Spanish developer MercurySteam is relaunching its third-person-shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet as Spacelords and removing all price barriers.
Nice. This is what the game needed.
It was definitely under my radar, but I really like the art style. The art director is a badass :D
Raiders was a pretty cool game, but paywalling the campaign made me stop playing. I hope they also reduce the grind a bit.
That's funny I think the exact opposite is what is needed. Release the game with all the content included, no paywalls, no microtransactions. Unlock things through gameplay. In other words release a full game, not bits and pieces of a game then gouge you fanbase for every unlockable character, weapon, or skin.
It should've been f2p and focused on cosmetics from the start. I'm just glad because the game has AAA quality production. Mercury Steam is a great developer who never made a bad game in my book. With this though, they screwed the monetization and grind factor. AND please for the love of God fix the annoying sound after you shoot which reminds me of Killzone and get ANYONE who knows decent English to do the dialogue instead. Also remove the image of the guy talking to you because that's just bad.
Mechs? Cyborgs in mechs? If such is in the actual game, there are segments where you pilot mechs, all I can ask is: why haven't I heard of this before now?
I paid a dollar for the first campaign thing. It's an alright game.
MercurySteam is a talented developer who gave us the underrated Castlevania: Lords of shadow games. They need to focus on single player games where their strengths lie. Microsoft should go ahead and acquire the studio before they get destroyed by the oversaturated market of multiplayer and BR games.
Mate - MS is the last person you want buying your studio. How short is your memory?
Ms takes good care of their first party studios and the closure of Lionhead was due to mismanagement from Lionheads part with the Fable Legends. If we are going to talk about memory, you could say the same for Sony's closure of Evolution Studios. If you look at the way Ms have been this gen you can see that they spend most of it fixing their image with was tarnished at the beginning of this gen. They now have the best console and service in the business and now they can concentrate on making new games for their platform. 343i, The coalition, Turn 10, Rare, and Mojang receive great support from Ms and their games never disappoint. In Addition to the Playground games, Ninja theory, the Initiative, undead labs and Compulsion games, Ms needs to acquire some of these studios that don't have a publisher backing their vision. If you're going to judge Ms by their past then prepare to do the same with Sony and the horrible handling of the hacking in 2011, the anti-consumer policy like no crossplay and lack backward compatibility.
Nice wall of text. MS are a deplorable company in every sense of the word. BC will happen next gen, not worried about. Crossplay means absolutely nothing to me. Again, MS would be the last company you want to buy your company.
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