By Maurdakar 1 Comments
I am becoming incredibly uneasy with the hype surrounding Brink and Fallout New Vegas. It has passed a threshold where you kinda stop smiling at all the stuff coming out, and start questioning wether the developers are pushing first week sales on a crappy game.
With Brink they stuff like - "It will change FPS forever." and that it will "Revolutionize the Genre." Now it is looking like TF2 Meets CoD-if CoD had art, and with a premise and setting I really dig. Seriously though? Don't go around claiming this high shit about your game, its more of a turnoff than anything else. I know devs LOVE thier own games but the Dev commentary trailers for Brink just get way out of hand, way way out of hand, I know a good ad campaign is crucial for your game to sell and for you to eat but; "Brink will change everything from the day of its release"? Come on.
Ive always been a huge fan of the Fallout series all the back to wasteland. However, even though I have already pre-ordered the game over steam I kind of cringe at all the stuff coming out for it so far. It is the same bloody game, while that is exactly what I wanted it looks like Vegas will suffer from sequel syndrome sickness, not because the gameplay wont be amazing or because it wont have shock and awe like Fallout 3. Vegas will suffer because it looks like an expansion pack, albeit an expansion pack which will nearly double the content... I am not articulating my feelings very well, but I will just say Vegas is making me uneasy. Even if it is a success it still feels like Obsidian is riding Bethesdas coatails on this one, basically copy pasting thier ideas and the pre established Fallout universe on an engine that Bethesda made, to a sequel to a Bethesda RPG. I hope the quest quality can really be amped up.
I really feel these lead up to these two games represent the direction the industry is taking, big, cold and corporate. Which is understandable as Video Games dawn as a big buisness. Still I really hope devleopers know most fans will be picking up these games, with thier high hopes ringing in thier ears, the future rep of these Devs is really hanging in the balance now because of the words THEY have said. Heres hoping for two awesome games.