Shooting yourself in the foot
As the title says,you really shouldnt release games in this condition.
The only prize for releasing the buggiest game of the decade is poor sales and a total loss of confidence in buying any of your releases.
There was NO testing of this game,and by saying that i am giving you the benefit of the doubt,because if this game was tested then you deliberatley release a product that is blatently not fit for sale.
Theres little to the actual gameplay itself,so it really shouldnt be this bad.
And as for the reviews i have seen,well thats just highlighting the fact reveiwers have written without playing,and that stinks of corruption.
A reputation for "fixing" issues just means most future sales will be from the bargain bin.
Shape up,or ship out.... [get it ?... ]
ps..this is why i never EVER buy from steam,returning ethereal games is next to impossible.
Last edited by AJRimmsey; 05-08-2011 at 04:09.
Reason: sticking a finger in steams sphincter
Demo was so buggy for me that that was enough to put me on the sidelines until multiple patches and some community feedback on the results. Never buy a game unless youre willing to put up with potentially lots of issues at the beginning.
They also released two patches at the same day the game launched. Take a deep breath and give them a day or two to sort the issues out. They clearly intend to fix everything. No need to go inte a nerdrage because it doesn't work instantly.
If the game was bugridden a month after release, you'd have a point. Now you're just being extreme. Chill.
Originally Posted by Oogh
have you played it ?..this isnt just a few bugs,its a mess of bugs,bad coding and truly terrible optimising.
they released a late Alpha or a very early beta,and expected the customer to pay to test the game,instead of testing it themselves.
this sort of business practice is just not honest or right.
You are correct, but complaining will not change shoddy business practices. Read reviews, read community feedback, and if/when things sound good, then purchase. Only way publishers get away with releasing such unfinished products is if a large enough amount of people impulse buy as soon as its released without being patient to research the product first. If folks did that, publishers would quickly realize that trying to make a quick buck on an unfinished product just wont work.
Originally Posted by AJRimmsey
thats on par with my idea of tracking down and destroying every console on the planet,and then imprisoning every console producer.
Originally Posted by Annex
Thus opening up the door for more pc games.
with of course the added bonus of seeing windows live and other pocket screwing nosey get-in-your-face money grubbing business go under
but...sadly its never to be