So, this post is pretty much a response to Duke Nukem, but its sort of about Black Ops too? (AH, Games.)
So, people been talkin'.
People been talkin' 'bout COD.
Been talkin' about Duke Nukem.
And I got to thinking about Too Human, which in case you were lucky and forgot, was a game that was in development for 35 years and after finally came out, was shockingly blah. But well, some people liked it. The people I knew who liked it, albeit not terribly intelligent and game savvy people, also didn't know it was in development for half a century. Obviously it was over hyped, but can overhyping kill even a good game?
Now, ever since Modern Warfare came out Call of Duty has been massive, and this is no surprise. Modern Warfare 2 was as good, if not substantially better. But now Black Ops comes out, and yeah, it has flaws. All big games do at launch. But had this been just another FPS and not a part of some grand ensemble, would people be foaming at the mouth and overlooking the bugs?
Duke Nukem will be torn the FUCK apart, I promise you. And I can bet money that it can be attributed a large part to its massive dev. cycle.
Even if Duke Nukem is a masterpiece, it can never live up to its hype.
So, what do you think? Can overhyping kill good games? Or will games like Duke Nukem still have balls of steel?