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61. Posted: Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:24 BST
My brother worked for Volition(THQ) until the Homefront fall out. Bad reviews, mediocre sales at full price, a lot of players slamming it. THQ is the wrong kind of company in gaming to work for, they still kept the people on who made the bad decisions to sign up the big shot hollywood people who put it together and the rest of the tools that messed up parts of it, yet fired anyone else they could get away with it from the middle of the pile (he's an AP) stacking all their work on the producers and up giving them more than they can handle. Midway I worked for did this a few times too with people when I was there not busting lazy coders who caused projects to fall behind, they took it out on others.
To not thing loud mouth massively immature gaming media making cheap shots, snarky comments, and more than deserving damning reviews does in fact hurt people, it did it where I worked and where he worked too, it happens all over as I knew and know people from various companies. It's why I do hold a largely gross lack of respect for game reviews and the media in general which is why when I did work in it, I maintained total professionalism and never acted as a sad majority of them do as it's despicable and causes people to lose their jobs at times.
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62. Posted: Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:30 BST
How about remaking FFVII for the Vita instead? It would be mind blowing to say the least.
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63. Posted: Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:32 BST
To be fair, Homefront was a terrible game and deserved bad reviews. That's not the media's fault.
I was pointing out to the other dude that got all sarcastic at me that game reviews can have an impact on a company, financially speaking. It's one of the downsides for being publically listed, merely "selling enough" doesn't count any more.
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64. Posted: Sat 20th Aug 2011 03:53 BST
You got that right, but it's a shame the industry also is internally on money matters as immature as they behave outwardly with all the childish behavior, snark in interviews and other crap. I just had to throw it out there that THQ sucks (like Midway who is thankfully dead for it) and punish the wrong people when crap fails while keeping around those who caused the problem like some sick reward.
65. Posted: Sat 20th Aug 2011 04:11 BST
I'd be happy for it to hit the Vita too because I'm getting one but I feel you don't need the extra horse power and id like to see the 3D effects in the game. I feel the level design (2d back drop and 3d rendered characters) would translate very well to the 3DS. A graphics update would be a lot of work but not that much work. SE totally remade two FF's from the ground up for the Nintendo DS already. It's only natural that on a next gen system they would remake a FF from the gen that followed the likes of FFIV. FFVIII OR IX would be great as well.
Edited on Sat 20th August, 2011 @ 04:16 by Apollo
66. Posted: Sat 20th Aug 2011 04:18 BST
To be fair, Homefront was a terrible game and deserved bad reviews. That's not the media's fault.I was pointing out to the other dude that got all sarcastic at me that game reviews can have an impact on a company, financially speaking. It's one of the downsides for being publically listed, merely "selling enough" doesn't count any more.
Give me just one example, with source, of a bad review leading to stocks plummeting. It always comes down to profitability.you were asked to tone it down already. you will not be asked a third time — TBD
Edited on Sat 20th August, 2011 @ 04:26 by theblackdragon
67. Posted: Sun 21st Aug 2011 02:15 BST
WaltzElf wrote:To be fair, Homefront was a terrible game and deserved bad reviews. That's not the media's fault.I was pointing out to the other dude that got all sarcastic at me that game reviews can have an impact on a company, financially speaking. It's one of the downsides for being publically listed, merely "selling enough" doesn't count any more.Give me just one example, with source, of a bad review leading to stocks plummeting. It always comes down to profitability.you were asked to tone it down already. you will not be asked a third time — TBD
Homefront. Since you're too lazy to do a Google search:
The company lost 25 per cent of its share value in one go, and that was attributed to the "mediocre" reviews the game was given. This is before the game was released and became a highly profitable game for THQ.
To be fair to you, given you comment "It always comes down to profitability," you clearly don't know much about how the stock market works, so I have an unfair advantage. Profitability is just one thing that can affect a company's share value - which is a reflection of investor confidence, not just the money it's bringing in.
Edited on Sun 21st August, 2011 @ 02:16 by Bankai
68. Posted: Sun 21st Aug 2011 02:37 BST
Final Fantasy games past VI had not been on a Nintendo system (only spinoff-ish ones), so I can only see VII remastered on a Sony system.
That my friend is irrelevant. Square Enix has tried hard in the past to remake FFVII for PS3 and even that got turned down by Sony.
If SE wants to remake FFVII they'll do it, but they'll need actual motivation since they already rereleased it on PSN. Right now the closest thing you'll get for any Nintendo platform is Theatrhythm which includes FFVII as well as XIII characters. If that sells though that's definitely good news.
One more thing, I would personally rather have is FFVII or even FFXIII on Wii U since I really don't know if 3DS can handle FFVII with so much graphical enhancements. Maybe Tales of The Abyss could, but one might imagine all the team's development struggles simply to iron out the load times from the PS2 game. >.>