Should be, it's Steamworks.
Should be, it's Steamworks.
As for Geneforge, given 5 is three years old at this point (and has already been in at least one Gamersgate sale) I don't really see a problem with it. Again, the game has probably sold as much as it's going to for his dedicated fans, dumping it in a budget collection on Steam is likely to get it out to people who would never have bought it otherwise. And again, that could be a really good thing for him since it will likely drive purchases of his other titles.
I don't think it's an expectation so much as a risk thing. There's only a limited number of people who would be willing to pay up the £30 for the full game without knowing they'd enjoy it, especially considering they rarely see mainstream coverage. In fact I think the demo kind of shoots itself in the foot on that score; because it's so generous you've changed the question of whether someone would enjoy it into whether what's left after the demo is worth the asking price.
I have 30 hours played so far, mainly in the quick missions, but some elements are still not working. I'd recommend it, but only if you are aware that it is not 100% finished, that the developers are still working on a number of issues.
Buying games you aren't going to play is a waste of money (no matter how cheap they are). Forcing yourself to play games you wish you hadn't bought is a waste of time. Both are best avoided.
IT's kind of a ludicrous deal, though. They seem to have marked Shogun 2 up to 89 dollars so that they can advertise it as 83% off.
It's basically Shogun 2 for 15 dollars. Which is an OK deal (probably the cheapest it's ever been), but it's still not technically 83% off the 50 dollars the game usually sells for (like you would assume).
It's kind of a shameless and obvious marketing ploy. Did they really think people would be so excited by seeing the 83% off that they wouldn't notice?
Nice marketing idea. Thanks for the information. But I tell as you mention the basic idea behind this but many people will go for a discounted prices. Because they may not have an idea of the real prices and what they look is they are getting a 83% off.
Heh, I checked GamersGate, saw '50% off' for Shogun 2 and thought that maybe they were listing a reasonable original price here. Nope! $89.95 reduced to $44.98. < /whinging Australian>
Green Man Gaming has a pre-order deal on Batman Arkham Asylum and Saints Row The Third which comes with Professor Genki's Hyper Ordinary Pre-Order Pack.
15% off with this voucher PERFE-CTPRE-ORDER
Referral link above. We all get 2$ once you spend 2$.
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Bought Saints Row The Third for 34 dollars using the code posted above. It comes with Professor Genki's Hyper Ordinary Pre-Order Pack.
Does Origin do any Steam style sales? I want to get some more copies of Battlefield 3 for my brothers for X-Mas, but I'm holding out for an Origin sale or a good Black Friday offering on the boxed versions.
They do, but they're usually limited to the US. Two weeks age or so they had a 60% off sale of many titles in their catalogue. Games can be gifted through Origin, of course.