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Lolcislaw said:
axumblade said:
Lolcislaw said:
Platformers are not a very popular Genre today (compared to other), Mario is a different Story because it is a Mario its an Icon.

LBP is selling all right, but look how much money was put into Advertising and How much hype itd had.

Look at sales of recent platformers of the Wii all decent: Wario Land, De Blob etc. etc. but they will never produce sales of shooters etc. etc.

 

HONESTLY, Why do you feel the need to bash on LittleBigPlanet? It can't just be considered a good game. It's an over advertised game. Just leave it alone for christs sake.

Otherwise, Platformers are NOT dead. This is just by a very minor company that doesn't exactly scream "amazing" with their projects in most cases. Other then that, I do agree with your last sentence.

Wow i dont really know where do you see LBP bashing? I know it is a good interesting game, and i never bashed it's quality/

i'm just saying that Sony had to put a LOT of Effort into getting sales that it gets, massive hype, media campaign. I think you should stop looking for conspiracies or attacks on PS3 software, because there was no such thing in my post, i just said that platformers are not that much of a popular genre (and i really do enjoy them personally), chill out.

 

 

Is it bad of Sony to market their game? Would you rather them give the game a good week and a half of advertisement and let it flop because nobody knows what it's about? Most people don't go to vgchartz or kotaku or 1up or gametrailers. They get the advertising whereever they see it. Due to the "cute" nature of the game, a lot of gamers stuck their noses up to it so Sony went through the extra effort to attempt to show people the game and let them get their own idea of what it's about. I'm sorry to say but it's a great idea to get a new IP out there. It's better than just letting it die off on its own by being overshadowed during a holiday season and it being on the 3rd place console at the moment.

Also, I don't believe you are conspiring, that requires a person to agree with you. ;) But seriously, it might just be the threads I go into, but when i see a lot of your comments, they have something thrown in that's bashing either Sony or their fans.



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what do you mean whose fault? its shovelware 3rd party crap.

to answer your question its the devs fault for naming it mushroom men. Just the name will stop people from buying it



axumblade said:
megaman79 said:
Ok,Shooters were never capable of this current level of detail and complexity in the past. And we can see it right now anyway, shooters are a very slowly dying breed.

Platformers were perfected for their 2d origins in the eighties clearly but to say that theyre not popular is really inaccurate i think. Sony would not be risking it otherwise

Now the question is whether MS and Sony made the mistake of over complicating the 'platformer' last month. Personally the more MM9's they do the better.

Im psyched for DK GC4W. Another 2d platformer to teach some lessons.

DK GC4W? O.o

 

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megaman79 said:
axumblade said:
megaman79 said:
Ok,Shooters were never capable of this current level of detail and complexity in the past. And we can see it right now anyway, shooters are a very slowly dying breed.

Platformers were perfected for their 2d origins in the eighties clearly but to say that theyre not popular is really inaccurate i think. Sony would not be risking it otherwise

Now the question is whether MS and Sony made the mistake of over complicating the 'platformer' last month. Personally the more MM9's they do the better.

Im psyched for DK GC4W. Another 2d platformer to teach some lessons.

DK GC4W? O.o

 

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whaaat? how'd i miss that one?

 



I've mentioned this somewhere before but truly believe that one of the main reasons for the poor sales to be the fact that there is very little supply of it at retail. I know for sure I've been shopping and looking at game stores for deals and walking down video games sections in the store and I can't honestly remember seeing Spore Wars at all. Even checking online right now at places like Amazon shows that amazon itself doesn't even sell it, its only available from "3 other sellers" all of them for around 54+shipping which is insane considering even things like SMG went for 49.99.



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"4 of them are almost all over 80 (IGN's one score is 79) what means it is a good game defenetly deserving more than 2000 of first week sale. "
this is why the game industry will die, cause of people like u



MeowTheMouse said:
"4 of them are almost all over 80 (IGN's one score is 79) what means it is a good game defenetly deserving more than 2000 of first week sale. "
this is why the game industry will die, cause of people like u

 

 Sorry I did not get how I was suppose to kill the game industry...



I was out on a date tonight and managed to sneak into a Sears, they had it in stock, but I picked up a Wii Point card and CoD WaW instead, I always carry my camel back so I stuffed it in there and acted cool in front of my date. XD

I'll pick it up next time, oddly enough I thought I myself would never go shopping for games but I did what I must.

CoD WaW definetly looks good compared to Medal of Honor, MoH looks like a N64 game compared to this.

Doing the Campaign mode and enjoying it.



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I really think it would be in Nintendo's best interest to seek out the better 3rd party games on their systems and find some way to help in advertising.



Maybe I should give this game a look.