Saw the movie and hadn't paid attention to any reviews prior to watching it. I thought it was enjoyable. The visuals are what made it enjoyable to me. If I had seen it without the 3D effects, then I'd probably call it mediocre like the Wing Commander movie.
Even though the console market is larger, consoles are getting more and more dated again as the years go by with the similar games piling up on the same tired unchanged platform. I'm not surprised that some developers might want to take full advantage of things like the latest and up and coming video cards, multi-core CPUs, or DX11/Win7. If not Deus Ex 3, then some other AAA title will start the PC game resurgence until the "nextgen" consoles show up again.
Normally I would predict a title like this PC version with its problems would be significantly discounted in a week or two on gogamer.com's 48 hour madness sale. However, I'm wondering how much the steam requirement will keep prices high. It's already ridiculously priced right now at $60 on gogamer.
Seeing people's demo pre-loads reset and the additional delays make me wonder if the game itself is ready for prime time. I can't imagine why it wouldn't be, because it's basically the same assets/engine/gameplay/UI as L4D.
Auto Assault, meh. Lineage series, not for me. Tabula Rasa, dead. CoH was good for some I guess. The Guild Wars expansions are probably the only NCSoft published titles that I considered very successful. Otherwise, NCSoft games seem mediocre to me. Then again, everything seems mediocre compared to WoW (which I am completely sick of now unfortunately).
Hmm.. nothing more to add to these comments except...
Hush now, don't you cry Wipe away the teardrop from your eye You're lying safe in bed It was all a bad dream Spinning in your head Your mind tricked you to feel the pain Of someone close to you leaving the game of life So here it is, another chance Wide awake you face the day Your dream is over... or has it just begun?
Hmm.. let's see. They crashed and burned by charging too much for instanced crap. And now they essentially want you to pay even more, except they think you're too stupid enough to realize this after a months worth of buying points to continue playing. This would probably have failed even if it was free, but these changes pretty much guarantee it.
Given that Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun (made in 2003) and Victoria: Revolutions (made in 2006) both averaged 60% on gamerankings.com, I would say Victoria 2 being a loser is a safe bet. The surprising part is he admits what he was thinking.
I remember when this game was first announced and I thought it might be an interesting game to pick up for the PC. Then they said they wouldn't be releasing it on the PC. And now after we find out that it was a mediocre title (as seen from the ratings on gamerankings.com), they decided that the PC is good enough for it after all. Bah. I'll wait for it at $5 at gogamer.com, if I get it at all.