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From a business PoV, the pricing strategy is great because it targets an audience niche that's very loyal to the franchise. From a consumer PoV, it's quite unfair and viewed as developers taking advantage of a somewhat successful title and removing a core component of the game.

Each to his/her own.
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I saw angry joe ranting about this. Game developers have fallen to a new low if they're charging extra for difficulty levels lol

This so much. I am not getting this game. This is a new low for publishers.
 
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Who cares.

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I saw angry joe ranting about this. Game developers have fallen to a new low if they're charging extra for difficulty levels lol

This so much. I am not getting this game. This is a new low for publishers.

by the sounds of that you are basically saying you quit buying ALL video games. this isnt a new thing. gamers have had to deal with DLC issues before. at least they didnt make us pay for ranger regular and ranger hardcore separately. the COD franchise would pull a move like that lol or even make you pay for more levels after the game is over to finish the story rolleyes.gif

in the end for $5 thats honestly not that bad when DLC for a lot of other games is double that
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how hard is the game when paying for the basic game? If its not on par with other fps difficulty then its a ripoff even if its only another $5

And it the principle off leaching veteran FPS players and getting them used to paying more for no good reason. I'm not going to pirate it but I'm in no rush to buy it either
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Damn, another game i will not buy.

Really wish developers would stop this DLC stuff and just put everything in the game at release.
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So I see now that my original post have been removed lol. Cant believe how many people not just here but everywhere are so angry over this and even refuse to buy the game. I just dont get it. If you know you will buy the game day one, why not just pre-order it? Day one buy simply does not make sense with pre-order available. Ranger Mod in Metro 2033 was also a DLC, even if it was free for PC, nothing changed really. The hard difficulty is enough of a challenge for casual gamer as it is. Ranger Mod is for the fans of the series, which would pre-order the game anyways. I think the availability of Ranger Mod is justified. But if you did not pre-order and by the end of the game you wish to play again with Ranger Mod, it is only $5! Not $10, not $15, not $20, but $5. You seriously cant spare $5?!?! 4A sure as hell deserves that $5 more than anybody else. CoD map packs, premium etc sell like hot cakes... But $5 Ranger Mod, oh no, no way. Sure it is not an ideal situation on release, but its not such a big deal. Get over it.
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So I see now that my original post have been removed lol. Cant believe how many people not just here but everywhere are so angry over this and even refuse to buy the game. I just dont get it. If you know you will buy the game day one, why not just pre-order it? Day one buy simply does not make sense with pre-order available. Ranger Mod in Metro 2033 was also a DLC, even if it was free for PC, nothing changed really. The hard difficulty is enough of a challenge for casual gamer as it is. Ranger Mod is for the fans of the series, which would pre-order the game anyways. I think the availability of Ranger Mod is justified. But if you did not pre-order and by the end of the game you wish to play again with Ranger Mod, it is only $5! Not $10, not $15, not $20, but $5. You seriously cant spare $5?!?! 4A sure as hell deserves that $5 more than anybody else. CoD map packs, premium etc sell like hot cakes... But $5 Ranger Mod, oh no, no way. Sure it is not an ideal situation on release, but its not such a big deal. Get over it.

Did colonial marines teach you noting? Never ever pre-order no mater how good the game appears. You never know if a game is actually worth its price until its out. If you keep pre-ordering games sooner or later you are going to end up with a turd on your hands. Pre-ordering also encourages publishers to spend more on advertising and less on the game. Why make an awesome game if you only need to make it appear awesome for the 30 sec commercial in order to sell.
    
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Did colonial marines teach you noting? Never ever pre-order no mater how good the game appears. You never know if a game is actually worth its price until its out. If you keep pre-ordering games sooner or later you are going to end up with a turd on your hands. Pre-ordering also encourages publishers to spend more on advertising and less on the game. Why make an awesome game if you only need to make it appear awesome for the 30 sec commercial in order to sell.

Valid point for sure. However, I trust 4A so much that there was not even a question in my mind about a pre-order. I placed pre-order in December 2012. Another example is FC3 Blood Dragon, pre-ordered as soon as I knew about it. I know when a game is worth a price tag and I pre-order in such case, especially when Green Man offers it for $38. But Colonial Marines never interested me, I knew its not a purchase for me. That game was so enormously hyped, so much good talk about it, it was almost obvious it would not live up to it. With Last Light it boils down to that I know for a fact 4A will not disapoint and put out a great game. That is what I mean by knowing it will be a day one buy.
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I wish gamers would stop letting dev and publishers nickle and dime them. An extra difficulty level is not worth 5$. I have no problem with DLC if it is worth the money and is being used as a way of extending the life of a good title. This is clearly a case of the publishers milking a title for all it's worth it. And unfortunantly that is the industry standard when it comes to most DLC. Honestly this is not that big of a deal when compared to other crap DLC, but it is still anti-consumer, and should not be defended.
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