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[–] jsow789 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's kind of on you if you buy an early access game and it never gets finished imo. You're paying someone for an unfinished product and hoping that it does get finished when, as we have seen several times, they can easily just walk away with your money.

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[–] Keyser_Soze 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I see where you're coming from - there is a risk that when you buy something that is not finished, you might not like the final product.

HOWEVER, the consumer is absolutely entitled to that final product, whatever it may be, and it is absolutely on the developer to produce one. It is the developer's responsibility to provide a playable, finished game to the people who bought from them. There is an inherent risk of quality, as the game they make may not be up to the consumer's standards, and I believe this falls under a fair "buyer beware" situation. But if the developer never provides what they explicitly promised when the consumer bought the game (i.e. an actual working game), this is, in my opnion, absolutely fraud and is the fault of the developer (and to an extent, Steam for allowing it to happen so freely).

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[–] jsow789 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I would agree if it didn't say clearly on every early access game's store page that this is an unfinished game you are buying.

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[–] Exist2Resist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think that's why steam introduced the game refunds in the first place. I have a buddy that got his money back for DayZ with 5 hours of play time and two months after the purchase.

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[–] Rummel 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I for one love the early access games that I bought. H1Z1's development cycle is coming along pretty nicely, and it's an already fun game in alpha to boot.