haha - he's so right : they give you less and less for paying more and more ..
Your mileage may vary. ;)
That remark aside, I personally don't like sequestering of game features behind a paywall of any kind.
However, back to the issue of Angry Joe's review, I doubt he would please all of his followers who like the Metro franchise. Hopefully, this will be a reminder to them that Angry Joe doesn't have to tell them what they want to hear.
On the other hand, I am glad that Angry Joe, for one, is not forgiving enough to swallow Deep Silver's excuses. Yet, I would caution you, tomkat69pc, against treating his review as gospel, just because he's telling you what you want to hear.
Play the game and if you really like it, why not give them the extra 4.99$ to increase the chances for a sequel. I don't necessarily agree about the DLC, but if you can afford paying ~70$ in-store for the game, the extra 4.99$ won't change much. The decision was not made by 4A. Yes they could probably have fought it, but I loved the first game and am loving this one and I want to encourage them. 4.99$ won't put a hole in my poket. What would you do with it anyways? You would probably have spent it for half the price of a cheap combo at a fast food (I'm not targeting -you- in particular).
As the commenter above implied, ~ >80% of buyers wouldn't even play through Ranger mode anyways. They might have tried it for a few hours but would have given up. It's for the hardcore gamers. Hardcore gamers -should- know that to ensure the likeliness of a sequel, a studio needs their game to make monAy $$.
"But that's not the point". Yes it is. Get over it. Or just cry about it and go play your normal mode.
Limited editions are still in a lot of stores anyway, as leftovers from pre-orders. If you're so dedicated about the game AND outraged by the cost of the DLC, go find a store that still has it included.
If I hadn't preordered it would really tick me off. It's not a good decision to do this on their part as it is a game mode and not some misc rifle or outfit that you can do without. Ranger mode is simply a difficulty setting and that is something that should not be charged for.
It started out as supposedly preorder only, but day of launch and thereafter Ltd Ed copies with Ranger Mode were being sold for the same price. Maybe Angry Joe and his madding crowd of fans made them panic. LOL
What's funny is even if you just make a lot of copies that say Ltd Ed on them with Ranger Mode at the same price, they're going to sell a lot of those copies full price anyway out of people fearing how long they'll be available. I think that is more clever than the preorder idea because you get full price sales both before and after launch.
That said, they should have never included Ranger Mode as part of the Ltd Ed perks. It did nothing but piss off the hardcore Metro fans.
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