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0D0 said:
Mystro-Sama said:

Really? Where was Nioh announced in 2004?

 

Chazore said:

Stacraft Ghost was announced in the early 00's, yet we never got it, but we did get something close to it 2 years ago with Nova Covert ops. Not exactly the same game as Ghosts, but it takes ideas from it. 

 

Just giving an example of something that existed years ago, but gave way to something similar. Just wanting to say that if someone was announced back then and changed drastically, that doesn't exactly make it the same IP in the current timeframe. 

 

This means that if Nioh was truly announced back in 04, it would have to be quite literally the same in design. If anything has changed since 04, then that means it is not exactly the same as what was announced years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j14e9zTnVbk

From Dinasty Warriors like to Dark Souls like. It's the same project, mind you.

Considering that Ni-oh was cancelled and then brought back when they figured they could make something Souls like, it would be like Blizzard re-announcing Starcraft Ghost. The work that was done over a decade has really nothing to do with whatever they'd do now.



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Keybladewielder said:
Hiku said:

What is some of your guy's problem with having more information?
You'd really rather be ignorant, and speculate about/vote for games in surveys that are actually already in development (seen this for many games that were actually secretly in development like Majora's Mask 3D), than live with the knowledge over a longer period of time? It's so difficult that you'd willingly chose ignorance?
This is why we can't have nice things.

I'm happy Capcom told me about RE Make 2 in 2015. Because I know they heard the fans wishes. Even if it ended up being canceled, at least I knew they gave it a shot. And that's all I can really ask of them.

Personally, I didn't mind that Kingdom Hearts III was announced too early, at that time (back in 2013, before the game was announced) I REALLY wanted confirmation that a new home console KH game was in development, even though I knew I would have to wait years and years to play it.

Right? It was good knowing that they're working on it. That also made things more clear about the development of FFXV, and later VII.  I always prefer knowledge over being in the dark when it comes to game development. And this is especially true for games that aren't sure to come out. Or at least when we don't know in which decade we can expect to see them. (Shoutouts to Konami and Suikoden)



If Half Life 3 was announced next year as the "one more thing" to cap Sony or Microsoft conference for their next gen systems how far off could it be coming out and you'd still be fine with it?

2 years? 3? 4? 5? 6?



Better to have it too early than too late lol Also im flooded with games to play all the time so announcing games early just makes it better to know what I have to look forward to in the future, and possibly prepare my wallet.  It doesn't affect my gaming life in any negative way.

Also, ever saw a movie trailer and we all thought 'man that looks like garbage' ...well at that point its too late to change the movie, but not for video games if shown early enough :P



outlawauron said:
0D0 said:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j14e9zTnVbk

From Dinasty Warriors like to Dark Souls like. It's the same project, mind you.

Considering that Ni-oh was cancelled and then brought back when they figured they could make something Souls like, it would be like Blizzard re-announcing Starcraft Ghost. The work that was done over a decade has really nothing to do with whatever they'd do now.

That's what Iw as thinking. When you've got a project that's quite old and old assets that are highly unlikely to be used, you pretty much end up seeing the project being picked up and taken to a different point. We saw it with SC Ghosts in the form of mini campaign DLC, content that also changed drastically from what we were originally shown. Ni-Oh seems to have taken that same route over time.



                                       

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outlawauron said:
0D0 said:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j14e9zTnVbk

From Dinasty Warriors like to Dark Souls like. It's the same project, mind you.

Considering that Ni-oh was cancelled and then brought back when they figured they could make something Souls like, it would be like Blizzard re-announcing Starcraft Ghost. The work that was done over a decade has really nothing to do with whatever they'd do now.

From the technical perspective, yes, but from the marketing perspective I'd say it's still a too early announcement issue.



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0D0 said:
Mystro-Sama said:

Really? Where was Nioh announced in 2004?

 

Chazore said:

Stacraft Ghost was announced in the early 00's, yet we never got it, but we did get something close to it 2 years ago with Nova Covert ops. Not exactly the same game as Ghosts, but it takes ideas from it. 

 

Just giving an example of something that existed years ago, but gave way to something similar. Just wanting to say that if someone was announced back then and changed drastically, that doesn't exactly make it the same IP in the current timeframe. 

 

This means that if Nioh was truly announced back in 04, it would have to be quite literally the same in design. If anything has changed since 04, then that means it is not exactly the same as what was announced years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j14e9zTnVbk

From Dinasty Warriors like to Dark Souls like. It's the same project, mind you.

Wow, thats actually crazy. It looked nothing like it does now which means they probably canned it a couple times during development and reimagined it. I didn't hear about it until it was close to release. Its funny how it didn't receive any attention unlike TLG and FF Versus.



All I'm saying is I'd be shocked if FFVII remake and Halo come out this Gen. FF may start dropping episodes this Gen, but if so, they will re-release those episodes and finish next Gen.