I know this topic is approached from time to time, but as another summer ends, I'd like to voice my objection to and concerns about "To be continued" games. I recntly 'finished' DREAMFALL and loved it. I know there are supposed to be further installments coming, but this game was released 18 months ago and I don't even know the name of the next installment, let alone when it will appear. I also realized that AGON was released as a single unit 2004. THE LOST SWORD OF TOLEDO is scheduled for "Q1 2007" but it is now Q3 of 2007 and there's no game. This has happened before and I fear it costs game developers money. I know these organizations need to pay for the time and effort involved in game developemnt, but if the buying public is irritated and doubtful that the story or game be completed in a reasonable time (Or at all), I fear they won't make the initial purchase; the first part of a game won't be successful; and we consumers will miss some good games as a result of what appear to be 'lack of support."
I have no idea what the answer is, but I fear the problem will become more and more troublesome. I would hate for games such as DREAMFALL and AGON to disappear from the market simply because gamers have lost faith in the fact that they will be completed.