But I want Help! too...
But I want Help! too...
I would HOPE that Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band DLC album will cost less than Abbey road.....BECAUSE
Sgt. Pepper =13 songs total
- 6 songs already in game
= only 7 songs to buy from Sgt. Pepper DLC
(7 songs times 160 pts is 1120 microsoft pts about $14)
(btw Abbey road ablum is 1360 pts)
I REALLY hope Harmonix doesnt ripe us off with these DLC albums and all the songs that are already in the game!
Also, are you saying HMX will rip us off by having us purchase the songs that are already in-game as DLC? That's not going to happen.
I guess I used the same kind of math that HMX did to set the price for Abbey Road, if you know what I mean.
So I made an error. If I apologize, will you promise not to sue me?
We only need three songs from side 1... the rest are from Side 2, and likely were not included in the game because they are so short.
Last edited by HeadHunter67; 09-04-2009 at 04:17 PM.
Has the pricing for Sgt. Pepper and Rubber Soul actually been confirmed? The Gamescom announcement only lists the price of 1360 MSP for Abbey Road - the other albums don't have a price listed. Common sense would suggest we'll get discounts on them in the same way we always have, so they probably won't cost 1360 MSP.
What I meant is, we're paying the established "album price" in spite of only getting half an album's worth of material - and half of what we're buying is half as long as normal. (which is already half as long as most of the songs in RB, which also sell for $2 each).
So, let's do the math this way: Say all the full length songs from Side 1 are worth the $2 they're asking... and then let us say that the songs from Side 2 are only worth $1 due to their length. I mean, can ANYONE justify asking $2 for Her Majesty, a 23-second song? Of course not.
So we have three two-dollar songs and eight $1 songs. That's $14. Even if we say Because, Sun King and You Never Give Me Your Money are worth $2 each, it's still $17. So yes, we're paying the full album price with no discount, basically.
Unless you can somehow convince us that songs like Mean Mr. Mustard and Polythene Pam are worth $2 each, or that the medley is worth $16 of separate songs, there's NO savings. Hence, yes we are being ripped off unless the price changes.
In my eyes it all depends on what they do with albums AFTER Abbey Road.
I understand the complaints in regards to charging $2 for tracks like Mean Mr. Mustard/Polythene Pam/Her Majesty, but when they start picking and choosing what songs go beyond the "normal" $2 pricec and what doesn't, then they're really in trouble. There are songs in The Beatles canon that are below 2 minutes which are considered "complete" songs. Multiple songs at that. So how about those? Should they be $2, or less?
If The Beatles would've considered Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard/Polythene Pam/She Came in Through the Bathroom Window as one song on Abbey Road, and Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End as one song, this would be a moot point. But since they divided them up to where there are 17 titles on the album instead of 11, it now makes a difference in this circumstance 40 years later lol. So for this one disc people are just going to have to deal with HMX needing to keep consistency in how they charge for titled tracks on albums. Unless there is some other precedent I'm not aware of where a really short song an album was charged less than the $2 price tag.
If Abbey Road is $16.98 and subsequent albums like Pepper and Revolver or less, I've got no issues. But if they're all $16.98, then it's clear there is a "Beatle tax" being imposed.
That seems to be the way they've said they're doing it - at least for the first three albums they have announced. That's why it sounds like a rip-off in this case.
Either the entire medley should be sold as one song, or they should admit that they cannot justify full price for the songs I mentioned. There are plenty of RB songs that sell for $1 (Yomp is a great example) for various reasons.
If they stick to their $17 price tag, I might very well just buy a few of the tracks instead of the whole album. I'm not such a completist that I'll pay a premium for the medley.
Then again, this might change a bit since The End was leaked as the final song, so I wouldn't be surprised if they revise the pricing once the game is officially released.