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[TotW] Second Chances

Discussion in 'Game Talk' started by Dekades, Feb 10, 2020.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member


    Anthem seems to be working towards an encore.

    According to Polygon, the game devs are hard at work at revamping the game in order to bring players a better experience. How long this takes remains to be seen, but it looks like they haven't abandoned the game entirely.

    Recently, Blizzard received hate for their recently released Warcraft III: Reforged with players stating that Blizzard did not deliver on its promises and even creating a worse experience compared to the original, even after the game was delayed for what many assumed quality assurance purposes. Since Reforged's release, Blizzard has stated that they would continue to work on the game with updates to address the immediate concerns, but defended their decision to not deliver on some of the things they "promised" in the early days of the game's development.

    My question for this week's Thread of the Week is where do you draw the line when it comes to a AAA developer shipping a bad game? Are you ok with them going back and fixing it? Final Fantasy IV went through a two year overhaul, but in the end delivered a stellar product. Do you hang on to the game in hopes that they "fix it?" Are you over it and move on? Or do you want your money back?
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    DRIFT_IT Well-Known Member

    To be honest once a game suffers from a bad launch it gets dragged into the eternal abyss of forgotten games. I really enjoyed the Anthem limited Beta but ended up refunding the game after it had so many issues running on my system. I would go back but since the player base is abysmal at best it just doesnt make sense to invest time and money into it when you are all alone with no multiplayer aspect.
  3. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    I for one appreciate the No Man's Sky devs. That game tanked on launch and the devs clearly didn't deliver on their promises but they spent a lot of time trying to rectify their mistakes and the state of the game now reflects on their hard work.

    I would much rather see a game delayed to polish it out because if devs ship out a broken game the reviews and initial adopters will dissuade people from buying it down the line since hardly any reviewers do a follow up of their initial reviews. So any new customers will only see negative reviews and wont buy the game even though many of those negative aspects might have been resolved.
  4. magictim

    magictim Well-Known Member

    I was like a lot of FPS games since I was a child, I was hoping one day I could have a Battlefield 2 (around 2005) account to have fun with it. After more than 10 years, I got my first paycheque and so hype to buy a Battlefield 4 account, since I don't like WWII war game.

    But I just got killed back to back.........even worst the game has some many cheaters to take advantage. It just destroys my childhood dream.
  5. Nilremagl

    Nilremagl Well-Known Member

    I've to say that fallout 76 was a really bad launch, but after waiting for a bit they came through bad feedback from player with a major update that made it playable.
  6. RacianVD

    RacianVD Well-Known Member

    I still have Anthem installed and i can justify my reasons.
    Oh dont get my wrong...the game is still a garbage but after a year a played 2-3 days ago for some hours.Flying feels good,its a looter shooter without content.
    If im gonna give it a chance? Yes i will because despite Andromeda the rest of the games i enjoyed for hundreds of hours from the same studio.If i would give a second chance on Fallout? No,the failures are more common on Bethesdas studios.
    To return on a "AAA" game nowdays after a failure its hard considering things such as lootboxes "surprise mechanics",slot machines in games few studios left that can enterntain a gamer without being greedy.
    It's common sence from everyone that a company has to survive somehow but its common sence that big publishers have earned more that they deserve,more than they deserve actually.
    Because of Anthem and Fallout,EA and Activision we all gonna be more careful to any "AAA" game and most probably there wont be a second chances for any game anymore.
    Listeria, rcmercado, H00dy and 4 others like this.
  7. YouAlreadyKnow0

    YouAlreadyKnow0 Active Member

    I would still have hope if I really enjoyed the games that they made. If I can't have fun with their new releases( 10-15 year period). Then I lost hope.
  8. JR0nin

    JR0nin Well-Known Member

    Personally if a AAA game comes out and with bugs and bad support its a real disappointment for the players who wait for it and does not meet expectation. But as long as the dev team fixes it within a timeframe, its ok because nothing is perfect. And only perseverance and continuous support make it a great deal.

    For example, "Cyberpunk 2077" - CD Projekt Red, they postponed the release dates to another 5 months (Sept 2020) from what was announced earlier(April 2020). I pre-booked it when they started the bookings and has been eagerly waiting. Now they preponed it again, but i am not worried as we know they are still working to fix some dev issues/gameplay/compatibility etc.
    Kenserky, RacianVD, Sacius and 3 others like this.
  9. xARACHN1D

    xARACHN1D Well-Known Member

    draw that line at no mans sky.
  10. bizWeldonBluetools832

    bizWeldonBluetools832 Well-Known Member

    I would certainly hang on to a game with serious launch issues, if I had too. But the best way to avoid that is to postpone a launch. Better have a great game later than a bad game sooner. Cyberpunk is one example and I'm glad to see Anthem make a return cause it deserves it.
    Lastly as a Halo fan I'm very much OK with 343 taking so long after Halo 5 to develop Infinite. It's a good sign that it will be fantastic at launch.
  11. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I guess we're all thrilled about Cyberpunk, really hope it won't be a disspointment, i was gonna preorder it for April at first. But i think it is indeed better to wait for a fully functional game rather than a buggy and incompleted one.

    Tho i believe Blizzard will try their best to improve Warcraft 3, cause they're know as an ambitious game company, it's still better than nothing.
    Sacius, H00dy, RacianVD and 4 others like this.
  12. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    wc3 was one of the most memorable games , ever

    I am hopeful they will fix it so I can relive my haydays

    Everyone makes mistakes .... I dont think their botched release is enough for me to "break up" with them.
  13. magictim

    magictim Well-Known Member

    I like warcraft 3 as well! I replay the story mode 3 times!!! They made one of the best story scripts among games
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  14. OneTreadLife

    OneTreadLife Well-Known Member

    Not going to hold my breath on this one, at all. No Man's Sky at least had a more original and interesting premise, instead of being a trend chasing Destiny 2 clone wanna be.
    Don't think I need to mention how stupidly EA is pushing another good dev studio to do something oddly out of their wheelhouse, and how badly that tends to go. So, I'll just leave it at that.

    Got way too many other games to play, that surely deserve my attention more.
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  15. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    When it comes to AAA games, i'm quite intransigent.
    When i buy one i expect it to be ready to play and not having to wait for a patch.

    Ah.... i miss so much those days when a launch day was "when it's done".
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  16. SylvanasMage

    SylvanasMage Well-Known Member

    Better late than never, but not too late, waiting is hard.
    YouAlreadyKnow0 likes this.
  17. YouAlreadyKnow0

    YouAlreadyKnow0 Active Member

    A like for your effort:wink_:
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