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Desc:Micro transactions are gaming at it's worst.
Category:Video Games
Tags:EA, Dungeon keeper, lots of money
Submitted:RocketBlender
Date:02/04/14
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DavidBowiesLuckyTennisBall
0.01 - Wow, they remade Dungeon Keeper!

3.35 - *shuffles off, sad and angrily muttering*
DavidBowiesLuckyTennisBall
Oh, and stars for the evil of EA.

American Standard
I backed "War for the Overlord" on Kickstarter. It's the Dungeon Keeper 3 that never was.

Seeing this, I know I made the right decision.

EA is a pack of bloodsuckers.
Gmork
Wow.

This is indeed the piss-take. This is the antithesis of what I intent to create.
Gmork
intend* bluh glenfiddich

Binro the Heretic
That is some weapons-grade greed there, EA.
Jet Bin Fever
Mobile gaming is a joke. In order to get something playable you either have to avoid accidentally clicking an ad every 30 seconds or you end up paying as much as you do for a full game.
I've played a few stupid little games that were fun for several levels and then the difficulty will suddenly ramp up so high that you either have to replay shit 100 times or pay money to beat them. It's all really infuriating, and needless to say I've just gone back to enjoying cheap, fun indie games on my laptop instead.
Hooker
I just play Dungeon Raid over and over again.

dairyqueenlatifah
£69.99 = 3.99

Jesus Christ, EA.
Vesuvius
And that 3 only gets you enough to dig out a couple rooms. Then you get to pay AGAIN.

EvilHomer
The Simpsons: Tapped Out is the same way. The ingame currency is ridiculously expensive - for 0, yes, one HUNDRED dollars, you can buy enough fake currency to purchase maybe a quarter of the premium content that they dangle in front of your face. And that's if you don't use any of the premium currency to "rush" buildings, which you can do quite easily by accident (in fact, some of the interface seems designed specifically with encouraging this player error in mind).

Spend one hundred dollars on a "free" casual mobile game, and you're still locked out from the bulk of the game.

I was bad once. Last Halloween, I spent ten dollars so I could unlock the limited-time character, Booberella (in my defense, I am obsessed with Elvira). And then, wouldn't you know it? One week later my game crashed and my progress (which is stored entirely off-site "in the cloud", because fuck you EA) got erased. Still haven't heard back from tech support, since they discontinued live phone support for most of their games, and now only communicate via unhelpful FAQs and emails which evidently never get read.

EvilHomer
Oh, and most of the buildings take 24 hours to make. I don't know what the reviewer was expecting going into this, maybe he hasn't played any mobile games before, but the bullshit they're pulling with Dungeonkeeper is pretty par for course.

The REAL pisstake is pay-by-bullet games. I'd like to see how this guy reacts to one of those.

cognitivedissonance
I bought Disco Stu for similar reasons. Eventually the game got stuck in a tutorial mode for the stupid dog races, and I got into a lengthy email exchange with an EA customer service serf named Pajit. I demanded satisfaction, and Pajit kept expressing his apologies and not addressing my concerns, and where most people would give up, I decide to then engage Pajit and he became something of a mutant pen pal.

Through the course of a three week long correspondance, Pajit and I went through the entire emotional range, and I eventually discovered that there is no internal method for EA to refund the money spent. Eventually I appealed to Amazon, with the complete correspondance, and got all my money back. I wish I could continue talking to Pajit, he was the epitome of human desperation. Just a wildly intense guy.

Pillager
So much for trying to get off the worst company list...
Udderdude
Fuck EA.
RocketBlender
Dungeon keeper was one of my favorite games. When I stumbled across the iPhone version, I got all excited until I saw the 'Free' button. I found this hunting for reviews of it, and it pissed me off to no end.
exy
"Play" our "game"!
Caminante Nocturno
EA is one of modern capitalism's greatest shames.
EvilHomer
As a radical libertarian, let me just say that I'd be fine with Obama taxing EA into oblivion.

WHO WANTS DESSERT
I love everybody stroking their decade-long nerd hate boners at EA when this brand of "innovation" was pioneered almost entirely by indie game studios.
Gmork
It's a good idea for an indie developer who would actually give you a good amount of nice content on a fun game, rather than what the industry has done - taken the idea and run it into the fucking ground so that NOBODY cares about microtransaction games now, indie or big-name developed.

tl;dr : FUCK EA

Old_Zircon
Fortunately original Dungeon Keeper is still just as fun and runs perfectly in DOSbox. If only Dungeon Keeper 2 were easy to run.
Old_Zircon
Never mind, looks like gog.com has ported it for windows 7/8, that's worth .

Gmork
Oh that is amazing, thank you for that.

Old_Zircon
Best I've spent in a while.

Old_Zircon
I must have dug out ,000 worth of rooms already tonight.

Jet Bin Fever
I still have 1 and 2 on CD-ROM bitchheeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss!

The God of Biscuits
This is fucking awful, but this might just be the most annoying voice of all time.
roofle
What happened to the company that made Road Rash? Or the Strike series of games. How does a company go from making stuff like that, to doing a complete 180 heel turn and flinging shit at people expecting them to buy it? It's mind-boggling to me that this was ever the same company.
Hooker
Well, "same company*1*2*3*4*5..."

cognitivedissonance
What happened? Assassin's Creed happened. They discovered there are multiple flavors of gamer, and one of them is "More money than sense". They decided to focus solely on the Assassin's Creed player and force all other players to behave like them.

Hooker
I love how everyone just assumes Assassin's Creed is an EA series because it's the most EA series there is. I made the same mistake a couple months ago on here.

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