Originally Posted by Empr1ze
Lol Jesus... I was trying to make a point that Steam users are not missing out on "quality games" since they have way more content.
Ah, ok, look, fair enough, could've said that to me the first time!!
Totally agree. Steam users aren't missing out on much to be honest. There are way more titles there. 125 games on my list and I'm sure it's going to keep on growing!
Originally Posted by dave12
EA, if I am not mistaken, uses their commercial clout to black list reviewers that score their games poorly. I saw a slew of 9 and 10 reviews that spoke of a magnificent AAA game in the same vein as DA1. Most listed on Metacritic. I bought the game expecting the game to be an extension and expansion of DA1, and that's not what I received. A large part of the community agreed with me. Metacritic pro score 9.0, community score 2.5. If the reviews or the Bioware forums would have stated in some fashion that DA2 was 5 areas reused 115 times with stone doors being the only difference, with 10 different characters, aggressive homosexual importuning, and 5 hours of game play I wouldn't have purchased the game. That is unacceptable for a single player game. All that is irrelevant though. Fool me once.. and all. I feel the same way about GM, AT&T, BP amongst others. I don't see how it is an issue worth arguing about, especially if the impetus of the argument is over a glib comment about what was perceived as an overactive defense of a company by a supposedly disinterested third party.
If it's news to you that reviews are bought and sold then I feel for you if you buy games based on them. However, EA didn't make
you buy the game. You wanted it. You wouldn't wait to see a video, read real user reviews (wait for someone down to earth like Ben Croshaw to review it) then that's your own fault and EA didn't trick you into buying it.
I haven't ever played the Dragon Age games, but my friend does and he's talking a lot about Arthur II at the moment.
Originally Posted by XAslanX
I am in the grey area as well, I don't support Origin nor Steam. I feel that if I am going to drop $60 on a game I don't want to have to use 3rd party program just to play it. When I buy a game I want install it with a cd key and a disc check if need be, don't feel like jumping through hoops to install the game on a different computer if I choose to. I never buy games that require steam at full price, hell I just bought portal 2 during the Christmas sale for $6.87. Call me old fashioned but I like to own something that I pay for, be it software or physical.
The closest we have to that these days are GFWL titles
I was half-surprised to see Fable III doesn't require the GFWL Marketplace and doesn't require any third party software to run. It does have the Live stuff in game, but you can dismiss that and still play and save.