From: Zelienople, PA
ORIGINAL: Joe D.
And if not a patch, how will we get any more scenarios from SSG? Are you expecting an add-on installment? If so, you'll be paying for it, and a number of players have already complained that they have paid enough.
If they try to charge us for scenarios that should have been included to begin with for the price we were charged, I think SSG will find itself on a lot of peoples list of companies to never buy from again.
The new CAW shipped with the same scenarios as the original game, it was great value then and great value now
I keep hearing "The number of scenarios are the same as in the original release"
Video games have come a long way since the original CaW was released. Technolgy has improved dramatically, AI has improved, nearly all aspects of video gaming has improved, but this new release takes advantage of so few of those advancements. Honestly its only improvements are graphics, the interface, and multiplayer.
Graphics are not up to todays standards, not for a full priced game. Multiplayer is a joke because there are no scenarios even remotely balanced for multiplayer. The interface is one thing that was well improved, but an updated interface doesnt justify the price.
Simply put, if we are expected to pay full price for a game we expect that game to be up to the standards of other games charging full price. Comparitively speaking, this game is a budget title that should have cost roughly $19.99 or at the very most $29.99 and that would be pushing it. To release this and think we, the customers, are going to be happy to pay full price, goes a long way to explain why some SSG employees seem to be baffled as to why the customers are complaining. Value......... it was a great value then,... its not now, not at the same price as it was then. Not for the exact same game with a little make up added.
Mostly a lurker and almost never a poster but I wanted to jump in and just say "Great Post".
This was my first purchase from Matrix Games and to be frank unless something changes very quickly on the CaW front, this will be my last purchase. What a great game, but waste of money due to limited scenarios. This is not a console game where 10 - 15 hours is the norm. CaW was billed as a WAR game, not many war games I have played have such a lack of content. I would not go as far and say the game is shameful. The pricing is shameful. I really don't care how many scenarios came with the original game vs. how many are in the current version. The fact of the matter is you can only play the same scenarios so many times before you are bored to death. An updated interface is not worth $49.95, period!
Gregor_SSG you wanted us to check out the war-room editor, you claim it is very hard. I have not checked it out, nor am I going to. I will say though that if the war-room editor is so hard, that's your problem and not the customers issue. Make a better editor and this would be a none issue because the community would have provided the scenarios you didn't.
I am going to take a guess that any new scenarios from your guys are going to cost and that will just add to the anger here. You wont get a dime out of me unless you add content that should of been in place to start with.
Lastly, how long does it take to test an installer? I will be dead before you release a patch for this game. Bottom line. Great game, poorly supported currently, shameful pricing.