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Old 03-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Why is this game so expensive?

$20 USD for a 6 hours (8 if you play the bonus levels)? Tripware for $15 USD give us with KF more than 50 or 100 hours of fun.
This game is only singleplayer, I don't see any reasons why should be that expensive for a very short and simple game (Should be $10 USD like any normal puzzle game, for example Portal).
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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Yea, I mean it's not like it was in an Indie Bundle that you could have picked up for $1 along with 4 other games.

... oh wait ...

Otherwise, yeah, I tend to agree with you.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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Yea, I mean it's not like it was in an Indie Bundle that you could have picked up for $1 along with 4 other games.

... oh wait ...

Otherwise, yeah, I tend to agree with you.
We have to wait 2 years since the release to buy this game...
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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And you can still play the original mod which has 90% of the same content for free.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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I've never understood some of these prices on steam. Someone who doesn't know any better can be taken advantage of easily in a trade for these types of games.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:59 PM   #6
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Shoot why can't all games be free I say. Why should anyone making games be allowed to make as much money as the want from their work. The customers should decide what the developers get paid. That's the good old commie/socialist way. After all those that won't do anything for themselves should be able to share the benefits of those that do. It's only right that the lazy of the world should live off the hard work of the industrious. What is mine is mine and what is yours is mine.



The game is worth the full price but there have been quite a few sales since it's release. If you feel the Entitlement to a lower price as your right then wait on another sale.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #7
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We have to wait 2 years since the release to buy this game...
Wow. This is some of the stupidest crap I've ever heard.

Wait 2 years to buy a video game? You couldn't have come up with $20 in 2 years?!?! Get a ing job!

I pre-ordered this game and it was worth every penny. Since then it has been on sale multiple times for $10, for $5, and just recently was in a bundle that you paid as little as $1 for and you'd get a bunch of other games with it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #8
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yeah I believe this game has been on sale quite a few times. I just looked in my account and I only paid $4.99 way back in December 2010.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:07 AM   #9
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Wow. This is some of the stupidest crap I've ever heard.

Wait 2 years to buy a video game? You couldn't have come up with $20 in 2 years?!?! Get a ing job!

I pre-ordered this game and it was worth every penny. Since then it has been on sale multiple times for $10, for $5, and just recently was in a bundle that you paid as little as $1 for and you'd get a bunch of other games with it.


In your country maybe is a bit cheaper $20, in mine you have to multiply that for 5, so it's like $100. I have the money, but I wont expend any of it for a game with a poor quality (It's a good game, but not enough and it's too short).
What I'm trying to say is that the game is too short and "small" to worth $20, look the reviews! The same devs (Tripware Interactive) created Killing Floor (When you pre-order this game you recieved a character DLC for this game), and is $20 (Or $15 depending your country) and you have a LOTTTTTTTTT of more hours of fun.

The "2 years waiting" was because of the bundle of course, not many people buy the game at the full price, this forum is almost empty.

With short game I mean that 1 hour = $1 USD, it's a common conversion on this forums.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:30 AM   #10
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According to Steam prices, it's been in every sale (except last years summer one) and has been in an Indie bundle. If you don't like the RRP, just catch it when it's cheaper.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:49 AM   #11
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OP put the game in your wishlist if it's not there already.

Every day after the switch over, I check my wishlist. It's a quick way to see if any of the games on my list is on sale. Beats using search to find the game on the store page.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:37 AM   #12
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According to Steam prices, it's been in every sale (except last years summer one) and has been in an Indie bundle. If you don't like the RRP, just catch it when it's cheaper.
Yes I know that in all the sales the game has been always (well, sometimes) 75& off ($5 USD).
But I'm talking about the retail price, is too high for a indie puzzle game, check Portal 1 ($10) and Portal 2 ($15), the second game is a AAA, with also coop, and is a puzzle game of a big company, the metascore of this game is 95/100 and The Ball is 68/100 (I compare this games because both are puzzle games, both use an "important" graphics engine and Portal 2 stuff is in a bonus level of The Ball).


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OP put the game in your wishlist if it's not there already.

Every day after the switch over, I check my wishlist. It's a quick way to see if any of the games on my list is on sale. Beats using search to find the game on the store page.

I own the game because of the Indie Bundle.


And I use a lot the wishlist system :P, check this: http://steamcommunity.com/id/mushe/wishlist/

Also I put the DLC for the games that I own in case of a sale xD.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:20 AM   #13
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The game was good although im not sure the normal price would be worth it. I picked it up in the indie bundle, would be happy to spend £5 on it though. Got a bit tedious towards the end, although the survival levels seemed pretty cool.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:41 PM   #14
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Btw Tripwire did not make this game, they just published it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:01 AM   #15
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you complain that $20 is too much for an 8 hour game, and yet valve charges 50 for a game of similar length.

I think $20 is a fully acceptable price.
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