(This was originally gonna be a list entry, but it dragged on so I just posted it as a blog).
I got caught in this game's hype. I didn't go far enough to order it from Japan or the US, I stayed pretty patient, and when the European version was announced, the Black Phantom Edition, I saw that my chance had finally come. I pre-ordered it, a week before I went on holiday, and didn't start playing it until after the summer. I barely played that much, in total about 5-6 hours.
But the real bomb dropped when Dark Souls came out a year later, and made even bigger waves. With every aspect improved in Dark Souls, Demon's Souls became obsolete literally overnight, and I had hardly gotten my money's worth out of it. I'll still play it someday but sadly without being part of the zeitgeist that helped make it a great game.
In case you're still worried/wondering about what happened to the good people at Bizarre Creations, EuroGamer TV has released a mini-documentary showing us what the former employees are up to today. Three new indie studios have been formed: Lucid Games, Curly Rocket, and Hogrocket.
Despite being a big fan of driving/racing games, I've never owned a game made by BC mostly because I had a PS2 instead of an Xbox. Looking back, I feel like I missed out on a lot of good titles, particularly the Project Gotham Racing series. I didn't think Blur was a flop, and it's a shame they were seemingly forced to make Blood Stone without a James Bond film to back it up.
Hopefully now that they have a lot more creative freedom, we'll see some great new games from them. By the sound of things, they're starting out small with iPhone games, and eventually working their way up to other downloadable titles. How about a twin-stick racer?
I noticed Steam started downloading something automatically, and apparently it's an update for AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!, weighing it at around 200 MB, almost the same as the game itself. So I clicked on the "View Details" button and this is what it said:
Updates to AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
Added new bugs to the game
I laughed for a good while after reading that, being used to how other games usually listed news of removing bugs. I knew the developers, Dejobaan, were always up to something crazy, so I pondered what this 'update' could possibly be. Built-in advertising for their upcoming game perhaps? Then I realised it's April 1st, so it has to be something good. And since it was Dejobaan, it'd be something real good.
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