The ZombiU/Zombi affair leaves us wondering what happens when a port has the potential to go wrong.
Yeah it's a strange trend that just doesn't seem to stop. I can't imagine how people could get excited to play ZombiU, there are so many better games on the market that it's just ridiculous.
Publishers are seeing a demand to play remasters and ports and are jumping on the craze.
I don't see why not. It allows a wider audience of gamers to experience software they otherwise wouldn't have. Everybody wins.
many ports/remasters are deserving, some like Zombi are not
Umm, Ubi is probably trying to recoup some of the loss that was incurred from the abysmal WiiU.
by spending even more money to port it?
So more people would buy it maybe? Releasing it on 2 platforms with a combined total of around 35-40 million sales adds to a great many more people who can/would buy it. Also, porting is a fairly simple process. Especially when the game is already complete.
Zombi U sold, if I remember correctly, around 500k units, when the console's install base was at about 4 million, or a bit more. That was, at the time, more than 10% attachment rate. Which is quite high, and 500,000 copies of a new IP in a console with such a low install base is actually a good number. I honestly don't know what Ubisoft was expecting. This game was never going to sell anything like a Smash or Mario Kart game, and to expect otherwise is absurd.
This is a stupid article. The point the author is making is that the game deserves a wider audience but that a port will lose what made the game special (tablet controller). The only alternative to a port is to buy a WiiU and the game, which nobody is going to do. It sold next to nothing on the WiiU so what alternative do the devs have if they want to recoup their costs.
she's quite attractive actually~ what's her name?
Alice goodwin your welcome lol
Lame article. Its like asking a company to stop making money. Why? What is a port doing that will some how hurt you? Mind you, the title is misleading, its just about this persons gripes with the port of Zombiu vs ports in general. I've yet to see any good argument for a company not porting a game. That is like telling McDonalds they have enough locations and to stop making items you've already had...
Oh this is wonderfully easy to fix. and its so simple that it will make you go "HMMM" Listen here... S.T.O.P. B.U.Y.I.N.G R.E.M.A.S.T.E.R.S, S.T.O.P. B.U.Y.I.N.G R.E.M.A.K.E.S When you stop this nonsense, the message will be loud and clear. All these publishers will realize they cant just re-release their old master from the basement of their warehouse and sell it as new. They'd actually have to MAKE NEW games. If you feel confused, and are ready to give a tirade as to why some remasters are worth it while others are not, then we. Thats you and I. Already lost the conversation.
I just clicked on this article for the hot chick.. Anybody else?
I haven't played this game but can't they just port the Nintendo pad interface to a tablet?
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