The relief of big games failing at launch

"No one wants a game to turn out poorly.

The best-case scenario for every game is a great experience that works out of the virtual box. The reality is that smooth launches are becoming the exception instead of the rule, and embargoes can sometimes be used to hide glaring issues with an entire game.

What was interesting about the reactions to the quality of Assassin's Creed Unity yesterday wasn't that so many people were angry, it was how many people reached out to me to express a sense of relief. It was an odd feeling to have rush through your body when you read the somewhat dire review, but it was there: It felt like someone had returned a large chunk of free time, and made the decision of which games to buy much easier."

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ArchangelMike1373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

My sentiments exactly. November is packed full of games I want to get, but I only have enough time and money for two at the max. So it's between GTA V, Dragon Age Inquisition, Far Cry 4, aaannd... Assassins Creed Unity... huh? No wait, scratch that last one.

After the performance fiasco, it's no longer in the running. So my choices are made that little bit easier. Dragon Age Inquisistion, GTA V or Far Cry 4?

But I have to be honest Far Cry 4 is now on shaky ground because of the continued disappointment with Ubisoft releases this gen.

So I guess that's it then... I'm down to GTA V and Dragon Age Inquisition.

WoW! Thanks Ubisoft for helping me make by mind up :)

thorstein1373d ago

You know what is funny about this article. It's exactly the opposite of what BIG, EVIL EA has done with Dragon Age: Inquisition. They've allowed the reviews to appear online, thus building hype for a game that releases over a week away.

While I don't pay too much attention to reviews (if I did, I'd miss out on some amazing games), I am glad to hear good things about DA:I.

RickHiggity1373d ago

Ubisoft are so nice like that :) lol

spacedelete1373d ago

i've stopped buying games now. i only buy the very best few games i can and wait for the rest to drop in price or buy used. when you grow older you realise all of the trash thats out there.


Pretty much dude, all my friends got suckered into Advanced Warfare and surprise, nobody likes it! i was in a a party with them and all they did was complain the whole time, i was like "why buy the game if its not fun"

DefenderOfDoom21373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

Well , the only game i might buy after NOV 1st , is FAR CRY 4 . The good news is, the embargo for FAR CRY 4 is lifted 4 days before release. Which really makes no difference to me , because i will probably buy FAR CRY 4 during Christmas week.

thorstein1373d ago

Don't worry. There will be hate for Far Cry 4 too. Just wait.

Roccetarius1373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

I've been doing this for years now, except for that terrible mistake that was Wildstar. You truly do see how much junk is being released when older, or at least you should be able to. I know i've seen a few here defending mediocre products, but i believe that's just buyer's remorse.

I've avoid Ubisoft products ever since they mention the Brotherhood expansion, and announced annual games.