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48. Re: Episodic content already exsists... Dec 22, 2006, 21:11 Riley Pizt
 
Whether the "new" content is related to story or in-game assets, my point was that for what "new" stuff people get, in sports titles or episodic releases, it is basically the same amount overall.
It's NOT the same amount. Sports titles are complete games in their own right. Even if successive releases don't have a great deal of changes from previous ones, each sports release is still a complete game with a complete game's worth of content as well. With episodic releases that is NOT the case. Episodes aren't complete games, and the amount of content in each one is not complete either.

Yet, EA has been able to rake in the bucks by getting people to purchase a new game each year using this model (which is basically episodic content/releases).
No it doesn't. People who purchase new sports games every year are a very hardcore minority. By EA's own admission, most of its sports title customers will skip one or two years between purchases.

You missed what I was saying about SiN Episodes being episodic not hurting it.
I didn't miss it. It is simply wrong.

What I meant was that it wasn't the fact that it was episodic that hurt it, but, the gameplay/conent of that episode that hurt it (basically as you said).
It was both. The content was both too scarce and too mediocre.

This comment was edited on Dec 29, 00:23.
 
 
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