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#1 2019-11-27 07:38:34
#2 2019-12-19 08:21:18
I'm from Australia. Scotch is quite affordable, once you scale for the expensiveness of everything.
However, most games aren't affordable. They are a lot of money for, usually, a enforced waste of time followed by a massive letdown.
There was a puzzle game on the PS4. It supposedly was about surviving on mars. It advertised an interesting story told without words. Like many games these days the first few levels seemed interesting. However, by the mid-point the logic of the mechanics had broken down in relation to the setting of the story. I hoped the story would be worth it. After completing all the secrets, I was treated to what I considered a massive "troll" where a bunch of nonsense was depicted on the screen in lieu of "art".
Being someone who thinks Shakespeare and the Berlin Philharmoniker is a reasonable way to spend one's afternoon, but also grew up playing video games, I was sincerely unimpressed. If the PS4 offered a way to remove a game purchase permanently like with Steam, I would get rid of said puzzle game simply to reflect my disdain for being lied to.
I don't mind when a game is silly and is honest about it. Like anyone else, the absurdity of life isn't lost on me. The Forest Rover is a perfectly sensible notion, in the context of a futuristic space colony where you build a motel for space tourists. A found that quite a laugh. But I dislike it when I'm told that I'm buying one thing and I end up receiving another.