This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

How do you feel about Paid Alpha/Early Access for games?

  • Topic Archived
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. How do you feel about Paid Alpha/Early Access for games?
2 years ago#1
I..... - Results (155 votes)
.....think its stupid and/or greedy. Just release the game when it's a complete product.
32.9% (51 votes)
51
.....am indifferent.
41.29% (64 votes)
64
.....think its great. I get to play a game I'm interested in before it would even be out.
25.81% (40 votes)
40
This poll is now closed.
.....
---
Leader of the Elder Cult of Jiub.
I still love Scribs.
2 years ago#2
They're pretty terrible. Indie devs are fairly lazy and greedy.

Minecraft is still unfinished crap.
2 years ago#3
Nice because they can get feedback from people that are really interested in the game.
2 years ago#4
It depends on the game and developer.
2 years ago#5
I don't have a problem with devs doing it, but I don't see why people would really want to partake in it.

I'd rather not have a game be stale by the time it's complete.
---
Every time you point out that something is an opinion Jesus shoots a kitten in the face.
2 years ago#6
It doesn't affect me. I can just choose not to pay for them.
---
pon pon way way way ponpon way pon way pon pon, way way ponponpon way way pon way pon way way.
2 years ago#7
Seeing as how it's completely optional, anyone whining about it being available is just a big ole baby. :P

As long as it's properly marked as Early Access and as long as you're not paying full price for Early Access, then it's fine.

What would suck is buying a game completely expecting it to be 100% finished and finding out it's a rough alpha.
---
http://raptr.com/badge/arleas/uc.png
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2868545294.png
2 years ago#8
If it's because the developer actually wants player feedback and participation during the project, and they are making a quality game, then it's fine.

If it's because the developer is just looking to scrape as much money as possible while half assing their game then it's bad.
---
You'll be my John G.
2 years ago#9
"Minecraft is still unfinished crap."

Minecraft is the best sandbox game of all time and one of the best in general.
Even though there's a million things that it could do better.
---
If brute force doesn't fix the problem, you're not using enough of it.
2 years ago#10
Superemppu posted...
Minecraft is the best sandbox game of all time and one of the best in general.


No it isn't, you fanboy. It's virtual legos with a useless, half-assed survival aspect.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. How do you feel about Paid Alpha/Early Access for games?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived