Is anyone else getting tired of having to shell out $60 or more for games? Specifically for PC.
I hear the argument all the time, "yeah, well we used to pay that for nintendo/SNES/Genesis games!" Yeah, I know, I was there. But the difference in quality and replayability is just staggering. How many hundreds of times have I played through the original Mario? Contra? Mega Man games?
Now, obviously times have changed, and games themselves have evolved. You can't really compare Rainbow Six, Call of Duty, or Battlefield to Mega Man. The Witcher 3 is just so much more in depth than Zelda ever was. Never mind the graphical differences.
But lately, I just feel like games are being spat out as cash grabs. Just look at the new Batman: Arkham Knight game. It was so ridiculously put together that they actually pulled it from the market until they can fix it. And they want $60 for that. Are you kidding me?
Rabid fanboi/girl aside, think about Bethesda games. Yeah, I'm going there. If you've ever tried modding anything they've done, you understand how muddled and buggy their engines are. The graphics are extremely outdated. But people make excuse after excuse for these games, claiming them to be just the best thing since sliced bread. And you pay a premium for them, too. In Bethesda's case, it takes the MODDING COMMUNITY to make their games enjoyable. In other company's situations, say, Warner Brothers with Batman, they basically said, "hey look, a batman game!", waited for the money to come flooding in, and then tossed out a pre-alpha game.
And again, we PAY for this. Bugged games, glitches that prevent continuation, and don't even get me started on the WALL of DLC we're getting fed. And on top of it all, most of these premium games don't give us the satisfaction we're looking for. Once the nostalgia or new game feels wear off, there just really isn't much there. All flash and no substance. A prime example of this was the last Terminator game (based on T4). They charged $60 for it, and it was BARELY 8 hours long. Not even remotely replayable. I think not.
Point being, we are continually getting less and less entertainment and satisfaction per dollar we spend, but we continue to spend it. Why? Why don't we tell these greedy companies where to shove it? Why don't we DEMAND the quality we KNOW these companies for? Bethesda didn't get where they are today by releasing nothing but crap. They have a history of quality behind them. Same thing with Blizzard. I won't go into that one at the moment, I could write a BOOK on it. But the latest expansion cost MORE than the previous ones, and we got LESS content than the previous ones. Fewer dungeons, raids, etc. Pay more, get less.