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47. Re: Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit May 1, 2013, 16:19 Verno
 
I realize I'm probably in the minority, but D3 wasn't a debacle in my opinion. They had issues for the first day (which a lot of game have). Sim City over a month later is still completely broken. People still have never gotten some of their cities back, some still losing cities. As people lose cities and abandon the game, it breaks regions which fucks over any other player in that region. The Ai is still badly broken and their 2.0 patch created more bugs than it fixed. I really wanted to be enticed to get SimCity, but I luckily didn't bite on pre-ordering that one.

I'd consider Diablo 3 was more of a design debacle with great production values than anything else. Its launch day issues were certainly annoying but relatively minor compared to SimCity, people were more upset about the features in the long run. I give Blizzard kudos though, rain or shine they behind their products and things seem to be going in a positive direction now that they have competition from POE and have a new producer at the helm. That said, I agree that it was nowhere near the same situation as SimCity which is an inherently fucked game with little redeeming value and has an unsupportive parent company behind it. In many ways the shitty SimCity launch actually hid what a broken piece of crap the game is so EA is almost lucky for having screwed the pooch there.

A:CM falls somewhere in between, it shipped in a very poor state without much play testing and has numerous design flaws. My buddy tells me the co-op is fun but literally almost anything is fun with friends + beer so I need more than that from my games these days with so many great ones to choose from. I'm happy some people who spent money on it found some redeeming value though, it sucks when people get burned. To be fair to Gearbox/Sega, at least it is getting patched although I'm not sure some aspects can really be fixed by patch alone.

Anyways it sucks that the Alien license can't seem to climb out of this hole, it's one of my favorites

This comment was edited on May 1, 2013, 16:29.
 
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