Originally Posted by inedenimadam
And this is why we dont pre-order ANYTHING EVER.
I hope those that bought the game pre-/day1 will get wise, because developers will continue to float this line of lies, 1/2 truths, and 1/2 finished games as long as they have our money before we know what we are getting.
Just say no to pre-orders.
Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic
Agree, I can't believe any fool ever fell for any pre order, at any time, ever. Just lol. Why the hell would you preorder a video game? Are there somehow going to be limited copies? Does digital copying somehow magically not work, only when it comes to games? So if you don't preorder, you might not get one?? Harsh, but needs to be read by some people out there, for all our sakes.
I agree for the most part, but I believe there are some situations where it's beneficial. The only game I've ever pre-ordered is GTA V for PC. There are a few reasons for this.
1) I had played it a bit on console (borrowed from a friend) and already knew I wanted a PC version
2) It came with over $1,000,000 of in-game money for the online portion
3) I was able to pre-load it before actual release, having it ready to play when it did. It's a bit of a download and install process given the size, so that was convenient.
Discounting may be another reason for some, but with PC games, it usually doesn't take too long after launch to see a decent price drop. So I just wait for that.
Should anyone have pre-ordered No Man's Sky? I believe not, given the situation. A guy I work with was talking about it a couple of days before launch, and I said "It sounds interesting, but I'll wait and see if they actually execute on what they're marketing it as." They did not.