Hornet303 wrote on Jun 11, 2019, 00:33:
I do have to wonder why you even bother to devote so much time, with a general disgust of just about everything that is posted. Is there anything in the gaming industry in 2019 that you are fond of, or is everything about pining over days of old?
Yes, there is shit that I'm fond of.
For example, Obsidian, after a full year of patching and DLCing, finally released the final patch for PoE II Deadfire recently so that was great.
Another decent release was Far Cry New Dawn. The official launch price (€44.99) was completely appalling for a game that was just an expansion but I got a key for just over €20 from CDKeys.com so that seemed like a fair price.
I appreciate that Ubishit did not announce any DLC or continued "support" for New Dawn. It got a couple bugfix patches but otherwise it was like a classic complete-game-at-launch release so that was great, too.
Other than that it is becoming increasingly difficult if, like me, you hate this so called "games as a service" bullshit with a burning passion.
I don't like it when you "have to" wait and wait and wait and wait... for a game to finally become somewhat bug-free as well as feature and content complete.
On the other hand it's actually not such a big problem because I have a humongous backlog but it's still annoying sometimes since I feel it limits my options. Yeah, first world problems, I know...
I can't get excited for anything that is announced at E3 this year because I know I won't be buying it before 2022/2023/2024 anyway because that's how long it will take before a GOTY or Enhanced Edition or whatever is going to be released.
Even indies like Larian are guilty of this shit. I'm not going to touch BG3 until there is their obligatory Enhanced or Definitive Edition. Same with Cyberpunk. Fuck all those drawn out releases with their DLCs and their feature patches. It's annoying as fuck to me.