Actually, maybe the 'modern day E.T.' will turn out to be Ryse. This is not looking good for Crytek.
Actually, maybe the 'modern day E.T.' will turn out to be Ryse. This is not looking good for Crytek.[/QUOTE]
Really sometimes you surpass yourself with your BS. You have never played the game so really you cannot comment. I have it is a good beat em up. Also it is much more original that the weary outings of super (snore) smash brothers...
Who ever put this in the wrong section can you delete it. It has nothing to do with Review feedback and should be put in the general section.[/QUOTE]
Is it B.S.?
Ryse has been a disaster for Crytek, and could lead to some combination of possibly bankruptcy, huge losses, and lay offs.
Negotiations to secure the rights to make the game ended in late July 1982, giving Warshaw only five and a half weeks to develop the game in time for the 1982 Christmas season. The result is often cited as one of the worst video games released and was one of the biggest commercial failures in video gaming history. The game's commercial failure and resulting effects on Atari are frequently cited as a contributing factor to the video game industry crash of 1983.
They hold much in common :
both games over hyped.
both games rushed for Christmas sales
both expensive to company
both flopped sales wise
both could/were be a part of long term negative consequences for the companies that made them.
Way better example than iCarly, and Wii Sports is a ridiculous example, that game is truly the total opposite of the E.T. situation. Not sure how it can be claimed no one played or cared about Wii Sports when it obviously drove the Wii phenom for a couple of years more or less by itself and when the sequel sold over 30 million copies as a full priced videogame. That boggles my mind.
Wii Sports, if anything, helped the industry.
You couldn't make E.T. today. E.T. was made by one man in five weeks, despite being the commercial cornerstone of Atari's holiday releases. Today's games typically take at least a year in development (even small independent games), significantly longer for new IPs. There was no time for focus testing, for public showcases, for games media or the Internet (neither of which existed in any meaningful way) to look at this weird little game and rip it apart. There were articles and videos (Conan's E3 video, for instance) making fun of the QTE stuff in Ryse 5 months before the game even came out, and truly bad games like Ride to Hell are so dissected that everyone (save some parents and most grandparents) knows to avoid them like the plague by the time they come out. There are so few real surprises anymore, and when they do happen (Minecraft, Angry Birds) they seem to come from out of nowhere.
No offense, but I don't see how Wii Sports would be burial worthy. I know not everyone likes it, but many people do like it, myself included. I find it a fun collection of sports to play, and I'm not even a fan of Sports Games. It was insanely popular, as well. It was pretty much everyone's introduction to the fun of the Wii, and it introduced many people to the fun of motion controls. Wii Sports also became a legendary party game. It's a game that created many new gamers out of people who previously never touched a controller in their life. I know some people will point out that it was a pack in game, and say that that is the only reason people even care about it, but the fact that Wii Sports Resort sold 33 million copies means that people obviously liked the first game enough to invest in the sequel.
Whether you love Wii Sports, or whether you absolutely hate it with a passion, you cannot deny it's place in gaming history.
U draw sank THQ. It was released on everything and did not sell. It was pretty good fun.
Ryse has not sold great but it is early days. I am not sure what they thought was going to happen releasing a game with Roman themes.
It is not like Silicon Knights a pretty average beat em up with duff graphics now that one did finish off the studio. For me Crytek should never should have sold out on Far Cry.
I know you hate MS, you never have a good word to say for it.
Roman themes? More like violent themes. It is just a 'Roman' skin. Violent themes are usually a pretty safe bet, anyway. Why is this MS hate? Because this game was released on Xbox ONE? Wow, you are a defensive one. This is not hate at all. It is a news story of a major dev having a severe cash flow problem due to to many circumstances, including the catastrophic development of Ryse.
If they can find a dump big enough: Halo: Combat Evolved. They produced 6.43m of them, 99.9% of which are probably never going to be played again.
It makes JUST as much sense!