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Topic: Tired of poor buggy launches

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VisitingComet1

So the last two pc games I have bought humankind and now age of empires 4 have been really buggy with things that probably should have been caught, In Humankind i ran into the problem of eventually not being able to advance my turn mid way through every game I played and it is a fun game that this bug kinda ruined. Add to it that amplitude is slower than an iceberg in fixing bugs and it stinks.

Age of Empires the campaign is great I'm still in the English part but having a ton of fun I am stuck on one mission but that is because I am a terrible player not the games fault. I will eventually beat it once I refine my strategy. The problem exists when I try to play a skirmish against humans or the AI the game just randomly crashes sometimes in short time frame or some times up to 30 minutes in which is frustrating. My pc is brand new I have a Ryzen 9 5950 and a RX 6800 XT so my computer meets the requirements and the campaign never crashes or has any bugs that I have seen.

I guess the point of this post is anyone else tired of the poor state of games recently? I feel like they are getting worse and worse in bug squashing before games launch. I am a big strategy gamer so you get used to all the bugs paradox games launch with or develop with each new expansion, but I think I have reached my limit even with their shenanigans releasing stuff buggy as hell. Do you guys/girls think it is going to get worse or better as far as bugs go on launch?

VisitingComet1

Tasuki

The problem is you have stockholders who don't realize how long a time frame a game should take from start to finish all they care about is their return investments. Sadly because of that developers are usually forced into unrealistic release dates i.e. this game has to make the Christmas buying time and such. As a result gamed are being rushed out too soon. As games get more complex they are going to need more development time which as I said stockholders don't understand.

I usually don't buy games at launch anymore due to that factor. As much as I would want a game at launch I rather wait a few months or so for companies to push out patches and such.

Edited on by Tasuki

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Balta666

That is why I mostly play games after launch (that and because it is cheaper ).

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Krzzystuff

@VisitingComet1 I don't trust games to be ready at launch. I've been avoiding them for a while on purpose to make sure they get patched and are working. my gaming time is limited so I can't afford to be disappointed with a lost save.

I'm going out on a limb with FH5 so I'm hoping I'm not letdown so I can feel confident in starting the Halo Infinite campaign at launch

Krzzystuff

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VisitingComet1

@Krzzystuff I doubt you will have to much trouble with FH5 I have never had any issues with those games or Forza either they generally do a good job.
I understand the sentiment on waiting. Most of the time I wait for a lot of games I especially wait for paradox games for their first patch after an expansion or new game release so I do not have a bad experience.
Some games like giant open world games are bound to have bugs you cant expect them to be able to test everything a human is going to do but bugs as simple as not advancing a turn or not being able to play skirmishes probably should have been caught.
@Tasuki I get what your saying and I agree with it for the most part I think a lot of people have no idea what goes into making a game and how one bug can drive you crazy for months.

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Vincent294

I reinstalled Cyberpunk 2077 recently and got physic bugged so hard repeatedly that I gave up on it. The quest bugs seemed gone, but physics magic, pop-in, and broken animations are still as common as ever. I'm hoping CDPR can refactor a lot of the engine code that is responsible for that stuff, but as a programmer I know it'll probably take months for them to do it. The game publishers will do this as long as people throw money at them for it. I bought Cyberpunk on sale for 20% off so I wasn't completely ripped off, but even then I should have waited.

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