‘Shadow Of The Tomb Raider’ Overrun With Negative Reviews Following Huge Discount
Lara Croft’s latest enty released over a month ago in the form of Shadow of the Tomb Raider and took the explorer on one of her biggest adventures yet. The puzzle-solving, enemy-fighting survival experience provided a largely satisfying time for fans, and that fact reflected in many of the game’s user reviews on Steam, or at least it used to.
Heading over to the game’s Steam page, one wouldn’t instantly surmise the game had once been ranked a “Mostly Positive” experience. Negative feedback has been pouring in over the last few days, with hundreds of users voicing their frustration and bringing down it’s once-desirable aggregate score to a “Mixed” status.
Why all the outrage? It apparently stems from a recent discount for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which saw the game’s normally $59.99 USD price tag discounted by 34%, or $39.59 USD. While most would see such a steep price drop as a mouth-watering steal, others have taken issue with the significant deduction taking place so soon after paying full-price at launch.
The reviews themselves paint a picture about where the annoyance comes from, with upset gamers viewing this sharp discount as seemingly devaluing their original purchase. Some who shelled out for the special Croft Edition are especially ticked, as the all-encompassing premium package ($109.96 USD) now sees nearly half of its price slashed at 47% ($58.78 USD).
It’s understandable why one would be annoyed in this situation, as most anyone would prefer spending less for a game whenever possible. However, those who pay for games either beforehand or at launch do so under their own free will, and the higher price tag has always remained the trade-off for early adoption. Sure, it’s annoying not knowing when price drops will happen, but that’s often how this wonderful world of gaming, and more specifically Steam, likes to roll.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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