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26. Re: Dark Souls Resolution Hack Aug 24, 2012, 23:21 Jerykk
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 17:46:
Jivaro wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 16:01:
Am I the only one that wishes they had worked more on polishing the PC port rather then shoehorning some content in? I mean, if I am making the decisions, it would seem to me that you would be doing the game, the franchise, and your company a favor both in sales and in terms of long term reputation to manage your limited resources in a way that puts everything in the best possible light. Personally, I think that would have been to simply port the original game correctly rather then trying to add some limited additional content. People aren't buying this on PC because they expect a different game, they are expecting the same game except on a more capable platform. What good is it to release a half-assed port that doesn't take advantage of the platform? Now you have succeeded in nothing positive. Poor design choice, limited resources or not, imo.

Of course it would have been better for them to polish it up more, but you have to give them credit for porting it to PC at all. The only reason they did so is because of interest from the community, including that petition that got near 100k signatures. They were making the DLC anyway, and probably decided it would make for a nice little bonus at no cost to them...

You act like the port is an act of charity or something. Namco decided to do the port, not From Software. Namco is the publisher and owns the Dark Souls IP. They make all business decisions regarding it. They decided to do the port because they believed it would be profitable. That's all. If they didn't think it would be profitable, they wouldn't have done it. It's that simple.

The shitty state of the port is no doubt a result of Namco's lack of experience in the PC market. They didn't seem to realize that PC gamers don't like upscaling or framerate caps. That, or they didn't think the port would be profitable enough to justify spending more on a quality port.
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