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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but some publishers don't want bad reviews BEFORE launch, because it may affect sales.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well then some publishers should stop publishing bad games.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much that. You don't want people to know how bad your game is? Don't make a bad game.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got invaded by the developers today. Scariest shit ever. I ran as fast as I could and died after one hit.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

De-Ting wrote:
Well then some publishers should stop publishing bad games.


Longo_2_guns wrote:
Pretty much that. You don't want people to know how bad your game is? Don't make a bad game.



Some reviewers have sticks up their ass. Hell, look at some of the scores for Resistance 3 then compare them to games like Space Marine or Dead Island. Inconsistency.

So just because a game gets a bad review, doesn't make it a bad game. THAT's why games don't sell, but everyone continues to whine about Call of Duty. If reviewers didn't shoot down everything that tries to do something different, but just needs some work, maybe the sheep known as Gamers would buy them. Maybe then, shooters wouldn't dominate the market.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right, not all reviewers will have the same opinion, but if a game really is good, word will get around. One way you can rise above shoddy reviews is to release a demo. If people get to try it for free, they're more likely to decide for themselves.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess they weren't shitting around when it came to that street date.

EDIT: Well yeah, demos are good. but apparently demos take too much work. Apparently.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing with Dead Island and Space Marine is that they are kinda flawed though.

But yeah, if a game really is good, then there will be a lot of good reviews for it.

Though even then, it's not a good marker because a lot of the big reviews are "swayed" in favor of the game.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do I need to play the first game to understand the story? I'm planning on getting it. I like challenges. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kijan wrote:
Do I need to play the first game to understand the story? I'm planning on getting it. I like challenges. Smile

No.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kijan wrote:
Do I need to play the first game to understand the story? I'm planning on getting it. I like challenges. Smile

No.


Thank you. I just hope it'll turn out as hard as people make it seem to be, considering I didn't have the chance to play its predecessor. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's one character from Demon's Souls who makes a cameo. It's Patches the Hyena. He's probably the only character from Demon's Souls they could have, since all the rest are pretty rooted in their areas.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it looks like I will have to wait till October 6th to play this...For some reason there wasn't a release day shipping option on Amazon when I preordered it back in May, and now when I try to change shipping preferences to release day shipping it keeps telling me that an error occurred...

At least I still get the Collector's edition.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look! Daniel made a review. This reminded me of my frustration. So much frustration.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying to your mommy seems like a plus to me
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that was a good review. I could nitpick Daniel about it for a while, but I don't want to. I've done that enough. Poor Daniel put his whole heart and soul into playing that game.

Regardless, for those of you who are getting this, what console? What class are you going to play? Covenant? Do you even know the Covenants? Because I sure as fuck don't. I think I'm going to go for the titty monster one, or the giant Wolf with a sword one.

I have no doubt that sharing information will help us all out greatly, since not everyone is as talented as me.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS3 for me. And I will probably start out with either a knight, cleric, or pyromancer, though I'm not really sure yet.

The Blade of the Darkmoon covenant sounds pretty badass...I mean, who doesn't want to assassinate bitches who broke the code.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Darkmoon looks like a good one to do on my first playthrough. Second playthrough, definitely going for the Gravelord Servant. Gotta do it at least once.

For the record the covenant list is here
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My review copy was on 360 but I'm looking for a place where I can trade it in and get a limited edition PS3 copy tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can send that copy my way, Dan! Deal?

Or just send me all the review copies you are done with
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