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Yes, the issues on release were

1. Missing features
2. Buggy
3. Poor performance
4. The price...everyone was expecting 20-25$...MAYBE 30$...but then they went and did a 40$ price tag on it. No one was expecting it. ALl their previous games were 15$ and sold well because of that. They make great games, true, but none I wanted to pay 40$ for. I got it off some CD Key selling website for 23$ and felt decently content with that. It was the right price. No offense to TripWire, but they got to release, 40$ is almost full price, and their games are still very unknown in general..

Plus, to release at a price no one expected, with missing features, lots of bugs, and terrible performance...

It hurt.

If they had held off 3-4 more months, lowered the price to say 19.99$ or so, they would have made up for the lower sales price by selling so much more in Volume.

RO1 was hailed as a great game...for it's price. Every review for RO1, mentions that "For it's price, it's worth a shot" pretty much, every review has that. So when they more than double the price for the sequel...

True, it was more expensive to develop this time around, but they have to understand. They can't go charging high prices for low content games. Promising lots of free content in the future, and mod support is nice...

But that free content is sparse...and the mods, as it turns out, are going to cost money. The mod developers are going to charge, say, 10$. There is only two mods for RO2 that anyone is interested in, and both want to charge money.

So the fact it has mod support counts for little there; it's just like it has add-on support, basically. It's not like when you buy a Valve game and know you are getting access to thousands of games for free.

Sounds harsh, but it's true. They had little to offer; much to promise, and a price to high.

See the flux of users, post free weekend even? 7800, though the free weekend is over. Before, we were lucky with 500-600 a day, tops. Of course, this number will dwindle down after the rush...but still. The 10$ price made people buy it like crack, they said "Why not?"

Slap it down to 20$ perma and expect a regular stream of income.
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From what i played i enjoyed it :3
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IT WAS ON SALE? Missed it. frown.gif

Guess I have to wait for June 30. The fact that it's from Tripwire is enough for me to get it(Killing Floor==EPIC).
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IT WAS ON SALE? Missed it. frown.gif
Guess I have to wait for June 30. The fact that it's from Tripwire is enough for me to get it(Killing Floor==EPIC).

Killing Floor wasn't by Tripwire, it was a mod, made by one guy, whom Tripwire contacted, which they then ported to the latest build of their UT2004 offshoot and released without doing much work on it, for a hefty 20$. It's actually quite a slap to the face. The mod developer was talking for years about the last patch for it, and all the new stuff he had done, and the community was waiting.

Then, Tripwire contacts him, and we got to pay 20$ for a patch.
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Steam sale is over, but still fairly priced on Amazon for $17.99.

http://www.amazon.com/Red-Orchestra-2-Heroes-Stalingrad-Pc/dp/B002MFU290%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJ7VMODKUTIUWFY2Q%26tag%3Doverclockdotnet-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB002MFU290

Edit: Woops, seems theres shipping as well... Wasn't aware there was even a boxed version.
$17.99 + $4.67 shipping
Still not a bad price.
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Hate that i didn't pick this up when it came out. I caught it on sale and man it's exceptionally good. Kills are so satisfying, tension is high, and the weapons sounds are great. Though i think more emphasis could be used on teamwork, labeling squadmates and such.
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I started this game as we speak. I really like the single player so far. It gives you the feeling that you are actually in a war in 1940s. It is not a run and gun type of a game which is a plus for me at the moment.

 

However the game has few bugs. Yesterday under option I did not have access to Audio settings as everything was blank and not visible.

 

And today I encountered the below bug.

 

 

I can not wait to jump to the multi player.

 

EDIT :

 

For those of you with 120 hz monitors here is how you can get rid of the 62 fps cap. You just need to change the max smootherframerate for engine and roengine to 122 or something like that. I got this info on the tripwireinteractive forums via Maj Faux Pas

 

Find ROengine.ini

Change maxsmoothedframerate=62.0000 to 122.0000.

There are 2 maxsmoothedframerate values to change. One under Engine.engine and the other under Roengine.Rogameengine


Edited by iARDAs - 7/4/12 at 8:03pm
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The biggest problem with this game for me is that there just arent people playing it seems..
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The biggest problem with this game for me is that there just arent people playing it seems..

What mode are you playing, there always two or three realism servers that are populated.
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What mode are you playing, there always two or three realism servers that are populated.

Uhm... -thinks- the Easiest one, lol, I think I tried Realism and i just die way too much to get anywhere
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