9 Reasons You Shouldn't Have Faith In The Video Game Industry
8. Games Don't Work Out The Box
Although PC gamers have known this for years, console players are starting to realise that you should never buy an online-only game at launch. The Division and Street Fighter V are the latest examples of products that went through teething problems in its first few hours. Even if you managed to avoid the server blackouts and actually got into either, the early missions in the former were plagued by a bug that meant players had to queue one at a time to start one of the earliest missions. As a result, The Division was an absolute nightmare to play on day one, and it's completely baffling how such an obvious oversight made it into the game in the first place. Considering the modern mentality of pushing out a new release with a focus on fixing it through patches later on, the first few days of The Division shouldn't have come as a surprise. While fixes and patches aren't all bad, some of them are starting to become a joke. When patches for the latest Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 or Assassin's Creed: Unity on Xbox One are bigger than the actual file for the game itself (and they still can't fix all of the problems) then you know something has gone terribly, terribly wrong.