Yes. Withholding content until the player demonstrates some measure of skill? Sure. Withholding content until the player demonstrates some measure of progress within the game? Sure. Withholding content such that you reward the player later? Sure. Withholding content until a certain amount of time has passed? Usually bad.Is it acceptable for a game to arbitrarily withhold content from its paying customers?
I thought the same thing. I mean, I'm surprised that it's even aired in Australia, let alone that Yahtzee feels it's OK to stick in a spoiler for an episode about a week old. It's a good line, but kind of a dick move.darkalter2000 said:now you are just gonna throw down Game of Thrones spoilers in the middle of run on sentences? Great strategy. For an asshole.
There's a difference between content on the disc that is unable to be accessed without paying an extra $5-15 for it, and the release of extra content at a later date, usually 6 months to a year at the least.Maze1125 said:
Well, at the end of the day it's the developers who ultimately program the rules in their games. The rules existed long before the disk touched your hands. But it's in the consumer's hands to choose the game that has the rules they like the most. And if you already paid the game, well, that's what refunds are for. You can also resell the disk.Who are you to dictate how someone can enjoy your product after the money and the disk have changed hands?
Pot calling the kettle black, aren't we Croshaw? I'm more under the impression that Nintendo was trying to do something artistic with this feature and tie the game's urban themes into the gameplay given that when the stages change or a new update is added, it's presented in the form of a news broadcast presented by the game's two pop idols and whatnot. It just didn't work is all.Who are you to dictate how someone can enjoy your product after the money and the disk have changed hands? Because there are plenty of creators in the world who have tried, even before the age of online post-sale tampering. The mediocre authors, directors and game designers who answer criticism of their work by declaring that the critic "didn't get it" or "weren't reading/watching/playing it the right way". And you know what we call people like that? Absolute cunts.
I'm inclined to agree that this is probably the case. Though, I'm not one of those insane types who plays online games for hours on end, so the map cycling isn't really an issue for me, since I don't get tired of that stuff.Grumpy Ginger said:It does seem a bit of a dick move to arbitrarily close of certain areas of of content but in Splatoons case I have a completely unresearched and spurious theory why they did so. Namely to stop the congregation of all players to a single map and everybody developing strategies that only work on that map. It has happens in plenty of other games Halo's blood gulch is a pretty good example. Instead players are forced to play on different maps at different times so they have to learn all of them and the strategies you need to win in each.
Expansion packs made after the game has come out are basically new games. Not withheld content. I mean, you know that, right?Maze1125 said:
That having been said, would this be a good time to suggest that you spend the next lull between release seasons revisiting a game you already reviewed that has since had a lot of new content added, like Team Fortress 2 (which you only barely touched on the first time around but have spent a lot of other videos and columns talking up as some sort of ideal of online gaming - not that I disagree) or Minecraft?Yahtzee Croshaw said:Maybe I feel threatened by this new age of amorphous games because I'm a game reviewer and my job hinges on commonality. I need to be able to reference things in the games I talk about that the audience can recognize, so that we can all share a jolly good laugh at its expense. But increasingly I find I am only able to review a single state in which the game temporarily exists, and which it will no longer exist in by the time a new viewer catches up and watches the review years, months, or weeks down the line.
darkalter2000 said:now you are just gonna throw down Game of Thrones spoilers in the middle of run on sentences? Great strategy. For an asshole.
Spoilers enhance enjoyment.Bedinsis said:I don't watch game of thrones, I await the novels to come out. I'm sincerely pissed off about the causal mention of a spoiler which I assume informs what will happen in the novels.
Don't answer that by the way, viewers, any more information I'll treat as potential spoilers and hence ignore.
Yes they are withheld content. Factually so.Thanatos2k said:Expansion packs made after the game has come out are basically new games. Not withheld content. I mean, you know that, right?Maze1125 said:
If that's the case, then all games in their entirety are withheld content.Maze1125 said:Yes they are withheld content. Factually so.Thanatos2k said:Expansion packs made after the game has come out are basically new games. Not withheld content. I mean, you know that, right?Maze1125 said:
It is content. Fact.
They refuse to give it to you until you give them money. Fact.
Therefore, it is, 100%, without a doubt, content that is withheld until the player gives them more money.
Which you said should never happen.