Rare used to be known for killer software on Nintendo platforms, but will HVS finally be the developer that fits Rare's shoes?
Does seem that way; but lets wait for the games to come out and get reviewed first.
very true but the passion seems there. Remember they are doing every game with their own money for the most part. It took Rare 10 years before Nintendo snatched them up and they had publisher backing.
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HVS is doing there own thing and rare because too much like nintendo. I don't think HVS has this problem since Eric has some sweet tats, it's just not in his character to go for a collect the coin type of game. Also they make games they would want to play. Truthfully the only game I really liked from these guys was golden eye and I already like most of what HVS is coming out with. In away it would actually be a put down also because it's pretty clear it would take more thank the conduit team leaving for HVS to be seen as a weaken developer. The golden eye team basically left and started freeradical and rare was basically left with people that wanted to make hey we hide the peaces and you find them games. Another thing is I don't think nintendo would even let them make the games they are making under a 1st party program but who knows?
Exactly what I was going to post, let's wait until the games come out first, just because you announce a bunch of games doesn't give you a rep, and it's stupid to say they are Nintendo's rare when they have not released anything on the Wii yet, AFAIK. Have they? What's next? Is Rare Microsoft's Nintendo?
yea hats off to high voltage and them sending out thank you emails,it's just wild no one does that.Got my copy of the conduit preordered.
you mean vhs?
i dunno if i would go that far BUT if HVS continues the good pace they are on then yes they will be and i will be happy to support HVS as much as i can
I would say High Voltage is well on their way to becoming similar to what Rare was. I mean they really are going all out and kind of makes me happy that they are putting so much of their resources towards the Wii system. Even to the point of making me look toward the Conduit even though I had already decided I would pass on it for a while. With my only game being Monster Hunter Freedom United for June, that may change very soon. Just hope people will be on the multiplayer option :)
well seeing as COD: waw for wii is still hopping then I imagine conduit could be huge. COD: Waw is great but let's face it... we'd all rather be using scifi guns. WW 2 guns are old hat!
Well then High Voltage software has just gotten another buyer of the game and I have another game that I will be getting next month now :).
lol hell no.. HVS are nothing compared to the former Rare.. they have a terrible track record and i bet you most The Conduit reviews will be below that 8 from NP Gladiator AD and The Grinder look average too.. this article fails
they have a horrible track record? go look up some of your favorite developers and see where they started out from all big developers didn't just happen over night they worked their way up just like HVS is doing right now
Check all the games Rare made before Donkey Kong Country. None of them were memorable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
HVS did develop 'Hunter: The Reckoning'. that game is pretty good
they aren't a new developer, here is the list of games that they developed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
boxart real? Is Ninty/HVS really making Donkey Kong Country4? If so I'd like my Wii again. Although Punch Out already has me playing it way more than usual. Nevermind- Just seen the "it could happen" disclaimer. Shux.
I think High Voltage Software are very actively pursuing Rare's inheritance. They want to be seen as the other developer (besides Nintendo's in-house teams)) to watch on the Wii, just as Rare was the other developer on the N64 (meaning they maintained a distinct identy even while owned by Nintendo and created a brand identity that rivaled Nintendo's own in terms of perceived quality). However, I'm not ready to call HVS the next Rare anymore than I am ready to declare The Conduit the next Goldeneye/Perfect Dark. HVS needs to earn that by releasing enduring quality software, just as Rare did. If The Conduit is amazing, that's a good first step, but Rare produced around 10 high quality titles on the N64 alone. HVS has three titles currently scheduled for release. After those three titles launch we can draw conclusions.
I miss the old rare and nintendo the super nintendo and 64 era. killer instinct, KI gold, donkey kongs perfect dark 007 etc.. good games
HVS is clearly making their own mark. They are more of a factor 5 when it comes to tech and they are more of what the old sega use to be. They are a great combination of gamers and developers that are into making what they want to play and clearly they like to play a lot of different games. It took rare using other franchises to make their mark also. HVS is making their own! That right there is very important. Not many can make that jump in development. Yes RARE had killer instinct but where is that franchise now? Maybe we will see it at E3 but I can not remember much that I liked from that camp even though their games where impressive back in the day. I'm think it is easy for HVS to make a rare game than it is for RARE to make a game up to what HVS is doing right now. PerfectDark on the xbox 360 completely was terrible IMO.
no HVS is not the new rare. Rare made mostly nintendo franchise games that were published by nintendo. HVS is doing their own thing completely. Nothing is similar.
...and i'll stick to it...High Voltage Stuidos will save the Wii...dispite bad reviews, their heart and soul are about gaming,and they will continue to make games for gamers like Rare did 10 years ago...they ARE the new Rare in the sense that they are the devs. that will show off Nintendo's console to "hardcore gamers", dispite the fact i can't agree to any company sub. Rare in my eyes( agree w u on that hatchimatchi**), HVS has my complete support to keep the Wii from becoming a Casual Platform for ignorant causal gamers!!!
After seeing The Grinder's trailer , now I can definitely say: YES.
Sorry Double posted.
If not HVS then who? Ubisoft?_---LOL---Capcom?
none of the above the only reason rare was as good as they were was because of help from nintendo and their old staff. Most of the people that were with rare during their golden years have moved on to other companies. HVS is nothing like rare. This article is completely worthless. Plus, comparing HVS to Rare is so mind numbingly stupid. The conduit isn't even out yet, good lord. Just wait for it to come out and rate HVS by their own merits not by comparisons that don't add up.
Just reading about The Grinder. Sounds cool.
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