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Kotick vs. Schafer, Part 3

Kotick slams Tim Schafer on Computer and Video Games has a response from the Activision CEO to harsh comments Double Fine Productions CEO Tim Schafer made about him a couple of months ago when Tim called him both a "dick" and a "prick." A previous (more timely) rebuttal from an Activision rep took issue with the implication that Kotick doesn't like games (as now does Kotick), and now Kotick himself takes a shot at Schafer's game: "I never had any involvement in the Vivendi project that they were doing, Brütal Legend, other than I was in one meeting where the guys looked at it and said, 'He's late, he's missed every milestone, he's overspent the budget and it doesn't seem like a good game. We're going to cancel it," he told Edge Magazine. ""And do you know what? That seemed like a sensible thing to do. And it turns out, he was late, he missed every milestone, the game was not a particularly good game..." Thanks joao. Unless, of course, this is just taken out of context, which Kotick says is usually the case (though that might be taken out of context).

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16. Re: Kotick vs. Schafer, Part 3 Sep 27, 2010, 16:09 Verno
Elessar wrote on Sep 27, 2010, 15:29:
No need to get sassy.

Err, I wasn't. It was sarcasm.

But like I said, there were other elements that were enjoyable.

Individual elements unfortunately do not always mesh well in the product as a whole and Brutal Legend is the perfect example of a mediocre game that is definitely not more than the sum of its parts. People didn't pay $50 to see "an enjoyable world" or listen to Jack Black be silly for an hour of voiced dialogue. I'd contend that Brutal Legend does indeed "suck" because it never really feels like a cohesive title in addition to some questionable design choices.
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