Today, I achieved World Completion in Guild Wars 2. Guild Wars 2 was launched on August 28, 2012, and since then, it has been 151 days. I played Guild Wars 1 for nearly six years and I never came close to clearing even a single campaign’s maps.
For a person who doesn’t play games, I think I did pretty well.
This seems to be a trend: make a three-quarters baked product (or less) that nobody really wants and then sell them at less than the cost it takes to produce them.
Besides selling the $300 Wii below cost, there’s the game factor too.
Nintendo is optimistically projecting that it will sell an average of 4.4 games for each of the 5.5 million Wii U systems it expects to sell before the fiscal year is over in March.
I vauegly remember hearing the game listings for the Wii U and I can tell you, there are so star games in that list. Between now and March, maybe, but it’s going to be a tough sell.
I would love a reboot of the series. Learn from the mistakes of the past. I would be happy with that.
But if the Guilty
Crown Dragon news is anything to go on, it could be also incorporated with that, which is probably not as a good as a full on .hack game in general. Apparently, I need to rant on this topic in length.
‘Let’s find some giant company that wants to cash us out and wait two or three years to have our employment agreements terminate,” Newell said. So no, you don’t have to worry about another company buying out Valve and forcing the studio to change.
Valve would have been dead on sight if EA had bought the company out. Valve gets the Internet. EA doesn’t.
Go watch the video.
There’s not much intense thinking required: An intuitive interface guides the player in assembling the vehicle, and if it crashes before collecting all three stars, the player is taken right back to the start screen.
I just want you to know that this sounds terrible. If I suck at games, I start to restart from the start screen. I love Angry Birds because you can iterate on your mistakes quickly. Very quickly.
So we’ll see.