Schafer: Originality is the only path to success

Churning out derivative experiences is not the way to earn success in the video game industry, instead studios must look to new and original ideas, Double Fine boss Tim Schafer has told

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Troll_Police2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

Uh, sure. That's why COD sells 20 million copies every year and Brutal Legend flopped.

EDIT: I'm saying it's right but that's just the way it is.

Neckbear2932d ago




20/10 GOTYAY

But even so, I like to believe what this guy says is true this time around.

rroded2932d ago

get brutal now its dirt cheap n a blast.

darkcharizard2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

I bet that original game's gonna get a metascore of atleast 85....

So originality can lead to success!

MrMccormo2932d ago

Advertising and marketing are the best way to success.

Case in point: CoD, Halo, and GTA all selling so well, despite obvious shortfalls.

multipayer2932d ago

Bungie and Rockstar are pretty creative though, their development process is no slouch. I think what schafer meant by his comment is "Activision should die" followed by a little prayer...

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Croash2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

Brutal Legend succeeded in making us love the metal world they created and the voice acting was outstanding.

It was a great idea for a game, and it doesn't need to have sold tons to be a success.

Remember Beyond Good & Evil...

MaxOpower2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

Exactly what I thought

Caffo012932d ago

UNfortunately for us it's not true..that's why cod sells so much ;_;

FwanK2932d ago

You hear that microsoft?

divideby02932d ago

COD and Madden says hello....
I buy Madden every year and bought the last COD game.
Hardly anything changes and these games are ok, NOT great, but they sell well and that turns the profits these companies base success on

blackburn52932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

Please. What he says is very true. That is the way it should be. Long ago originalty and innovation was rewarded and revered. Unfortunely this generation of gamers are too mindless to comprehend that. They would rather play the same game that these developers crap out every year then play something different, refined, well put together or original. Example MW2 the most sloppy, buggy, piece of crap shooter I have ever seen. Made 1 billion worldwide. You would rather play games full of bugs, errors and mistakes rather then wait patiently for it to be refind and smoothed out. Crappy cookie cutter games rule the gaming universe now. Not much room for innovation or different thinking or quality any more

Danniel12932d ago

I Agree with your comments about COD they really are just phoneing it in there but I don't think we need to be so pessimistic about the games industry. The Fable series, particularly this gen, is a good example of big names trying to innovate, Fable 3 looks like it is trying to reinvent the fable series and before that the same thing happened between F1 and F2.

Obviously these games still have their flaws (what game doesn't) but at least they make the effort. Games like Heavy Rain, Uncharted, Mass Effect, Batman AA etc these games do try to innovate and if we continue to support them then things certainly aren't lost.

Final note Bulletstorm, hope that even the FPS genre (IMO the most over exploited genre this gen) is going to change and evolve. *Deep breath* Rant over.

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