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15. Re: Learn Gaming from the Romero Professors Sep 18, 2013, 15:15 Sho
 
I even kind of liked Daikatana, but I have a soft spot for games that are screwed up while doing interesting things (my favorite is Trespasser). What Daikatana tried to do with the AI companions was interesting. It was terribly executed, but it was an ambitious idea and interesting, and better implementations of the same idea have proven fun to play (cf. Alyx in Half-Life), so it was a valid direction to go in.

He failed, and he failed in ways that would have been avoidable with less hubris, but the ego also did make him focus on game design features rather than business plans. It's a better failure than making something calculated, bland and shitty.

This comment was edited on Sep 18, 2013, 15:20.
 
 
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