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Should it be made at all? in Blades of Avernum
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Originally posted by Mister Mark:
As for 'stupid' people on the net, it's just there are more people learning about the net, once they do, they can be introduced into the niche of this style of game.
Oh, if only that were true. I've known people who've been on the internet for years, but when I show them Avernum, they say something like, "That game looks ass." or something similar.

Unfortunately, there are people out there who demand cutting edge graphics to draw them in to trying a game. In fact, if you'll check out most interviews done on gaming news sites, there's nearly always questions about the graphics themselves because a lot of people actually tend to focus on that.

Frankly, I'm not so much concerned about graphics as I am the gameplay, but I wouldn't say I'm the norm either. I wouldn't say most people here are the norm. Obviously Spiderweb's never made use of the latest 3D hardware, and that's fine by me because the games are good. There are many, many others who don't see it that way.

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It's like the pop industry, you can churn out crap, but after a while people aint gonna buy it, they want the good old stuff.

That's the same with games. There's so much rubbish with all the glitzy graphics, but games like Avernum, really expand the mind, which is what a lot of gamers want. Not poor storylines and amazing graphics!

Actually, I think this is why a lot of publishers are moving to console titles where they can continue making glitzy crap and still sell hundreds of thousands of volumes of the title.

Expectations tend to be lower for console games because of the limits they have, and with all the units out there in homes, it's not really much of a stretch. They're also easier to write for and you don't have to patch games released on them.. yet.

Let's just be happy there are independent developers out there.
Posts: 143 | Registered: Tuesday, March 26 2002 08:00
Should it be made at all? in Blades of Avernum
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Member # 835
Profile Homepage #9
Don't forget that BoA is largely a niche game. Yes, there are a lot of stupid people on the internet, but I'd say a huge majority of them would probably be turned off by Avernum's graphics and gameplay. They want shiny trinkets, 3D effects, action combat, multiplayer deathmatch dualing, and so on. You can cross these people off the list of perspective scenario makers because the screenshots alone would run them off. If that didn't get them, the mention of the turn based combat would.
Posts: 143 | Registered: Tuesday, March 26 2002 08:00