Project $10 = Inserting a token with brand new games that let you play multiplayer etc...pre-owned buyers must pay 800msp to get access.
Ok, let me start by saying something : I'm looking for the opinions of a certain group of people in this thread, those who support Project $10. I am one of those people. I believe that without it, developers lose too much money via the pre-owned sector and on the whole the industry suffers. Those of you already against it, who hate paying for the multiplayer part if you rent a game will hate this too, so probably not much point posting.
On to the matter at hand :
With the release of Alice Returns this week, P10D has taken a new direction. The game features no multiplayer, and as EA have realised they can't charge you for MP if it doesn't exist, they've gone down a different route. With all new copies of AMD, you get a free bonus copy of the original game : American Mgees Alice. Awesome huh? Yeah, for those that rent it no problem, you just miss out on the original game.
But there's a catch - Included into the original achievment list of the game (the 1000g) is 6 achievments worth a total of 100g that correspond to the AMA game. That's right, those who rent or buy pre-owned can't get the full 1000g, you're stuck on 900g. Unless of course, you pay the 800msp and download the game once paid for.
So, what are your opinions on this? As a supporter of P10D, I've not decided yet. I mean, technically its the same. If you want to experience the full game and a MP mode, you pay 800 points. And most MP modes contain achievments. So, I guess pre-owned buyers can't get the full 1000g that way either.
But this seems different, as its basically forcing you to pay to play a different game? Anyway, as I said I'm on the fence about this one. I know devs need the money, and I hope they get it. But just a bit unsure on the method
this time around.
It won't effect me as I'll buy it new anyway, but still. Just looking for peoples opinions.
No source article as this is just my own ramblings, but Alice : Madness Returns achievment list is here, where you can see the 6 achievments I'm talking about.