CVG: Schafer called me a pr**k, but his game wasn't good
Next year in video game headlines: "Bungie sucks. We thought they'd be good, but we didn't realize that we weren't doing a 'buy one get one free' purchase with Bungie, because all we really wanted was the Halo franchise. I'm angry, because really wanted to show Microsoft how to truly squeeze the milk out of something". /bitter sarcasm in case you can't tell
durka durka durka disagrees pushes the minus. j/k
Schafer balls i know kotic wont understand this but brutal legends was an epic game even if it didnt sell a lot.
His game was great, one of the most overlooked games of the generation and one of the very few games that captures how gaming used to feel... like an adventure
Not really, a lot of gamers have been saying the same thing. The Strategy elements really killed Brutal Legends for a lot of people.
it wasnt for everyone but for those of us who enjoyed it the story art and gameplay we're one of a kind. The rts light mixed with action wasnt anything done before and sure it wasnt perfect but it was fun once you got into it. The world was a metal paradise and everything had that touch the car the ennemies the story n even jack black anyways my two bits if you havnt played it yet give it a try XD
Do yourself a favor and play it. Considering you can find it for $15 or so now, you shouldn't miss it. Sometimes storey, design and character elements more than make up for issues with gameplay. Brutal was like an album cover come to life. I've never played anything like it, and even being a metal head the soundtrack exposed me to music I had never even heard of. Sure it might not be for everyone - but that's not a bad thing from time to time.
Inappropriate sarcasm. 1.) Activision didn't buy Bungie. They just agreed to publish Bungie's new IP for 10 years. Bungie is still an independent studio. 2.) Activision doesn't own Bungie's new IP either. 3.) It was announced that MS would keep Halo when Bungie left and before they signed on with Activision. 4.) The latest rumors say that Bungie wanted to work with Activision because they wanted their new IP to have a pay to play online structure and have Activision's multi-platform development skills backing them up for their first multi=platform console game.
Bungie going with Pay to play structure? Sorry but Bungie just lost my interest in their new IP. Not them as in a studio but i will say now i dont like Pay to play games, and the only one i will do is Xbox Live, for now, at least. Lets see whats the hoo haa about them raising the price, or i may cancel it. Anyways i hate pay to play games, even WoW didnt sucker me in and Blizzard is probably my favorite devs and i wont support them on that either. If Diablo III is pay to play OH will i be pissed... that might be the first GAME i will do that with haha on topic: Glad some devs see this too not just us :)
I really enjoyed Brutal Legend, it had a lot of great moments throughout the game. Sure, it wasn't Shafer's best game, but it had a whole lot of charm.
I loved that game!!! me being a head banger and all Heavy Metal FTW!
this guy needs to STFU
This guy is hating on everybody so much that one day he might just turn on himself for the shits and giggles
And now I'm imagining Kotick having a psychotic breakdown, running around in circles badmouthing Activision while yelling at himself and laughing/screaming like the Splicers from Bioshock. ...And I'm laughing my ass off.
Lol, that's actually funny.
"This guy is hating on everybody so much that one day he might just turn on himself for the shits and giggles" - how do you know he's doing just THAT already? playing with himself much I suppose! :)
For once I actually agree with Kotick, Brutal legend was an average game.
Yeah its not like the many sequels to most of his games are average
I did actually like Brutal Legend (probably because I love metal) but I was a little disappointed with the gameplay.
I think point here isnt how good/bad Brutal Legend was. Point is that he himself hyped it, but now he says "Yeah it wasn't that good". Lier and hypocrate.
Brutal Legend is still better than anything I have seen from Activision this gen... Seriously, maybe it's gameplay isn't top but it was really diversified as you could go hack'n'slash, strategy only or even just run over everything with Deuce. Also it had great soundtrack, great storytelling (Tim Schafer is a master at that), great dialogues and voice acting with Jack Black, it was a long game with a huge map if you wanted to get everything in the SP, it alone made it for those 60 bucks. Even the MP is good for people that like capture the tower style and are in the market for a twist in the genre. All I have seen from Activison this gen is COD... GH... COD... GH... tons of DLC for GH... COD... GH Artist X.... GH Artist Y... overpriced COD map pack... They even do anything else?
Agree with Kotick. I love metal, but from the few hours I spent with Brutal Legend it seemed average at best. Glad I never bought it.
I agree with Kotick.
Ironically, Kotick had nothing to do with the game and Tim Schafer. Let's take a look at all the people that complained about Kotick siding with Schafer on those old N4G news post? Even after all that, people still won't stop b1tching about the guy.
Nothing can stop kotick.
I'm sure a bullet would. We can only dream.
bullet "in the head" would! - there, fixed! edit: ah...the guy down there beaten me to it but yeah...give me a BAZOOKA!
Yeah I'd say a bullet to the head but that would probably just bounce off his ego
Brutal Legend rocked!
bobby kotick is like the perez hilton of the gaming industry
You agree with Kotick about the game not being that hot, but you better for DAMN SURE agree with Schafer about Kotick being a greedy asshole.
cant wait for the call of duty franchise to fall on its face just so there will be no more kotick
It might make you feel better to think that way but honestly he doesn't give a crap. When things go south he'll just leave or get booted out. Either way he'll be taking the 10s of millions he's already made with his salary and selling his stocks and just leave the shareholders holding the stinking rotting bag.
Information overload LOL.
Yeah, Kotick 'slamming' anyone is definitely not a scene I want to envision.
Kotick is legend.....Please rip into ken kutaragi, Please.
this pathetic looser again, I thought everyone hate Kockthick, guess I'm wrong, and btw what does ken kutaragi got to do with this?
That has to be the dumbest name for him. You literally couldn't come with anything better? Please just leave, or at least don't come up with anymore stupid names for the sake of all of us.
Hahahaha, oh man. This keeps getting better and better.
I don't know about the game, but I do know Kotick is a prick.
this gave me a chuckle
I absolutely LOVE Tim Schafer's games! Brutal Legend was awesome for the metal alone. Sure, the RTS aspects got a bit tedious, but I was fine with it. Costume Quest is like...my dream!
He really is the devil :) @LeonSKennedy4Life - Completely agree. Best soundtrack ever. I they had kept out the RTS stages, or at least kept them to a minimum and focused more on the regular action the game would have been one of the best this gen. And bubbles for being a metal head!
Seems Kotick is back to regain his Dickhead of the year award from the hands of people like Pachter and many more...
He will never outprick Keiji Inufune, never.
Needless to say...Grim Fandango rapes any COD game.
And how many terrible games has Activision published over the years? And crappy movie games? I've lost count. Also, I enjoyed Brutal Legend more than any Activision game I've played in...well, ever, come to think of it, because I don't want to give them a cent of my money. Only Activision game I've played is Prototype for about an hour and it was so terrible I think it gave me cancer. And I didn't pay for it.
yeah who can forget all the crappy spider-man games that has come out lately.
I like Bobby, he does what's best for his company, looks after his family. And tells it like it is, AND is not afraid of you lilly livered gamers who throw insults at him all day. I would rather be stuck in a lift with Bobby than any of you whiny bastards. Oh and Tim Schafer is a ass who makes crap games. Truth hurts.
You actually think that what happened to Infinity Ward was what was ''best for his company''?
You actually think that laying off people is looking after his family?
You're deluded, or misinformed.
Yeah, so he tells it how it is. Even so, what the hell is he even implying here? That Tim Schafer is a bad games designer? Even though there are many games that he has given a hand in, apart from Brutal Legend, that were good? What a moot 'point'.
Keep your sick fantasies to yourself.
make sure you bring loads of cash! you'll definitely could bring him back home and get lucky! YUCK!!
Well we can't have everything and there's always a good and bad side to things. At least we know the evil ones in this gaming industry but I hope some people wisen up not to support douches by not buying their products and be hypnotized by silly ads.
I could care less for either guy, But thats a bit childish hey, He wouldnt publish my game so he must be a prick Boohoo...... STOP THE PRESSES! Oh my god, a fat man with an electric guitar in a video game is being luaghed at by the majority of the gaming community? WORLD ENDS!!!
Seriously man rockers in the 80s would have even laughed this off as they went to buy the latest maiden cd. It may have been a bit of fun in a similar sense to spider man games but the guys not really done anything special. Its a fat dude with a guitar.... Dont understand why Schafer feels high and mighty after producing such a lame idea. Man save the cheap shots at each other for REAL people, Like levine, the Crytek team, Team ICO etc etc. Some dude who made a game like brutal legend personally could offer to clean my toilet out and I still wouldnt think any better of the guy. Its not like he actually scratched the market. Easy example FF13 flopped hard, but it still smashed brutal legend, same as many other third party games of the same year did too
That is true... Brutal Legend was a pretty terrible game. It would have been much better without the shoddy RTS mechanic.
Kotick has been saying a lot recently, huh? Plus, the problem with Brutal Legend was not with the story or anything like that. It was epic and funny. If they had kept it a slasher, I would have played the nonsense out of it.. Just those darn RTS elements that they threw in. Tim Schafer has made many great games. Just because one element in Brutal Legend didn't work - at least he took a chance, instead of releasing the same game over and over like Activision does.
someone punch kotick already please
I have to agree with you Danielle, if it wasn't for the RTS (Real Time Strategy) element the game would have been much better. I was actually enjoying the game until I ran into that nonsense. It's cool that they wanted to try something new if they would have added something else in place of the RTS it would have been near perfect. The world design and story was great. As for Kotick my spidey senses are tingling and they're telling me he's an ass and they're not always off.
Death to Activision
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