Ron Gilbert has said he hopes DeathSpank helps “open the door” for future digital titles on PSN and XBL. Speaking with Gamasutra, Gilbert said the digital sphere needs interesting games with “more meat on them”.
PSN already has games with meat on them. Warhawk, GT5P, inFamous, Wipeout HD.. I think you 360 journalist need to play games outside the box before talking about other platforms.
Don't forget Fat Princess. Game has single player story, multiplayer with 32 players, atleast 10 maps (all free), 4 player support, and gladiator arenas and even soccer. All for 14.99. When it comes to bashing PS3 VG247, I believe you are talking out your ass.
Siren and Joe Danger.
Agreed. Siren is the most hardcore survival horror game I played this generation. Pretty remarkable for a PSN title.
Pretty sure he's referring to games that don't have retail releases at stores and are download only ~_~
Infamous and GT5p (albeit an extremely fleshed out demo)clearly sold in stores. WipeoutHD is a great game and that point holds, but using "retail games as downloads" as your argument is weak. Your comment reeks of sony fanboy-ism
The douche that made the game is just trying to promote themselves by saying "we are different because we have so much more to do in our game". While that might work for some, I'll avoid the title for the simple fact that they attack all others in order to try and make themselves look better.
If they could put FFVII-FFIX on PSN, have a title like Shadow Complex on XBL, then they could/should make DL games with more depth than they usually do. Really don't see why someone doesn't put out an episodic JRPG with say 10-20 hour of gameplay per "episode." Actually, its what I would do with a bit of programming skill, a killer rig, and a few million needed to sell the idea to Sony/MS.
I'd say Fat Princess, Siren, Super Star Dust HD, Pixel Junk Monsters, Wipeout HD are all pretty good games available on PSN. I think that's the best you can really do. I'm prone to looking at downloading games off PSN as "impulse buys". Games in the $5-$20 buck range. The more "depth" a game has the more expensive its going to be to develop, the more likely it would just end up being a disc based game anyway with the usual 50-60 dollar price tag. Keep downloadable games fun and affordable with some replayability and multiplayer. Want to flesh the game out a little bit as time goes on? Offer some affordable 99 cent to $4.99 DLC with new modes or characters. I think gamers would find it tougher to part with $39.99 on a PSN/XBL downloadable game, regardless of content. It's just part of that downloading vs physical copy argument, "If i'm paying a lot of money for something, I want to OWN it, not "own" it."
Xbox Shadow Complex Geometry Wars 1 & 2 Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers Poker PS3 Wipeout HD Zen Pinball Magic The Gathering (announced) Poker Burnout Paradise Those are my "meatiest" but the whole point of arcade games is to be nuggets. Jump in and enjoy from the word go.
PS3 add. Warhawk, GT5P, Fat Princess, Siren, Pain, Stardust HD, Everyday Shooter (if your putting Geowars up there, which is a great game BTW), Infamous, Crash Commando, Joe Danger and many many many more.
SOCOM: Confrontation and Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty are pretty big. I think it's safe to say there are games with meat on them for download. Maybe not as much as one might hope, but still.
you guys forgot age of zombies I love that game
RC:QFB and Socom:C definitelt deserve to be on that list as well. PSN has some deep DL games, must be why I own so many.
Ummm... Joe Danger, Fat Princess, Pain, Wipeout HD, Warhawk, Trash Panic, Battlefield 1943, Trine, Braid, and Flower are all full, robust games that are more than worth the money. And those are the ones just off the top of my head. I'll play the DeathSpank demo and let you know how meaty it is.
I can't comment on the XBL offerings, but in general, more meat equals more price. I'm pretty satisfied with the games on the PSN. There are a few games that could use a little more depth or just "more" but I've spent many hours on games like Comet Crash that were well worth the price.
Ron Gilbert is a legend. I didn't know he was involved in this game, I'm definitely more interested in this title now.
looking forward to downloading deathspank, shank and the new castlevania!
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