Adam Jensen never asked for Deus Ex to be $20 MORE on the Wii U
Well it was just announced that the Director's Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be $20 more expensive on the Wii U than it will be on the PS3 or Xbox 360 - both which will be selling the game at $29.99 versus the Wii U's $49.99. Now from everything we've heard - the Wii U version is supposed to be the "definitive" edition of the game; using the touch screen to do all sorts of awesome things including using strategy guides, hacking, weapon management, inventory, the whole X-ray vision thing, and most importantly the map.
Now as someone who has played and beaten Deus Ex on the PS3 - I can attest that these additions will GREATLY improve how the game is played. Seriously, the fact that I no longer need to keep scrolling through menus and whatnot to see weapons, upgrades, maps, missions - will be SO convenient and hacking using the Gamepad will really make the game feel that much more realistic, but does this justify the extra 20$ price tag?
I can understand it costing a little less, but 20$ whole dollars more making it almost the cost of its original retail release? This makes me wonder the following:
- If this game doesn't sell well on the Wii U what will the excuse be? Will the developers blame Nintendo for not having the install base?
- Will the gamers themselves be blamed - claiming that they refuse to support non-Nintendo games on Nintendo systems?
- Or will the publisher Square Enix be blamed for jacking up the price 20$ for only one console?
Really what do these people expect? Every time a game is released/re-released for the Wii U, it is gimped (ON PURPOSE) in some way.
- Injustice didn't get the DLC characters until much later than the other systems
- Splinter Cell doesn't get local split-screen co-op
- Sniper V2 doesn't get online multiplayer
- AC4 doesn't get DLC (so far)
- and the list goes on....
Every one of these people just pull some random excuse out of their butts to justify there reasoning and I wonder if this $20 price difference is going to cause Wii U owners to say "Screw it" and either ignore the game, buy it used, wait for a price drop or buy it on a different console altogether. And if this IS the case what then? Will Nintendo be blamed again for this or will the fans be blamed? Or will someone finally come forward and point the fingers at Square Enix for raising the price so much?
I am not saying the additional features did not take time and effort to make. I know they did and I really appreciate the hell out of these new features. I think they'd make the game so much more enjoyable than it was (I personally really disliked the game). But does this justify 20 extra dollars? $5 - Totally cool. $10 - Understandable. $15 - Starting to push it, buddy... $20? Are you serious?
Tell me fellow g1's do you feel the extra work put into the Wii U version justifies the 49.99 price tag or is this going too far?
It is good, thing is that it released over 2 years ago on a lot of platforms; any big game will dip below $50 in 2 years time.
We know why Square done it. They put more work into it. Deus Ex on PS3 and 360 has been out for awhile and of course its natural they are priced $20. Nobody expected the Wii U version to be priced at $20 or $50-60. Will people that owned Deus Ex on either 360 or PS3 buy the Wii U? If they want the better version and if they own a Wii U. Some people who never played it back then that own Wii U might get it. $40 bucks isn't bad.
Why couldn't they sell Director's Cut for original retail price? Has gaming gotten so far in past year or two that game isn't worth $50 anymore? And I heard it was supposed to be good...
Worst one of all: Black Ops 2 had DLC promised and READY. Activision canned it, because not enough people bought the Wii U Version. And I'm pretty sure, they aren't even patching it since February or something
To be fair, $50 is the price of Wind Waker HD, and, from what you've described, the games for the PS3 & 360 and the one for Wii U are completely different games. As stated below, it's still $10 less than most modern games.
They must have listed it wrong, Walmart and Gamestop have the 29.99 listing.
I checked Best Buy's website, they have the PS3 and Xbox versions listed for 59.99 and the Wii U version listed at 49.99.... Um... Huh?
Human Revolution is one of my favourite games, and I really want the Wii U version. I'm kinda of iffy about spending the extra 20 bucks though.
I'm hella stoked to have New Game + though.
It's nice that the Wii U version has extra functionality because of the gamepad but the extra $20 is going to scare away most people. For almost everybody that has a Wii U and a PS3/360 they're gonna just go with the cheaper version. Considering this was supposed to release a while ago but was delayed they should of made the Wii U version just $10 more. It'll fail on Wii U and Square will point the finger at the Wii U's low install base while fans of the Wii U will say they were asking too much for it. That's the way it goes.
I'm actually surprised they revamped the game for the Wii U, not many developers would bother doing that, let alone release it on the Wii U. 50$ sounds reasonable to me.
$50 is already cheaper than the $60 standard cost. They put extra time and money into the Wii U version so I don't think they could justify a bargin price on release. Wii U is hurting for third party support so take what you can get. If you don't like the price I'm sure it will drop in a couple months.