Originally Posted by XenoRad
For me episodic gaming is just a way for developers to make you pay more for the same content by releasing it in smaller pieces (and not necessarily faster). Plus any episode is useless without the rest (and I hate cliffhangers as it's just a way for them to say "OWNED, now you have to buy the expansion/sequel/next episode"). So I disagree with that being the future.
.... Pay more for them?
The average game here costs Â£40. Episode 2 costs $15 alone. - That's Â£7.50. That'd mean it'd cost Â£22.50 for all three episodes - slightly more than half the price of the average game. Not to mention if you buy it as the orange box, it costs Â£20, HL2, Ep1, Ep2, TF2 & Portal.
Edit: In fact, Episode one is $10 now, so that's Â£5. Even cheaper.
There is no way you can say it is a way to make you pay for. It's possibly the cheapest gameplay I have ever gotten my hands on apart from HL1.
I for one like episodes, they mean you wait less, and I'm impatient, so it works for me. If you hate cliffhangers, buy them once they have all been released and it's exactly the same outcome as if they had released at once, except cheaper, and you get the choice to play sooner.Edited by lattyware - 6/22/08 at 3:48am