Ending Sold Seperately
by, 03-29-2012 at 10:45 AM (2424 Views)
As a lover of video games I found this news to be rather odd and highly disturbing.
After the debacle that was the mass effect ending there was some speculation that perhaps bioware was saving the real ending for future dlc, which sounds like a crooked dickheaded move, but it turns out that that scenario is more likely then originally thought.
Capcom announced that it will soon be releasing the true ending for their game Asura's Wrath later next month. Which is well and good but they will be charging a nominal fee for said ending. I luckily was not one of the folks to play this game but from what i understand the ending that is already in the game leaves the story open for a sequel, which is what fans were expecting. Unfortunatly for them it was just a case of being set up to purchase the actual ending of the game at a later date....
If this concept actually succeeds this is going to lead down a dangerously unpopular road for the video game industry. Not only are they selling their "finished" product for at least 59.99$ they are producing new downloadable content which can also range from around 4.99$ to 15.99$, now tack on the fact that in order to get the actual ending to the story, you gotta dish out another 9.99$. I personally have no problem with these guys adding on additional paid content, it can extend the life of a game that would normally be collecting dust on the shelf, but to stoop so low as to hold out the ending for another fee is completely out of control.
We, the gamers, realize it is the right of these video game companies to do this, but it is a sleazy move, that if adopted by more and more companies, will eventually bite this industry in the ass. How would you like to go to a movie and 10 minutes before the end the movie stops and the ushers ask you for another 10$ to see the finale? The movie theater would probably be burned down.
Lets hope that this doesnt become the new norm in the video games cause at this point gamers are tired of being fucked with. Bioware's going back to fix the piss poor ending for ME3 because of fan outrage, probably to be available for a monimal fee, and I hope to hear that the fans of Asura's Wrath tell capcom to shove the fee for the "true" ending up their collective arses.