The Last Of Us: Remastered Purchasers Open To Abuse?
This has been bugging me for a few months now.
When gamers get it into their heads that something is a certain way, they absolutely abuse anyone who dares to go against that tide.
These days, the trend is obvious: Reboots and Remasters are bad, in that they're nothing more than "cash grabs" by money-hungry publishers (notwithstanding the fact that nobody is forcing consumers to buy anything). And apparently, if you don't acknowledge this as fact, you're just a sucker and "exactly what's wrong with the industry today." I actually heard a Best Buy employee tell this to someone who wanted to pre-order The Last Of Us: Remastered. That elitist prick totally lambasted this guy who appeared simultaneously outraged and confused.
He was accused of A. Buying a game just because publishers told him to, and B. Buying the game because there wasn't anything else to play on the PlayStation 4. I mean, the employee attempted to do this in a joking manner, but it just came across as ridiculously stupid and offensive. But it's an attitude I'm seeing and hearing more of in the gaming community; there are many out there who honestly believe you're some sort of idiot if you intend to buy the Remastered version of one of gaming's best ever titles. Of course, they don't bother to ask if the person has never played TLoU before.
I get why you're against reboots and remasters and the like. But is there any particular reason you have to turn this into a social, business, and freakin' philosophical statement? Like, anyone who "falls" for Sony's little "trick" is just automatically inferior? Give me a break.
Related Game(s): The Last Of Us: Remastered
7/27/2014 9:13:29 PM Ben Dutka