Due to games being chopped up more and more into future DLC. Why do we even bother to Pre-Order games?
Top 5 Reasons Not to Pre-Order
5. The pre-order bonuses are horseshit items, that are either cosmetic, or sometimes bonus weapons that give you an edge. Personally cosmetic things have never interested me, and in the case of the weapon. Usually the weapon is just a bonus, "cool look at this gun," other times it can actually make the game easier, which honestly to me takes away from the experience of the game that you get. Same goes for Bonus XP boost. I mean come on most of these things will come out eventually to everyone, usually for a price, but sometimes even free.
4. Prices have been looking less appealing to people who want to buy full retail games, but most games within six months of being released drop hard in price. Not only physical, digital stores have rapidly thrown practically new games, with an affordable deal. And in the case of steam, lets not even talk about the summer sale. The main reason back then to pre-order a game was because there was an underlying fear that there wasn't gonna be enough copies day one. This is horseshit now, so don't pay full price, if you think the game will run out of stock.
3. This one breaks my heart. Usually when games come out they are anything but finished. Back in the old days before internet on consoles. Games were released, and there was no way to update them after the fact other than a massive recall, or just to release a later version of the game. But now games can be shipped to resemble broken messes that will eventually get fixed. The consumer has become pseudo-bug testers these days sadly. I mean look at Assassins Creed Unity. If I paid 60 dollars on day one, I am sorry, but I expect to be able to fucking play it. I get it, games are much more complex than back in the day, but this should not be an excuse. If you need to delay the game, fine do it. Some will bitch, but surprisingly people will understand especially if your game is worth the wait.
2. Season Passes and DLC that is already on the disc. This to me is what may be ruining the market. Chopping up your game and expecting me to shell out an extra $50 more for some bonus content. I'm talking to you Battlefront. I mean seriously, now to be fair I know nothing of what they may offer, but when the game is nearly double the price, I see this as just a huge middle finger to the consumer. I know that usually Season Passes are usually $20 to $30 these days, but with Battlefront's 50 dollar price tag. I fear that other companies will try to replicate this bullshit and it will become the norm. Also this is a perfect lead up to our number one....
1. Honestly one of the main reasons I am making this list. Game of the Year editions or complete editions. 3 games that I was hyped for this year, I mean dead set on buying day one were; Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X, and Battlefront, but then they started to announce DLC. Usually I would be like eh whatever, I just won't buy that stuff. But once they start announcing that nearly 20% of the game is dlc. This is when I throw my hands in the air and say well I guess I am waiting or just fuck this game altogether. Once a game starts to resemble something in the likes of a pay to play model, and costs full retail, this completely turns me off. I have refused to buy Arkham Knight until the obligatory GOTY edition rolls onto store shelves.
If some of you are wondering why I didn't mention collectors editions. Well if I did, and in a negative connotation, then I would be a hypocrite. In this case, I love to buy them, but only when they are worth it. None of the ones I have were unreasonably priced, and they all have honest to god cool items, except for maybe one. But saying that, I know for a fact as well that this is only really true like 10% of the time. Like any Call of Duty limited edition and sadly most of the Halo ones are complete shite.