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[TB] thunderw Dec 5, 2012 @ 4:13pm
Seriously do your research before buying this game! HELP INSIDE.
If you are seriously considering buying this game, ask yourself why the same vague, “…continually developing…” phrase is used on other digital gaming sites to advert this game, when the Dev and Mod have attributed the vague messaging to Steam. Dig deep and research before making your decision to buy. Educate yourself so that you know exactly what you are getting into.

There are plenty of posts here and all over the internet about how this game is still in Alpha/Beta stages of development yet there is ZERO indication of how incomplete the game actually is when you purchase it.

Be warned, be a diligent buyer and do your research, get the demo and make your own decision. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT IMPULSE BUY THIS GAME AS YOU WILL BE SORELY DISAPPOINTED. You will be paying to test a Beta quality build.


Penny Arcade Report Editorial: http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/the-perils-of-greenlight-how-towns-enraged-a-community-by-selling-a-game-th

Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/1316fc/greenlit_game_towns_sold_in_an_unfinished_state/

Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/towns

Towns Official Forums: http://www.townsgame.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=8&sid=3c64731967f70d300c9762333bb68eba

My Personal Review: http://steamcommunity.com/app/221020/discussions/0/882965737302281468/

/sign this Petition if you would like Steam to mark these games in some way to let buyers know about the development stage of games like this prior to puchase: http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/10/882966056543195053/


There, I think that eliminates any bads inadvertantly committed on my part before.
Last edited by [TB] thunderw; Dec 5, 2012 @ 8:49pm
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Nodrog Dec 5, 2012 @ 4:23pm 
Agreed, wish I did my research outside of steam before I bought Towns. Unfortunatly all that was available for me were the misleading screenshots :(
Nalidus Dec 5, 2012 @ 4:42pm 
You forgot another damning piece of evidence. Despite the devs and their own community mod stating that this game is finished, their own website page states that it is a pre-order.

http://www.townsgame.com/

They even acknowledge that the game isn't finished. So, they were blatantly lying when they said it was a finished game.
Degraiver Dec 5, 2012 @ 4:47pm 
Originally posted by Nalidus:
You forgot another damning piece of evidence. Despite the devs and their own community mod stating that this game is finished, their own website page states that it is a pre-order.

http://www.townsgame.com/

They even acknowledge that the game isn't finished. So, they were blatantly lying when they said it was a finished game.
You just direct linked to their main site. however, I do not see any reference to your claims. Could you proved a direct link please?
Solar Mongoose Dec 5, 2012 @ 5:09pm 
I'm pretty sure the button that says "Buy Now," said "pre-purchase" until recently. Also I think the FAQ used to say something like "What state is the game in?" the answer being something like "Alpha or Beta."

When did that change? It's actually getting to the point where the "they're just really ignorant" argument makes them sound even dumber than the "they honestly think doing what they're doing will make them more money" argument.
Rozil Dec 5, 2012 @ 5:10pm 
Sure, I aggre they should tell you its in BETA, but its still a great game in my opinion and I personally have spent 20 hours playing it.
Degraiver Dec 5, 2012 @ 5:21pm 
Originally posted by Rozil:
Sure, I aggre they should tell you its in BETA, but its still a great game in my opinion and I personally have spent 20 hours playing it.
Its not in beta however. It is in Alpha but is still playable alpha. And I also enjoy the game very much. Though I can't use my computer at home due to family. I'm wondering if the new patch will be out the next time I'm able to get on.
uwap Dec 5, 2012 @ 5:48pm 
If I see this unfinished game I really want to finish is. I'm to addicted to game development I think. Anyway, I think it has a lot of bugs and sure it isn't unfinished but though it has a lot of potential and it's really fun playing it. I already played it more than 10 hours and I'm looking forward to the next 10 :D
Solo Solitaire Dec 5, 2012 @ 5:51pm 
Originally posted by uwap:
If I see this unfinished game I really want to finish is. I'm to addicted to game development I think. Anyway, I think it has a lot of bugs and sure it isn't unfinished but though it has a lot of potential and it's really fun playing it. I already played it more than 10 hours and I'm looking forward to the next 10 :D
You couldn't be more wrong!

Or...

You are 100% right!

I honestly cannot tell what point you are trying to make here.
Degraiver Dec 5, 2012 @ 5:55pm 
Originally posted by Evecque:
Originally posted by uwap:
If I see this unfinished game I really want to finish is. I'm to addicted to game development I think. Anyway, I think it has a lot of bugs and sure it isn't unfinished but though it has a lot of potential and it's really fun playing it. I already played it more than 10 hours and I'm looking forward to the next 10 :D
You couldn't be more wrong!

Or...

You are 100% right!

I honestly cannot tell what point you are trying to make here.
I LOL'ed so hard at this reply.
Nalidus Dec 5, 2012 @ 5:57pm 
Originally posted by Degraiver:
Originally posted by Nalidus:
You forgot another damning piece of evidence. Despite the devs and their own community mod stating that this game is finished, their own website page states that it is a pre-order.

http://www.townsgame.com/

They even acknowledge that the game isn't finished. So, they were blatantly lying when they said it was a finished game.
You just direct linked to their main site. however, I do not see any reference to your claims. Could you proved a direct link please?

Look harder. There's a link that specifically states "Pre-Order Now".
Solo Solitaire Dec 5, 2012 @ 6:00pm 
Gotta tell you, I am not seeing it either. I think they finally updated it. I even tried the <Ctrl>F and had the browser search. Just not there anymore.
uwap Dec 5, 2012 @ 6:00pm 
Originally posted by Evecque:
Originally posted by uwap:
If I see this unfinished game I really want to finish is. I'm to addicted to game development I think. Anyway, I think it has a lot of bugs and sure it isn't unfinished but though it has a lot of potential and it's really fun playing it. I already played it more than 10 hours and I'm looking forward to the next 10 :D
You couldn't be more wrong!

Or...

You are 100% right!

I honestly cannot tell what point you are trying to make here.
Well. I want to say it is as bad that the game is unfinished as good its potential is. So I can just say as much bas things as good things about it.
brotherhoodmonk Dec 5, 2012 @ 6:05pm 
I can't believe people have this much buyer's remorse over ten-dollar video games.



Solo Solitaire Dec 5, 2012 @ 6:10pm 
Originally posted by brotherhoodmonk:
I can't believe people have this much buyer's remorse over ten-dollar video games.
Seems to me like you completely misunderstand the issue. Just not sure if it is accidental or intentional.
Degraiver Dec 5, 2012 @ 6:15pm 
Originally posted by Nalidus:
Originally posted by Degraiver:
Originally posted by Nalidus:
You forgot another damning piece of evidence. Despite the devs and their own community mod stating that this game is finished, their own website page states that it is a pre-order.

http://www.townsgame.com/

They even acknowledge that the game isn't finished. So, they were blatantly lying when they said it was a finished game.
You just direct linked to their main site. however, I do not see any reference to your claims. Could you proved a direct link please?

Look harder. There's a link that specifically states "Pre-Order Now".

It's not my job to prove you wrong. It's your job to prove you right. If you said "Theres a phone in my pocket", I would reply "Show me".
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