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

#1Lady UnePosted 11/1/2013 7:32:17 AM
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.
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#2ShadowThaReaperPosted 11/1/2013 7:34:02 AM
They're pretty terrible. Indie devs are fairly lazy and greedy.

Minecraft is still unfinished crap.
#3Luiz_AMNPosted 11/1/2013 7:36:48 AM
Nice because they can get feedback from people that are really interested in the game.
#4iscareu13Posted 11/1/2013 7:37:46 AM
It depends on the game and developer.
#5Ch3wyPosted 11/1/2013 7:38:50 AM
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.
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#6CatToyPosted 11/1/2013 7:39:19 AM
It doesn't affect me. I can just choose not to pay for them.
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#7arleasPosted 11/1/2013 7:39:54 AM
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.
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#8Hi CPosted 11/1/2013 7:41:05 AM
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.
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#9SuperemppuPosted 11/1/2013 7:44:28 AM
"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.
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#10ShadowThaReaperPosted 11/1/2013 7:48:15 AM
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.