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Vargas78 Oct 29, 2013 @ 2:51pm
Its a good game, faithful to the board game, stylish in appearance but...
A little overpriced considering the competition. For fans of space hulk and 40k ok, fair enough, but you got to reach broader than that. Sometimes a little less ends up being more.
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Zahriel Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:19am 
Overpriced? You think they'll go lower with this being a GW sanctioned product? You funny!

People should just wait for sales.
Last edited by Zahriel; Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:20am
Vargas78 Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:21am 
Look at the competition though. You got X-Com, which is technically a better game. For less. And Dawn of War 2, which is arguably a better (if different) kind of game, which costs less. Yet Space Hulk is Space Hulk, fans of the board game and some 40k games will still go for it.

Look at bloodbowl as well. A good recreation of the board game. Yet its fairly cheap.

For people who arent particularly fans of the original Space Hulk or have never heard of it, its going to be a hard sell is my point.
Last edited by Vargas78; Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:24am
Boardwalker Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
I've gotten more than my money's worth. /shrug

If you can't afford full price, just wait for a sale. Or maybe read this similar troll post:
Vargas78 Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:36pm 
I have bought the game. And unlike that other posti'm not trolling. Sometimes less is more, in that it can attract a broader base of players., who can then go on to spread the word, encourage friends, create a thriving online community etc.

Admittedly however, it is a gamble. Such a theory wont necessarily work. But it should help create a bigger player base.
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Deadlights Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:09pm 
XCOM is old and has an expansion coming. That's why it's less. It was €49.99 at release. Once Space Hulk is old it'll be even cheaper than XCOM is now. Game is a little higher priced than it would be if it hadn't been Warhammer 40k. That's what happens when you use GW's stuff. But it's probably worth it because Warhammer 40k sells big.
Last edited by Deadlights; Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:12pm
Zuggi  [developer] Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:16pm 
*just a quick note*

You can't set it up like that as you have no idea about what the budget was for the various games and the deals made behind the scenes. The Computer Games industry is high risk and securing funding for games is a big challenge..especially in the start up phase as the ones providing funding are likely to take a much bigger cut.

As far as I recall the games you mention all came out with a higher starting price than our game (May be wrong here) but that also needs to be taken into consideration. As our game is pretty close to the boardgame it's hard to say whether or not it will appeal to the broader player base or not, but I agree that a lower price will attract a more people no matter what. BUT will it attract enough to cover the "loss" on people who would have bought the game at a higher you say it's a gamble.

I think old Silver summed it up pretty well in this thread:
Deadlights Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
I think lots of those who won't buy it at the current price will buy it anyway at some point when there's a sale. That certainly worked on me with Gods & Kings which I thought was overpriced until it was at a 75% discount.
datguy13 Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
I find it so disappointing that so many people today can't see the forest for the trees. They learn about economics from talking heads on Fox news instead of from actual legitimate teachers, and don't understand how complex product management and construction really is.
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