Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 2 Nov 2015.
Latest patch no panacea.
99 little bugs in the code
99 little bugs in the code
Take one down, patch it around
117 little bugs in the code
I'm really in two minds about this.
Part of me wants everyone who bought the game to refund it, and watch WB's coffers shrink and the shareholders to bay for blood.
The other part makes me think that if the former idea happens, they will just give up on PC altogether.
Actually, come to think about it, I couldn't really care if they left the PC market if all they're going to do is repeat the same crappy quality ports they are now pretty infamous for.
In that case can you buy it, play it, and then get a refund?
This is effectively Warner Bros saying the game, as it stands now, will be as good as it gets as they are not prepared to devote any more resources into fixing it properly.
I find it hard to believe there are problems that can't be fixed, even if they have to do something drastic like rebuild it in a different engine. I'd happily wait another year for a brand new version that runs properly.
lacuna, sure if your time has little value, and you don't get annoyed with buggy games.....
Shame I didn't buy the game from steam (got it from gmg or cdkeys or somewhere as it was £17). I actually played through the whole game near release without much bother but hey, I'll never play it again so a refund would still be nice
I played this game (pre patch), really enjoyed it and didn't experience any bugs that stick out in my mind. Granted I had the GPU horse power behind me and I stuck to 30fps. Not ideal but, I became accustomed to it and it was fine. Actually I would prefer a consistent 30fps over something that is constantly shifting frame rates between 30 and 60 along with tearing.
Anyway, regardless of the fact that it has been a complete clusterfup. Warner brothers are at least being amicable about it with putting substantial redevelopment time into it and offering refunds beyond what would be allowable in Steams new refund policy terms, which buys at least a bit of good will from me. Many a publisher wouldn't do either of these things.
Which, in some cases, broke the game completely
I'm pretty sure they would if the game was an unmitigated disaster from the day it launched.
I'm not denying that there were problems before or after the dev work.
What about games like AC Unity? How many refunds were on offer for that one.
I played this at 4k with a mixture of medium and high settings. It all started out OK as it goes, better than I expected with FPS in the mid 30s. Sadly as soon as I got to the stupid car bit it just tanked, and no matter how much I lowered the settings it then remained at 14 FPS or there abouts, completely unplayable.
Thankfully I did not pay for it. A mate of mine sent me a free code so I got off lightly. Plus I'm not really a fan of Batman games or even Batman himself.
I pre-ordered, stupid me. Now Steam are saying they can't refund through my payment method and are offering Steam Wallet credit.
Sorry but am I the only one who wants my money back and not money I can only spend with them?
It wasn't actually fully digital only in the UK, anyone (myself included) who pre ordered from Amazon still received physical copies, I'm not sure how ill go around getting a refund in this case, maybe ill just power through with the FPS drops which is a shame as the others all worked fine and I really enjoyed them
Let this be a lesson to the big publishers that releasing a game when it aint ready is not a good idea.
PC gamers neglected again.
I wouldn't be surprised if Valve consider what is occurring with this game, and other broken releases, and try to help prevent it happening in future. Definately lessons to be learnt.
Its bad for PC gaming sales, and so glad I never buy games on release days anymore.
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