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#61 M3wThr33   Batman with a gun. CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:02 PM

Wait so let me get this straight, and if I am wrong, please anyone feel free to correct me.  For about $100 I can buy a lego game that allows me to play with three characters, and allow me to play on a number of levels, some of them within limits if I don't buy the "other" level packs for around $30.  Not to mention if I want to play with other characters I have to buy their "packs"  So if I want to experience the whole lego dimensions world, I am looking at around $200-$300.  

 

Compare that to Lego Marvel Super Heroes and their total number of characters and numerous levels, and other lego games, all for around $20-$40.  Am I missing something here?  

 

I mean it is a great idea from these corporations.  "Hey, lets make a new game, and only give the players a few characters, and in order to play with the other characters they need to buy them separately.  But they won't know they are being shaq-fu so bad, because we will disguise the purchasable characters as TOYS!!!!!  Its FANTASTIC, they will love it!"

It's actually $650 total for everything.

 

$100 for the starter pack

5 $30 Level Packs

4 $25 Team Packs

26 $15 Fun Packs

 

All different content.

 

At least it'd be $520 total buying it all with GCU from Best Buy.

 

So yeah, it's a total ripoff compared to all of the other Lego games. It's a fraction of the content for literally 10x the price.



#62 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1714 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:06 PM

Is there at least something akin to the Toy Box mode on Infinity? If ever a game could make use of a level editor, it's this one.

#63 spmahn  

Posted 27 September 2015 - 07:22 PM

I picked up the starter set, BTTF pack, and Simpsons pack from Best Buy using a friends GCU card, so I saved a decent amount with that. Oddly enough I saw no other Lego Dimensions stuff for sale at Best Buy unless I missed it. Went to TRU after and got the exclusive Ninjago charactet and Sooby Doo to get a $10 gift card. Not terrible.

#64 Sasaki   Formerly Blockbusterguy CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2015 - 10:04 PM

Worst experience ever @BestBuy... Keep in mind I come from Blockbuster Video so I know first hand about dying brick and mortar business. Went to Bestbuy @ 4PM with my wife and kid to pick up the Lego dimension starter pack I preorder at the store. I didn't preorder the mini figures because I figure that I can just have my son look at them and he can pick out 2 sets. I go to the game aisle first to pick up the mini figures and the fixture is set up really pretty with the Lego dimensions signs and tags but empty, no product. My wife then says to me maybe they are sold out? I pull out my phone and search the part numbers and guess what? All of them say "in stock @ that store". I go to the counter and pick up my starter pack and tell the girl at the end, "hey by the way do you guys have any packs available to buy? Do you have them behind the counter for theft reasons? She says you mean the Amiibos? (That's a different conversation on how employee at that store don't know any of their products) I made her look it up on her computer to see what I was referring to. She says," Oh I do which one do you want?(with an attitude) I told her I wanted to see options and look at the box to pick. She then says that won't be possible that I had to pick one. Confused as a turtle eating a hamburger I told her Please let me speak with a manager. With anger and attitude she pages a manager on her little ear piece. After 20 minutes on me bitching about the service @ that particular store to my wife a manager come out. Same shit have to explain to a MANAGER what I was looking for. I'll speed the story up and just tell you that the product was in the back in totes with big signs on the side saying "DO NOT STREET UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27" I tell the manager don't you want my money? What if you had customers that came in the morning looking for these but didn't say anything because they thought it was sold out? They walk down the street to target to get them? He looks at me like I just gave him the hardest algebra question mix with chemistry. He then says pick your figures and take them to the cashier and tell them XXXXXX said to give you 20% off. At this point I just took bad cop and the Simpsons and left straight to the cashier. I let my GCU kick in and the said XXXXXXX said to give me 20% off. I was expecting a brain over load from them trying to figure out how to do it and bam that was it.
I'm done with Bestbuy and GCU. I'm done trying to give business to brick and mortar because I support them. Don't get me wrong I love GCU but it's not worth the aggravation these idiots at Bestbuy treat you. I guess I'll start looking at Targets red card promo. Anyway just venting thank you for listening.

#65 no658ea3   Come at me Bro, I'm Hubert CAGiversary!   6169 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2015 - 10:07 PM

Worst experience ever @BestBuy... Keep in mind I come from Blockbuster Video so I know first hand about dying brick and mortar business. Went to Bestbuy @ 4PM with my wife and kid to pick up the Lego dimension starter pack I preorder at the store. I didn't preorder the mini figures because I figure that I can just have my son look at them and he can pick out 2 sets. I go to the game aisle first to pick up the mini figures and the fixture is set up really pretty with the Lego dimensions signs and tags but empty, no product. My wife then says to me maybe they are sold out? I pull out my phone and search the part numbers and guess what? All of them say "in stock @ that store". I go to the counter and pick up my starter pack and tell the girl at the end, "hey by the way do you guys have any packs available to buy? Do you have them behind the counter for theft reasons? She says you mean the Amiibos? (That's a different conversation on how employee at that store don't know any of their products) I made her look it up on her computer to see what I was referring to. She says," Oh I do which one do you want?(with an attitude) I told her I wanted to see options and look at the box to pick. She then says that won't be possible that I had to pick one. Confused as a turtle eating a hamburger I told her Please let me speak with a manager. With anger and attitude she pages a manager on her little ear piece. After 20 minutes on me bitching about the service @ that particular store to my wife a manager come out. Same shit have to explain to a MANAGER what I was looking for. I'll speed the story up and just tell you that the product was in the back in totes with big signs on the side saying "DO NOT STREET UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27" I tell the manager don't you want my money? What if you had customers that came in the morning looking for these but didn't say anything because they thought it was sold out? They walk down the street to target to get them? He looks at me like I just gave him the hardest algebra question mix with chemistry. He then says pick your figures and take them to the cashier and tell them XXXXXX said to give you 20% off. At this point I just took bad cop and the Simpsons and left straight to the cashier. I let my GCU kick in and the said XXXXXXX said to give me 20% off. I was expecting a brain over load from them trying to figure out how to do it and bam that was it.
I'm done with Bestbuy and GCU. I'm done trying to give business to brick and mortar because I support them. Don't get me wrong I love GCU but it's not worth the aggravation these idiots at Bestbuy treat you. I guess I'll start looking at Targets red card promo. Anyway just venting thank you for listening.

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#66 Zincdust   CSI: Portland CAGiversary!   461 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2015 - 10:11 PM

My favorite part was "Confused as a turtle eating a hamburger".
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#67 Sasaki   Formerly Blockbusterguy CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2015 - 10:19 PM


Mistakes happen, don't have to be a huge dick about it.


Exactly why Bestbuy losing business. I have never seen a business so badly managed as Bestbuy. At least Target, Walmart are on the same page and every store is consistent. You think 1 target in the USA didn't have the Lego dimensions in stock by the morning? No because they are managed consistently.

#68 captbrannigan  

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 11:11 PM

Mistakes happen, don't have to be a huge dick about it.

I love that he expects a store that does most of its business in home theaters to have all its employees know about every new game. Let alone the girl there to fix printers or the guy that knows all about car stereos. You know they have to field questions about dishwashers and mounting speakers to drywall too, right?

I understand when people complain about gamestop employees not knowing their games, but even then I'm a huge game nerd who checks here and neogaf daily and there's stuff that's not on my radar. The internet means most consumers know far more about a product they're interested in than some teenager mindlessly punching the clock until he can crack some whipits in the parking lot on his break.

#69 Sasaki   Formerly Blockbusterguy CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2015 - 11:40 PM

I love that he expects a store that does most of its business in home theaters to have all its employees know about every new game. Let alone the girl there to fix printers or the guy that knows all about car stereos. You know they have to field questions about dishwashers and mounting speakers to drywall too, right?
I understand when people complain about gamestop employees not knowing their games, but even then I'm a huge game nerd who checks here and neogaf daily and there's stuff that's not on my radar. The internet means most consumers know far more about a product they're interested in than some teenager mindlessly punching the clock until he can crack some whipits in the parking lot on his break.

Actually the only thing I expect is for management to do their job and check the fucking planograms before opening the store. I can care less about some teenager not knowing the product but come on, have some common customer service skills and say, "let me get someone for you to help with this. ( gets an expert or someone that is familiar with the that department. If the planograms would of been done do you think I would be bitching? No I wouldn't. ANY way I'm just venting about my experience and what I'm going to do. I'm not asking you guys to stop shopping at Bestbuy. Hmm and if your going to be a appliance and home theater company why push GCU? Why advertise that you can preorder games and employees have no clue?

#70 Kotor15   Forum Content Cop CAGiversary!   2685 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:13 AM

So much anger. You got 20% off on top of GCU lol. I'm suspecting you went into the whole ordeal with a piss poor attitude and your tone made the girl at the counter respond with an "I'm tired of fucking customers like this" attitude. It's fucking video games, no need to get worked up about it like the hospital is refusing you service after a car wreck.

#71 Cnstntidnty  

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:17 AM

Mistakes happen, don't have to be a huge dick about it.

Haha, you actually read all that sh#t?

Should give him the link to whatever BB forum, so he can't vent there.
Cause no one here cares.

#72 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5523 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:26 AM

Exactly why Bestbuy losing business. I have never seen a business so badly managed as Bestbuy. At least Target, Walmart are on the same page and every store is consistent. You think 1 target in the USA didn't have the Lego dimensions in stock by the morning? No because they are managed consistently.

It's funny, the local Target I visited this morning had two employees staring at the Lego Dimensions display and they were complaining that whoever set up the display only put out the Xbox 360 version of the game and they couldn't find the PS4 version I asked for.  They may be consistently managed, but I have had to have arguments with the manager twice in the last few months because their weekly ad listed deals they refused to honor because the register wasn't programmed properly (i.e. the B2G1 for Infinity 3.0 figures and the reserve a game and get a percentage off any game).  I've never had BB not honor an advertised deal.  Regardless, every retail store has its issues and Target, Best Buy and Walmart are no different.  



#73 Pokechaos480   Banned Banned   3685 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:27 AM

You sound like the typical pos retail customer I hate dealing with.
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#74 Pokechaos480   Banned Banned   3685 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:36 AM

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#75 no658ea3   Come at me Bro, I'm Hubert CAGiversary!   6169 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:45 AM

Haha, you actually read all that sh#t?

Should give him the link to whatever BB forum, so he can't vent there.
Cause no one here cares.

No I didn't, lol. Once he got mad I gave up.

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#76 Pokechaos480   Banned Banned   3685 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:46 AM

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#77 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10404 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:48 AM

So I guess its $285 to play everything on day one and $465 for everything being released? Wow. Plus a ton more being released through May.

 

http://kotaku.com/a-...laye-1733207446


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#78 spmahn  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:52 AM

Well I WAS hoping to play today, but nope 5.5gb update out of the box, doubt it will be done before I have to go to sleep

#79 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1498 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 01:13 AM

Worst experience ever @BestBuy... Keep in mind I come from Blockbuster Video so I know first hand about dying brick and mortar business. Went to Bestbuy @ 4PM with my wife and kid to pick up the Lego dimension starter pack I preorder at the store. I didn't preorder the mini figures because I figure that I can just have my son look at them and he can pick out 2 sets. I go to the game aisle first to pick up the mini figures and the fixture is set up really pretty with the Lego dimensions signs and tags but empty, no


Was this store in MD by chance? Because the BB I went to today was the exact same way, even for Superchargers. All the product was in baskets behind the registers, shelves were ready but nothing was placed out. We had reserved everything we wanted on line so we were able to pick it up no problem. But having worked retail, there are a lot of customers who, after not seeing what they want, would rather go to a different store than ask an employee. So there's a good chance they lost a few sales. It's been this way for nearly every game launch I've seen lately at BB. If I can order it on their website for online order I will as their instore is so horrible.

#80 CAiNiAC   ~Baby got Backlog~ CAGiversary!   5004 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 01:13 AM

My favorite part was "Confused as a turtle eating a hamburger".

 

I actually fed raw hamburger to my turtle as part of his diet along with pellets, greens and feeder fish.

 

He was never confused.


I just spent an hour dragging a boat up a mountain for a trophy. What have I become...

 

Now just play a really piece of shit game and then complain about it until (and well after) you get the plat.

 

 

 


#81 Sasaki   Formerly Blockbusterguy CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 01:58 AM

Was this store in MD by chance? Because the BB I went to today was the exact same way, even for Superchargers. All the product was in baskets behind the registers, shelves were ready but nothing was placed out. We had reserved everything we wanted on line so we were able to pick it up no problem. But having worked retail, there are a lot of customers who, after not seeing what they want, would rather go to a different store than ask an employee. So there's a good chance they lost a few sales. It's been this way for nearly every game launch I've seen lately at BB. If I can order it on their website for online order I will as their instore is so horrible.


No this was in Illinois, and unfortunately majority of customers don't even bother saying anything and walk out. The problem is that there is a Target, GameStop, Toys R us in the same block. If I was working retail and working at that bestbuy I would do everything in my power that I can control to make sure revenue does not leave the store. Also if I didn't say anything how long would it been ignored?

And thanks for assuming I was the rude customer, which in reality I have sympathy for retail workers because I used to be one. In my opinion why are you working customer service if you hate the customer? Keep in mind I'm basing this from the bestbuy I visited which is that same problem over and over. New releases are never put out on time including movies at this location all the time.

#82 Cnstntidnty  

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:02 AM

Yo Hubert, aren't you glad that you started this thread? :)

#83 Pig   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:02 AM

My best buy is usually just fine. In fact the BB I pre-ordered from called me (not an automated message) to let me know that they didnt receive any portal level packs due to some shipping delay, but i was more than welcome to pick up what they had in and they would call me when the other item came in. 



#84 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3129 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:05 AM

My BB  (Atlanta, Edgewood) didn't have a single thing out though they are going under a pretty big renovation. 

 

For those complaining about the cost. I agree the starter pack is a bit overpriced due to the claims that it's essentially a standard Lego game from a content point of view so you pay a 40 dollar up charge for the portal and Lego.

 

I look at the extra content  like Skylanders. You don't need near everything to play all the content but to use the figures you obviously have to buy them. Frankly, unless I'm missing something it doesn't look like there's nearly as much difference between the minifigs as there are the Skylanders so  it looks like getting everything is really not compelling to anyone but a completionist.

 

Finally, I haven't seen a full review of any but the preview videos of the character worlds looked quite substantial which add a lot more content to the original game. If someone has played around in one of the character worlds I'd love some impressions on whether it's any fun or not.



#85 DarkGamer11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   416 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:10 AM

My BB (Florence, KY) didn't have anything out. The guy working electronics had no problem getting stuff out from the back, but it wasn't displayed for whatever reason.  Picked up the starter pack, Emmet fun pack, Jurassic World team pack, and Portal level pack. Downloading update now!



#86 token2k6   LG FUAD CAGiversary!   4501 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:32 AM

There will be plenty of deals on these. The market is too saturated and this is the last to come out this year, everyone has already blew their wads. I peeked into the back of a GS I was at an hour before closing and they had 3 piles 6 feet high of just Dimensions for any given console. All the pegs in front were still full, almost falling off in fact.

 

Don't get me wrong, I really want to play this, but I'll wait until I can drop $200 and get a ton of stuff.



#87 Blumpkin   Lunar Lander CAGiversary!   3094 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:35 AM

Yeah, the clerk at Gamestop thought I was crazy when I said these will be available for half price (or at least BOGO) before the holidays.

We'll see how crazy I am.

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#88 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11204 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:44 AM

The guy wasnt really being a dick. I don't know why its unreasonable to think that something that releases today would be on the shelf ready to buy.

 

My best buy is the same way. They Fuck up a lot getting new release product on the shelf. if its a friday release forget about it. lol.

 

Then if you ask for it they just say "sorry if you didnt pre-order it you dont get it"


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#89 token2k6   LG FUAD CAGiversary!   4501 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:59 AM

 

 

Then if you ask for it they just say "sorry if you didnt pre-order it you dont get it"

Eff that noise. Just whip out your phone, add it to cart, show them it's avail for In-Store P/U at this location and try to kindly ask, "Now do you mind finding it? Because all I have to do is press this button, then you'll HAVE to find it."

 

edit: and I agree that BB has really slipped off on new releases lately (Fri / Sun) ones. I was rage-filled when we rushed into the stores for DI 3.0 and Skylanders only to find out they were still in the back. This is something a 4 year old can't comprehend and they get all sad b/c you've promised them all week. If I was in charge of BB, I would make sure this never happens and whats left of their skimpy gaming department is still honorably upheld #MakeBestBuyGreatAgain



#90 no658ea3   Come at me Bro, I'm Hubert CAGiversary!   6169 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:01 AM

I just played 6 worlds/levels with my brother and it's a fun game. I would recommend it to anyone. 


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