“We make kids say ‘wow’ for a living. We have strived with each and every release to make kids say ‘wow’ again.
You may be trying to make kids say ‘wow’ again, but this Skylander Parent (With a 100% Skylanders Giants collection and every Swapforce Swapper) I’m certainly not saying “Wow.”
I honestly thought Swapforce was a way better concept, and my kids absolutely love playing with them outside of the game. And the last thing I need around my house is talking crystals. Yeah no thanks.
on Polygon in the world right now. I am obsessed with TFF. Very happy they are including Mystic Quest and the like to the roster.
The biggest problem I had with TFF was Street pass. Nobody owned it… that is, unless I took it to MAGFest, PAX, or that time I took it to Distant Worlds and I got 99 Streetpass hits before I even walked in the freaking door.
I’m also glad all the other songs are returning. Clash on the Big Bridge is the best video game song of all time, IMO.
Uhhh what are you expecting to be different? It’s pretty on-par with other music game DLC.
PAX Welcomes all gamers of all belief structures. All shapes, all sizes.
GaymerX only welcomes those who are LGBTQ or those who are Pro-LGBTQ in 100% of social issues.
One of these two is inclusive, one is exclusive.
“Does not FEEL like a safe environment” is different than “Isn’t a safe environment.” Very different.
Many people were fed this incorrect information due to a manufactured controversy that was blown out of proportion for the sake of publicity. If anything, it’s the LGBTQ community who believes anyone who doesn’t think EXACTLY like them is some spawn of satan.
FWIW, I have no problem with the LGBTQ community- I even have a few in my family, and friends. Love them to death. I support their right to be miserably (marry) and am all for equality. But if you so much as say something even REMOTELY different than their rigid belief structure, they will burn your house down if they could.
I’ve seen far more hostility in the other direction than I do towards LGBTQ in this whole PAX situation.
Yeah, despite the abovementioned friend getting banned on 2 accounts within a total of about an hour and a half’s worth of gameplay… Zenimax basically shrugged and said they have no idea why he got banned. When they unbanned him the first time, it was almost immediately banned as soon as he logged in.
There’s a serious bug in their system, bigger than this duplication bug. People who paid for the game are getting their accounts banned for absolutely no reason, but since Zenimax isn’t admitting to it, all anyone has to go on is hearsay.
The auto-ban system is overzealous. A friend of mine logged in, barely made it through the first area before his account was banned. He never traded with anyone, didn’t even type in chat. He was so hyped, he bought another copy (figured he’d give his other one to his wife if he ever got unbanned) and hit with the banhammer within MINUTES.
There are actually quite a few accounts of this too. But it’s an automated banning system that will ban you if it THINKS you are a bot/spammer. I’m not sure if it’s IP-based, or something else that’s running on your computer. Who knows?
This guy wouldn’t cheat, scam, dupe, or spam because frankly… he only cares about the PvP. Apparently PvE in ESO is awful.
My above points proven. =P
As I said above. Not going to happen. People are unwilling to spend the money that they used to for titles, especially on mobile and PC.
Sure, they could remake FFVI as they did with FFIV (or even better) but remember, that cart was $40. Do you actually think people would pay $40 en masse for a FFVI remake? Surely, I would, but I know I’d be in the minority.
I think the real question is… are players willing to invest the resources to cover a graphical overhaul?
The abundance of “Meh, I’ll wait until it’s $2 on steam” points towards No. Even if they did do another remake, people’d still wait for it to be 75%+ off.
If people were willing to pay for a real remake, no doubt they would. But the race to the bottom as far as pricing goes ensures that we’ll never get a decent remake.
Seriously, search in steam for “RTS” then sort by Metacritic. Company of Heroes is the top. Followed closely by Rome:Total War.
Both titles really are worth a look (though I personally prefer Starcraft, I get that space might not be your thing.)
If the genre suits you, very few RTS games are better than Company of Heroes.
Yeah I own about 30-40 but I know there aren’t many who do.
If you exclude free games from PS+ those numbers change drastically. And from a sales perspective… Not only should those games not count, they are sold at a loss so provide a net negative on the statistics.
3DS isn’t having that problem though. And that’s where SONY needs to look:
Why is the 3DS mopping up when the Vita is just taking a beating?
The problem is Sony never made good first-party games. (Frankly, neither has Microsoft.) The memorable titles from PSX/PS2 were Third-Party exclusives that Sony has since lost.
The thing is, A is almost always (if not ALWAYS) true. Even for the 3DS. Titles like Arkham Origins Blackgate and Assassin’s Creed are very simplified and dumbed down compared to their console counterparts.
If there is something they can do, I’m not convinced Sony cares enough about the system to even bother “saving” it. Since the Vita’s inception, Sony has made it quite clear that they intend the Vita to be the “HD Port Handheld.”
With the exception of 1-2 indie IPs (Tearaway, etc) nearly every game is either an HD Remake or a simplified Handheld Port. Do you know what we call that? “Coasting.”
They’re half-assing the game development for this system… why should any other studio care more than they do?
The problem is, when people say what games are out on the Vita, people name the same 4-5 games followed up by “and some indie titles.” You know what other systems have 4-5 games followed up by “Some indie titles?” Every system ever made.
Even in your “no problems exist” rant, the only examples you’ve made are sequels to those games or HD Remakes. Has it occurred to you that most people completely disregard HD remakes because paying $40 for a shiny new coat on a game you already own is quite possibly the textbook definition of stupidity?
Would you be happier with “Nobody cares about most of the games on the Vita” vs “The games don’t exist?” It’s a semantic problem leading to the same end result. Nobody’s buying it. Gravity Rush might be good, but it isn’t going to convince people to buy the system.
That said, people could be enticed if there was ANYTHING on the horizon for the system as well. Even if I did bite that enough good games were on the system to warrant buying it… what’s down the road? Again, you mention sequels and HD remakes. Seriously? If anything your post PROVES we’ve got problems.
You can blame it on people’s aversion to handhelds all you want…. but the 3DS is doing just fine.
It’s a sad state whenever you see a game released on Vita/PS4 and just about everyone in their mother is touting the same thing. If you ask someone what their favorite 3DS game is, you’re going to get a crazy-wide spectrum of titles.
If you ask someone what their favorite Vita game is, they’ll say P4G, or.. uh…. Yeah, P4G. Seriously, it’s been a year and a half since P4G came out and that’s still what you hear? Oh, or Gravity Rush (almost 2 years old) or Tearaway (Huzzah! ONE game worth mentioning in the past 6 months!)
It says a lot when the culmination of noteworthy titles in an almost 2 year span is roughly 5 games. (Or one in the case of PS4.) For being systems SUPPOSEDLY aimed at “hardcore” gamers, as a “hardcore” gamer who beat a game every other week, Sony really is lacking in titles compared to its competitors, by a long shot.
Maybe at launch, but that ship has more or less sailed at this point.
It would help, but not singlehandedly save.
The next iteration of the Vita would be an Android smartphone with the same physical controls you see now albeit a little smaller and slightly less in raw power.
You baiscally described the nVidia Shield, but with propriety games. The Shield can not only play its own titles, with physical controls on an Android-powered device using a Tegra 4… I can also stream my PC titles not just to anywhere in my house, but now also anywhere I get WiFi…. for $50 more than a Vita. (Though once memory cards are factored in, it’s less.) Yet it may as well not even exist in the minds of 99% of people.
The problem with this Android argument is simply that people have no idea how much these mobile screens and APUs cost, mainly because your phone is subsidized… a LOT. They say “Why should I pay $200 for a device that’s worse than my phone?” Well, because your phone ACTUALLY costs $800. So if SONY followed suit you’d either be paying $600 for something comparable to the phone you already have, or expecting SONY to take a $400 loss, and have people say that even $200 is too much money for it.
nVidia is doing the latter, and the former seems even worse.
So if I make a system, buy 21 games for it, I’m apparently doing better than Vita? My attach rate WILL BE THE HIGHEST!
This. If you need a loan for a $200 device, you aren’t the kind of customer that’s willing to buy a lot of games, at which point you’re not exactly important to them.
Sorry, but it’s the truth.
You mean Ben Kuchera’s article ripping the Kinect apart based on a B-list shovelware title?
It seems like JRPGs are the only reason to get the vita. If you don’t like heavily anime-based JRPGs that throws out most of what ANYONE talks about.
To be fair, $150 gets you
2 Alpha Codes
3 Beta Codes
5 Copies of OMD
5 Copies of OMD2
5 Heroes + 5 Skins +$200 in in-game Gold
Don’t give me the copies of OMD/OMD2 because… what the hell am I going to do with 5 of them. Don’t pretend like you’re doing me a favor and giving me 5 codes… and make that package cheaper.
Now, I think the biggest kick to the nuts is… they actually anticipate people spending $200 of in-game gold. If characters are $10 each, that’s 20 characters! I would find it funny though if they made characters cost the same as 2/3 of either of their 2 releases.
As I said above, the game was pretty damn fun, but my excitement absolutely disappeared when I saw that pricing structure.
Honestly, it’s fun. That said, I laughed when I saw their prices.
Because of one joke in bad taste, the attendees of PAX are a threat? o.O Wow. I guess that couple (both males) I saw holding hands on Saturday got their butts kicked after the show or something. eyeroll
I’m waiting for a developer who imagines a game that nobody buys. See, it’d be just like all of their other titles… only that’s the POINT this time. The script could even be written by Mel Brooks.
Wait a minute….