Das Boot said:Actually this is more like going to a restaurant ordering a meal eating it all and then demanding your money back because the last bite was a little cold. Or going to a movie watching the whole thing and then demanding your money because you didnt like it. To fucking bad boo hoo. You bought a product and then used said product. We dont give a fuck if you liked it or not because you bought it and used it.zefiris said:Actually, it's a good thing. The embarassing bit are people like you, stomping their feet like five year olds about other people using their rights as customers.
Guess what happens during many bad movies in cinemas. People leave in the middle, demand a refund...and get it.
Guess what happens when you go to a restaurant, and you get a half cooked meal. You...get a refund.
It's proper customer behavior. In fact, it is behavior customers should utilize, because this is how capitalism WORKS.
A company that disrespects the wishes of its customers needs to be punished monetarily. It's simply the basis of the entire way our economic system is supposed to play out.
This entire brouhaha really brings out people not getting basic things about art and/or capitalism. It's really sad and makes me fear for the education system of the western world in general.
You cant return a movie because you didnt like the ending or demand that it should be changed.
The people who are demanding refunds or that the ending should be changed need to be lined up and get their skulls bashed in. The world could do with a few less idiots like them.
So your point is that if someone receives a bad product/service, or one which was not as advertised, then they are not entitled to complain?
Most people aren't demanding refunds. I would mostly agree that caveat emptor applies, and that a refund can be refused. A cautious person who listened to reviews and opinions instead of getting swept up in the hype might avoid the game if they knew it would disappoint. That's one of many reasons why I don't preorder games. You don't know whether they'll be any good.
But that doesn't change the fact that in the opinion of a large number of people the ending is a deeply unsatisfying conclusion to a story that they got heavily invested in.
Are they entitled to complain about a bad ending? If not, I would suggest that you are placing serious limits on free expression.
If so, are they not entitled to suggest that a way to fix what is considered to be a poor ending would be through patches or DLC? What is so abhorrent about the notion of improving a game post-sale?