LarryLaffer wrote on Sep 6, 2016, 11:31:
I've had more fun playing this game in the past four days than I've had on any other finished retail game this generation.
Game is as good as finished for me.
To me that is why there are two sides...
User controlled persistent server survival games are fun! To me they are the replacement for the boring MMO scene. LET ME REPEAT: USER CONTROLLED SERVERS!!! You know the thing we've fought and lost in the FPS world many years ago, we had that and now we don't for the most part.
I get the "don't support this trend"
I don't like EA games taking forever.
I'm not a fan of EA games with paid DLC.
But there are many that have poured 100's of fun hours into these types of games that aren't made by top publishers (wasn't Epic or someone working on one?), the game for $25 has paid for itself over and over and more content just adds to the fun in which I'm sure they'll get 100's of more hours. So the $$$ to fun ration if very high in this genre. Because you may not be swept up by one, you are basically jumping into someone else fun business and telling them how things are to be done. Not a fan of that.
My main thing I want from these games is to get out of EA so they have to maintain Save and Mod compatibility. To often it's a start over again from scratch with saves and if you are modding, a total redo as the old things don't work. This gets tiresome.
I get both sides, but I also can't argue with those that have and will continue to have massive hours of satisfaction.
I personally love the genre, just wished the one's I want to play were final. I've requested to finalize their games and simply make a version 2 available in a couple years with the new stuff.