Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

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Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby VideoGameCritic » January 21st, 2017, 9:33 pm

I'm putting out a big DO NOT BUY alert on this one.

Although it is a one player game it requires you to create a Ubisoft account (username and password) and log into the Ubisoft servers each time you play!! This is exactly the kind of thing I hate. By the way, I did notice a small box on the case saying "internet connection required". However, I bought mine from Amazon, which offers no clue of this requirement.

The game itself is pretty ho-hum so far. There are several different modes (skis, snowboard, squirrel suit, hang glider) but nothing has thrilled me yet.

I suspect this will be my last Ubisoft purchase.

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Re: Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby Voor » January 22nd, 2017, 7:55 am

Eh, some people won't mind the log in thing at all. I wouldn't stress too much about it

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Re: Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby VideoGameCritic » January 22nd, 2017, 11:41 am

That's the wrong attitude Voor. I regularly enjoy and review games 30-40 years old. Yet in 2-3 years when the servers are taken down Steep will be the most expensive coaster I've ever purchased. It's a real shame and that permissive attitude is not going to discourage companies from taking this "cash grab" approach.

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Re: Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby Rev » January 22nd, 2017, 1:24 pm

So this is a physical release that is online only? I've seen one other game that pulled that crap... I can understand a digital release but nothing something physical... That makes no sense since one of the major selling points of physical games (besides owning it physically) is to be able to play the game offline... I remember seeing a Lara Croft game in stores that came in a case but if you looked on the back it was for a download code... I don't understand why they would even bother putting the game in a case if it only came with a code... It was really sad because I heard some great things about that game and they couldn't even bother with putting the game on a disc.

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Re: Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby Robotrek » January 22nd, 2017, 5:34 pm

Puts a do not buy alert on an online only game in the year 2016, which functions exactly as advertised, yet doesn't throw a do not buy alert on the Retrobit Generations.

Funny things are happening here.

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Re: Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby OzGamer » January 22nd, 2017, 7:44 pm

Robotrek wrote:Puts a do not buy alert on an online only game in the year 2016, which functions exactly as advertised, yet doesn't throw a do not buy alert on the Retrobit Generations.

Funny things are happening here.


Yes, yours and the Critic's opinions of the Retrobit Generations differ.

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Re: Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby BlasteroidAli » January 23rd, 2017, 2:49 pm

I am with the critic on this one..

I think these online only games are worthless.

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Re: Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby Rookie1 » January 25th, 2017, 7:28 am

Are (newer) PC games like this?

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Re: Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby Atarifever » January 28th, 2017, 9:57 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:That's the wrong attitude Voor. I regularly enjoy and review games 30-40 years old. Yet in 2-3 years when the servers are taken down Steep will be the most expensive coaster I've ever purchased. It's a real shame and that permissive attitude is not going to discourage companies from taking this "cash grab" approach.

The kind of people this doesn't bother are the kind of people who will never play a game older than 3 years old anyway. As always, I hope the "new game or no game" people are, and will continue to be, a minority. I hope most people believe games are works of art or entertainment that are at least as worthy as continuing to exist as movies or books. Given the launch and first few years of the Xbox One (after it's always online and anti-customer stuff) compared to the PS4, I feel much more secure in calling "new or never" people aberrations, despite their continued insistence they are the majority.

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Re: Steep (PS4) - Do Not Buy!

Postby VideoGameCritic » January 28th, 2017, 11:31 am

Atarifever,
I think you make a good point. Us "older" gamers have a different perspective. We see the value of being able to play video games that are 30-40 years old! A lot of younger gamers only play the latest and greatest and can't imagine otherwise. Maybe they will 30-40 years from now.

These younger gamers also tend to be the most vocal on the internet, mainly because they grew up with the internet and tend to be "technology forward". But I think there is a quiet majority of gamers who think more like us.
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