Originally Posted by number1laing
Didn't Twisted Metal get delayed specifically because they didn't want to lose it in the Christmas shuffle?
I liked the demo but it did disappear pretty fast. Maybe the world just doesn't care about another Twisted Metal game.
Back when Rayman bombed I saw a lot of people online saying that they should've just delayed it. I submit that the game would've bombed no matter when it came out. Not every game can be a hit.
Nope, ESP needed more dev time and sony allowed it. Not getting lost was an added benefit, as I don't think it would have sold nearly as well in that release slot. Truth be told, it probably needed another 1-2 months from it's feb release date. Right now would have been better, assuming the launch bugs and issues could have benefited from the extra time. As said, news on the issues severely undercut the game. People don't tend to go out and buy $60 games with reports that it shuts down older phat PS3's or has server connection issues out of the box...
As for Rayman, it's on my list. I heard it was a hidden gem, but I'm running into the issue of over-saturation in the market. I have too many great games to play, and not enough time. I will get to it, but I haven't even got to either of the Batman games for example...
Anyways, over-saturation is also a problem.
I totally disagree - 2013 is a near certainty IMO. The systems might be doing well now (even though in March they were all down y/y), but they are all old as hell and another 24-32 months is an eternity. The big reason why there is so much carbon copy junk coming out now is because the hardware is so old, the engines are all developed, gamers are all locked in with their choice of franchise. There is nothing else to do with this hardware.
Totally disagree. There's always something to do. There were plenty of late PS2 games that created or expanded genres and franchises and made a pretty penny.
Publishers are just stuck in COD copy mode, and dev's are being forced to chase AAA games, or deal with nothing.
Did we really need Uncharted 3 so soon? Did SOCOM, Homefront, and Medal of Honor or the other litany of shooters that blandly copied COD?
The problem is the same problems that are going to lead to the forecast second great crash that is going to come if things don't change. That has nothing to do with the hardware, and everything to do with the software, and support, and lack of diversity. If GFX are the only thing driving new game sales now, then gamers have lost and the console industry is doomed.
No. Since it's only a tablet in appearance and is tied to the local system completely via wifi if I'm not mistaken. There's no app store. There's no dedicated games for just U play. And it's not a tablet, it's only a additional touch screen for gimmicks in the larger scope of a game on the WiiU system.
I'm talking more of a kindle fire or ipad, that looks like the PSV. And that doesn't just do remote play as a gimmick, but as something that functional works to play PS3 games from the cloud broadband, while otherwise acting exactly like tablets do now.