Your weak understanding of it is getting worse as you try to sweep it under. Is an explanation to a misunderstanding now to be known as stretching it, and not further explanation in the form of a reply? So many reaching for the moon in that case.
Do fancy restaurants market themselves as the best deal in the industry? All you can eat for as cheap as possible? Do they only offer typical utensils for consuming that food and not the extra's that add to the experience? Do they change their menu (asap) in a response to compete with fast food directly?
Who offers the "Dollar Menu"?
Can a Michelin star restaurant offer me Halo Infinite MP to be played on the most powerful console ever? No? Analogy ruined.
Also there was nothing “controversial” about your first post, it was just not well thought out and made zero sense. Because, as I pointed out, GamePass is had loads of highly rated bangers that never leave the service. You compared the offering to a fast food chain full of quick cheap stuff. That’s not controversial it’s just plain incorrect ðŸ˜
Well since we're trying to be as reasonably comparable as possible across the board, by palatable/fancy restaurant I was talking about something comparable to consoles. Something for the masses. The Michelin Star console experience doesn't exist. That would be like PC elitist level, and someone who only plays AAA blockbusters.
Most powerful restaurant chain ever? Ba da ba ba baaa...
I've got friends who think the Big Mac or the Whopper (always becomes an argument) are the greatest things since sliced bread. Like they prefer that over a fancy steak dinner. So, are those fast food sandwiches bangers then? They sure think so.
You clearly took offense to the fast food comparison. I made it clear I didn't have a problem with either situation. I ate tons of fast food when I was younger, like when I was a bigger XB fan than PS fan, but I don't eat fast food much anymore due to the unhealthy nature, plus I'd rather sit and relax at a more palatable/fancy restaurant. I've never been to an establishment like a Michelin Star before, and not because I couldn't. It's just not something I'd be into, like how I used to be into high end PC's, but never went PC elitist because that's just not me. I've always had a console no matter what.
The issue is, as Ludicrous has pointed out, Game Pass has both high quality/low quality, high budget/low budget titles, I don't see this "quality ratio" trending towards (as you would call them) 'fast food' experiences. In fact there's more Game Pass titles which are in the Green than Yellow + Red, although this graphic is about 5 months old.
As for the price argument, as I've said, I don't think it's a good argument, Gaming in general can quickly become very cheap if you simply wait a few months for prices to drop, food on the other-hand rarely (if ever) drops in price, that Chinese/Pizza will cost me the same as it cost me 2 years ago, heck, sometimes food will increase in price, Lol. Meanwhile games often receive price cuts and not that long after launch, you don't have to buy games at launch, they will become dirt cheap eventually too, it isn't specific to Game Pass.
For those reasons I would say Gaming in general is closer to 'fast food' than 'luxury dining', how much for example would a Michelin Star restaurant cost per head? Likely significantly more than a singular game. Do you think general customers of these high end restaurants have much overlap with gamers? Hardly I would say, we are already the fast food consumers, when you say Game Pass is like fast food, I think those same arguments can be used to say that the whole of gaming is like fast food.
I don't think your post is that controversial, it is simply a poor comparison, you're comparing two vastly different markets to each other, the reason why it's often compared to Netflix is because the markets are 'similar' as they're both in the entertainment sector, they're both subscription services, both compete for peoples time, Netflix in the past was a lot cheaper than it is now, the reason Game Pass has these cheap deals is to lure people into the ecosystem, they won't exist forever (also it's not $1 per month, it's $1 for new customers).
However, I will say even comparing to Netflix isn't an exact comparison, Netflix and Game Pass will require different subscriber counts to achieve profitability, both will have different budgets in mind (in terms of how much it costs to make games versus tv shows) but it is a hugely better comparison than comparing it to the culinary industry, Lol.
As I pointed out, fast food chains also have higher quality, healthier meals as well. Though as I said, that's not the norm and not what most people come to order though.
As for the game scores, how many people think those scores are close to where they should be, or even matter whatsoever? There's been some huge controversy over some games and their far too high, or to low scores. Which scores are accurate enough, and what exactly are we comparing those scores to?
I've only been to a few palatable/fancy restaurants in my life that didn't have a special. If you want the special, it's cheaper, though not fast food cheap. Fast food tends to have an even cheaper menu like the "Dollar Menu". Just a dollar for what they're offering.
Didn't a console brand increase the price of it's games this gen? Did it do that because of the high quality AAA experiences they're known for? Can some of those games be AA, or A, experience? Do more palatable/fancy restaurants offer some lesser sized, lesser quality meals, though far pricier than a fast food meal?
You at least are onto the fact I'm not saying console gaming is like a Michelin Star. Console experiences are for the masses. Michelin Star is not. That's why I said more palatable/fancy. Not exquisite luxury dining.
Isn't entertainment consumed? Isn't food consumed? That argument can easily be made. Just like how Netflix is 'let us entertain you', while gaming is, 'let us help you entertain yourself'. Sony Interactive Entertainment vs Sony Pictures Entertainment. That's not just coincidence.
GP is also being marketed by MS as, "the full Xbox experience", where as their competitors require many different offerings for the full experience.
I have to agree here. Bringing food into the conversation, especially fast food, was unthinkably, foolish..