Sleep wrote on Nov 6, 2012, 17:33:
Creston wrote on Nov 6, 2012, 13:18:
Sleep wrote on Nov 6, 2012, 12:24:
Plenty of penny pinching negativity here. But dont worry Americanos, we got this. You can come and join the party later.
Thanks man! Please don't come cry here when he inevitably fails to produce Elite 4 yet again, k?
Lol 20% funded day 1 chum, as long as you dont come crying when you pay doube for the client on launch thats a deal. British company, british pounds, i get the scepticism theres alot of it around KS. For me though, its only 40 quid and well worth a punt. For you, meh.
I'd gladly pay 100 bucks for an actual Elite 4, but like I said before, he's been "making" Elite 4 for nigh on twenty years now. Every time it's "no, we're making good progress, we've got lots of stuff up and running, it's almost ready to reveal!"
And now he's going "Yeah, admittedly all those times we worked on Elite 4 before were just bullshit, we never actually did anything."
And so NOW all of a sudden, when there's a chance to get some money out of it, he's going to have it done in two years? He says they have all this technological stuff ready to go, well, where is it? Sui Generis does procedural generation, and they showed off their procedural generation engine in their kickstarter.
All Braben shows off is a timeline of previous Elite games. Oh, and a "What if the project fails?" thing that's practically longer than the information about the game itself.
This smells like a "We're gonna grab the cash, never make the game and then say we were unable to complete it!" scam to me. It's not like Braben has much of a name to tarnish anymore anyway. When your proudest game creation moment since Elite has been Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, which came out EIGHT years ago, I'm not sure that you have a studio that should be patting itself on the back for all the great work it's done.
But hey, it's your money.