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#1 Posted by Sphinx (78 posts) -

@fisk0 said:

Apart from that, maybe they should've taken notice of the fact that not even big publishers like EA, Activision/Blizzard, Sony or Ubisoft manage to get their always online games working under the first few weeks after launch, and they have near infinite resources to throw at the problem, whereas Frontier Developments is a self-publishing indie studio that barely had enough money to sustain their own operations until ED was kickstarted.

Where exactly are you getting the idea that Frontier was having any financial difficulties and how are they an indie studio? They have over 200 employees in 2 countries.

#2 Posted by Sphinx (78 posts) -

Damn that was fast. Thanks Corevi! You just saved me a night of skipping through happy hours!

#3 Edited by Sphinx (78 posts) -

Well I don't so I need help. Does anyone remember that PSP game Jeff was talking about...oh 3 or 4 years ago on I believe a happy hour. It was some crazy ass Japanese ass game where you start as a baby...or maybe you're just a dude and a hero shows up then he dies then you're the hero and it's all crazy and Japanese and full of colours. I remember it was for PSP only and was a Japanese release over here and like nothing else. I may have to go through the happy hours again but I was hoping someone could save me the time. I randomly had the thought that I'd like to dust off my old PSP and play it but I can't do that without a name. So any help in this is much appreciated!

Also I have no idea if this is supposed to be general discussion or off-topic. I mean on topic is games right? But this is an old game and an obscure question. I apologize in advance if a moderator has to move it.

#4 Edited by Sphinx (78 posts) -

Tenkaichi 3 is indeed the best DBZ game ever. This one...haha not so much. Although I would probably play this over uh...what was that side scrolling brawler? A friend and I beat that co-op. It was just a bunch of yelling:



Because the game would slow down and they would say their ultimate really slowly and spam it mercilessly.

I love DBZ but some of games are straight up junk. Also thanks to SSJ God mode or whatever, it basically means they decannonized GT. (Yes I know it was made by the people who made the movies but it was accepted by Akira Toriyama as cannon at one point.)

#6 Posted by Sphinx (78 posts) -

@daddycabinet: To be fair...."fair" all Maxis did was try to explain why they wanted it to be always-online and a massive emphasis on multiplayer with multiple cities. They constantly got asked why there wasn't straight up offline single player and they would go back into the spiel about wanting multiple people working together to create this great region which could pool resources together to build the great works. Ultimately this is what the goal of this game was. To build multiple cities with different focus to maximize profits and exploit as many natural resources as possible to build a great work that would benefit everyone and thus happiness and tranquility would fall upon all and yadda yadda EA's great.

They were always upfront about the vision and goal of this SimCity, the problem is they did it by ignoring what long standing fans wanted and alienated new players by having poor server support and a debacle of a launch.

I applaud when companies try to do something with an old franchise, to freshen it up and bring new ideas around a familiar package because otherwise no one innovates or takes risks but sadly this is a case where SimCity 4 was a long time ago, and just making a bigger, prettier more functional version of that would have been A-OK.

I will continue to play a little SimCity here and there while listening to podcasts or watching long Brad videos, but it did not live up to expectations and Maxis will need to do a lot to repair it's reputation with gamers.

#7 Posted by Sphinx (78 posts) -

You know what plays CDs? MY PC. Just another thing the PC is better at. :P Although it does suck that DLNA won't be supported (at launch?) or just in general.

#8 Posted by Sphinx (78 posts) -

I'm waiting for Lego: Warhammer 40,000. I mean I know it'll likely never happen but can you imagine Lego Titans?

Any one else's pants get tight all of a sudden?

#9 Edited by Sphinx (78 posts) -

@tsiro I want Puzzle Agent 3 too! :(

#10 Posted by Sphinx (78 posts) -

Persona Total War 40,000. On. Fucking. Board.

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