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We’ve been robbed!

Posted on 11/13/2013 by with 6 comments

We’ve been robbed!

Well not really, sorry that was a bit misleading,  around Beer and Joysticks the only worth stealing is the beer in the fridge. Note to self get padlock for fridge door!

Have you ever had the feeling that you were robbed, I’m sure a few of you out there have gotten the feeling that you didn’t really get what you paid for from a video game. So I figured I would talk about a lot of the things that irk me about some gaming related robbery.

Paying for Alpha!

The first thing I want to talk about is paying for these games that are early along in development. This can be a touchy subject, but I feel that paying for a game in alpha is a great to get funding to the smaller teams, but then sometimes the dev’s get tired of developing once they have piles of cash sitting around.

This isn’t always the case, but there are a few games that are moving at a snail’s pace right now and when they slow down on communicating to the community you just have to wonder about what’s really going on, have they taken the money and left or what?

I’m not sure this has happened yet, but I could that’s all I’m saying.

I want my time back!

Has there been a game that you played, that after playing it you said I wish I had the time back. I know I wasted time on games that are not necessarily bad, you just spent way too much time in game and then again it could have been very bad.

For me there was a MMO that I played recently and they were bad so bad that I felt as if it was a wasted to do a review that I had planned for here, but to be honest I didn’t want to even use the name of it after playing it so that game will remain unnamed.

One hint if you could call it a hint is it was free to play, so in reality I only lost the time I had invested in the game. Could I get that time back?

It’s even worse if you paid for it!

I’m sure some of you have went out and bought the latest game on impulse. You can point your finger at me too, I know I have done this also many times.

When you pay for a game you expect more and sometimes no matter what you just get stuck with a lemon.

I take full blame a lot of times, because I have talked myself into buying games I knew were not going to be very good at all. Let’s see version #3 of this game was not very good, let’s see if they fixed all bugs by buying version #4.

See right there you already told yourself the earlier game wasn’t good, but you bought it anyway, what’s wrong with you? I’m just joking, but I have actually done this.

Getting what you paid for!

I don’t think it will ever be possible to get back all the money and time I spent gaming and for as much as I complain and rant about the smallest details that are missing in-game, I wouldn’t change much of what I have experienced. You can call it robbery or you can play like I have and just called experience good or bad.

6 responses to We’ve been robbed!

  1. On November 15th, 2013 at 6:03 am , The Otaku Judge said...

    I feel the DLC model some companies are pursuing is daylight robbery. You buy a game and then have to pay extra to unlock on disc content, the real ending or buy DLC that was obviously part of the game, but later removed and repackaged as DLC.

  2. On November 15th, 2013 at 2:03 pm , Chris said...

    I cant agree with you more on that, its just one way to squeeze more money out of us.

  3. On November 15th, 2013 at 10:05 pm , drakulus23 said...

    I wouldn’t ever pay cash for a game that’s still in alpha. If you’re getting my money then the game has better be finished.

  4. On November 16th, 2013 at 11:50 am , Chris said...

    I’m starting to get to that point too Drakulus. As much as I want help see indie games get released paying some of these groups is like gambling.

  5. On November 16th, 2013 at 11:26 pm , drakulus23 said...

    Exactly! I don’t mind helping devs out but I can’t buy an unfinished game and then praise it like most people do. Look at State Of Decay for example. That game was unplayable but they still charged us for it.

  6. On November 17th, 2013 at 7:46 pm , Chris said...

    Yeah that game is a mess, and with kickstarter fueling this trend is assured to continue.

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