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Submitted by zerocrossing 839d ago | interview

Destructoid: How Dishonored, Skyrim and Fallout find success where none should be

Jim Sterling writes "The game industry tells us many things in order to justify its various activities. Multiplayer is added to so many games because solo experiences are dying. Online passes are needed because used games are killing creativity. Creativity is dead because new intellectual property is too difficult to establish. " (Bethesda Game Studios, Culture, Dishonored, Industry)

NewMonday  +   839d ago
because they are immersive open-world games, most gamers spend many many hours just living in these worlds so few sell their copies.

old fashioned liner SP games are a hard sell for consumers these days.
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gamernova  +   839d ago
IMO, dishonored wasn't even that good. Fallout and Skyrim are on a league of their own.
TechnicianTed  +   839d ago
I'd disagree. Dishonored was up there with the Thief series for setting, dialogue and choice of how you tackled a target.

Very few games come close to what Dishonored achieved.
fatslimman1  +   839d ago
yeah, a league of glitches. skyrim and fallout are open world and all but they seem shallow to me in the details like the ai. skyrim is a wide as an oceon and as deep as a puddle. however it is still immensly fun for the first 15 hours or so
SideShort  +   839d ago
Yeah, we need a sort of perspective for The elder scrolls or fallout I guess. I remember when the elder scrolls 4 was being released, people couldn't stress enough that this game was to be looked at as the overall package. It is very appearent the AI sucks, and as you mentioned "a league of glitches", but it was extremely immersible. Oblivion shall I should say. I played the heaping crap out of Fallout 3 and Oblivion. Neither did Skyrim or New Vegas keep my interest for over a month. Still can't point out why, just didn't have the "magic" of the first games :P
Bordel_1900  +   839d ago
I rarely play multiplayer games, so I'm guilty of buying sp games and contributing to keeping them alive.
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Kane22  +   839d ago
actually, dishonored was mostly back track and its not really even open world. all you did was a section at a time. its still a good game but i though they could've done better. plus i was a little disappointed that it didn't have new game plus.
Typical-Guy  +   839d ago
I couldn't finish Dishonored. It was boring for me for some reason... I might get back to it after I'm done with Bioshock Infinite.
BlackTar187  +   839d ago
I finished it but i had the same feeling. I found my self yawning thru most of the game and usually the genre they tackled is my cup of tea
Awesome-Xanto  +   839d ago
Bethesda is the one publisher doing things right IMO, I'll support them over companies like EA or Activision any day.
NukaCola  +   839d ago
Bethesda published Rage, Brink and Rogue Warrior. Not the best at picking 3rd party winners unfortunately.
oof46  +   839d ago
Dishonored was actually their first game by a studio they acquired to sell well. So, while your comment may not be popular, there is truth to it.

Among other sales flops, you didn't list Wet and Hunted: The Demon's Forge.
NukaCola  +   839d ago
Ah dishonored, this indeed was refreshing. Ill give them that.
Siren30  +   839d ago
I wish more companies wouldn't waste time with multiplayer and day one dlc. I also wish games like cod and battlefield wouldn't waste time with single player.
MeatAbstract  +   839d ago
The Elder Scrolls games have never really grabbed me the way some it has for some people. I got Skyrim and was tired of it some 20 hours in and I hear about people that are still pouring time into it.

I like Fallout but I remember playing Fallout 3 and a number of my quests got bugged and I never had the heart to go back to it.

I can see why people love the idea of this open world game where you pick a direction and see what you find out there. But I just think it offers a lot of gameplay stuff but doesn't do these things particularly well, it just does them. The combat is middle of the road for me, as is the magic. The exploration quickly grew stale for me once I found many of the places you explore have the same layout and all the 'guilds' basically have the same story.

Again, I can see why people loved Skyrim and I really wanted to enjoy it myself but it never sat well with me.
josephayal  +   839d ago
not a bad game, but cmon?
Dishonored? quite possibly the most overrated game in history
oof46  +   839d ago
Pundits have tried to peg each year as the year single player games will die, but, as popular as online multiplayer games are, they just can not deliver on one key aspect that single player games can: telling a good story.
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-GametimeUK-  +   839d ago
Dishonored is going for £20 in my local store. I need to buy it, it's my sort of game.
Blacklash93  +   839d ago
How funny, I just got Dishonored a week ago and am about half-way through it. It's a really fun game so far, I'll say that much.

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