On all the fighting forums, people are kicking off about this, but you know what, you make a point with your wallets, not your words, and I'll bet over 90% of people complaining online will be standing at their Gamestop counter day one, cash in hand "THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!" *hands over $60* "AND I'LL NEVER BUY FROM CASHCOM AGAIN!!" *places pre-order for Resi 6*.
If people want to actually make a stand, don't buy it. If you HAVE to play it, buy it pre-owned at least and don't be suckered in with all the crud like Gems, costumes and the like.
But people won't
, they'll bitch online then hand their cash over, then bitch online some more. As humans, we are flawed, and we all crave entertainment, so it's no-ones fault. But as with everything, making a stand often means missing out, and in this day and age, we have been trained to believe missing out on something has become some kind of life-ending disaster.
One of the worst things about these shenanigans (great word) is that for every game not bought by someone trying to make a point, 400 copies get sold to people who will payout whatever they have to, whenever something new is flashed in their face.
buy SFxT, I admit I will. But I will at least hold on for pre-owned, and I really don't care about online in a game so bizarrely balanced (Yay gems) or the additional characters.
Yeah, "Go me". What a halfarsed effort I'm making.
You know what sucks, all you used to have to worry about was whether a game you wanted was going to be good.
"Oh, I hope Secret of Mana on the SNES will be good. Fingers crossed."
"Will it be good? will it be full of DLC? will the online work? will those bugs get patched? should I hold on for GOTY edition? Will I have to open an ORIGIN account to play it? Will I get get more/less stuff if I pre-order it or not?"
Just too many fucking questions, man. And at a mere 31 years old, I'm too old for this shit #Murtagh
Dang, people, what happen?