If Konami weren't trying to cash in on this franchise and actually cared about the gamers, they would make some kind of promotion where the actual MGS5 game is $10 or so cheaper if you have a code that came with Ground Zeros.
$20, or even $16 is still too high for this... Waiting for the $5-8 bargain bin price a month before MGS5 releases.
While this is a lower price and actually a good deal on the product itself, I think many of us will have trouble justifying paying $20 or even $16 for a game that is only 2 hours long. A game that is only about 2 hours long should be rented, borrowed, or purchased for $5.
Disagree, I happily paid $40 for Ikaruga when that came out, and then $15 again later on.
But then this doesn't offer that kind of replay.
Well, yea that's the whole point. Ikaruga is in a completely different ballpark, just because it offers replayability in different ways than Ground Zeroes. The fact that Ikaruga is multiplayer alone makes it worth the money for some people. I would easily have paid $20-$40 for Ikaruga because I know it can be a little different each time I play it. Not so much with Ground Zeroes.
I have played 15-20 hours easily but I am a huge MGS fan. 2 hours is bull. Even a casual fan can get 5 hours. Whats a 90 minute movie ticket cost? 12 bucks?
I'm not sure why one would compare a movie ticket price to a video game, but the point is that there are some people who may not know how short Ground Zeroes is, and I just wanted to let them know so they didn't find out the hard way.
Also, when you pay $12 for a movie ticket, you're paying to see it at an expensive theater that charges so much because they know you'll pay it. Similarly speaking, Ground Zeroes was originally going to be released at an MSRP of $39.99, the price for standard full-length games. They were going to charge so much because they figured people would pay it because it's Metal Gear Solid, a very popular gaming franchise. They only dropped the price to $29.99 when the reviews came out and people started complaining that $40 for a 2 hour game is too short. I'm not sure if people are happy with the $29.99 price (I'm not), but the fact still remains that most people can get the full value of the game from a 1 or 2 day rental, which can cost way less than $29.99.
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