A serious explanation of the Other Sides’ argument; and not bashing.
When there’s over $130 or so of DLC on day one; and a full Spreadsheet to explain all of the purchase options…the game has failed in many consumer’s eyes. I know, I read the presser about wanting to provide “options.” But that’s not really the truth here, is it. In fact, the CEO of 2K admitted that the goal was to get $125 per consumer or close to it. Ubisoft did this same practice: we all remember Watchdogs and it didn’t work then; so it wouldn’t work now. You see, many consumers always separate image from facts when buying, period. So, what does the image portray when you have so much DLC on day one? What does the image portray when you have purchase spreadsheet? It portrays Cash Grab.
I know the facts that no one has to buy any of the DLC in order to play; I get that. … and it’s really nice of TRS to give future maps for free; that’s very generous. But, that’s not what’s portrayed here. It just looks bad and, well, greedy. 2K has really screwed up your launch beyond the highest level of screwtivity. They have branded TRS with the Scarlet Letter. Furthermore, the statement from one of the devs who said: “this game is built from the ground up around DLC,” made it worse. Then to follow, another dev said that it was not.
who are we to believe?
Now I normally don’t support games that have so much day 1 DLC on top of the base game price–it makes consumers look like cows waiting to be milked. I think all Gamers should stand up against this practice. However, I was on the fence in buying this title until I saw the combinations. And yes, I know that none of DLC has been made and if it were, TRS would have “put it in the box.” but here’s the problem with that statement: so, if all was on hand, if all of the DLC was made, TRS would have included it in the base game? but instead, since none of the DLC hasn’t been made, you’re going to sell it? do you see the problem with that?
“if I had all the parts to your car that you are going to buy from me, I would have just gave them to you…but, since I don’t, I’m gonna sell them to you. piece by piece.”
this is why there’s anger. please, don’t result to censorship; I just wanted to provide the Other Side’s POV. … that’s all.