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As soon as i heard their was going to be Micro Transactions in a SINGLE player 9and Co-Op) game i knew i wouldnt be getting it, i will wait until i see if (if i do) in store in the cheap sales and by cheap i mean under £5. Sure you can buy the game and not bother with the Micro-Transactions but me - not touching it and we all know what will help if/when it flops....Pirates Will get the blame.
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post #102 of 132
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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

Queue the naive people who will say "you don't have to buy it if you don't want to, no one's forcing you, it doesn't affect you"..................uh huh, a publisher would never enhance a game's difficulty or gameplay in the hope's of baiting people to buy DLC to help put the odds in their favor. Nope, they couldn't possibly do that [/sarcasm]

not to deter from the Day 1 DLC banter, but... So??

if anything, games SHOULD be considerably harder than they are now... they certainly used to be.

some people want to play a game and feel like they are the ultimate badass, some people want to be challenged... the point is, everyone plays for their own reasons. I do not care if somebody wants to buy every single bell and whistle the developers throw out there, on Day 1, thats for them. I want to play the game as it was originally intended, regardless of how hard they TRY to make it, in an effort to make me buy something... lets face it, games are MEANT to be completed, these days...

if they want to make the game more difficult, more power to them, that just makes my experience that much better... i draw the line at being required to purchase storyline elements that would not allow me to complete the game, otherwise... i dont see that happening here.
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post #103 of 132
Voting with my wallet on this one.
post #104 of 132
We all need too make sure we don't support this "piggy greedy" business model.

If the sheeple do, then this trend will continue and possibly grow with future games.
post #105 of 132
EA - Squeezing the life out of one franchise at a time. Seriously if there are any developers out there that are approached by EA, RUN, GET THE HELL OUTTA THERE.
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post #106 of 132
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

So let me get this straight.

People who keep harping on about wanting horror survival elements, are balling their eyes out because resources are scarce and they have to scavenge and be conservative with their resource usage?

Really?

Really?

A) Difficult is not synonymous with fun. Nor is "difficulty" the only motivator used to promote micro-transactions, look at any successful freemium game. Annoying gameplay and boredom is often built in intentionally.

B) I see no evidence that the people who want harder games or less resources in horror games are the same people who do not like micro-transactions, so your attempt at inferring hypocrisy is a little hollow.
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A) Difficult is not synonymous with fun. Nor is "difficulty" the only motivator used to promote micro-transactions, look at any successful freemium game. Annoying gameplay and boredom is often built in intentionally.

B) I see no evidence that the people who want harder games or less resources in horror games are the same people who do not like micro-transactions, so your attempt at inferring hypocrisy is a little hollow.

A) I never said it was synonymous (although many who complain about games these days do so on a regular basis) Other reviewers said they got through the game just fine without feeling the need to buy stuff and they didn't feel they were being conservative.

B) You don't have to see it for it to exist. Especially if you obviously haven't looked properly. I see no evidence that you aren't a transvestite. Does that make you a transvestite? Ewwwww.
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post #108 of 132
I don't get the complains. Those are optional purchases. If you don't want those don't buy them. Unless you can't play the game without "advantage". rolleyes.gif
Edited by momonz - 2/5/13 at 4:03pm
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post #109 of 132
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

Ars Technica has a review now and as speculated here and in other tech sites and forums it does seem that they played with the game to strongly encourage people towards the microtransactions; "Absurd difficulty spikes toward the end feel like cheap shots from the developer". I don't think you can have one without the other. This sort of thing is bad for gaming and in single player gaming in particular.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/02/dead-space-3-review-what-have-i-become-my-sweetest-friend/

Oh man, the game got really hard near the end? What a ridiculous thing for a game to do!!

The Dead Space games have all been like this. It's a game with boss battles (see quote below). People will cry and moan for anything to please others.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

So let me get this straight.

People who keep harping on about wanting horror survival elements, are balling their eyes out because resources are scarce and they have to scavenge and be conservative with their resource usage?

Really?

Really?

Yes. This too.
 
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post #110 of 132
yet again people buy expensive computer parts and cry over an option to buy in a game?applaud.gif

We have a choice to get screwed or not to get screwed...tough choice really?
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