I don't know if that's rational. I gave over my measly bit of cash on the promise of a game that has yet to happen, and while I completely understand and support making the best game you can, I don't think I'm ever going to do it with my money again. I bought a promise and was delivered delays and excuses and another KS from the same company, begging after money because of goodwill.
For me, for the future, I'll hope that great, interesting games are still backed by interested parties, but I will only pay for something I get. This kind of scope creep might make for a better game in the long run, but it makes me feel like I've been taken for a fool. And that they are so glib and confident about it rubs me the wrong way.
Again. I think I'm just having an emotional reaction. I paid for a promise and I feel like it was broken. In the long run it's all good, I guess. But FUCK YOU TIM SCHAFER AND YOUR DOUBLE-FINE HOUSE OF LIES!
Totally not a bad way to think about it. Kickstarter is a risk. It's just putting trust into a stranger to make something worth the money you invested.
Except for this part: "another KS from the same company, begging after money because of goodwill."
They're not doing another kickstarter, nor begging for more money.
I'm not sure a game has the capacity to be pretentious. The marketing behind it, the developers, those can be pretentious, but the game itself? I'm not so sure about that. However after reading this thread, the word has lost all meaning to me.
This This This.
If you're criticizing a game for being pretentious then you're either having trouble judging your real issue with the game or you're out of your mind.
Outside of a game saying "NO MAN, YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW GREAT I AM," I don't see how a game can be pretentious.