Would You Actually Buy A Commercial Game For Gp2x?

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  1. skeezix

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    I'm evaluating some commercial game ports; ie: Real work that costs me real time to do and costs me money. But some good stuff.

    The question is .. would you ACTUALLY PAY for a game? Not super fancy Nintendo level game, but good quality game.

    I'm thinking a decent price, say $15 or somesuch range.

    If a 500 or 1000 people would buy, it'd be worth doing; if 20 peopel buy, it'd hurt pretty bad. So I'm wondering what the feel is here.

    Maybe I should make a poll :)

    jeff

    An RPG in this case; also, an action title.
     
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    I intend to buy at least one 'commercial' game for the GP2X. I would prefer a download, and I don't mind about DRM if its reasonable. $15 is on the high end of what I woul be willing to pay ($20 being my maximum).

    I would be more interested in a Western RPG (of 'Exile' or 'Geneforge' quality)over Action. I would prefer Action over a JRPG.
     
  4. barnesy

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    I was going to say yes until you said RPG! :p

    edit - To clarify, I'd like to offer support, but I couldn't just buy a game because it's there. I have no interest in RPGs (I sometimes think I'm the only person here who doesn't like them!). A game would have to interest me, but I'd not worry about paying that sort of amount if it did.
     
  5. Draken

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    Yeah, I'd buy a rpg for 15 bucks.
    Depends of the reviews of course, but a nice, pretty long game with a good story... Yeah :)
     
  6. Paradox

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    most definetly, i'd buy any commercial game so long as it wasnt a sports game
     
  7. dgnadt

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    It's hard to say. If you made it I probably would even if it weren't my cup of tea, just to help support you. If it were a Pinball game I definately would!! :D

    BTW, I'm going to be donating for your EXCELLENT work on Outcast! I had a GP32 and Castaway but didn't use it much at all because my FLU was just too dark. Now that I have a 2X Outcast gets a good portion of my time on it.
     
  8. thelamer

    thelamer ARRR I'm A Pirate

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    Probally Just to support this amazing hardware .


    But when I really think about my cheapness I would probally just steal it after they cracked it .
     
  9. chaos engineer

    chaos engineer tit for tat

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    let's say no, because otherwise you do not have any spare time left for your excellent emulators.
     
  10. Rayek

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    I'm with Paradox.
     
  11. daclassicgamingmaster

    daclassicgamingmaster It Is Your Birthday.

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    um, im going to say yes. But I'd have to see the game reviews of course...
     
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    I'd cough up for a decent racer, something like a Mario Kart or Wipeout clone would be great. Maybe you should take a vote on what style of game would be the most popular?
     
  14. nickspoon

    nickspoon vultum stultum habes

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    I'd pay for a decent 2D RPG, platformer or something Worms-style. I'd also pay for 3D pretty much anything (except sport). I'd like to see it driven as far as it can and back again.
     
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    If its good enough (and funds permitting :( ) I would buy a commericial game, so long as it dont have crappy trance music in it.
     
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  17. rokdcasbah

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    i'd pay 15 for a good shmup with nice hardware video effects...something that's like 1/3 as nice-looking as nanostray :)

    but honestly i think if you had the first commercial game a lot of people would buy it just out of curiosity...
     
  18. maffoo

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    It would depend on the game, but I'd certainly consider it.
     
  19. parag0n

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    If it was good, DEFINATELY.

    If it was OK, Maybe.

    If it was poor, probably not

    I'd like a nice RPG, something with an awesome storyline, and good controls (!)
     
  20. DaveC

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    If it was good, was something I was interested in, and it was not locked to a single unit (hardware comes and goes too much, breaks upgrades etc.) I would buy it.
     

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