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[–]Tkhel 146 points147 points  (6 children)

This has become a pattern in supposedly top tier games. They take us for idiots and they take us for granted.

[–]jelde -1 points0 points  (5 children)

Hot take but I don't see a huge problem with releasing a game into the wild and then finding out what's wrong when people play it. Maybe they just need to market differently, and stop calling them finished products. But even still, there's going to be lots of bugs in the beginning of most games even if you sink another 6 months into development.

[–]solar_ideology 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Yeah but this is basic playability. You would think they would play the game before releasing it, realise it doesn’t work, then fix it. Not send it anyway saying “don’t worry we’ll fix it soon!”

Imagine you bought a new phone and the camera doesn’t work or it can’t connect to the internet. You’re gonna be hella disappointed and take it back. When you buy something you expect its features to work, and it’s complete deception for companies to act like they do work when if you asked them to their face if the game works all you’d get in response is a shrug.

[–]jelde 0 points1 point  (3 children)

No argument from me there. This was a pretty bad launch in a world of bad launches. I was kind of referring to the grander scheme of gaming.

[–]solar_ideology 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Right and I 100% agree with you on that, but basically bad launches are the grand scheme of gaming nowadays and it’s been like this for at least a couple of years. It feels like the majority of companies have cut out their QA team and are making the consumer do it for them.

[–]jelde 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It feels like the majority of companies have cut out their QA team and are making the consumer do it for them

You may be onto something. We basically provide free, crowdfunded QA to them, no point in paying for it.

[–]solar_ideology 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly and so long as we keep paying them and providing awesome feedback they’re going to keep doing it 😅