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A $40 game ?

04-25-2018, 10:01 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,349
A $40 game ?

Now i'm someone who buys games on release as i want the dev to get the maximum money rather than wait for a sale for 99c and then moan when the dev goes out of business as he cant sell enough !

The most expensive i've bought i think was about $15 for X-Com. Also the last year or two, if a games $10 its £10 in the UK so its nearly double. If a games $25 we pay £25 which is basically $35 so us brits are paying way more anyway.

But Square Enix who regularly have expensive games apparently will release their next game for $40 ? (So that would be £40 in the UK !).

Crazy ! What are your thoughts ? I'm quite happy buying a quality AAA game on iOS for $20 (£20) but i must admit anything above that i wont out of principle as its high (and even more expensive for us brits)

Thoughts ?

Last edited by psj3809; 04-25-2018 at 10:03 AM.
04-25-2018, 10:33 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,304
Oh, Square Enix...Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one...

There are more things in heaven and earth.

04-25-2018, 05:04 PM
#3
"But Square Enix who regularly have expensive games apparently will release their next game for $40 ? (So that would be £40 in the UK !)."

That works out around £28.71 is the CVI game around £50 or so?

If the game is worth the money they asking then i do not see it as a problem, i mean look at console/PC games these days command £30 pounds and upwards.

Thing is with the history of the app store and the newest updates seem to break old games how long are Square Enix going to support this title once its released.

I suppose if down the line the game stops working due to latest update you could claim your money back if apple would allow that?

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04-26-2018, 02:08 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,349
I tried getting my money back on Bioshixk out of principle but as it was a few months Apple said no

That’s the thing once a new OS comes out or something similar you have to have trust that they’ll update this
05-06-2018, 05:02 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: U.S.A., earth
Posts: 274
I recently quit Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, for the 3rd and final time. I first DL-ed it when it came out in 2013. Quit it twice out of frustration, but went back to it when some updates fixed enough the the issues. This time, I also deleted it out of sheer disgust. It's a shame since in the 4 years i did play the game, it was overall fun. I would've gladly paid $50 to $150 to not have to put up with all the grinding, being forced to try their new Battlez mode just to reap max rewards (and not to mention it was just unfun), and timed restrictions. But the way their freemium model is, $200 would only scratch the surface. Oh well. Another issue I've been having with video games is sometimes, you can't spend the money when you'd like to :\

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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
I tried getting my money back on Bioshixk out of principle but as it was a few months Apple said no

That’s the thing once a new OS comes out or something similar you have to have trust that they’ll update this
AFAIK, they're experimenting with finding a price point that makes them want to bother updating it for a new iOS version, but won't completely price them out of the market (if that's even possible!?). I heard these days, some devs would much rather stick with Steam. They can charge more, and AFAIK, Steam doesn't keep updating their OS, and forcing developers to pour in up to insane amounts of time just to keep up with the joneses.
05-07-2018, 12:09 AM
#6
what's the next square enix game again?

and yeah 40 bucks is way too much for a digital game that will be rendered obsolete and unplayable in a few years. at least on dedicated consoles your games will work for eternity on them.

these companies are just getting too greedy and cocky because the consumers send them the memo.
05-07-2018, 05:23 AM
#7
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 2
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Originally Posted by nyanpass View Post
Oh, Square Enix...Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one...
This group of Japanese made a good game such as the Nier: Automata, and sold it at $60 in the world. Holy $60!
05-07-2018, 06:00 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,304
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Originally Posted by tleotm View Post
This group of Japanese made a good game such as the Nier: Automata, and sold it at $60 in the world. Holy $60!



Oh, Nier: Automata. I like it very much.

But the subject of this Thread is probably mobile...

Of course, in good games, I am willing to give enough value and pay for it at any time.

There are more things in heaven and earth.
05-07-2018, 06:15 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by gamingaficionado View Post
what's the next square enix game again?

and yeah 40 bucks is way too much for a digital game that will be rendered obsolete and unplayable in a few years. at least on dedicated consoles your games will work for eternity on them.

these companies are just getting too greedy and cocky because the consumers send them the memo.
I pretty much agree with this but even consoles are now thrashing out games that lack depth and are more cinematics than actual game play witch is shallow in design to say the least. For example on pc if i today sat with oblivion and skyrim i would pay more for oblivion than skyrim any day. Mobile games ??? at the rate mobile operating systems advance i wouldn't pay that it would be obsolete too fast.
05-10-2018, 03:00 AM
#10
Joined: May 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 5
The game may cost $40. But the question is - how many people will actually buy it. That's expensive.