It causes developers to think when games are “good enough for $60”
I don't mind waiting on a game. GTA got pushed back? Good, now I can be sure it is quality, not buggy (although I wouldn't mind if the swingset got left in) and unwanted DLC riddled.
Of course, I would download the car :))
It IS greed when they decide to remove pieces of their game to sell later as DLC.
Yeah ok, you can't afford it...so you steal it? Really makes you look like the honorable guy.
What will you do if you want a Porsche but can't afford one? Oh wait, don't tell me. I know the answer.
Thank you for being understanding unlike the rest of the whiny 14 year olds on this site that seem to expect devs to make long ass games for free.
No, they decide when they CANT possibly cram more into their release date. You don't like this? Then say hi to further release dates
Devs have to eat too. This is not greed. This is called people need to make a living, and deadlines need to be met.
I do buy Cheap games, mostly Indie games or on Steam sale, but some people like me, does not get enough money to buy new and shiny games!
Big one right here.
Developers, designers, story writers etc have to eat too.
No you wouldn't because as long as they cost money free games are always cheaper.
I see what you did there...., arrr matey.
If games costs less, I would buy them. Now they made me a pirate!
Tis a shame...
This is probably the biggest problem with the game development industry. Sure, there's no standard to how much content a game should have at each price point, but I wonder if the developers themselves would put down their own money to buy games that nickel and dime them. If they do, then I can somewhat understand their methods (actually, I still wouldn't understand), but I highly doubt it. At least we can still play retro games to remind us of how benevolent game developers used to be.
Oh yeah... Forget value for the customers. They only get this much for $60, and they'll need to pay for anything more that we decided was over the limit. Screw you, developers who do this.
I see what you did there... I absolutely agree.
Guys - you're getting off easier with the Wii U game prices in the USA! Most of yours will probably release for $60! In the UK, Wii U games will sell for at least £45-50 - THAT'S $72-80!!!
It seems that the only companies that do that anymore is Blizzard and Tecmo-Koei. Blizzard with World of Warcraft and TK with their Dynasty Warriors Xtreme Legends packs. It would be nice to see more companies do this with their games.
And this is the most tragic reason of them all in my eyes.
What's not remotely true? Portal wasn't 2-3 hours and people didn't complained about it? No, it is and they did.
I mean, I have the same opinion as you. I think it was awesome that it was the length it was. Sure it was two hours but that two hours was complete engaging. However, people did complain about it.
Also, the 'Here's all the good stuff we can think to do with this.' is a little off. The original Portal didn't have the extra challenge puzzles and were added at a later date I believe.