Solar Empire General
- May 9, 2008
Keep in mind that as far as Wipeout goes, the RedBull banners (and I remember them in WipeoutXL plainly) kinda fit into the universe/realm of sport.Wargamer said:So Psygnosis should have given Wipeout 2097 away for free because pretty much every track had a Red Bull banner plastered in plain sight? Should Syndicate Wars have been free because half the trucks and billboards had the 2000AD logo?
You did catch me on Syndicate, but I never played the original one so I can't really say much on that.
It really comes down to a combination of "does it fit with the universe", and why isn't the product that I'm paying for less expensive on the shelf? Battlefield 2142 has a problem in which INTEL and DELL, where the boards were clean and easy to read which put them at odds with the dirt and grit of a battlefield. This was called out quite often.
Doubling loading time (hell, having any impact on loading time) is unacceptable just as you said.
The problem is, the way advertising works. Someone has to have a message they want to get to people, and over time people have started demanding impression statistics which in turn means that methods for detecting viewership of these advertisements are developed. Even then, it's the exact problem we see on the Xbox One and 360 dashboard.
I can't be sure a good, quality product is being made with my interests in mind as a customer of Microsoft, Psygnosis, etc. if they're going to be taking a second revenue stream that is diametrically opposed to my wishes for an experience in a video game. You can't have an advertisement that SCREAMS for attention while maintaining the integrity of the experience. To that end, these decisions for advertising (in the modern sense these days) damages the very product I'm paying $60 for.