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Erich_Priebke

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#1 12 years ago

Hi, I was just noticing that the last few games I've bought "The Movies", "Barbarian Invasion", "Gun", and so on, promise you one thing on the box and on their TV ads, but fail to deliver due to many things but primarily because they are buggy unfinished games. At an average of $40-$50.00 a whack, and being non-returnable after opening, I find this completely unacceptable. And if that were not enough, the support for some if not most games is virtually non-existant. Because of this self centered "I don't give a rats ass" attitude on the part of developers and publishers, I have started a petition online so those who are concerned or just downright fed up, can voice their opinions. The policy of selling "buggy" or "unfinished" PC games and not being able to return them for a refund. The attitude of "We got your money, so screw you", has to be dealt with. We the consumers, pay for the product, believing the "hype", or as I like to call it, "False Advertising", only to get home and find out that the "non-returnable product" does not perform as promised. To a lot of people, including myself, $50.00 is a lot of money to spend on something that does not work as promised. This "looting" of the consumer has got to be stopped. Go here to sign and please help me fight this corporate greed------->http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/petition-sign.cgi?fightbak Thanks guys, I think this is extremely important to the PC gamers and our community. We demand quality and we demand that the developers and publishers be held accountable for the promises broken and the lies told, all in the name of "getting their hands into your pockets.:deal:




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#2 12 years ago

:moved:

Moved from Call of Duty 2 to General Gaming. I think you will get many more responses here :)

I agree with you 100%, though. The developers these days seem more interested in money and deadlines than putting out a good product. They are either submitted to money-hungry producers, or submitting to impatient gamers who demand a product quicker, and thus they skimp out on the quality.

Take Knights of the Old Republic II, for instance, where if you make a wrong dialogue choice at some point in the game you end up getting bugged/stuck and can never finish the game unless you start over. That's the kind of thing you fix in beta.

A lot of games are this way. Just look at the evolution - or de-evolution - of single-player in first person shooters. Sure most people don't buy the game for the single-player, but is that a reason to make it a crappy story with like 4 levels? No! I personally look at a game's single-player campaign as an indication of whether or not it's a good game. If the developers spent the time to make SP good, you can bet the rest of the game is solid and of high quality.

But then again, what was the last "solid high quality" game you remember?




Amy

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#3 12 years ago

Yeah you do run that risk if you have not been able to try the game out first, belive me, its happend to me once or twice, but I try to rent them now first or read things here on the forums, ya know just to see what others are saying, now take that game The Movies, that game looks pretty cool, and from what I have read here, I may just go get me one.




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#4 12 years ago
Inyri Forge A lot of games are this way. Just look at the evolution - or de-evolution - of single-player in first person shooters. Sure most people don't buy the game for the single-player, but is that a reason to make it a crappy story with like 4 levels? No! I personally look at a game's single-player campaign as an indication of whether or not it's a good game. If the developers spent the time to make SP good, you can bet the rest of the game is solid and of high quality.

Agreed. I buy games mainly for singleplayer, and i expect all games to have a decent storyline which will last me a long time, giving me my money's worth of satisfaction from the game. Unfortunately the wide availablity of broadband has made developers concentrate mainly on multiplayer, and often the singleplayer side of a game is rushed and not very enjoyable. If you look at old games, the singleplayer aspects are brilliantly done. For example Deus Ex, KoToR, the C & C games - all brilliant singleplayer games. Unfortunately thesedays developers concentrate mainly on multiplayer because thats where the market is. It seems the lovers of good, longlasting singleplayer games have been forgotten by developers :(




Mr E

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#5 12 years ago

What place wont let you return it? I know EB will within a week... as long as its not a online game that requires regisitration. I do agree with you - gone are the days of putting in 110% into their game. Now they have the Distributors hounding them to release the game by a specific date. Therefore they dont have time to finish the game properly... well thats what I think. Hence patches. Welcome the Xbox 360... probably gonna see this kind of thing happening on the consoles soon.... grrreeeat.




Locomotor

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#6 12 years ago

I agree that most games are finished and shipped sloppily. But, as Inyri Forge said, it's been a long long time since a game was released that didn't need a good patch-up. I remember the Nintendo produced games for the N64 were about as perfect as you can find. But even current gen releases are unfinished. But if you think that Rome: Total War wasn't worth your money then there isn't much hope for you.

Originally posted by subaru And if that were not enough, the support for some if not most games is virtually non-existant.

I do have to disagree with you on this one. I'd say that about 90% of PC games get at least a few patches after their release. Most that don't aren't worth the purchase in the first place.




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#7 12 years ago

Before i but a game i always do a few of these 1. See if there is a demo and try it out. 2. Read reviews online and in magazines. 3. Ask here on GF

If im still not sure i will like the game i: 1. See if a friend has it and borrow it. 2. Rent it out

If i cant do any of them. 1. I buy it, if i don't like it Game have a 10 Day Returns Policy so i take it back and swap it for something else or get money/ vouchers.

Also, remember to look on e-Bay ;)




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#8 12 years ago

I am also sick of bieng ripped off by bad games. I very rarely buy games anymore. I get games by, umm, other methods. If I like it, I buy it.

The games that were worth my money is the BF games and HL games.

Those are the only current games that are worth the money.