I think Sins is an excellent game, it's $10 cheaper than most games ............. And I agree, for being such an "incomplete" and "overpriced" game even after a yr, the reviews sure do tell a different story.
Sins is not 10$ cheaper, its a lot more than that it's about 2/3rd of the price we usually pay for our games. Thats the price it came out at.
Dont get me wrong, I love Sins, and I actually made a lot of publicity in France for the game. I even wrote a very positive review for it because I felt it was not known enaugh. The game seduced me, same for the way it was published and protected.
It was well worth its price, shure it cant technically cut it compared with some big budget super productions.. but then the intresting price compensated for that. Its a good game, fun to play (thats the most important) and its original, it may not take advantage of my high end graphic card, of my dual or quad core processor, it also could have more of a single player experience .. but what the hell, its a lot cheaper, we dont have stupid CD protections and smaller game studios that make good games doo need our support.
If the game cost 70$ when it came out it most certenly would not have had such good reviews !
The big superproduction games it was compared too now cost 5$, 10$ 20 at most and thats new from a store.
If I mention this its for the games own good, I dont care I already got them when they came out. But if today I as on the market for a strategy game what would I get ?
The expensive blockbuster that uses my hardware too its max and is super well known for 10$ ? Or a lighter game that is also reconned to be a good game but cost much less new, wont use the hardware at more than 50% of its capabilities and seems relatively unknown for 45$ ?
I'm just a little worried, maybe for nothing, but at one time I could happily recommend SoaSE as the strategy game to have, the one thats really worth its buck's. These days Its not quite so simple.