Something happened to The Grinder.

#1 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Stage 1: The Grinder announced for Wii
Stage 2: The Grinder announced multiplat
Stage 3: The Grinder cannot possibly compete with other FPS games on the HD consoles, so High Voltage Software just turns it into someting completely different.

It is now a colorful top-down shooter similar to Gauntlet. Yeah. Seriously. 
At least on the HD consoles, it is. According to IGN, High Voltage has not yet decided whether the Wii game will still be what it originally was.  
I'm all for less FPS games in favor of other genres. However, this is still a fucking weird move.
#2 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -

Top down shooter?  In the words of Kramer - "I'm out".

#3 Edited by natetodamax (19421 posts) -

That is some of the strangest news I've read in a while. And ironically, the game will sell less now.

#4 Posted by CaptainObvious (2990 posts) -


#5 Posted by Rallier (1947 posts) -


#6 Posted by Tebbit (4575 posts) -
@oldschool said:
" Top down shooter?  In the words of Kramer - "I'm out". "
"The jerk store called, they're running out of you!" 
...Wait, that was George. 
Anyway, that, to quote a popular phrase from a few years back, is pretty gay. The Grinder looked interesting. This looks like the shit-o-matic 5000 malfunctioned and created something not even it's upgraded version, the shit-o-matic 9000, could comprehend.
#7 Posted by Shadow (5110 posts) -

 Something this amazing can never truly change
#8 Posted by Creamypies (4166 posts) -

I had no idea what The Grinder even was until I saw this post.

#9 Posted by VicRattlehead (1417 posts) -
@Rallier said:
" What...? "
#10 Posted by FirePrince (1772 posts) -

Are WII hardcore gamers ready to experience a FPS experience with awesome graphics and epic atmosfere? 
#11 Posted by PureRok (4268 posts) -

Wait... why? I mean... Top down shooters are pretty ass in general, really. Why change?

#12 Posted by masternater27 (933 posts) -

And it's still supposed to be a full price game?  Bizarre.

#13 Posted by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -

What the fuck?

#14 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Uh, seriously? The fuck?
I was kinda, you know, looking forward to playing the FPS. It would have probably sold a helluva lot more than a top down shooter, too. Goddamn, this is strange.

#15 Posted by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -
@FirePrince: And what does that have to do with the Wii? It's the developer that decided to completely change the game. Nintendo doesn't force devs to make stupid development decisions.
#16 Posted by FirePrince (1772 posts) -

Very true.Shitty developer does not mean shitty console.BUT I hate the Wii with an undying passion.If you wish,ignore my hate.I will never change my opinion.

#17 Posted by Ryax (4580 posts) -

hehehe, when i saw the word grinder i immediately thought of a bud grinder. 

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