Kotaku - In today's lost in space edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, we're concerned about the fate of Starhawk, the PlayStation 3 exclusive online shooter that showed so much promise up until it became a real product.
I've been having a blast with Starhawk ever since it launched. People just don't know what they're missing.
I was thinking about buying it, what's you opinion about it?
I feel you, brother. My PS3 broke 2 weeks after I bought the game and me and my boyfriend absolutely LOVED it! Can't wait to get another PS3 next week so I can get back on it.
What happened was Lightbox released a very unbalanced game and people got wind of this. They also took some of the best features that were in warhawk and made them worse in starhawk. Then sprinkle in all the other games like Max Payne 3 and Dragons Dogma that released around the same time and also haven't sold what they should have then I would say summer software sales is down and people do more research on the games they buy these days.
I was gonna buy it, but I'm pretty much done putting resources into console gaming. Just not feeling it like I used to "sigh".
Have you played Dark Souls and Demon's Souls? They're really fun and might fix your problem.
They were one of the many games that I did not find interesting in the least. Also lol @ disagrees for something that is an extremely personal situation. Can I assume that you're all heart broken at me finding console gaming lackluster these days? I will.
PEOPLE NEED TO BUY THIS GAME. ITS FUN AND AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
I just play Starhawk co op mode with my bro, such a blast.
I don't know why people are down voting u for starting the truth. Same shit for my previous post. Everyone who owns it like myself thinks the game is fun. Those peoplr are just haters cuz they prolly don't own a ps3 lmao
if they don't own a ps3 than they are missing out quality ps3 exclusives.
I would play it more often if there were more servers that I like. Hate it how a lot of servers that use one or two maps. Gets so boring after a while and I just switch games. The game is great, but I just lose interest a lot while playing. Hopefully I'll get back into it someday soon and start ranking up again. XD
matchmaking does suck. id prefer a different setup
I only use the sever browser, but most people don't know how to make a good setup for a server and I don't have the time to make one and wait for it to populate.
Sony forgot to advertise... again.
That and I really didn't have time to play the beta or learn the new parts of the game. Can I pick up and play just like a regular game of Warhawk or has the gameplay as much as the graphics have?
It's not hard to pick up and play. SP serves as like a big tutorial though and my brother got a lot better at the game after playing through it since he's not a big gamer.
I keep forgetting it has single player. I loved Warhawk, so I should have been on this day 1.
"What Ever Happened to Starhawk" Nothing, its in my console busy being played.
It's a badass game. But Sony's advertising strategy (if you can call it that) sucks compared to Microsoft. There should be Starhawk cross promotion everywhere. Starhawk Mountain Dews. Starhawk pillow cases. Starhawk toys. Starhawk valentines cards. Come on!
Sony seriously does have crappy advertising. I'm a Sony fan btw :p. They need to be more aggresive with their advertising especially in the west where most "gamers" are just people who only play things that are popular regardless of quality (cod -_-). Sony has some seriously awesome exclusives. I'm tired of people I talk to in real like NEVER EVEN HEARING ABOUT THEM. It's so frustrating. You got the quality sony, now get it out there and make people see it!
It's a great game and play it quite often lol.
Sad, it is a fantastic game.
http://community.eu.playsta... Aussie and NZ players come here and play every TUES night and SUN morning - getting more of a following - spread the word.
I was really excited for this game, but after goings hands-on with it, I immediately lost interest. The mechanics were fine, and the scale was breathtaking, but almost every match I had participated in was either completely one-sided, or went absolutely nowhere. Teamwork on both sides seemed to be practically essential for any kind of satisfying experience, and I just can't be bothered to deal with all the arrangements to get such a thing in order. I do hope to give the game another try in the near future, but I'm not in any rush to do so.
So you didn't enjoy it because you couldn't be bothered to play the game the way it was supposed to be played?
Dude. Don't behave like that. Geez.
Pardon me for wanting to hop in a game to have some fun. I was just trying to add some insight, from my own personal perspective, as to why the game's overall appeal may not have been so broad. I wish I could enjoy it as some others do, I deeply respect the efforts made by the developers, and hope the game can live on through the dedicated members of its community, but it just simply is not for me as of this moment.
What ever happened to Starhawk? Well, the community is having a blast with it, each and every day:) Enough players to last untill next gen, don't worry. But no, sales are bad, so Kotaku says failure. Who are they reporting for, gamers or stockholders? Go play a 32 player dogfight on a big map, the amount of action at once is just breathtaking, so cool. Imo this is the very best multiplayer game of 2012, very unique and even more addictive. Solo or in a clan.
dude this game is pure genius and badass and i even loved the wittle story it came with lol no lie... .. its sony's gay ass advertising man..not kool,the popularity of this game is gonna end up in the shitter if it isn't already.. ugh,such a good compelling game.. it is worth a BUY,not a rent.. i bought it day one with a preorder before that.. EPIC game :)-
played split-screen co-0p with my son! awesome game!
this game didn't have a lot of marketing especially with the release of maxpayne 3 and ghost recon during the same time... People didn't take notice..
It's a fun and great online 3rd person shooter, I play it sometimes, but I have bought a lot of games recently (SP games) so I need to finish those also :)
I've been on the fence about this game for quite a while now. The only thing holding me back is that i have warhawk and I'm a massive fan to the point that I'm STILL playing it every so often after all these years. Its just to well balanced I play it and feel like there's just so little that can be done to make it any better. Then i look at Starhawk and wonder if it could possibly live up to the game, and whether the community will live as long as warhawk's has. If anyone who has played both could let me know I might be swayed to buy it, not fussed about the SP this game would be all about the MP.
Also is there still the possibility to make your ps3 a dedicated server like warhawk? Loved that feature it was a great way to give back to the community and create servers that were fair. And do people still host servers just to mess around? I remember in the early days of warhawk people setting up servers of hide and seek and jeep golf, its a game that let you just mess around sometimes. Very few limitations =D
Warhawk is better IMO, but like you i am a massive fan. So maybe a bit of bias in there. To me it just seems far more balanced. And also the knife as a button as opposed to a weapon and regen health have always bugged me in Starhawk. Also the levels are far too big. There are no small levels like the ones in Warhawk, which without variety does make it a bit boring. (Devs blammed this on Build and battle needing the extra space) I hope there next game is a new Warhawk or something with the gameplay of Warhawk. Sure Warhawk is not perfect it does have it's share of balancing issues too (like hover mode) but is nowhere near as bad as Starhawk. That said these devs are massive supporters for their games so i'm happy to support them as much as i can. So that is why i picked it up in the first place to give it a go. I'll probably jump back into it again after they release the new free maps.
The multiplayer in this game is one of the best I ever played. It just didn't have enough promotion, which is a shame, because this was a game that deserved it.
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