Monday, November 23, 2009

Frontlines Fuel of War: €2.49 on Steam

A bargain is only a bargain if you wanted the item in the first place but nevertheless €2.49 for game that was only released last year is hard to turn down. I am downloading the game now and will report on my experiences later. By all accounts it is a fairly good shooter with strong multi-player much like the Battlefield series.  It clearly can't hav ebeen much of a commercial success or they wouldn't be selling it at €2.49 but the forums seem to indicate that Steam's give-away price is creating a resurgence of interest in the game. Hopefully this will allow me to indulge in a bit of multi-player action. Mind you those forums posts seem to indicate a fair number of folk are experiencing difficulty getting the game to work - hopefully

My own personal MW2 boycott continues despite a general perception that the boycott was a failure and despite several commenter's being quite negative against the whole idea of the boycott.  Of course a developer is allowed put any feature they like into or out of their game and of course they are also allowed to charge whatever they see fit but to me it is a very simple question of economics. The game as currently offered does not justify its price tag for me.


Jayedub said...

I bought MW2 last night on Steam to play the multiplayer with some friends. I am still debating if it was worth the sixty dollars. Granted I haven't played the single player of the spec ops mode, but everyone knows the meat of the game is the multiplayer, and it's a lot like cod4.

I never doubted that I might enjoy the game, but I was not happy with the direction IW was going with the multiplayer.

The gameplay is very much the same as cod4, but there are some neat changes to the weapons and perk system. I rather enjoy dual wielding two SMG's!

I am hoping that the Spec Ops mode will justify my spending of sixty dollars. But if you do decide to get the game on Steam, you will have two downloads, one for multiplayer and singleplayer.

Crimson Starfire said...

Last year I spent around $100 US on buying all the Steam specials. I think I've played about 5% of the content that those games make up. It seems I have a spending problem...

As a result I've decided to avoid buying Steam specials for a while (unless it's something I actually want). Saying that it cost me about $5.50 US for lunch today... that could have been games money... mmmm, games... ;)

mbp said...

Hi Jayedub, Frontlines was never going to be a serious competitor to a Call of Duty game but I played a bit of it last night and it is really quite good. A steal at the price.

Lol Crimson you are a sales junkie. I worked that urge out of my system about five years ago when I spent a couple of years scouring bargain bins and buying games second hand. I bought between up to 100 games a year including many classics at knock down prices. I finally came to my senses when I realised I would never get time to play all these games. Now I only buy a game if I have a reasonable expectation of playing it which limits me to between 10 and 20 games a year.