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Seth

Seth

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Seth

#1

Seth commented on EA's Moore Perplexed by World of Goo Success:

I don't really understand what was wrong with his comment. It actually is a surprise that WoG rated top 10. Two and Half guys went independant, put a game out as downloadable only (bargain title!) with very little marketing or budget and yet they blow away 90% of the competition?

Yeah, that's something that happens every day. It is a surprise, and they should be proud of themselves.

But more on topic to the actual comments - I personally didn't even bother to look at the cover art on the FIFA box for more than a split second. Just the EA Sports branding on a game gives it a -1 star in my mind. I had to google it to be reminded of what that game was. FIFA 09 isn't even a blip on the radar.
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Seth

#2

Seth commented on Eternity’s Child – Still Alive, Coming in ...:

Personally I have trouble trusting IGN reviews, especially when it comes to WiiWare. For one, they have major ad revenue. How do you trust 'em, knowing that they are being paid off from the get-go?

That aside, the ranking system is a global scale rather than contextual. A game that fits in the size and price requirements of a WiiWare title is ranked on the same scale as Gears of War or Halo. When everything gets -2 points for using a Wii Remote, -2 points for not being in HD, -1 for being a puzzle game, -1 for only having 6 hours of content.... well... the reviews are no longer reflective of how good the game is compared to other games with the same restrictions.

In any case - no matter where the review comes from, as a consumer (or developer) you have to take the reviews with a grain of salt.

Seth

#3

Seth commented on Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (22nd Oct):

Yay for World Of Goo! Just finished Chapter 1 last night. Having a blast playing it, and totally worth the $15.

The thing with Strongbad #2 - hardly anyone is going to just impulse buy it. If they are undecided on if they want a Strongbad game or not, they'll go with Episode 1. Plus, some people didn't really like Ep#1, so pretty much any subsequent release is doomed to have lower sales than the original.

Actually, I'm kind of surprised they didn't just sell a single game and had the sequels available as DLC's.