By CaptainObvious 9 Comments
Hello, I am CaptainObvious and I am powered by cereal. Today I want to lay down some thoughts on few different subjects, namely game pricing, Starcraft II, return of fighting games and more. Let's kick this off by talking about game pricing.
Game Pricing - Few days ago, I was listening to an interview with SWERY, creator of the game I love to death, Deadly Premonition. He brought up an interesting point by saying that movies are being made with millions of dollars behind them, yet you can see them for less than 20 bucks. Now, I'm not saying that games should be 10 bucks or anything, but they definitely should be friendlier in pricing. And by 'friendlier in pricing' I mean around 40 - 45$. Let's take Crackdown 2 for example. It's basically the same thing as the previous game in the franchise, and yet it's still being sold for the full price of 60$. I think that the game would benefit from the price tag of 40 bones because I could see myself in a store thinking about picking it up and going "Ah what the hell, it's just 40$" and buying it. The other games I think are great for 40 dollars are Transformers: War for Cybertron and the poorly selling Overlord franchise. The same thing goes for franchises that have yearly releases, namely sports games and Need for Speed from EA, CoD and Guitar Hero from Activision and finally wrestling games and all that from THQ. I know it would be impossible, but a man can dream. Let's move on to Starcraft II.
The Starcraft universe for me is just Warhammer 40k mashed with rednecks, Russians, drama, space cowboys and a bit of humor. I'm pretty amazed by the fact that they haven't been busted by Games Workshop (creator of all things Warhammer) yet. Is Blizzard too big of a player for them? Are they secretly making profit from those games? Is Blizzard secretly a branch of Games Workshop? I can make up another 1000+ conspiracy theories, but know one thing - I'm absolutely stoked for Starcraft II and I can't wait to play it.
Return of fighting games - Mortal Kombat, Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter X Tekken. It's unbelievable that those games are coming out. Now, I'm not a real expert in Fighting games, but haven't those been dead for a long time? The most shocking announcment for me was Street Fighter X Tekken, I thought the games industry was way past making games like that. It feels like I'm in a bizzaro world or something. And the worst thing is that I want to play them all. And I'm not even good at fighting games! Of course, I played some UMK3 back in the day, and I sucked hard at it, but it was still fun.I can't honestly tell you why I am so stoked for these games. Is it the characters? The art style? The fighting system which will take me ages to comprehend?
SSFIV is the only fighting game I played in about 10 years. I decided to get serious with it, but it just didn't work out. I find it more enjoyable when played casually with friends on the couch or with other GB users. (AjayRaz being one of them). To close this clusterfuck section I will just say that as a big Marvel and Capcom fan I can't wait for MvC3.
To close off this little abomination I spawned, I just wanted to notice the recent increase in Anime related threads. What's up with that guys?
For some reason I get a feeling that this blog is a total train wreck, but It's my first one so go easy on me, okay? Thanks.