I’m not really interested in D2 at the moment, but let’s assume I was and that I’d like to see the expansion when it drops in November, including the content of the season.
They increased these prices, so it’s $40 for the expansion + $10 for the season = $50
Is there someone who considers this an acceptable option when I have a much more appealing alternative?
I could spend $1 for the first month of the Xbox pass. This includes the expansion. So by spending $11 I can have both the expansion and the pass.
A month is of course way more than enough to see the content, but D2 is also a game you play as an hobby. But lets even assume the impossible, and that the game is suddenly so great that I want to play it more than one month… Isn’t it still better to spend another $10, next month, rather than $50 all at once?
The same happened today. There was the complete edition of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for about $20. The Ubisoft pass is $15. Still… the Ubisoft pass gives EVERYTHING. All AC games, all Far Crys, The Division 2 including its expansion (I have it installed, and it is shit compared to D1, but I don’t own the expansion), and Watchdogs and so on. All these games include all their DLCs.
So, let’s say this month I really want to play Assassin’s Creed. So I spend $15. Next month I want to play D2, so I get the Xbox pass. In the meantime, Odyssey is a long game so I won’t be done in this month. Well, coming December I drop Xbox and pick back up Ubisoft… If I plan to spend HOURS into a game for this month, then it’s worth that monthly price. Even if I really love a game and want to play for months and months… it’s still better to pay $10 or $15, than everything upfront.
And that’s for a discounted game, because if I wanted to play a recent one, $80 for a complete edition?