Records were broken with the release of Dragon Ball FighterZ two weeks ago. Now the game is pulling a fraction of what it used to be. Is this the common course of a game’s life, or is this something to be worried about?
On PC. No fighting game lives long on PC.
Also when you add in the factor no one plays competitive fighting games at tournaments it isn't surprising. The stakes in online competitive fighting are so high there is a strong possibility of the game being compromised or exploited on PC.
"no one plays competitive fighting games at tournaments..." What?
"Also when you add in the factor no one plays competitive fighting games at tournaments it isn't surprising." What is it you're trying to say here?
I honestly would never play a fighting game on PC. I play FighterZ on both Xbox and PS4.
With direct "current gen" PC releases, emulators, and accessory compatibility, I'm planning to use my current PC as my DIY arcade machine.
Of course it is, they havent uldated the gsme since release! The game is still broken from time to time. I played yesterday and got kicked out of a game 3 times. Its just ridiculous that there is no update on a patch as of yet fixing the issue. Dont even get me started on the whole no rooms found issue. Havent even been able to play with a friend yet!
Yeah man. The broken ring mode sucks bad. Also, continually dropping from servers is awful. It happens both in the lobby and during matches. I love the game but they aren't making it easy to want to keep playing.
Rofl, yes they have.
no online based game gets played more than the usual 30-40 hours. then people go on to the next best thing. minus the usual few which are too few to be called „a success“. even monster hunter world got played by roughly 90% of people in my buddy list the first week. impr ssive, but yesterday only 5 people still played the game. (i guess the game rental stations are still a big thing anong gamers). maybe it‘s best for devs and pubs to invest in a proper market research before churning out the next online based something. just a thought.
There's this indie game that came out last year that has been a modest and consistent success. It relies on online multiplayer for its gameplay. I think it's called... PUBG?
A lot of the pull of this game was because it's Dragon Ball. And a lot of those people are not really into fighting games. Once the dust settles the ones that will stay are the fighting game community.
You mean casuals posing as fighters.
I thought it was obvious the player base would shrink rapidly. It was so successful partially because of the license. So you would have an influx of casual gamers and dragon ball fans rushing to get it because it’s dragon ball, but only the actual fighting game fans would stick around past the honeymoon period.
A lot of casuals, just it
Misleading. The game is only dying fast on PC. It is still going strong on consoles
Fighters don't last long on pc just look at pc fluttering around 1,800 to 2000 players if not 1000 players at it's lowest.
The game is boring honestly. Expected more from arc system. The story is uninteresting and told in a monotonous way. It's lacking diverse single player modes and content. And while it's combo system can be deep, there's no incentive to learn it because you can get good enough results by button mashing.
I don't know. I'm no fan of single button combos. But you are definitely rewarded heavily for creating your own multi-button combos. There are people landing combos that take 50%-75% health. No "easy" combo does anywhere near that. But yes, the story mode is painful. I can't figure out for the life of me 2 things: 1. Why would they make you press a buttong during cutscenes to move the dialogue along? I seriously fell asleep more than once during these cutscenes. No lie. 2. Why the hell would they make half of the story mode matches a tutorial that is mind-numbingly easy. Not only that, but they are literally the same exact tutorial missions that you can play totally separately in the friggin TUTORIAL mode. Lol. I just don't get the thought process. I still havenxt finished the Story because I decided that Android 21 isn't incentive enough to punish myself with hours of boredom by finishing it. But I don't think the game lacks content. Its got Ranked and Casual matches. Story Mode. Arcade mode. Arena Mode. And Ring mode.....which I'm sure would be great if they can ever get it to work right. But yeah, lack of content isn't a problem. It just needs a compelling story mode and a working Ring Mode.
Is the player base still over 9000
I love this game. It has some serious problems though. The online SUCKS. It SUCKS, it takes forever to get a match sometimes. When you do get a match and accept you better hope your opponent does the same. Otherwise you’ll be stuck there waiting until it times out! WHY IS THERE NO OPTION TO BACK OUT?! Same goes for rematches, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been trolled when I hit the button for a rematch and my dickhead opponent waits until the last possible second to return to lobby. Ughhhhhhh.
On ps4 online works great minus the inconsistent ring matches, but once that works it remains working. Online play is super smooth as well.
I will say that during matches there is never any lag. Even when it says hour opponent has 0 bars for their connection. As far as that, its one of the best online fighters I've played, connection-wise. And I buy almost all fighters. But i've learned that as long as you set your matchmaking guidelines to include anyone in every category, then you won't have trouble finding matches. But as soon as you start getting picky you are only makingnit harder for yourself to find matches. Which is fine for me. I'm of the belief that you can't really know how good you are if you aren't willing to fight all players, even ones that are far better or more experienced than you. You take your beatings with the beatings you dish out. Anyone that doesn't do that is selling themselves short.
Are we talking pc or console?
PC or consoles?
This game is not easy for a lot of people so this was bound to happen, however people who enjoy these games normally will stick around.
I never take articles like this seriously since For Honor.