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Steam Fanatics Review-bomb "Metro Exodus" on Metacritic

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Also the Razer Store had the game for cheaper than the Epic Store before the Epic bribe, so in the end the consumers only lose.
Too quote a now likely bankrupt retail store: "You should have bought it when you saw it." There are no victims here. Everyone can play it.
 
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Oh my.....if you don't believe them, Okay.
Check on Deep silver facebook and twitter then, they announced that on their page.
I don't really care what happened. It doesn't excuse any of this.
 
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$10 cheaper on epic store vs steam. I don’t know how they are not passing the discount on to consumers. Wait til next year and you can buy on steam.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I will wait for the game to move away from this "Exclusive".
Not going the touch the Epic launcher.

I don't really care what happened. It doesn't excuse any of this.
You can't just say "I don't care" when being beaten by facts.

Accept and move forward.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion.
I will wait for the game to move away from this "Exclusive".
Not going the touch the Epic launcher.


You can't just say "I don't care" when being beaten by facts.

Accept and move forward.
I'm sorry, what facts? Can you enlighten us by your presence in the negotiations? I see the word 'fact' has lost its meaning.

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Just answer this question: Can you still purchase and play Metro Exodus?
 
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I wonder if Epic is going to do sales like steam.
 
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Metro has always been a pretty niche series. Not sure why it's being pushed as some game that's on par for something like Assassins Creed or Far Cry. It's more like a AA series historically. Metro 2033's only claim to fame was being well optimized and really demanding on hardware. Metro Last Light was an average game that was still fairly demanding. Neither were runaway successes, and in the case of 2033, it did good numbers before it spent the last several years as a perennial $5 game that was a good benchmark for new rigs.
 
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The game itself is actually pretty good. But I'm not sure if it's good enough to pull people over to use the Epic store. It seems that 4A is really expecting the reception to Metro Exodus to be so amazing and such a must-have that it pushes gamers to do that. We'll see. I think 4A will know the answer to that question pretty quickly from the sales and streaming numbers, within a week or so of today's release.
 
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Yes because I am sure Steam doesn't have exclusives....or Xbox....or Playstation...Need a few more dots....
how far you miss the point on this makes me think your doing it deliberatly just to be contrary
 
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Not sure why it's being pushed as some game that's on par for something like Assassins Creed
I bought a couple of the AC titles only because I like history. I honestly couldn't tell the difference between them over like 3 titles other than the theme. I really want to try Odyssey because of the history thing but the previous games were so repetitive. Is it any better?

how far you miss the point on this makes me think your doing it deliberatly just to be contrary
Will it help get my point across if I review bomb all your posts?

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Not to mention, the developer did not threaten anyone. Drama much? This whole escapade is a microcosm of how humanity has lost all logic and runs off an empty tank of knee-jerk emotions.
 
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I bought a couple of the AC titles only because I like history. I honestly couldn't tell the difference between them over like 3 titles other than the theme. I really want to try Odyssey because of the history thing but the previous games were so repetitive. Is it any better?



Will it help get my point across if I review bomb all your posts?
wont bother me..

but tell you what, post a choherent and accurate rebuttal, make sure i can see its here.. then just before i read it move it to a forum i have no intention of visiting. and see how that works out.
 
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I bought a couple of the AC titles only because I like history. I honestly couldn't tell the difference between them over like 3 titles other than the theme. I really want to try Odyssey because of the history thing but the previous games were so repetitive. Is it any better?
I've heard Odyssey and Origins are a lot better than the games before them. Haven't played them, but they're definitely on my radar.
 
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wont bother me..

but tell you what, post a choherent and accurate rebuttal, make sure i can see its here.. then just before i read it move it to a forum i have no intention of visiting. and see how that works out.
That fits perfect into my edited post above. How rude and uncalled for.
 
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I CAN say there is no Steam bias hate over it for me..... Because I don't have a steam account nor ever will. :D

I knew from the start of things like Steam years ago it was just a load of DRM BS getting ready along with snooping too from things like Gamespy as an example.
That along with all the other things I have and could yet name is why I won't get an account of such for any reason up to the point I just don't game online anymore.

All this is just another thing going on with so-called "Services" like Steam and it ain't stopping anytime soon.
You use it, expect it because it will be.

Oh - Meant to quote something about someone saying it's always AMD and NV that lies..... Intel has been long proven to be the REAL liar of all vs what the other two have done by far AND wide.
TBH they all do it, it's just Intel has been dirtier and overall more cut-throat about it.
 
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The developer 4A Games didn't make a threat about not bringing the next Metro to PC if the review bombing didn't stop. It was just an employ there that got his feelings hurt by the review bombing when he had worked so hard on Exodus. 4A Games was quick to make a statement that the employee didn't represent 4A games.

The review bombing was childish and stunts like that is the reason why reviews on Steam and Metacritic can't really be taken seriously.
 
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I really do wonder why everyone is upset at the developers because Steam grossly overcharges for selling the game and someone else comes along and offers the dev's publisher a better deal so they jump ship. Why aren't people upset at Steam for hoarding everyone's profits?

Then I remembered that Corporations are evil and should be shit on. Except the Steam. And Facebook. They make lives easier.
 
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Well steam fanatics if Gabe fatso Ale was not so greedy you would have it on steam so blame him.
In all fairness, Gabe is not financially backed by CCP puppet Tencent...
 
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you still miss the point entirely..

Epic Paid them to PULL the game from other stores. they didnt help develop a game as an exclusive from the start. they Paid them money after it was already in other store fronts To Pull the game and sell it only on their platform.
No one cares if fortnight is a epic store exclusive they made it.
Steam does not pay any one to pull games from other store fronts.
Playstation exclusives were developed under license to sell the hardware..
I wont bother with xbox exclusives as they are mostly MS exclusive now.

now i dont agree with review bombs. but epics bull shit was 100% bull shit and i understand why people get pissed off.
Like console exclusives being exclusive to a store that i dont use affects me the same way. (I just dont buy it).

if they suffer terrible sales then thats their own fault.
if they pull the game from pc and sell it only on console well good luck with that as historically the metro games have only ever sold a few 100k games on consoles. (the publishers know that and thats why they had to apologize about the rogue dev making stupid comments)

I hope people just dont buy the game and they all learn a lesson..
But you are firmly in the camp of. Consumers shouldn't have a say, and bribery is a legitimate business practice.

its not just a matter of a better % deal on the games. that wasnt even enough insntive for the publishers. epic also paid them to be exclusive.
If you want to take the better % deal thats fine. but you dont decided to do it right before launch without warning and only because you also get paid.


you would probably shit a brick if MS paid every one to only sell games on the windows store. Because Then you would understand what the issue is.

Im sure you would be ecstatic if ms said.
You can only sell your games in windows store now. if its for sale any where else then it will be detected as a virus and nuked as standard in windows, Also we only charge 15% on a game sale so you will be better off any way.
 
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Bunch of spoiled brats who cant get what they want so they bomb negative reviews well stupid is as stupid does.
 
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Bunch of spoiled brats who cant get what they want so they bomb negative reviews well stupid is as stupid does.
bunch of spoiled brats who pay to make 4a only play with them and not go over to that nasty gabe's house to play.
 

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really want to try Odyssey because of the history thing but the previous games were so repetitive. Is it any better?
Yes, it is fantastic. Mostly because you aren’t playing as part of the assassin’s and only a bit of the lore is there...great for those that haven’t played others.

What Odyssey is, is a huge, open world RPG with what really feels like a living world. It is very nearly The Witcher 3 level in that regard, and easily take you to 120 hours or more.
 
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I wouldn't call Steam users' angry reaction "inexplicable". It was a terrible move by the publisher. It's not 4A games'fault, but the move was very anti-consumer and just a bad decision by the publisher - the game should be available at a number of different digital distributors - they shouldn't be trying to force customers to buy it at a specific store.
 
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Like console exclusives being exclusive to a store that i dont use affects me the same way. (I just dont buy it).
Logical.

But you are firmly in the camp of. Consumers shouldn't have a say, and bribery is a legitimate business practice.
Not what I said at all. Paid exclusives have been around since the beginning of commerce. It is not bribery. I also never said consumers shouldn't have a say. I said consumers should take appropriate action. Not be children.

ou can only sell your games and windows store now. if its for sale any where else then it will be detected as a virus and nuked as standard in windows, Also we only charge 15% on a game sale so you will be better off any way.
That is completely different. Epic isn't preventing the game from running because it is a virus. You just have to wait for Steam.

What Odyssey is, is a huge, open world RPG with what really feels like a living world. It is very nearly The Witcher 3 level in that regard, and easily take you to 120 hours or more.
That sir is high praise. Thank you for the recommendation. Feel free to PM to keep out of this thread.
 
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I wouldn't call Steam users' angry reaction "inexplicable". It was a terrible move by the publisher. It's not 4A games'fault, but the move was very anti-consumer and just a bad decision by the publisher - the game should be available at a number of different digital distributors - they shouldn't be trying to force customers to buy it at a specific store.
At the end of the day the review bombing is fake. The reviewers only further hurt the credibility of future reviews.

Epic is hell-bent on starting their own store and they are willing to pay other Publishers/ Developers to make their game a timed exclusive. If they get a lot of people to sign up for their store then we will see more of this in the future. I think they need to improve the store first and the customers will come. Steam started out with some exclusives too but it was only games developed by Valve. A while back Epic said that they want to make a store that would rival Steam. If they think they can do that just by paying for games and not improving the store they are wrong.
 
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