About four hours into Dark Matter, a "2.5D side-scrolling survival horror game" that launched on Steam a few days ago, something surprising happens: it stops. Utterly without warning, it just comes to a halt; the character steps through a nondescript door and suddenly several lines of text appear on the screen, literally telling the player that they have reached the end of the game. It is bizarre, to say the least.
It's at this point, people fall into two camps.
1. The people who say, "The game's NOT FINISHED. The studio knowingly and willingly committed fraud by selling it for full price and not saying it wasn't complete."
2. The people who say, "The game is finished because it has other content besides an ending."