They should have at least advertized it as online only.
The way it was released, it's literally, undeniably, a $60 demo disc/online pass. I haven't played any game online, and I never plan on it. I bought this game thinking it was a finished product with years of work put into it, not something that would immediately require constant online updates and use of a social network.
Seriously, is there a way to get my money back?
I haven't played it in weeks because I don't think the game is "good" or "great" in any way aside from the non-action graphics and some of the voice acting. The controls for just about every type of vehicle are awful, there's no gore and the visible vehicle damage is retarded, and the "physics" of most of it is just horrible, and not at all fun to me. The list could, and has many times, gone on for pages, but the worst of it is how they clearly, deliberately, stripped it of stuff and ruined things/"made mistakes" in order to force people online/into their social network to "fix" them.
It's bullsh*t, and they're setting a terrible precedent for other companies.
If rockstar can get away with making billions or whatever it is on a demo disc, what do you think the shoddier companies are going to be doing from here on out?
I guess it already existed, but it's being ramped up and exploited to the max with this game and it's disgusting.
- Youtube videos, anywhere from a few seconds long, to full-on "shows" and podcasts about the game, mostly mediocre and cringeworthy, but mostly all chock full of ads and pleas for likes and shares, and links to other videos with ads on them.
- scammers everywhere using keywords and high-traffic phrases trying to snag as many clicks and views as possible.
The game is bad enough as far as constantly having to buy stuff, being charged $5000 every time you die, constantly being asked to sign up/login to their social network and running into things that aren't available offline or that need to be patched online, and the fact that everything you do "for fun" in the game is incredibly douchey...
They're definitely not "setting a good example" for anyone, and the precedent they're setting for other companies as far as delivering unfinished/seemingly untested products that constantly require updating to even approach what was advertised... it's just bad.
What the hell man, the future of videogames is looking awful.
The cellphone camera doesn't even work for offline players, the only options you get after snapping a picture are "delete" or "sign into social network," AKA play online.
that's just one very basic feature, that I was really looking forward to using (to take pictures of/save the locations of bike spots) that I don't have access to. What about all the "mistakes" and "overlooked" details that needed to be patched online right off the bat?
And for the people who are connected and can save pictures, the pictures save in a low resolution "because of cloud space limitations." Why couldn't they just make it so you could save them to the system/disk like any other game from the past ten years? They already stored 8 or so gigs on it with the install.
the game should've been advertised as online-only, but it wasn't. I wish more people would complain so that they'd have to release an actual finished product instead of the online-only slow drip.
I bought the game never intending to even touch anything online, but there's a lot of stuff that should be in the game but isn't, because it's online only or being teased as online dlc. There's absolutely no way they can still say they're not the same game.
If you don't want to connect to their sh*tty "social network" and all that it entails, you're stuck with what's literally a demo disk, and there's no way it wasn't deliberate.
R* will release single player content soon, and there have been patches for both online and single player, so your statement is incorrect.
WTF is happening to GTAF... these topics are popping up every single day...
doesn't mean jack squat for offline players.
the threads are constantly popping up for a reason. many reasons actually, but you've deluded yourself into thinking anyone who complains = someone who's wrong, so when you see a lot of complaints you think there's something wrong with the forum instead of the thing being complained about.
we can't even use the cellphone camera or the big money/lester mission stocks, let alone all the other stuff that's been patched or added, let alone again all the basic stuff that people are clamoring for as dlc which should have been on the disk in the first place.
not to mention just how bad/sub-par/totally unimproved/regressive/restrictive much of it is. Many things from all of rockstars past games are completely absent in this game, with clunky garbage in their place. We were expecting improvement, not regression and a slow, forced, online content drip.
It was a $60 demo disk, and there's nothing wrong with people being pissed about that. It's crazy that people are still defending the company at this point.
"Cloak and dagger" is an English term sometimes used to refer to situations involving intrigue, secrecy, espionage, or mystery.
Play the Life Invaders missions and pay attention to all the stuff shown/said/in the background about datamining and consumer abuse.
It's just like one of the early missions where jimmy says to his dad (you) "Enjoy your linear entertainment." The joke was on us, because the game is nothing but "linear entertainment," constantly holding your hand and scolding/failing/killing you when you step off of the path they want you to follow, if it's even possible for you to, and completely hobbling any sense of freeplay.
Then look at how rockstar is essentially forcing people online. There's absolutely no way this "parody on american culture" doesn't also include rockstar making money off of selling users' data.
Snowden? Prism? Microsoft? ANY NSA story from the past 12 years?
The game is f*cking horrible as an offline player, they were releasing "patches" as soon as it came out trying to snag in the resistors, and just like modern pop music and other garbage entertainment, they're rubbing their balls in our faces while they do it.