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You may have different opinions, thoughts, or values, BUT I DON'T GIVE A FLYING FUCK
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Everyone knows what a preorder bonus is, so I really don't have to explain that, but here are my thoughts on the matter, and what SHOULD ONLY be as a preorder bonus.
Firstoff, what SHOULDN'T be in a preorder bonus
Things that break the game, Looking at you, Blood Dragon Armor, Phase Pulse Plasma Rifle, and various other things. This especially applies to gamed with a multiplayer component, looking at you, Aliens: Colonial Marines. In an rpg, WHY THE HELL would I want the BEST ARMOR IN THE GAME right at the beginning? Isn't the point of rpgs PROGRESSION? Taking an average joe and turning him into an ultimate badass through grinding and looting? I mean, what the hell, The Blood Dragon Armor made the first Dragon Age incredibly boring!
But that's nothing when compared to OP weapons that you get through preordering a multiplayer game. When you get a gun that kills in one shot? Do you think that people will want to play with you? I fucking hate this stupid bullshit, just because I bought the game at launch day instead of before hand, some damn mexican kid has an overpowered as hell weapon that nobody can get because its a preorder exclusive, that is NOT okay.
And THEN: From Ashes...... 'nuff said
Skins: These are ok, they give the Art Department something to do, and they generally don't affect gameplay, 'cept making your character look like a badass
Soundtrack: This is PERFECT. For a preorder bonus, this is generally an easy thing to do, and a neat bonus
First off, fuck you, gearbox, that has something I've been wanting to scream for a very long time. Why? You ask? Well, I'm tempted to say "because fuck gearbox, that's why" as I often do, but I supposed I must offer some sort of explanation.
Gearbox is only considered a good developer because they managed to crank out three Half Life spinoffs that didn't suck major ass, they were ok, not great, but not meh.
And of course, their "magnum opus" the Borderlands franchise.
Now, besides this, Gearbox is an absolutely SHIT developer, in fact, THEY FUCKED UP two of my favorite franchises of all time, Duke Nukem and Aliens for christs sake.
On that point, they're a SHOVEL WARE developer, they take games that are in development hell, make em really shitty but advertise them as the "long awaited return of ________" and OF COURSE people will shell out their money for it. Also, THEY FALSE ADVERTISE, Randy Pitchford SHOULD BE IMPRISIONED for what he said about Aliens: Colonial Marines, spouting nonsensical bull shit, "real gameplay this, respect the license that" Tell me gearbox, if I bought a game that said ALIENS on the title, would I want to fight MERCENARIES longer than the ALIENS? Jesus, the title should've been Weyland Yutani Mercs: Colonial Marines, That writer should be fired, and all of gearbox's marketing crew and the devs that created that tech demo, which was SUPREMELY better than the real game, rounded up and thrown into prison, every single one of them. Because we gamers need to draw a line, this form of marketing over shit gameplay needs to stop, therefore, I am no longer buying ANYTHING from gearbox.
I didn't touch on Duke Nukem because that subject makes me so enraged that I feel the urge to strangle the nearest living being