These games all deserved more sales than their brief period on store shelves could give them.
It's a shame that Legacy of Kain: Defiance sold so poorly. They already had the sequel planned and were forced to scrap it due to the previous game's lack of sales :(
Not really. That game was so repetitive that it makes Destiny blush. Only the last 10% of the game and story were worth watching/doing.
I think Psychonauts has gained a much larger audience in recent years. It's always on sale on Steam. SSX wasn't as great as it could have been. Level design was nowhere near as good as Tricky or 3. The upgrade system was needlessly complicated, too. We don't want to have to use breathing equipment in an over-the-top arcade snowboarding game. It's supposed to be about fun. Just let us have fun. Kingdoms of Amalur was good, but could have done much better with a clever marketing campaign and a stronger story. Legacy of Kaine: Defiance and Shenmue both deserved more sales though.
I've heard Psychonauts has been selling well on Steam. I'm glad it's finally found an audience because it really is one of the most well-written games of all time.
Shenmue will happen. One day. One day...
I felt KoA:R was far superior to any of the Fable games. The lack of advertising killed it. By the time players realized how good it was, it was too late for 38 Studios.
Psychonauts kept crashing for me on Steam, gad-dammit.
If LoK: Defiance sold more, Kain might still be alive:( at least I bought a copy.
The Kingdom of Amular can thank EA and their online pass, for an offline game by the way, for ruining it's chances. If I didn't get it for free on PS+ I wouldn't have bothered with it due to that online pass.
Anytime I see a list like this, I always plead to Sega: PLEASE put ports or remasters of shenmue 1 and 2 out for systems today! Please! I've wanted to play them and never got a chance to and would love them with achievements and slightly better graphics/voice acting (but I will take a straight port if necessary). I am willing to give money, Sega. Come on!!!
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