Originally Posted by IJumpmanI
While I agree that "Diversifying Your Bonds" is an excellent approach to get the most value out of the Xbox One, Anti's continued criticism should not fall on deaf ears. The past year (or more) has been one of the worst in terms of QA and internal testing from the AAA developers. Ignoring and accepting these issues only sets a bad precedent for future titles.
Before anyone starts to scream "sell the game if you dont like it", this isn't the solution to the broader issue (accountability). Sales figures (which matter to MS and 343) are going to be skewed to not reflect returns. Without us (the consumers) holding 343 and MS accountable then we allow them to continue to pull this type of BS.
Also, with a greater push to a purely digital format and no marketplace to resell digital games, consumers take a huge risk making a purchase of $60 with no alternatives.
I'm not pardoning 343's mess up, but they're working on them. But I realize that they only remade mcc as a cash grab and that they're making halo 5. 343 made 1/4th of mcc, so I doubt they honestly care about the halo faithful.
I'm able to get in halo 4 games when I want. Sometimes it's slow/fast and campagin works 100%. I'm fine with that, as a mild halo fan.
They've offered people refunds and gave a free month. They know they ....ed up.
This is business to them. m$/343 don't give a damn about accountability. They'll give out free xbl to quell xb1 users. Perosnally, I think they've been as responsive as they've been because they have to make sure halo 5 doesn't get the mcc backlash. IMO, they've done what's expected of them(updating the game).
m$ tried to pull so much BS on it's consumers pre-xb1 release, so this halo mcc situation pales on comparison. They bounced back from that, so maybe they'll bounce back from this.
While anti's vilifying m$/343, I'm enjoying these dope exclusives/features, sales, and updates.
Call me reasonably satisfied.
edit: This digital push is why I only buy digi games on sale or if I want to support the devs.