Michael Pachter says that Brutal Legend will be the sleeper hit of the holiday season.
Demon's souls gets my vote for sleeper hit of the holiday's.
this guy is crazy for publicity! he knows nothing about marketing at all!
I'm not sure you understand that he's not talking to us. He is an analyst for a finance management firm and he is talking to potential investors in these gaming companies. So yes, he is just reading reviews of the game and regurgitating what he finds... THAT IS HIS JOB. His intended audience would never spend time reading video game reviews. The question is why the gaming community hangs on his every word. Literally every time he speaks in public it ends up a hot story on N4G, and that is the real mystery...
...Brutal Legend will probably outsell Halo 3. lol
"He is an analyst for a finance management firm and he is talking to potential investors in these gaming companies. " Uh no. He was talking on the gametrailers bonus round. It's just a discussion and just his opinion. People taking things out of context is pretty normal here on N4G.
Touché, I don't usually watch bonus round so I forget that he's a regular on there. I don't know why they put him on there either.
The engine feels dated. Graphics are average (and I am being generous) at best. The frame rate isn't good. The animation isn't good. You basically have Jack Black (comedy) and Tim Schafer as the main draw. What am I missing? All I see is a decent rental or a game you pick up down the road after it's been discounted considerably.
While I agree, the story and presentation look good. Can make up for its shortages.
"Touché, I don't usually watch bonus round so I forget that he's a regular on there. I don't know why they put him on there either." I notice this "examiner" site is the one who keeps taking things said on gametrailers and making an article out of it. It's the same site that made up the whole "Gametrailers defends it Uncharted 2 score" when in actuality the guys were just discussing it for the invisible walls podcast. It's not like it's a final written statement addressed by gametrailers as a company. So I think examiner is to blame for the "taking things out of context" for this one. Those guys are idiots for that.
Yeah, Demon's Souls has already grabbed that title. Brutal Legend has been expected to sell 1 to 2 million just based on Schafer's involvement. Demon's Souls was mostly unheard of, expected to be nothing, and yet has resulted in very good reviews and very good sales results.
I am pulling for this game bc of tim schaffer, but I agree the sleeper hit crown will got to either Demon Souls, Borderlands or R&C. I am buying all of these games and hope all are successful. How can you hate Ted Price, Tim Schaffer or Randy Pitchford?
@Beast You think R&C will be the sleeper hit? Um...you realize what the term is right? I just don't think the next installment in the very popular R&C series can be considered a sleeper. I guess an argument for Borderlands could be made though (I just have this nagging feeling it's going to let me down though...I don't know why, just do though). As for Brutal Legend, I played the demo and I thought it was rather 'eh'. In fact, I'm almost of the mind to consider it overrated from all these claims that it's supposed to be so good, yet I didn't get that from the demo. Demon's Souls definitely should get sleeper hit this holiday though. The thing with Borderlands and Brutal Legend being sleeper hits is that they're not really sleepers. Well before release they've started getting hype and that kinda contradicts the very meaning of sleeper. I think one game that could be mentioned is The Saboteur. That could potentially make a run for being a legit sleeper hit.
Now the game isn't going to sell anything! Thanks Patcher!
Batman sell around 2 million copies? I could be wrong though. Thought i read it somewhere...
I thought Batman: AA was the sleeper hit this year? (although I thought it was a bit overrated) I am really excited for this game, but it sucks that it comes out the same time as Uncharted 2 does. Only a few more hours, and I will have both, U2 & BL in my hands. :)
The new Batman is awesome. I thought it was going to suck but I have to say that I am half way through it and loving every minute of it. I just stop playing for a quick bowl break.
:( I want a bowl break And demon's souls and batman are sleeper hits.. even with batman being a franchise name, most super hero games suck... so batman is a good sleeper hit.. and demon's souls.. a ps3 rpg exclusive that is hard and unforgiving and is pretty much sold out everywhere? sleeper hits brutal legend seems to already get good reviews, havent played the demo yet but, jack black, tim shafer, metal music, a bit of rpg/guitar hero/hack and slash/jack black promotion phone calls/ mtv awards promotion........ does pachter even know what a sleeper hit is?
The biggest sleeper hit has to be Demon's Souls in terms of review and praise. As far as sleeper hit of sales, Batman AA fits the bill.
Demon's Souls or Batman would definitely be a better choice for sleeper hit over Brutal Legend.
Batman had huge hype going in..They even had GTTV launch special Monday before the game launched,which didn't happen for any other game this year. Sorry but Batman is disqualified.. Demon Souls will hold the crown til we see the end of year sales for Borderlands, R&C and BL. Those 4 games in my opinion all quaify for sleepers. No one is talking about these games and we are just days away from launch and I have only seen maybe 1 or 2 trailers for R&C, DS and Borderlands and not one commercial.
Aw man....I prepaid both a long time ago. Can't wait. All this time I had this feeling - like i'd forgotten something. So I double checked...yep all paid, plus Borderlands and Tekken 6. So what is it? Hmm...CRAP tomorrow is my anniversary! I think the wife might frown on a detour to EBgames. ;) Looks like I'll be picking up my Unch2 & Brutal Wednesday. PSN: Grimhammer00 Xbox360: Grimhammer00
That would be funny if this game is a sleeper hit this holiday season. After playing the demo I have to say this is definitely no kids game. But my guess would be most parents see that it is a Jack Black game and buy it regardless of the Mature rating on the cover.
I hope its a sleeper hit, such a talented team and it looks like its a great game.
After Psychonauts lackluster sales, Tim Schafer deserves some commercial success.
but the sleeper hit this year belongs to Demon's Souls. I might sound bias since i've yet to play Brutal Legend, but here are my opinions of the demo -> A. The atmosphere and humor is going to be great B. Combat is a bit clunky and unpolished(i know its a demo) C. It's a fine game but DS is just way too awesome
Thats reserved for Demon's Souls
yeh but im still getting Brutal Legend and i hope it sells well lord knows Tim deserves it n the games going to b amazing.
I'd say Demons Souls for it. Brutal Legend was advertized nicely.. Demon Souls is practically non-existant among the casual market and on top of that its a hard game so not every1 is willing to try it. Awesome game.. worth every penny
Played the demo and don't like it at all. What's so special about the game anyways? the graphic looks last gen and the game play is nothing special. The dialogue is somewhat interesting but still doesn't capture me.
He looked into his crystal ball and saw this game being a hit. Actually, he put a crystal ball in front of his computer to magnify and see the high scores it got on gaming sites better. Patcher FTL!
I do believe that this game will be the best of its cartoon, beat 'em up genre for this year on all consoles.
This game has lots of style. It's sorta like a full throttle coming back. I am digging it.
Just got to 20 hours and I cannot stop but my hands hurt so bad. Just did my Black Phantom for the first time and WON! Man, My heart was beating and this dude is chasing me all over then I rounded a corner and NPC ambushed him and as he sat there swinging I walked up behind him and death stabbed him from behind. That is the most innovative online I have experienced. I'm hooked. Dare I say GOTY?
If all you know about Brutal Legend is from the demo, then you DON'T KNOW SH*T about the game. Seriously, the demo is a hair on the body of the game and I cannot stress that enough and yes I do have the full game.
demons souls is this years sleeper hit. cmon, soo many ratings above a 9 so far. and dead space was last years sleeper hit.
Umm... Sleeper hit suggests that no one has heard of the game, and it went on to become a big seller. This game has been hyped into the next century. If it DOESN'T SELL, that would be the big surprise.
Thank you. I think people are confusing the actual term. They're listing things like Brutal Legends and Borderlands and Ratchet as sleeper hits. These can't be sleeper hits, because they're commonly known about and hyped. Let's put it this way, when you go to the front page of the PS3 section on N4G and look to the right and see that Brutal Legend is in the Top 10 of the Hottest Games right now, then there's no way in hell you can consider the game a sleeper. I still say Demon's Souls. That sort of popped up out of nowhere. And the only thing I can see possibly becoming a sleeper hit (though not topping Demon's Souls) is The Saboteur. Nevermind. Modern Warfare 2 is going to be the sleeper hit of 2009! lol /sarcasm
Its funny how lately in the Bonus round they keep emberasing him and his outlandish predictions. Like wii hd coming out in 2009 Or Assasin Creed 2 set during the French revolution.
Game totally deserves good sales.
If he's talking about Multiplat then I think is right, but for PS3 UC2 is the real HIT
I think it hurts alot to release on the same day a Uncharted 2, they probably didn't see it coming how big Uncharted has become. Although i'm definitely getting Brutal Legend a few weeks after Uncharted. The presentation does it for me...and then theres the fact that its got Jack Black...
I say demon's souls and Batman are the sleeper hits.
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