There's one simple reason why "AC II" is the best in the series, and that reason can be summed up in two words:
Gee, I wonder whether they'd accept a consumer paying them $30 upon release and making additional payments as content is released.
Yeah, thought so.
They should feel free to fuck the fuck off as far as my money is concerned.
This is in response to your comment, 1.1.1, above:
Because we gaming fans continue to subsidize mediocrity and decreasing standards of competence--never mind professionalism--by shelling out hard-earned cash for substandard, unfinished products.
I prefer that the current Bioware stay the hell away from the KOTOR universe. Otherwise, we'll likely get a long, drawn out, completely pointless game where vapid pseudo-political intrigue and gender-bending soap operatic roles culminate in a half-baked conclusion that's rehashed from a previous piece of DLC or is vague and inconclusive because, you know, they're pursuing their "artistic vision". With $20 DLC two months later, of course.
"In fact, the majority of consumers (22%) buy a game based off of an interesting story and 15% buy a game because the price is right."
22% is a majority? Someone didn't pay attention to math in third grade.
That headline should read, "Star Wars: Battlefront TRAILER Just a Month Away". As it reads, it makes it appear that the game is a month from release.
I stopped buying these games after Patrice Desilets left the company. I knew then that the story would unravel quickly and promptly auger into a big steaming pile of story-telling dung.
Personally, I think that remakes in movies and "remasters" in video games generally contribute to a decline in creativity in both media, but a remastered version of the series would be a smart marketing move, especially since "Uncharted 4" has been delayed.
I'd be very happy to learn that it's "Silent Hill 2".
I played it and finished it this past weekend. Wait for the price drop; the game is certainly not worth $60, in my opinion (my copy is on ebay as we speak so that I can recoup some of the cost). The characterizations are weak and inconsistent and the story is half-baked. If a developer makes a narrative-driven game, they really should make sure that the narrative is written well and provides enough background information and closure to feel like a complete story. I don't want to includ...
I finished the game last weekend and, knowing what I do now, I'd not pay more than $20 for it. The characterizations were weak and the overall story was half-baked. If a developer makes a narrative-driven game, they really should make sure that the narrative is written well. I don't want to include any examples that might be spoilers, but I can say this.
1. I have no idea why some of the characters do what they do. Igraine and the Lord Chancellor are the prime exampl...
Complimentary, adj. - given free as a gift or courtesy
If something is complimentary, you don't, by definition, buy it. Poor word usage in the headline.
You can't NOT take away from single-player content when you also have multi-player because you have finite resources. Even if a different studio works on the multi-player side, those are still resources you could have devoted to single-player content.
After the debacle that was "Mass Effect 3"--caused in large part by the departure of Drew Karpyshyn during development of "Mass Effect 2"--I expect nothing but more of the same crap we got last time.
As a single-player only player, I sure hope that they're not dead--although they do seem to be dying a slow but sure death.
A new Star Wars RPG might be a lot of fun--but it definitely should NOT involve Revan and "the rest of the gang". Their story arc is done. Let them go.
I'm with him. ^
Wait. So, the guy who's helping design the game (and a Bioware employee) is talking about how great the game looks?
You know what would be setting a good industry standard?
Delivering a game on time, as promised, and without major QA issues, i.e., bugs.
Call me crazy, I know.
@FriedGoat and anticlimax:
I guess you guys are right; the women should look realistic.
Because in a game with dragons, demons, and magic, realism is of paramount importance.
Great news. Maybe they can mod the female characters to look attractive. That would be a refreshing change.