Originally Posted by $ilent
Maybe he feels its about damn time companies arent allowed to get away with ripping people off by re-releasing the same low grade content and packaging it as a new game all the while charging £60 for it?
In a way it does impact his life, since now more and more companies think the above sales tactics is acceptable and so they are following suite since the COD makers are making so much profit.
Maybe you consider it a rip-off, as do i, but most of the people who buy COD every year don't feel ripped off. They don't care if half the game is copy-and-paste. If they have fun while they play it, that's all they care about. There are many people out there who literally only play COD games, because they are casual bro-gamers who don't want to spend the time learning a game with a steep learning curve.
If COD really did suck to the casual bro-gamers they market to, then it really wouldn't keep selling. But it does keep selling, because it's a proven formula that works and those casual bro-gamers would probably be in outrage
if they stopped making COD. If that fact makes you butthurt, well, that's just too bad.
And dont give me that line of "oh it makes other companies think it's okay to do the same thing" - that's been used a million times before and it's nothing but BS. There are so many
amazing games out there with developers that figuratively break their backs to make their game, and regardless of what kind of profits they make, they still put just as much work into the next one. Passionate developers are not going to lose their passion just because they see COD succeeding. And publishers dont just "get away with" rehashing garbage if the game is really garbage to everyone who buys it. If the game sells, then it's not garbage to a certain segment of the population, regardless of what some arm-chair philosopher hipster "games-as-fine-art" PC gamer says about it while he sips his tea with his pinky in the air.
The amount of work put into a game is quantifiable and subjective, but whether or not a game is good/fun is completely objective and a matter of opinion, and the business model of supply-and-demand always holds true.Edited by iamhollywood5 - 4/23/14 at 11:06am