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08-02-2011, 03:53 PM
Hi! I'm from Brazil,then sorry my english...
why this game is so expensive?
U$40 for a 2009 game?
A brand new Xbox 360 cost 18U$ ( Amazon ) and PC version 19U$ ( Amazon )
Anybody know why? ( I only buy games "digital" , because if I import, the tax can reach 200% )
08-02-2011, 04:59 PM
Steam games will sometimes do this, especially those in low demand like TLR. What I usually do is put it on my "Wishlist" and check for sales on the weekends (holidays especially). It'll be 50% off at some point.
08-02-2011, 05:59 PM
I see on ebay this game for 13.12U$
and the steam accept CDKEYS of TLR...
I send a email asking if he can send only the CDKEY...
I do this with my Mafia 2...
08-02-2011, 06:33 PM
Because it is a great game with hundreds of hours of playtime. It is way way improved over the 360 version, do not buy the 360 version. Perhaps the price is still a bit higher to recoup some of the extra development time that went into the PC version. It includes all the DLC the xbox version had. Most of it was free, but one of them was a couple bucks I think.
I paid the full price for the box retail copy back when it released on PC, and would do it again for this game.
If you are really interested in it, and can wait, you might have luck during the Christmas sale. This game recently went down in price during the summer sale.
08-02-2011, 07:10 PM
Due to Steam's insane price drops I rarely buy a game at full retail price these days. For instance, I bought The Last Remnant on Steam for $9.99 on the Summer Camp Sale. Best $10 spent in the summer imo.
08-03-2011, 08:10 PM
Buy a retail copy of the game for cheaper, and register the key with Steam. It accepts them (and a lot more) (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-WUSF-3601#which)!
Besides, no matter what price you pay for TLR, you'll get your money's worth and then some. This is a huge, complex JRPG with a borderline-insane amount of loot, weapons, customization, quests, party members, abilities, enemies, battle formations and character classes.
08-03-2011, 09:17 PM
There aren't any achievements so I don't see much reason to register it with Steam, but whatever.
The publishers typically set the price for games. That causes some crazy stuff. For a long time, Divinity 2: Ego Draconis was $10 more than Divinity 2: Dragon Knight Saga, even though the latter includes the former plus the expansion! The two packages were being sold by different publishers and the old publisher never bothered to lower the price. (Actually, I just checked, and that's still the situation! Hello DTP? Wakey wakey!)
08-04-2011, 06:58 PM
I don't see much reason to register it with Steam
...Other than the fact that you have to do that? :confused:
The PC version of TLR is Steam-only. You have to either buy it directly off of Steam or register a CD key from a new retail copy.
08-04-2011, 09:05 PM
Oh! I didn't know that!
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