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This game always smelled like a flop, but I don't think anybody anticipated a flop on this scale. I wonder how the game is going to review? Platinum seemingly didn't send out pre-release review codes, as the game currently only has 1 scored review, a 5/10.



Hmm, seems as though taking on too many projects at once is startnig to have an effect on quality.



Thanks Square Enix for doubling the scope and halving the budget. SE really mismanages so many projects last few years and some from genuinely good devs.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

ironmanDX said:

Hmm, seems as though taking on too many projects at once is startnig to have an effect on quality.

Forget quality, a game flopping this badly is a massive indication that their marketing team literally didn't try with this game. Plenty of bad games have a great deal more players than this game had, by far less known studios. They must have completely abandoned the game for it to do this poorly.



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Dulfite said:
ironmanDX said:

Hmm, seems as though taking on too many projects at once is startnig to have an effect on quality.

Forget quality, a game flopping this badly is a massive indication that their marketing team literally didn't try with this game. Plenty of bad games have a great deal more players than this game had, by far less known studios. They must have completely abandoned the game for it to do this poorly.

I found out this game existed whilst scrolling twitter this morning..



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Dulfite said:
ironmanDX said:

Hmm, seems as though taking on too many projects at once is startnig to have an effect on quality.

Forget quality, a game flopping this badly is a massive indication that their marketing team literally didn't try with this game. Plenty of bad games have a great deal more players than this game had, by far less known studios. They must have completely abandoned the game for it to do this poorly.

Square Enix is the publisher and they doubled the scope of the game but halving the budget. SE has been poor about marketing some games lately. Neo the World Ends With You and SE was shocked it sold badly when it had zero marketing. Guardians of the Galaxy sold badly and SE was shocked when it had no marketing.  Then they got Avengers a bad game out of a good developer. They Marketed left alive more than GoTG or Neo. Left Alive was bad. They marketed The Quiet Man... a horrendous game. SE can't help itself.

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Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Jesus. That's terrible. They shouldn't have released it if that's the best they can do.



I read 650k and had to do a double take. Damn that's bad.



Bombed hard

Hope Enix learn their lesson and stop spending money outsourcing their games, their best and most successful games are all in house, better to expand their current workforce