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vivster said:
Machiavellian said:

We must be playing different games because I cannot remember when I have purchased any DLC or Microtransactions.  I also cannot remember any specific game I have purchase where I felt I needed to purchase those items in order to gain the fun I wanted from a game.  Could it be that this feeling of having to purchase the Microtransactions or DLC is purely your own view that you have to have it instead of actually being a condition to enjoy a game.

Good for you, but you do know that you're not the only person on the planet, right? Microtransactions are in games to be bought and every single game that contains them will be altered to make it more likely for people to buy them. Which means every game will be made deliberately worse for the sake of selling them. It's no surprise that the most critically acclaimed games don't have them. Cool if you love to play games that could be more fun but have been made deliberately worse, but I don't.

That's not even going into how they're exploiting and ruining vulnerable and unsuspecting people, but I guess that's just those people's fault for not being as super smart and mentally stable as you are.

With your own statement do you know you are not the only person on the planet.  You make your argument as if its a fact not stating that its your belief or opinion.  I am not stating that my opinion is the end all for everyone, I am saying I do not see it the same as you and I do not see Microtransactions as something I either need or even purchase.  

You say the games have been made worse by having microtransactions but in reality all you are saying is that in your opinion they are worst FOR YOU.  Maybe you should preach what you say and understand that not everyone will agree with your opinion since it appears to be more personal then an actual fact.



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Barozi said:
vivster said:

While technically true, this narrative just serves publishers to increase their ingame costs. Games might have become cheaper on their initial price but at the same time they lost content that has to be purchased separately. On top of that we have online subscription costs on consoles.

I'd say things have not really changed much as games can be cheap but they can also be pretty expensive, which is the same as in the earlier gaming years.

I can't hear this shit anymore since it's just so very very wrong.

Games nowaydays have far far more content than ever before. They didn't lose anything as you can't lose what you never had.

https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=9364
https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=42833

https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=3974
https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=38050

https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=4059
https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=4064

Just to show a few examples. The times obviously include all the time wasted due to backtracking in old games. Also games can add content via free updates (yes that happens pretty often), which can extend the time needed and might not even be reflected in those times.


Gaming has never been cheaper and never offered more (specifically unique!) content period. It's time to throw the nostalgia goggles into the trash can.

Most games back in the day could be completed in one weekend. All full priced.

Today you can buy a game like Horizon Zero Dawn for $20 and play it for months.

In terms of fun and gameplay time, a few PS4 games I own today are more worthy than the entire lot of N64 games I played back then.



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0D0 said:
Barozi said:

I can't hear this shit anymore since it's just so very very wrong.

Games nowaydays have far far more content than ever before. They didn't lose anything as you can't lose what you never had.

https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=9364
https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=42833

https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=3974
https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=38050

https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=4059
https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=4064

Just to show a few examples. The times obviously include all the time wasted due to backtracking in old games. Also games can add content via free updates (yes that happens pretty often), which can extend the time needed and might not even be reflected in those times.


Gaming has never been cheaper and never offered more (specifically unique!) content period. It's time to throw the nostalgia goggles into the trash can.

Most games back in the day could be completed in one weekend. All full priced.

Today you can buy a game like Horizon Zero Dawn for $20 and play it for months.

In terms of fun and gameplay time, a few PS4 games I own today are more worthy than the entire lot of N64 games I played back then.

Facts. My brother and I were poor as hell but we beat most of the best NES and SNES games we could think of. We'd rent them in a Friday afternoon and see the credits rolling by Sunday night. Even legendarily hard games. Games today have much more content and are obviously of higher quality. When everything else got more expensive, game prices stayed the same (or got even cheaper compared to N64 games).



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