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Originally Posted by zinfinion View Post

Ranger Mode did not come out at release with Metro 2033 and was only added later after complaints of bullet sponge enemies. It was $5 on consoles and free on PC.

And I got Last Light and Ranger DLC for $37.50 on Green Man Gaming. biggrin.gif Much ado about nothing.

yeah. also i dont see very many people dying to play on ranger mode. it is a good bit more difficult for people not accustomed to metro and yeah. i paid much less than $60 as well. game really is best played on a kinda high end PC without a doubt. no clue what it looks like on console but its not as amazing for the $60 they shelled out tongue.gif
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I will buy the game on Steam Summer Sale for $30 with the DLC. I plan to never pay full price for a game ever again. Steam Summer Sale or bust.
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Originally Posted by Athrun Zala View Post

They already came out and it had to be done, because it retail stores required it and they weren't willing to make preorder-exclusive content or story. Why is everyone still complaining?

The preorder-exclusive has more then just the ranger mode.
  • Ranger Mode - Experience complete immersion. No HUD. Less bullets. Brutal Combat. Hardcore.
  • Modified Russian Rifle - A compact but deadly Russian assault rifle, perfect for claustrophobic combat.
  • Extra Military Grade Bullets - Coveted for their ability to kill, these bullets are also the currency of the Metro. Will you use them in battle or purchase precious resources? The choice is yours.
  • Metro Last Light Digital Comic - Created by Dmitry Glukhovsky

Taking out the ranger mode nickle and dimming. If exclusives where a must then was the rifle skin, extra bullets and comic not enough?? Are they really claiming that they where forced to add the ranger mode in to the mix. A mode that that is quite a big part of the metro gaming. Hell the say so them selves on there web site Ranger Mode: the way it was meant to be played.
    
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4A's response about the pre-order bonus:
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Game makers and publishers now live in a world where offering game content as a pre-order exclusive is a requirement by retail, and Ranger Mode seemed like the best choice since it was a mode for hardcore fans who would most likely pre-order the game, or purchase it at launch in any case,” he says. “We rejected requests to make story content or additional missions exclusive. We also rejected requests to make this a timed exclusive.

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The difficulty mode will be “included in all copies of the initial manufacturing run While a pre-order guarantees this ‘Limited Edition’ it is not a requirement.” Ranger Mode will be available to buy on launch day as DLC at $5/£3.99 – “the lowest 1st Parties would permit us to charge for content of this nature” Beynon suggests.

“We took all the steps we could to ensure that, while still offering retailers a pre-order incentive that met their needs, we did not force players to pre-order, or make them wait to get this content,” he says


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Seems like they're trying to do this the best way possible while not screwing the consumer nor themselves over in the process.

*edit* Kinda makes me giggle that a bunch of people are claiming they're nickle and diming you. A one time payment of $5 is hardly nickle and diming.
Edited by moocowman - 5/14/13 at 8:32am
post #15 of 225
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

I paid $5 for Metro 2033 and got a $5 credit on Amazon for another game so really it was free...I feel so ashamed because it probably one of the few games in recent years I felt would have been worth a full release price to me, but I didn't buy it till a long while after release. It is a great game.

I also will not buy Last Light till a few months after release...and I will likely pay about $20 for it with this Ranger Mode DLC. Patience is a virtue that pays off in multiple ways...especially with games.

I totally agree. I can't remember the last time I paid $60 for a game. But that fact that I have a huge backlog of games from Steam sales helps out a lot.
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I will buy the game on Steam Summer Sale for $30 with the DLC. I plan to never pay full price for a game ever again. Steam Summer Sale or bust.

No day one or prepurchases is my new rule as well, Metro LL was my one exception for the year. So far, it has been a good one. thumb.gif
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you guys need to learn2ebay

i bought a steam code for $25, they were plenty to be had 2 days ago. so another $5 for ranger mode DLC is totally fine to me..

checked ebay just now.. $25 sold out but can still buy it now for $30
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you guys need to learn2ebay

i bought a steam code for $25, they were plenty to be had 2 days ago. so another $5 for ranger mode DLC is totally fine to me..

checked ebay just now.. $25 sold out but can still buy it now for $30

The thing is its not just about money but also principle. Pre-order exclusives and day 1 DLC's are things that detract from the gaming experience and a dangerous trend that should not be encouraged.
    
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The thing is its not just about money but also principle. Pre-order exclusives and day 1 DLC's are things that detract from the gaming experience and a dangerous trend that should not be encouraged.

So blame the retailers.. Don't rage at the developers.
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So blame the retailers.. Don't rage at the developers.

I blame both. But honestly retailers can't have that much power. The publishers do but even then I'd expect good developers to stand there ground or at least come to a good compromise. Like I said earlier was the rifle skin, bullets and comic not enough or did the retailers set an ultimatum: make ranger mode exclusive or we won't stock your product.
    
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