Kingdom Hearts on PC is overpriced and should not be selling as if they are new games, the high price may even hurt general interest.
It happens with any other game if the game is a timed exclusive then is announced to another platform of course the game is going to cost more on the new platform it was announced for. FFX at the time when it was announced cost more on XB1 then it did on PS4 and when it came to the Switch the price was the same as the XB1 version. Meanwhile the PS4 version was the cheaper alternative. And I think if the KH Collection was announced for the Switch it would also be floating around the same price as the PC port. Leaving the PS4 and XB1 versions as the cheaper alternative. After a while when that game is on that platform the price drops off pretty fast it happened with World of Final Fantasy the game was cheaper on PS4 then it was ported to XB1 after a while they are basically the same price now. Only time a game is going to be the same price across the board whether PS4, XB1, Switch, or even PC is if the game is a multiplatrom title. If you're dying to play the game that bad then pay the price or play other games and wait for the price to drop. KH3 when it came out was $80 brand new on PS4 I waited a while and grabbed it for $20 at Best Buy new. Still wish Square would give me a physical copy of the KH Collection for XB1 just to collect.
What country were you in that KH3 was $80 at release? $60 here in the US.
That’s how much these games cost individually on PSN & XBLM. Why would they be cheaper on PC than they are on the other storefronts? Just wait for a sale to come around if you want them at a cheaper price
Pc gamers gave up their rights to own a physical copy and in doing so expected lower prices know its time to pay the piper
I dont see the problem with those prices. -HD ReMIX are like 4 or 5 games which would make it $10 a game -2.8 is a two game bundle plus a movie -KH3 is the last main entry on the franchise, obvious it will still be that pricey -Melody of Memory is the last game that came out and it explores the content of all the other games in one entry Now, I admit the last one being a rythm game is something I would never give that much money for but still, I understand why since it didn't came out that long ago
They should have did the whole box you can get on PS4 and just full price it. On PS4 you can get every game up to KH3 in a bundle for like $40 and that's not even a exaggeration.
The issue itself is not the price of the games individually. Is the fact that contrary to the console version there is no "Collection" that feature the main games at a lower price and being a SE game. Meaning that regional pricing is awful, deals will likely not supress 50% off and the port quality might be lacking. And to add salt to the injury. This is a EGS exclusive and with that it lack features. For example achievement hunting is not a thing in this version as there is no achievements. So while it's nice to have the game on the platform. On those conditions, it's only worth for big fans of the franchise. And those likely already got a console to play the games.
Once I saw EGS I said nope for the fact of achievement and trophies. I have em all on PS4 anyways so I'm just sticking with it. Also find it dumb to see big publishers like that really excluding steam for a little bank when it'll effect them long term to exclude steam
Unfortunately it often don't affect them. Because as most games are only exclusives for a year. Once they reach Steam they sell like they are brand new tittles. For example Satisfactory was likely one of the worst case of exclusivity. With the developers actually being sort of assholes about the whole deal and it went to be a multi-milion seller on Steam a year later. So for many. Is basically a bag of money now for "free" and then in a year they will chash out on the Steam market anyway. Though it often also feature some deal once it reach Steam, so hopeful we get the cheaper collection in a year when SE release it there.
I'm waiting for sale prices, will be interesting to see how well it does at full price.
Why don't we see these same articles every time Nintendo rereleases games on their consoles?
We see them. Better yet, why do people still buy??
Because the media doesn't call out their pricing and the casuals will just buy at any price because they don't know better. Let media call Nintendo out of having horrible pricing and such like how they did with last of us remaster etc. Bet it'll start to matter. DKCTF is legit the only time I seen real criticism with nearly no defense. Mario U deluxe instead got free promotion from something that was actually so inaccurate it made no sense lol.
Nintendo fans: "HOW DARE YOU CRITICIZE NINTENDO!" In all seriousness though, I love Nintendo and all, but I don't subscribe to the notion that any company is above criticism, and I can't understand the diehards who think otherwise. There are things I wish Nintendo didn't do, such as re-releasing old games at full price, and refusing to ever drop said price even years down the road.
Then wait for a sale. Games take millions to make.
Have you tried getting over it?
Unacceptable is a term so relative to the beholder. Sony puts Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition on sale for $9.99 any time they have a sale (even before the rumors of a PC version), but it was for some rationale totally fine to release it for $49.99 when it hit Steam and Epic, in a pretty bugged state too.
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