The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
To be fair to PDS as a whole, Stellaris is the worst case of this by far. CK2 got increasingly unwieldy and poorly balanced as time went on, but I didn't encounter nearly as many flat-out broken (and sometimes clearly abandoned) mechanics or game-breaking bugs. CK3 has already gotten multiple patches since release, focused on fixing bugs rather than altering or adding mechanics. I gave up on EU4 around the time of the third or fourth major mechanics change patch (more because of finding CK2 more enjoyable than necessarily disliking what was happening with EU4), but once again my experience was that far fewer things were outright broken/bugged.I can see why people get frustrated by them, nothing is ever "Properly finished" - what kind of studio are you running Mr "Game Director" ? At least make sure this is communicated properly to the community that are happy to use their own time to do QA for you.
At least, Skyrim isn't being constantly updated with patches and DLC's that break already working stuff. And the role of AI in it is far more limited.Until/unless we have some major developers or a critical mass of consumers take a stand against the entire software-as-a-service paradigm, nothing ever being properly finished or fixed is going to be the norm across the industry. PDS isn't even the worst offender by far - Bethesda has somehow been getting away with releasing unimaginably buggy games and relying on unpaid community labor to fix problems since at least as far back as Morrowind.