Today's Takeaway - Broken promises are not okay
Remember when E3 2010 happened and Sony put on a pretty good press conference touting all these exclusives coming to the platform? Right now, they are hitting 33% on keeping those promises by my count. So Dead Space 2 did in fact come with Extraction, so good on Sony and EA. Battlefield 3 on the other hand was clearly missing 1943, so bad on Sony and EA. Now at E3 2011, THQ promised an "exclusive mode on the PS3 utilizing [a] signature weapon", for Saints Row: The Third. A feature which is not reportedly available now that the game has hit retailer shelves. I don't really know where the mix up is here, but it needs to stop.
There is no reason that consumers should be ok with companies making empty promises. If it influences your purchasing decision in the slightest, then they are taking advantage of you. I don't really care if the suggested mode was brought to all platforms; it's the principal of publishers holding up their end of the bargain. You want my $60, then you had better be straight with me. Saying one thing and doing something else, then I might just opt out all together. Has anyone been burned by the Saints Row or Battlefield 3 promises?
It might not be exclusive content but it sure is one hell of an exclusive deal. http://www.destructoid.com/ps3-saints-row-the-third-bonus-content-saint-...
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i'm pretty sure if the exclusive content isnt advertised by release date then you shouldnt really expect them to be in the retail game. If EA was serious about that battlefield 1943 promise then they would have ads pushing that thing in our faces, and Saints Row pretty much just released so it might come but i could care less because right now it's a bit buggy but still so much fucking fun, i'd put this up for game of the year but we're all going to vote for brown games when that swings by.
EA had their word on Medal of Honor and Dead Space 2 last year. I wonder what's gotten into them.
Funny how Capcom doesn't come into this post...
I know a promise is a promise but complaining because an extra feature came to several of the consoles instead of jus the one you own seems extremly petty to me. "Oh no others also get to be happy and enjoy their purchase of this game as much as me buhu" that is ridiculous and very childish to me, be happy that everyone is happy instead. Ignoring the promises alltogethere that instead is really low and a form of fraud I think.
i haven't gotta either game so haven't been burned ( tho sr3 i plan to get on ps3 either way eventualy) but i have to agree its just wrong for companies to do crap like that
I agree totally, companies shouldn't be able to screw consumers like they do. But hey, the gaming community has proven it doesn't have the bawlz to fight back. Only "Anon" can take much credit, and that is closer to terrorism. Developers need to communicate with the fan base on a much more personal level. I can never get over how much money they spend on marketing, yet they hardly take advantage of cheeper outsourced labor, like screwattack, which already has a close relationship with gamers.
I'll put i plain and simple, the guys running the game companies don't care about the gamers, they care about the investors.
I bought a 3DS almost immediately after I heard about the Legends 3 demo. Y'know, the one that never happened. There are still some good games for the system, but the system is seriously hurting on quality third-party exclusives.
as annoying as something like this is,i just cant seem to get mad at saints row. im enjoying it way to much to complain about it haha
I've giving up on the promises made by 3rd party developers. If you think this is bad then look at Crapcom.
I feel your pain Sean, but, i have not burned from those games. Those games don't interest me in the least lol.
Agreed... sadly NOONE has the balls to do it anymore. Or rather not enough people have the balls/wherewithal to make publisher take notice However when publishers DO take notice of the drop in sales their first instinct is to blame the used market & increase the DLC, Online pass, & DRM bullshit...
Not only certain publisher break their promises, they also released as DLC so you have to pay extra. Let us not forget that Peter Molyneux overpromised and underdelivered Black & White, and the Fable series. Publishers need to realize that fanbase will drop if you fail to meet expectations