« on: September 21, 2009, 08:59:34 AM »
I'm with Keith on the $19.99 tipping point. If I'm on the fence about a game or only casually interested in a title seeing a price tag of $24.99 takes it off my list for consideration. If it is a title that I played in demo for a significant period of time and really enjoyed it, that $24.99 price tag still puts some reservation in my buying consideration.
I have the discretionary income to purchase games at much higher price points, but my expectations with indie titles is that you're not supposed to get the big-ticket high-budget experience you might get when you buy a mainstream title. To be quite honest, the first version of AI War lined up with those expectations. It's a much different, and better (in every way) game than when I first purchased it. That's why I would spend a little more on the expansion, knowing that I'm getting top-notch support, an active forum community, and patches/enhancements like crazy. But for the gamer new to the title, I'm afraid that the $19.99 barrier is still in place.