@a_cute_squirtle: Oh I am definitely not about the pre order life. What I'm saying is, this is affecting my purchase decision, as in after the game is released. Like I said, even if the game is phenomenal, this kind of behavior is just plain offensive and for me at least might end up in a no purchase decision being made.
I will immediate be upfront and say I have never played a battlefront game before. I will also say that ever since the announcement for this game, my interest has slowly been building. The latest trailer started off nicely enough, and despite it showing neither game play nor representative graphics, I was, dare I say it, excited!
And then there it was, the 'pre order now for bonus content'
My excitement was immediately replaced with disgust. As a brand new potential customer /fan of a series I know almost nothing about, this kind of behavior is just bad.
I, along with most other people, have NO IDEA what this game looks like in motion, or what the game play is. Is it battlefield reskined? You don't know but give us your money anyway. Did you darth Vader? Is he in the game? Who knows!! But give us your money anyway.
I know this may seem redundant, but this is the first time I think I've been REALLY offended by a games marketing (okay, Evolve with its pre order dlc bullshit takes the cake, but this is a close second). I honestly don't know what to think of this game anymore, and even if it's a stellar game, which it has a very good chance of being, it's already made a massively negative impression, one that may be impossible to reverse.
@meierthered: on the bright side, this now means that I have more time to play Bloodborne. But man am I ever disappointed. I don't think I've been this let down by an announcement since the shuttering of Irrational (RIP)