Once again, Nintendo never denied. As you know, a few days ago the long-awaited "Super Mario Run" was released for iOS devices. Curious but not too much (I've never been a huge fan of the saga) I decide to download it mainly because of its being free. I thought, "not bad", since it was initially presented as a paid game. "They will have changed their mind" ...
Forget it. Once started, there is the usual tutorial. Then 1 level, 2 level, 3 level (with a total duration of either 4 min) to get to the 4 (1 World Ultimate) level that, guess a bit, to get started asking you for nothing less than the toll. A toll far from insignificant: 9,99 Euro to unlock all the remaining worlds (5, with 4 levels each). So, let's mean, to unlock what? 3 / 4 hours of play? As you can imagine, my other unlucky Nintendo experience with Super Mario Run ended at that very moment. Finger pressed on the icon, X and amen.
If I write this it is not just to throw manure or complain not to have 1o Euro to throw, anything else. We once again witness an unwarranted robbery against us video game players. Now, I do not want to take it with whom the game has bought it or with those who buy it, but I would like to make you think about it, because if there are still any asses for the ass this is why the market (us) allows it. The considerations are as follows:
- 10 Euros for a gamble with a fixed duration for which, as stated, no updates or additions are provided?
- 10 euro for a game when app of equal or greater value does not ask for them at a minimum?
- 10 Euros that start to be out of place for Nintendo that, look a bit, started sending questionnaires to users asking if the price was adequate.
Note the damn hypocrisy to seek the opinion of users only when the sales are not those expected (of the type: but yes, we start with an absurd price hoping the idiots fall for us, then the ugly we lower). There is no ethics, but only and only a conception of gain even when one intends to lower prices.
To conclude: I understand the attachment to a brand and want to do anything to get it. Sometimes, however, is just playing on 'unconditional love for our passions that the infamous of this land, from the smallest homunculus to the largest company, will try to squeeze or simply use us to the end.