Submitted by crossunitedfate 1044d ago | opinion piece

Bethesdas current gen actions can have a negative effect on them next gen

Bethesda has been called many things over the course of this generation. Some have called them one of the best developers out there. Others have had much, much less jovial comments of them. Either way, they will have certainly left their mark this generation, for better or worse. (Dev, Industry, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

A LIVING LEGEND  +   1044d ago
I once held them(Bethesda) in high regard,...not so much now.
The 'dumbing down' I find especially frustrating as well as the evident willingness to abandon complexity for complacency.
Bad engines fueled by bad programming,shoeless addicts, repetition.
CaitSith  +   1044d ago
You pretty much just summed up Bethesda right there.
fermcr  +   1043d ago
For me, I love most of their games. Some of the best games this generation: Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Elder Scrolls 4 and 5, Dishonered.
I hope they release Fallout 4 next year.

As for all the haters, let me guess ... PS3 only players ??? You really should purchase their games on PC or X360.
SnotyTheRocket  +   1043d ago
maybe they should get their act together, and make decent ports, kind of like 90% of the gaming industry.
TheHater  +   1043d ago
According to your logic, why buy the game for the xbox 360 when you can buy it for the PC. The PC community pretty much fix their games for free and months faster. Oh and let not forget all the mods and improve the UI, graphic, combat, add quest, weapons, characters, magic, etc.

Enjoy paying for crappy DLC when there is better and free content on the PC. Just saying

Also, I will never buy any game from these guys again. I will either rent them or buy them used.
NukaCola  +   1043d ago
Bethesda's Fallout and Elder scrolls series are brilliant...just buggy. They have all the ingredients to amazing games...just need more taste testers...many many more.
League_of_Draven  +   1044d ago
The last game published/developed by Bethesda I bought was Oblivion. I never bothered with anything else they've made since then since I knew it would suck from the beginning. I ended up saving a lot of money because of that.
PopRocks359  +   1044d ago
Skyrim I heard was pretty good, and I actually liked Dishonored (flawed as it was).
Ducky  +   1044d ago
You've missed out on some good games then.
ab5olut10n  +   1044d ago
Used to be one of my favorite devs, now one of my most despised
KMCROC54  +   1044d ago
I have no Issue with them ,so I look forward to their next game & great DLC.
Flatbattery  +   1044d ago
Their reputation has certainly taken a hit in recent years, what with shoddy coding, giving the finger to all besides Microsoft and abysmal PR.

I'm intrigued as to what excuses they will use next generation for their poor coding abilities or lack of interest in whatever they shun at the time.

I believe it's too late for them to salvage their reputation before the next generation gets into full swing.
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shempo  +   1044d ago
bugthesda sucks lol
they cant even make a dlc working of a console....look at far cry 3 ps3 version bugthesda u might learn something it runs great and its the best version for consoles.

all their games are FULL of bugs "pc owners have mods so thats not such an issue for them"

cant wait for the elder scrolls online lol we gonna laugh as hell with all the bugs
ufo8mycat  +   1044d ago
You may want to look at the comparisons. The 360 version of Far Cry 3 looks much better then the PS3 version, especially the view distance and texture quality.

Now Bethesda may be lazy developers, but Sony is partly to blame for all this.

If the PS3s hardware wasen't so hmm 'unique', then possibly we would see multiplatform games like Far Cry 3 and Skyrim, up to par with the 360 version.
CaitSith  +   1043d ago
"A bad workman always blames his tools."
DigitalRaptor  +   1042d ago
And if the PS3's hardware wasn't so hmmm 'unique', then God of War 3/Ascension, Killzone 2/3, Uncharted 2/3, Heavy Rain, GT5, The Last of Us wouldn't exist as games they are today.
Hanuman  +   1044d ago
Bethesda's Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Skyrim gave me around a 1000 hours of the best RPG gameplay this gen and I love them for that! Over ambitious? Yes.. But from my point of view that's a good quality even though it comes with the occasional bug. There are no other developers out there that would even try to come close to making a game as big and complicated as Skyrim.
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TheHater  +   1043d ago
Occasional bug?
Stop drinking the Bethesda's kool-aid. It's people like you is the reason why they get away with release broken product.
Coach_McGuirk  +   1043d ago
my product wasn't broken..
Dynasty  +   1043d ago
Neither was mine.. Seems like a lot of people are just butthurt.
jessupj  +   1043d ago
Don't know if you knew this, but there are other people in this world, shocking I know. And said people can surprisingly have very different experiences with the same product.

People are pissed off and they have a right to be.

Comments like your piss me off even more then Bethesda themselves.
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