Guess what, I had some kind of enlightening right this evening and it fits your comment.
I was thinking about SFV and all the critics it receives. I also was trapped in the common sense if video game expectations.
Take famous and well selling franchises like Call of Duty, FIFA or Assassin’s Creed for example. They release a yearly new version including a season pass and some DLC and are selling like shit. Back in the days when Battlefield 2 released its two DLC everyone was complaining about the death of e-sports. But like in government elections, we forget so fast.
I also was trapped in this new way of video game culture and now there is Capcom, releasing a new version of a formerly 6 years supported franchise and communicating clearly what you get and what it will cost and the whole world is complaining.
They even listened to the people and worked out a way to earn constant money for their efforts without releasing a new game every two years and the people still complain about it.
Instead of honoring their commitment to e-sports, people blame them for their doings.
Sure, you may need to pay another 50$ another year for the new characters, so what? Other franchises expect you to pay another 100$ and the burger shop next door expects you to pay 100$ in 4 weeks for their efforts.
These are my thoughts from tonight and I will start with SFV and invest my time there, since I am pretty sure, it will be there for a few years and I will have my good time with it.
It may not fit the fast paced times we live in and it may not be as easy to consume as the rest, but that’s just what I am looking for. A challenge to beat and not a fast food to consume.