplay in it compared to the first 2. That's a pass for me.
Honestly that is a sad reason why people are giving out negative reviews due to it having a price cut so soon. Hopefully those reviews are removed because those are not legit fair reviews, just a bunch of babies crying they shelled out $60 and it gets a $20 discount a month later. All games receive discounts/price cuts, some sooner than later. Going a little off topic for a second, I have yet to pick up this game. Why you may ask? Well there a few reasons as to why I didn't pick it up yet. 1) This title is supposedly the final installment in this current trilogy, so in a way it should have a very interesting story/premise that would change how Lara became the tomb raider. But honestly, from all the promotional advertisements, trailers, gameplay, etc. I just didn't get any of that feeling like "oh man this will wrap up her current story, how will it all end". To me it just felt like another tomb raider game (which isn't a bad thing). 2) Going off from my first point being this looks like another tomb raider, it really does feel like that. For me personally, I feel the narrative has not evolved all that much. Evil generic organization (Trinity) trying to take over the world and unmemorable villains. I just didn't give a crap for Trinity and who they were. It felt so generic. 3) This is a personal opinion, but I can't really empathize with Lara at all. I don't like her personality and quite frankly she makes me rather annoyed with her decisions in game. It would be fine if she had evolved overtime, but she is still the same from beginning to end and just got old. I like the games, but I feel that the series from 2013 (reboot) to Shadow of Tomb Raider has not evolved that much at all except maybe graphically. It felt way to safe and didn't take any risks at all which is why I started to care less for it. I will still get it, but I'm in no hurry. Another thing that doesn't help was the DLC being announced super early before the game was out. I mean months before it was out. If it was a week before release I wouldn't care that much, but announcing it months ahead was a bad move on them. Lastly, I think people are still kinda salty over the whole 1 year exclusivity deal with Microsoft. That rubbed people the wrong way.
You'd think they'd be more upset at it releasing at $60 off the bat. Buyer beware and all that, but these people did value it at $60 when it released, so they brought it. I don't really see the point in giving it negative reviews because of it. It's like they expect everyone to pay the same as they did, when it's likely that the number of people who were willing to buy it at that price had reached the highest point it was going to be before it dwindled down to a trickle.
Don’t buy the game day 1 if you don’t want to pay full price. If you like the dev then buy it and support them and shut up.
Uh...where have these ppl been. Most games, unless they sell an absurd amount, are generally discounted somewhere not too long after launch. And you got to play it at launch, so like with everything in existence, you pay more for a day one purchase.
Lol glad I waited
If you’re that anal about paying full retail then don’t pay full retail. Wait 6 months, problem solved. They drop the price when the sales start to decline. That’s the way it works and always has. Whether it’s a month or 2 years depends on sales. There is absolutely no accountability left these days lmao. Bunch of damn entitled babies.
This is very pathetic and very poor logic. If you review bomb it that may equal lower sales, which means even more price cuts. Lmao. People are dumb.
Anyone who pays full price has no right to complain about a price drop. Price drops/sales come faster and faster nowadays. Very few games are immune to that. Nintendo games are they only ones that generally withstand it, but even they are having sales than more in the past.
Yeah and things like new GTA or a read dead you get major discounts for a while yearly churns etc course gonna get discounted specially this time of year
Pathetic. How many times do people have to realize that games go on sale for them not to buy games day one anymore? If you bought it day one you clearly are passionate about the game or series. Now you’re going to review bash it for going on sale too soon? In an attempt to earn more funds to create future games most usually in that same franchise? Good luck enjoying any series for very long with that sort of logic.
This is a true example that games are way overpriced, if they can go that low and still have a profit it means they are milking us dry every time, they do it because some people pay, i am glad that piratery exists at this point.
Horrible timing for this release. I wouldn't have had a problem paying full price if I was so preoccupied with other games that had just come out. They should have known better.
People are dumb if you are buying the game at launch full price it's because you want to support that developer by lashing out effectively what you are saying is that the game wasn't worth what you paid for.
Review bombing it will only make the price become even lower. They must be retarded if they're only posting bad reviews because the price dropped.
Well, at least those/you guys got a good game. I paid FULL price for Alien: Colonial Marines Collector's edition, and that game's price nose-dive hard ((I went on media blackout for it, so I didn't know about the troubles)! That is why early previews can be very useful - lesson learned. LOL
I'm actually kind of glad my card was declined for that collector's edition. I ended up buying the CE for about $15 from Amazon about 6 months later. Not sure it's worth even that much anymore.
Oh man... I've seen it go as low as $9.99 (Canadian)! *SMH
I wouldn't doubt it. It does have a pretty decent statue in it. It's just a part of my Collector's Edition collection.