A few days ago, I posted an article on the PC Gamer forum that detailed the incredible discount price for the first edition of the Steel Pipe Steel.
The article mentioned that you could get the game for a mere $19, or $20 for the Deluxe Edition (which includes Steel Pipe 2, Steel Pipe 3, and Steel Pipe 4), and that the game was only $5 cheaper than buying the game digitally for $24.99.
In response to that post, some PC Gamer members took to the forum to express their disgust with the discount price.
The comments section of the article showed a plethora of comments from people who were outraged at the low price, and in a post on Reddit, they also went on to say that it was unfair to compare the Steel to the digital version of Steel.
I think a lot of the anger and criticism is because they are comparing the Steel version of the game to the Digital version of a game that is not only a different game in a very different way, but also has some amazing additions to the game that were not present in the Digital versions of the games.
In addition to the comments section, a forum user on the game forums suggested that the Steel was going to be released as an “add-on” in the Steam Store for $5.99 to offset the discount.
That was an option, and Steam users are apparently quite receptive to those ideas, so the Steel has since been removed from Steam.
While this is an unfortunate situation, I can see how the Steel might have been a selling point for some PC gamers.
If you’re a fan of the series and you have the Steel, you’re going to love it, even if you’re not a hardcore Steel collector.
Now that the original Steel has been removed, I’m sure there will be many PC gamers who feel like the Steel is worth it, especially if they bought it digitally for a price that was a fraction of what they would pay to buy the digital game digitally.