Square Enix’s latest release Shadow of the Tomb Raider, has come under some pretty intense scrutiny on Steam due to the game going on sale in such a short period of time, having only been released on September 14th. This left a nasty taste in players mouth, so like any good gamer, they went straight onto steam to vent their frustration.
Here are a few of the comments left by some of the disgruntled players:
“I just say what others say, and they are right. I bought the game for the full price, if I knew that the game goes on sale after 1 month I would wait, instead I feel like I was tricked…”
“First and foremost I feel I have been ripped off, an object lesson in how to shaft your loyal customers who where dumb enough to pre-purchase.”
“34% off one month after release? Customers with preorder get ♥♥♥♥ed right now”
I think it’s safe to say that a lot of people were royally upset at the sale happening so soon, except for this user. They were more than delighted!
“I know a lot of people are mad because it went on sale for 33% off so soon after it was released, and giving the game negative reviews, but I have to say I’m HAPPY I waited to buy it on sale…”
According to the Shadow of the Tomb Raider‘s Steam page, the game has dropped from ‘Mostly Positive’ to ‘Mixed’ in recent days after a week-long sale that started on October 16 where it dropped the price by 34 percent for the standard edition, and 47 percent for the special Croft edition.
The sale has brought up a lot of obvious question from players that mostly revolve around what is the point in pre-ordering a game when it goes on sale so soon after release? With Shadow of the Tomb Raider already having suffered from previous bugs, I’m not too sure that this was the right decision to make for the franchise this soon.
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