Is Pre-Ordering Games Really A Bad Thing?

Over the last few years more and more gamers have taken to boycotting pre-orders and telling other players to do the same. At some point you have to ask: is pre-ordering a game really a bad thing?

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ziggurcat1391d ago

it's not a bad thing at all.

Razzer1391d ago

It is a choice so of course it isn't bad.

SegaGamer1391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

Bad isn't the word I would use, stupid is more accurate. Too many times I have seen games released in a state that needs multiple patches. So often it feels like I am paying to beta test a game.

I was so disappointed at the re-release of Shenmue 1 and 2, it was the first game I had pre-ordered in years, and it was a mess. It was impossible to actually complete the game 100% until it got patched. One of the arcade games was broken and another didn't give out prizes once you met the requirements. The training moves were completely bugged too. No matter how much you trained your moves, they would always reset if you saved and reloaded your game. The only way they wouldn't reset is if you progressed the story. Most of the issues are sorted now, but it took months after release until it got to the point where it was in a condition where I could recommend it.

This has become the norm now, games are getting released in such a messy state that it's not worth buying a game until months after it's release.

Kaii1390d ago

You could say the same about any game though, Black Ops 4 was (okayish) at launch, until they butchered It up after the reviews were delivered.
You could play the beta of most games and get that "ugh" feeling, In the UK I normally preorder safe games so I can get them delivered 1-2 days before launch, they're mostly SP though.

Looking at the new modern warfare announcement, Free dlc and cross-play between all platforms, We all know something else has to be going on, why? because we don't get shit for free =) I'm assuming they must have some big drop offs when It comes to season passes, Is the idea to get people to stay through the products lifestyle while they throw microtransactions In our faces? probably

Fallout 76 Being broken upon release, Refund option should be mailed to all consumers who purchased said product, It's not funny, Its fraud & Sony should do more for the consumer (As a platform)

cfc831390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

Not really. I would say though that there are certain games from certain publishers you should wait on, and see how it is first.

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