So it's 40 dollars. Is that a deal-breaker for anyone?

#1 Posted by GreggD (4444 posts) -

When I saw the beta footage on UPF, I was like "Alright, looks like they're doing right by the original's strengths, and dumping the racism and other bad shit." But then I saw the pre-order on GOG.com, and they're asking for 40 dollars as a base price. 33 something for the pre-order, as with most pre-orders on GOG, but man. I really hope they don't skimp on campaign length or anything like that, because I can see that being a huge letdown at the price of admission. Anyone else kind of taken aback by this, considering Devolver Digital's usual fare with downloadable titles? Honestly, I thought the asking price for Serious Sam 3 was way too high, considering the kind of game it was, but maybe that's just me. How do you guys feel?

#2 Edited by GreggD (4444 posts) -
#3 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Lo Wang will pay any price to bust some balls.

#4 Posted by ch3burashka (4907 posts) -

I thought it came out and was 15 bucks - I was probably thinking of ROTT.

And now, I'd rather not. Too much other cool games that are cheaper and better "values", whether the value is story or varied gameplay or whatever.

#5 Posted by BeachThunder (11265 posts) -

Sadly, yes. I preordered Hard Reset, but I think I'll wait a little for Shadow Warrior.

#6 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

#7 Posted by BeachThunder (11265 posts) -

Wow, is that guy still going? =/

I had to stop watching his stuff after he got into some heated argument in the comments section and started flat-out insulting people.

#8 Edited by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

Not if it's a good game. I will often replay games that I like or love, so even if the campaign is short, $40 is not a deal breaker for me. Just needs to be a solid game.

#9 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Wow, is that guy still going? =/

I had to stop watching his stuff after he got into some heated argument in the comments section and started flat-out insulting people.

He has chilled out a lot since moving to the u.S

#10 Posted by L1GHTN1N (399 posts) -

I quite liked what I've seen of it, but my main concern is the guns look kind of bad. They don't seem like they do nearly enough damage as just getting in there and slashing dudes which could become an issue later in the game. I was definitely interested in it and hoping it'd be $20 or so but at $40 it's going to be end up being a Steam sale even if it's great, there's just too many other games I looking forward to more (and some I haven't gotten around to) to drop that amount on it.

#11 Edited by OurSin_360 (755 posts) -

I have no nostalgia for this game (because i'd never heard of it before) so they'd have to show me something to think it was worth 40bux. That british guy in the vid posted seems to love it, although it didn't look all that great watching him play it. So it seems like it may be one that you have to play to see the potential rather than look at footage of it.

#12 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

@beachthunder said:

Wow, is that guy still going? =/

I had to stop watching his stuff after he got into some heated argument in the comments section and started flat-out insulting people.

He has chilled out a lot since moving to the u.S

He has but he's still elitist as all hell sometimes and that gets really tiresome.

#13 Posted by BeachThunder (11265 posts) -

@the_laughing_man said:

@beachthunder said:

Wow, is that guy still going? =/

I had to stop watching his stuff after he got into some heated argument in the comments section and started flat-out insulting people.

He has chilled out a lot since moving to the u.S

He has but he's still elitist as all hell sometimes and that gets really tiresome.

I enjoyed him when he was actually just cynical, but there ended up being a shift towards being condescending and cantankerous :(

#14 Edited by Pudge (814 posts) -

40 Bucks? Everything I've seen about the game screams XBLA level FPS with a hell of a lot of polish. Blood Dragon was $15, I can't see this being that much better. I guess I'll wait for a sale.

#15 Edited by Vextroid (1316 posts) -

Wow, it is now. I was expecting this to be $20, $25 tops. This looked awesome on Unprofessional Friday. Definitely looking out for this in the Winter Steam Sale.

#16 Edited by GreggD (4444 posts) -

Lemme tell you guys something. I love the fact that they're rebooting a solid shooter that never went anywhere but had a really cool premise. And it looks like they're fixing all the issues that wouldn't fly in this day and age. But man, I have extremely limited funds and I just cannot see myself picking this up until they knock off at least ten, fifteen bucks. It's something I want to play. Like seriously. It looks awesome. If the reviews come out and it's worth the price based on length of campaign and gameplay, I'll jump all over it. I was actually considering putting aside like fifteen, twenty dollars to pre-order it when it was made available to do so. Now I'm kinda glad I didn't set that extra money aside, and instead spent it on something else that was on sale that I wanted.

Anyway, sorry for the ranty post here, I just felt like I should elaborate on my feelings, considering I'm the one who brought it up.

#17 Posted by Baal_Sagoth (1205 posts) -

Hm, looking at the Steam store they at least seem to properly convert $ to € in this case. That makes it quite a bit better for me immediately but possibly still a little steep. Now, if this gets a cool gmg deal on top of that I might be in right from the start. It looks pretty damn cool and I held off on going for Rise of the Triad because of the apparent performance issues and prevelance of first person platforming. That isn't a part of older shooters I want back neccessarily. So, I've still got that oldschool itch to scratch and this game might do it.

After seeing the elaborate upgrade system on UPF I immediately suspected this being in a slightly higher price tier since that just seemed just a little too fleshed out and replayable too be completely low budget. But damn, that "WTF is..." makes it look very enticing. That man has the most infectious, joyous presentation style when it comes to celebrating the dumbest of dumb shit in videogames. I love it.

#18 Posted by fetchfox (1159 posts) -

That's way to steep at the moment. If at all, I'll buy it during a sale.

#19 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (4445 posts) -

Hmmm...... yeah. Maybe when it's discounted in the future, and you know, finished.

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