I don't think Star Citizen can possibly live up to the hype. I think that Chris Roberts is a dreamer, but by setting the bar impossibly high, while the game won't realise the dream (how can it?), trying to get there should make it very interesting.
What would be really bad, is if CIG fail and nothing is released. That would be a huge problem for the gaming industry as a whole and crowd funding in particular.
Good or bad, I hope Star Citizen has it's day and doesn't become another Daikatana or Duke Nukem Forever.
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