OXM UK: "Ubisoft is conscious that "super-hardcore" Ghost Recon fans yearn for the series to go back to its roots, but according to UK brand manager Matt Benson, commercial realities dictate otherwise."
Sad but true.
It's hard to keep old fans (like me) and make new ones at the same time. I was disappointed with the E3 showing this year, But I will still give it a try.
. ....Waiting YEARS ( 5+...O_o ) to release a game and expect the fans to still be around. I loved Graw 2 and still feel that it's multi-player was one of the best ever providing features that many devs dream about...they let it all go to waste. Graw 2 released in 2007...what has taken so long??? On top of that laying guys off at Red Storm, the makers of the best part of those games, the multi-player is criminal Ubisoft has lost hundreds of millions...they should lose more. They obviously don't understand on how to build and feed a fanbase like Halo did and COD is doing now. Wait 5 years to release a follow up and expect anybody to be there is out right dumb. Forcing something like Kinect is INSANE! :/ Even dumber is hiring a guy from THQ and Homefront to head up ANY department related to Ghost Recon, Rainbow six or any other shooter. Then again, it's right in line with your A$$ backwards way of doing things.
Its not necessarily the "hardcore" fans that aren't happy, its the PC fans that always complain. I've been a fan since GR: Jungle Storm on PS2, and I was a huge fan of the PS3/360 version of GRAW2, but I really didn't like the PC versions of GRAW and GRAW2 because they were completely different games where you are inching around corners all the time and you move at a snail's pace through the entire game, because if you get hit by one or two bullets you're dead. Some PC gamers are masochists and enjoy games that aren't fun. I think that the game play footage that I've seen of Future Warrior looked pretty awesome.
It's the same with alot of games, hardcore resident evil fans always are bitching about how it isn't about the horror anymore. As a hardcore resident evil fan I enjoyed resident evil 5, and I'm looking forward to operation racoon city. However if I ever feel like some classic resident evil I fire up my wii and play which ever one I feel. you want classic resident evil buy a wii
Indeed. I think people tend to be much more picky when it comes to military warfare sims, though. There's just something about the genre.
It's totaly differen't with Resident evil, they could add horror but they choose not to ignoring what people want and in the end it will end up like Resident evil 5 with it's forced Co-op...and when that's not bad enough Capcom get a crappy developer to make Operation Raccoon City which looks bad. I don't see how it's classed as "bitching" when all we want is our favorite horror franchise not to suck. Resident Evil 5 sucked hard...please tell me this didn't look good http://www.relyonhorror.com... But Capcom decided not to go through with it...that's the sad part
it may be tru for lots of games but for Ghost Recon its a bit different Ubisoft change the core gameplay of the Ghost Recon series so many time that you cant fault fans complaining
"And that doesn't mean dumbing down, although obviously the net is very quick to say 'Oh, they're dumbing down Splinter Cell, they're dumbing down this, they're dumbing that'." but...Conviction WAS dumbed down. It was shorter, shitter and not the game i expected to play, WHEN IT COMES WITH THE 'SPLINTER CELL' BRAND TAG ON IT. Wanna make dumb games? Make a new brand. Let people enjoy it. Hardcores won't be left pee'd off that their grail has been tainted and twisted. Hell, i reckon they might end up liking the new game more. Cus it's something diferent for that all new franchise. Future Soldier has so damn much potential as a Ghost Recon game. Yet it just has to go down the cover system big-boom-bang-path. It don't need to be so. But it is.
yeah! consoles!! lmao! Back to the pc's roots! - http://www.youtube.com/watc... Now I see why there is the two versions! sometimes it sucks to be mainstream.. look at skyrim! "Meanwhile, comments about opening the game to a wider audience seem almost designed to further set the core to raging. “We wanted to take it and make it really accessible,” the producer said. “… We still have the complexity behind the scenes, but we wanted to make it so that you could pick up the controller and play and it was easy; the average person could get into it. “We knew we wanted to make the user interface a little bit more open and available … get away from the stats and things like that." - http://www.vg247.com/2011/0... hitman! "Hitman: Absolution to be “more accessible” to the masses, still for the core" http://www.vg247.com/2011/0... Games will only have a hardcore looking outer shell but inside soft and fluffy! Yay!
I know you probably spent a lot on your rig but do you have to constantly bash consoles? Are you trying to justify your purchase or something? because you really don't need to.
"commercial realities dictate otherwise..." Ironically it was the commercial success of the originals that built the franchises.
always dumbing the game down for people who wont buy it what a shame
Socom has suffered through the same problem. Apparently developers dont want to cater to the people who love the franchise, but want to attract people who have never shown their support in the past. I guess its always a good idea to screw over your fan base.
So true, zipper lost a fan here and I won't be buying their games any longer. I sold soccer 4 after two weeks with it. Socom 2 a ps2 title had more content and better gameplay than this big budged hd turd.
Well no, they pissed off all the hardcore ghost recon fans by turning their back on the awesome original Ghost Recon in favour of trying to bring in the mass shooter crowd.
Ive noticed a radical change in how core titles are now being altered and modified to suit the casual market, and by aiming at the mainstream for increased revenue, and by shoving MP into SP games when its definitely not needed. I suppose you can thank Call of Duty/Activision for that.
Are you blaming CoD for being popular? It's not their fault everyone including me buys their games. ( before someone calls me a CoD noob, I love both BF and CoD)
I blame consoles. Somewhere along the line gaming became socially accepted add to the fact that even here on a video game news site there are many comments labeling pc gaming as nerdy. Take that as you will but I believe the majority of console gamers here are just sheep in wolves clothing. Trying hard to be labeled a gamer.
Ubisoft never stop complaining. They're like babies. It's just constant excuses.
Ubisux screwed over the WW2 authentic BIA franchise recently too. With that atrocious looking cartoon bullshit. And Splinter Cell. They're getting really good at killing great IP's. I'll continue to vote with my wallet.
just make another rainbow six already!
Doen't he mean Tom Kalancy's Ghost Recon?
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