WTF is wrong with Wasteland 2 price tag? [Warning: Rage and hate]

Discussion in 'Wasteland Discussion' started by Eumesmopo, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Jammet

    Jammet Leopardster

    May 30, 2005
    If there is an experience in this for me that is on par with how I felt when I played Fallout 1 or 2, then I refuse to argue price. Okay, that's easy for me to say because I am a backer, but still. I'd pay this and even more for frickin' Fallout 1 or 2 any day, knowing the promise of what's in it for me.
  2. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    It would be so great if we could forget everything about a game, so that we could go back and play it again for the first time. Wasteland specifically.
  3. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

    Dec 24, 2012
    Man I wish. Fallout 1 would be absolutely amazing on a first playthrough.
  4. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    I'm glad I played them the first time just a few years ago. I don't know if I would've been able to enjoy them (1 and 2) that much when I was a kid. I'd probably have liked them, anyway, but it's a more complete experience to play it as an adult, and being the first time just adds this surprise element that makes it greater. IIRC, my first play through of Fallout 1 was last year. Fallout 2 was in 2010 or 2011, IIRC. I should check when did I join NMA, it was a few months before that.
  5. sesom

    sesom First time out of the vault

    Nov 17, 2008
    The culture under developers to let people pay high prices for Beta tests is wrong in my opinion. If it is an early release then say it and treat it like this.
    But if you want work from people then give something back and don't let them pay. Beta testers aren't and shouldn't be customers.

    The assumption that it has to be cheap because it is made with a specific engine or comes from a small studio is also nonsense too. It's about the game not about the engine or studio which should define the price.

    This are all things that are going terrible wrong with game development and selling atm.
  6. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    It's not just beta test.
    they give other rewards that promised to 55$ tier kickstarter or hompage pledger.
  7. Vandal delle 3V

    Vandal delle 3V First time out of the vault

    Nov 7, 2005
    i've backed for 35$ and you know what? i can happily live waiting for release
  8. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
  9. tekhedd

    tekhedd Hoarding ammo IS gameplay

    Oct 28, 2008
    It's funny, because in the steam forums there are backers who are *very* upset because they don't think anyone else should be let into the beta for the same price they paid, or at all. Because, you know, exclusivity or something. And on the other hand you have non-backers who are upset because, you know, they set the price that high so it would not offend backers.

    You can't please everyone. But some days, you can't please anyone.

    Except me. I'm quite happy.
  10. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    I only hope I can afford release price. I won't be offended or anything if I can't, but I'd really like to be able to buy this game.
  11. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    I don't think it'll be more than 20-25 bucks. Or euros, if you're from EU and on Steam. Or pounds, if from UK.

    I hate Steam currency "solution".
  12. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    I'm from Argentina, so my guess is it will be U$S. When is the official release? I know I can't afford it until next half of year, whatever it costs, as my job is periodic and it is on that timeframe. I can still buy it later, which will probably be the case as I will not have much time for gaming on that time, and I already have more than ten games to finish now (I bought a pack of D&D games on the GOG sale, and I have some freeware ones too).
  13. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Dunno about the release date.

    If I were you (and I am in a very similar situation, even having the same D&D bundle not finished yet), I'd wait for a big Steam Sale, like Summer/Winter sale.
    You can get it dirt cheap then.

    Or it buy it off GoG, like I'll do. They'll release it there too, as far as I know.
  14. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    I believe there are also license fees depending on the sales and budget of your game; furthermore I'm not sure whether 1 license for Unity Pro is good for an entire business, 1 computer, 5 computers etc. so that probably isn't a flat fee. UDK and other engines are similar and a lot of typical "indie engines" have tiered models to make them more easily available to smaller developers with lower sales expectations. So in other words it's probably not that simple.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  15. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    May 7, 2009
    I'll probably wait for a sale on Steam or a lottery win - whichever comes first. About the beta price on Steam - I for one would be very upset if I had paid for the Kickstarter tier that gave me beta access and then have it "on sale" a few months later for less than what I gave initially. Loyalty goes a ways.

    There's also the fact than when they crowdfunded Wasteland - the early access and alfa-beta-boom hadn't quite picked up yet. Games like Starbound etc prove that you can have something barely playable out and sell millions of copies of it...