eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 1, 2018, 22:59:
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 1, 2018, 19:01:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 1, 2018, 17:45:
If it ain't on steam or gog I don't buy it. Simple as that. The 2hr no questions asked refund has saved me a ton of grief and I will not buy anything that tries to skirt that.
Origin with their Great Game Guarantee has always had a much more generous refund policy since MANY YEARS before Steam even began offering refunds at all.
You may return EA full game downloads (PC or Mac) and participating third party titles purchased on Origin for a full refund. Refund requests can be made within 24 hours after you first launch the game, within fourteen days from your date of purchase, or within fourteen days from the game's release date if you pre-ordered, whichever comes first. And if you purchase a new EA game within the first 30 days of its release date and can't play it due to technical reasons within EA's control, you can request a refund within 72 hours after you first launch the game instead of 24.
^ 24 hour free demo effectively since it is not restricted by play time like Steam's 2h.
Neat, so add Origin to my preferred services list (If it ever offered fair € prices that is..)
Well, you can say a lot of bad stuff about EA but complaining about the prices is seriously 2009. They have (had) frequent sales on Origin in the last few years.
After the DLC travesty of the Mass Effect series they ditched that shit and DAI was available as a GOTY very quickly and it got discounted superfast, too.
Same for every subsequent release since then. SWBF was down from €60 to €29 after only three/four months or so. The €130 ultimate edition was down to €19 after only a year (that's when I bought the fucker).
MEA was also discounted very quickly as was SWBF 2 and BF1 as well.
They also gave away free DLC for some of their games all the time including the entire season pass for BF1 (granted this was after BFV had already been announced).
BF1 was on sale for €4.99 at the same time as the giveaway so you could effectively get the whole 'Revolution' complete pack for €4.99.
So, credit where credit is due. I mean, sure, the games may partially be complete fucking garbage and not even worth buying BUT you can absolutely get them for cheap within a very reasonable time from release.
Of course many people miss the EA sales cuz they never check Origin but a good place for all game deals is this Reddit
so if you want fair prices for EA games then don't miss the sales. Easy.
I'm quite curious if this story will continue now that they have their premium subscription service.
They have actually had quite substantial discounts even on newer games like Madden (40% off) this Black Friday
so it looks like their policy of fast and deep discounts may continue in spite of the subs service.