There are many types of gamers, some buy one game and do everything they can in the game. They collect all the weird items, beat all the challenges and then eventually get the platinum trophy. I’m not that kind of gamer, I love variety in my games and find myself switching games over and over, eventually beating them, but it usually takes years for some games. I started Fry Cry 5 in March I believe and while I enjoyed this version of the yearly staple I got tired of it quickly and switched to another game. The game that I switched to I can’t tell you, due to the fact that I just don’t remember.
Flash forward to the Video Game Awards, which is seemingly becoming more important to new game announcements than E3. There I am, peacefully watching all the awards and announcements on Twitter and BOOM Ubisoft reveals their next Far Cry game, which takes place after the events of Far Cry 5. The game isn’t even a year old and they decide to reveal the ending just to announce a soon to be released spin off. That’s some pretty bad business sense there Ubisoft. Why in God’s name would I not just trade in my copy of Far Cry 5 now seeing as you ruined it for me? And why would I buy Far Cry: New Dawn? Being a business major I cannot condone totally flipping off your customer base. I spent a good sixty dollars on Far Cry 5 and now it just seems to me that I threw my money into the toilet. I no longer can enjoy the game to the end since I KNOW HOW IT ENDS NOW!
(Far Cry New Dawn – Ubisoft)[/caption]
I will be honest with you, I’ve not completed every Metal Gear Solid game, however I don’t know any of the major spoilers or what happens to each character. Konami and Kojima have been smart enough to keep that from the public unless you’ve beaten the games, and some of those games are almost twenty years old! I know that I’m beginning to rant here, but it makes NO sense to reveal the ending to a game that isn’t even an entire year old yet. I understand wanting to promote a new game, one that take players to a post nuke Hope County with some weird pastel colors and whatnot, but don’t spoil the end to your game. I had no idea a nuke was to be set loose in Far Cry 5, now I know that’s how the game ends, and it somehow turns Hope County in a Splatoon course. Bad decision Ubisoft, much like keeping Beyond Good and Evil 2 from being released for years and years. How else do you plan on pissing off your customers? That wasn’t a rhetorical question, please hit me up on Twitter if you’re brave enough, @superjerry13.