How fair is "marketing promise" being broken as criticsm?

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Lulcielid

Warrior of Light
#1
I used the term "marketing promises" because that's what they, promises with marketing purpose.

Scenarios:

  • A developer promises that certain features only for the final release either not having them or being toned down.
  • A developer shows some features in trailer(s) only for some/many of them being missing or toned down.
To some this is an issue (of varying degree of annoyance), one that merits being listed as a shortcomming of the product.

To people that have this view, I'd like to know why do you put such weight on that?
 

Storm

Warrior of Light
Oct 26, 2013
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#2
marketing promises are how expectations are shaped, and when those expectations arent met in the end it leads to dissapointment.

i think its valid to complain about it but some players use it as a reason to trash the entire game (like it happens with FFXV) and thats when it becomes empty hyperbole...
 
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