Originally Posted by WorldExclusive
We're paying for the game so we can have expectations. It's not free.
If I lower my expectations they should lower the price.
Nice straw man there.
I didn't say NOT to have expectations but to be realistic. Nothing in the 3 sentences you put up is anywhere close to reality.
Its give an take. Games cost money and they have a set budget. Few Devs go for the "grand slam" ( bleeding edge tech cobbled with a long, polished game with tons of great gameplay and a perfect multiplayer ) because it would probably cost $100 million to make and wouldn't be guaranteed to be a success. What if the storyline doesn't resonate? What if the new tech causes unexpected delays? What if there are issues in the gameplay mechanics? You'd essentially be betting the whole company on one title that may or may not resonate with buyers. Meanwhile Activision reskins a 2005 game, sells OLD maps and they make $1 BILLION per COD sequel.
Some might say, 'Gaming is art. Why wouldn't SOMEONE out there want to take a chance to make gaming history and put out a masterpiece?!'. I agree, but I also understand the business side. Making a game IS
art but unlike most art, it's incredibly expensive. Every once in a while you'll see a brilliant, inventive game but for every 1 that comes out there's probably 10 that have been scrapped along the way b/c they tried something new and it wasn't panning out. So until we get a billionaire private owner of a good dev who bankrolls them to make the BEST damn game they can with cost not being an option, you'll just have to understand these companies need to make money to continue making the games you want.
The whole thing is almost like professional sports with a soft cap and responsible owners. Until that one guy comes along that cares more about winning (masterpiece) than money and has the spare money to match, you just have to accept that as feverish as the fanbase's demands and wants are, the money has to match up.
So again, back to reality, you need a little give and take. Lower your insane graphics demands, raise your gameplay demands....OR get Mark Cuban to buy out EA.Edited by FuNkDrSpOt - 3/6/11 at 4:10pm