why you should never buy indie games

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#1 Edited by garc4475 (159 posts) -

You cant play them offline.
 just a little tip to you guys that are tempted to buy sum cheap games .
 
but if it doesn't bug you i recomend you check out the arkedo games series

#2 Posted by Jeknod (228 posts) -

Quality thread.

#3 Posted by Icemael (6312 posts) -

You forgot: they're terrible.

#4 Posted by Marcsman (3129 posts) -

Yeah stick it to the little guy.  Way to go fanboy.
You freaking troll you are ruining my workday.
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#5 Edited by Jeust (10490 posts) -

Good indie games are possible.   
  
I feel this thred is Indie trolling. :p

#6 Edited by BrokenCage (121 posts) -
 You can't even play the DEMOs offline. I tried to clear out my demo back catalogue while the internet was out, couldn't play a single indie game.     
 
@Marcsman
said:

"Yeah stick it to the little guy.  Way to go fanboy.You freaking troll you are ruining my workday. "


Don't think it's the indie developers deciding that you can't play their games offline. Microsoft has some wonky and confusing DRM schemes. 
#7 Posted by psyborg0815 (444 posts) -

But they're the only 360 exclusives left. 
There's no other reason for you to keep your console, right?

#8 Posted by Three0neFive (2288 posts) -
@Marcsman said:
" Yeah stick it to the little guy.  Way to go fanboy.You freaking troll you are ruining my workday. "
... Wait, how does not liking the fact that he can't play indie games offline make hima fanboy and a troll?
 
Either you're fucking retarded and need to learn the meaning of thsoe words, or that was your shitty attempt at trolling and you should go back to gamefaqs.
#9 Posted by garc4475 (159 posts) -
@psyborg0815: 
 
sadly your right.
#10 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

Wow that is pretty bad, and I didn't know. Will prevent me from buying Protect Me Knight.

#11 Posted by CaptainObvious (2995 posts) -

You should be ashamed of yourself. Indie games like Don't B Nervous Talking 2 Girls are a great source of entertainment.

#12 Posted by immike (714 posts) -

I don't see this as trolling, and it's pretty valuable information in fact. Thanks for the heads up, but it's not like I ever planned on getting any indie games anyways.

#13 Posted by rjayb89 (7717 posts) -

STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO.

#14 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1106 posts) -

Good to know, not like I cared about indie games though.

#15 Posted by ptc (615 posts) -
@garc4475 said:
"You cant play them offline.  just a little tip to you guys that are tempted to buy sum cheap games . "

If you're always online, this isn't a problem.  I'm always online.   My internet service might go down on average once a year, for an hour.  I can live without my indie games for that long.
#16 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Well, considering that I have the internet, I don't have to worry about that.

#17 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

I have bought loads. Some are great, some are shit. But the shit ones were still a laugh for a drunken night and only cost me 60 pence. I couldn't bribe a McDonalds employee to spit in my burger for that.

#18 Posted by nirokogaseru (149 posts) -

Thanks for the info, but my network is pretty solid. It's always hooked up.

#19 Posted by Marcsman (3129 posts) -
@Three0neFive:
Read his other posts d-bag.
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#20 Edited by MercuryCrusader (257 posts) -

Misfired sentence, ignore. 

#21 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

While having to stay online for these games is a serious drawback, I really think it's worth supporting these developers. There is a bunch of really good games on xblig and money is certainly spent better on this than on some crappy dlc.

#22 Posted by 9cupsoftea (652 posts) -

Those games bypass having to be rated by the ESRB by qualifying as 'online games'.   Honestly, for whom is this a fucking problem? If this is enough to put you off buying indie games then you're a pedantic moron.
 
It's a minor annoyance considering that you are supporting indie developers, and being offered some very good games for good prices (as opposed to Arcade and retail).

#23 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@9cupsoftea:  I thought it was more of a DRM solution.
 
But anyways, the limitation does kind of suck, I hate any DRM like that.  However, I'm willing to spend a couple of dollars here and there on games I may not be able to play in the future.  I've spent less than $25 on indie games but I have some really fun games.  Not the end of the world.
#24 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

it's a license thing that happened. this has also happened to other things to be beside indie games. they also suck, i'm just saying.

#26 Posted by Blitzer (386 posts) -

Haven't bought anything from XBLM since the MW2 mappack. Don't see anything else I want coming anytime soon either.

#27 Posted by 9cupsoftea (652 posts) -

 flotilla
outpost kaloki x
solar
light's end
dark 
shoot1up
kodu
relativity
along came a spider
leave home
aphelion
lumi
weapon of choice
breath of death
leave home     
 
 
...they don't suck

#28 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" You forgot: they're terrible. "
Nonsense Baby Maker Extreme with avatar support is absolutely siiiiiick!!!!
#29 Posted by BrokenCage (121 posts) -
@9cupsoftea said:
"Those games bypass having to be rated by the ESRB by qualifying as 'online games'.   Honestly, for whom is this a fucking problem? If this is enough to put you off buying indie games then you're a pedantic moron. It's a minor annoyance considering that you are supporting indie developers, and being offered some very good games for good prices (as opposed to Arcade and retail). "

When did it become a requirement to support indie developers? Half the posts in this thread bring up "supporting indie developers" like it's a reason I should be buying games. Last I checked, video games were an industry, not a charity. It's an annoyance to be linked to online, cause dig this, some of us have xboxes that aren't always connected to the internet. I know, it's incredibly shocking, but it's true. 
 
I'm not paying almost a hundred dollars for a 360 Wifi adapter, and I don't like to keep my bedroom xbox online through the powerlines all the time because it means unplugging an entire powerstrip (since powerline bridges don't work on powerstrips,) thus I'll take it online, buy games, and take it back offline. If I can't play the indie games I purchased in my bedroom because they're offline (which is where I'd wind down playing indie games) then they're really worthless to me, aren't they?
#30 Posted by 9cupsoftea (652 posts) -
@BrokenCage: So you're one of the very few people who is online just enough to buy games, but not enough to play them online. Fine. The other 90% of xbox users don't have such specific requirements. 
 
I shouldn't have to explain why it's a good thing to support indie developers, and I didn't say it was a requirement either. There are awesome indie games for very cheap prices, most of which are also innovative and unique. If you support those kinds of ideas, and the people who make them, they will inevitably do bigger and better things. If you don't see the value in that, or if you don't see how supporting these kinds of games is good for the 'industry' and for you as a consumer in the grand scheme of things, then great, but a lot of people do care and do see the extra value in indie developers.
#31 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1667 posts) -

Most indie games aren't worth buying anyways.

#32 Edited by BrokenCage (121 posts) -
@9cupsoftea said:

" @BrokenCage: So you're one of the very few people who is online just enough to buy games, but not enough to play them online. Fine. The other 90% of xbox users don't have such specific requirements.  I shouldn't have to explain why it's a good thing to support indie developers, and I didn't say it was a requirement either. There are awesome indie games for very cheap prices, most of which are also innovative and unique. If you support those kinds of ideas, and the people who make them, they will inevitably do bigger and better things. If you don't see the value in that, or if you don't see how supporting these kinds of games is good for the 'industry' and for you as a consumer in the grand scheme of things, then great, but a lot of people do care and do see the extra value in indie developers. "


I didn't say it was bad to support indie games, I said it wasn't a reason to buy games. Don't try to twist my words and take a self-righteous stance here. I said, "You're saying support indie developers like it's the reason I should be buying games." Being an indie developer doesn't mean I should buy a game that I can't play at my leisure or at any place I should choose. I've got indie games, I've got Platformance and I maed a game with zombies, but I can only play them in my computer room where I usually play the major retail releases and online multiplayer. So that sours me on the games by default, regardless of them being indie developers. You talk like being an indie developer grants diplomatic immunity, and that's just ridiculous. 
 
Edit: Oh, and I don't care if I'm the minority of Xbox users effected by this. I'm still effected by it.
#33 Posted by aproposshadows (182 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
"STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO. "

I lol'd also I usually
don't buy indie games anyway
#34 Posted by natetodamax (19177 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
" @Marcsman said:
" Yeah stick it to the little guy.  Way to go fanboy.You freaking troll you are ruining my workday. "
... Wait, how does not liking the fact that he can't play indie games offline make hima fanboy and a troll?  Either you're fucking retarded and need to learn the meaning of thsoe words, or that was your shitty attempt at trolling and you should go back to gamefaqs. "
Ignore him, I haven't seen him say anything non-trolling and productive yet.
#35 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

  

  This has pretty much nothing to do with this really, but it is still hilarious.
#36 Posted by afrofools (1319 posts) -

Indie games are great. Braid, PB winterbottom, Samorost, Machinarium, World of Goo, Aquaria, Super Meat Boy, Quantz, Castle Crashers, Alien Hominid, ?Seklus?, N+, Knytt, Cave Story, Comic Jumper, Audiosurf, Zeno Clash, Rolando, Osmos (I hate osmos though), too many to remember. 
 
Since indie devs have their own community for support, and only have to feed themselves (and their girlfriend/boyfriend/pet hermitcrab), they can take significant risks with game design that would be absolutely idiotic for large companies to attempt as an experiment. Much innovation is only available through risk.
 
Also, some of the better commercial games originally started as indie games or student projects; Portal is one example I can think of.

#37 Posted by Shadow (4978 posts) -

I bought a game with zombies init

#38 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

GUYS I BOUGHT THE MODERN WAREFARE BUT I CANT PLAY MULTIPLAYER OFFLINE 

 

WHAT THE FUCK

#39 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11502 posts) -
@afrofools: If we were talking about independent games in general, your post would be relevant. But we are talking about Xbox live indie games, none of which are as good as any of the games you mentioned, and if there are gems in there it would be hard to find them under such quality titles as Don't B Nervous Talking 2 Girls and Baby Maker Extreme.
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#40 Posted by afrofools (1319 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:
" @afrofools: If we were talking about independent games in general, your post would be relevant. But we are talking about Xbox live indie games, none of which are as good as any of the games you mentioned, and if there are gems in there it would be hard to find them under such quality titles as Don't B Nervous Talking 2 Girls and Baby Maker Extreme. "
Oh yeah I forgot that the US has an Indie marketplace; however I do know about it. There are a few great indie games on their but they are amongst many terrible games, and therefore you will never find them so I get your points.
#41 Posted by mrhankey (695 posts) -
@garc4475: 
 
Wait, wait, wait....first you say don't buy them because you can't play them offline, however; you then go onto recommend one....
#42 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

LOL.

#43 Posted by ptc (615 posts) -
#44 Edited by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

Thanks for the tip bro, but I've got internet.  I'm all good. 
 
Oh by the way, there's this neat thing called an ethernet cable, it's like $6 tops and you don't need a wireless adapter for it.  It gives you internet.   
 
So you can play indie games.   
 
Just sayin'.

#45 Posted by garc4475 (159 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish: @LordXavierBritish said:
"

GUYS I BOUGHT THE MODERN WAREFARE BUT I CANT PLAY MULTIPLAYER OFFLINE 

 

WHAT THE FUCK

"
which is why you should buy moder warefair gaymes
#46 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -
@garc4475: I usually don't buy them because they are ass.
#47 Posted by Empirepaintball (1393 posts) -

Dude. Don't troll. 
 
And they're a dollar.
#48 Posted by dudeglove (7688 posts) -

 

#49 Posted by Empirepaintball (1393 posts) -

Indie Man= Win
#50 Posted by SSully (4130 posts) -

Not indie devs fault that 360 is a piece of trash. Now excuse me while i go play minecraft and maybe a little defcon afterwards. 

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