"One needn't equate puzzlement with insults."
Forgive me, but it's my paranoia kicking in. Eh. Anywho.
Back to DNF: Why do I see so many bitter people out there and so much negativity and hostile attitudes twoard developers that push something back? I mean this is the game industry, this happens _ALL_ the time! Every time I see a release date I take it with a grain of salt because it almost always gets pushed back. But I can certainly see "Oops, well maybe NEXT year!", for 4 years would piss someone off. We can joke about it, count how many times Daikatana was at E3 and ignore the fact that Half-Life 2 may very well be in developement for over 2 years now. I'm merely using them as examples in what shouldn't be done and what should be done.
As far as releasing info on games before they are finished I'll give out 2 examples; Star Wars Galaxies = bad move, this game has SO much to undergo before its even playable!Half-Life 2 = good move, I mean let's be honest, they would be fools not to develope this. Why do you think they are so quiet, just for TF2?! A sequal to a Mod that has been surpassed? I doubt that.
It almost seems that if a developer or publisher starts bragging about their game while still in developement that they are digging their own grave at the same time. Now this isn't always the case mind you, but I'd rather see annoucements for games that have roughly 6 months to go in the developement cycle. That way gamers won't forget about your game if you say nothing and also so that you won't turn the eager gamers into bitter ones...
No one will ever forget Romero's "Make you his bitch" Ad. How horrible is that? 'Our game will kick your ass!', it sounded bad from the get go. I still have an add for Diablo 2 that says Winter 1999 for chrissake. And you don't hear everyone complaining now, do you? That's because despite what your opinion might be, I enjoyed the game--I don't play it now--and so did MANY others, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE ENGINE IS FOUR YEARS OLD.
This being my other point, just because the engine is dated doesn't mean the game is shit. People are STILL playing Doom over the internet and that was released in 1993. It boggles my mind when someone says, "oooh, the game is lame, the graphics suck!", when they HAVEN'T EVEN PLAYED IT YET. Shit, I still play Tetris.
-sigh- Please forgive the over use of smilies & "internet shouting", I just get need to vent sometimes.
All flames, questions, insults, what have you... can be sent my way. Thanks!
"Don't knock it 'til you rock it"This comment was edited on Dec 7, 23:08.