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Its that time of the year again...
« on: June 28, 2006, 11:41:47 pm »
the time when ps2 game developers lose all sense. I just found the new ps2 release list for the year and I have got to say that the list pathetic... It almost seems that they have completely ran out of good ideas. http://ps2.ign.com/index/release.html


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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2006, 12:31:56 am »
With the new consoles coming out, the PS2 will be incredibly cheap to develop for.  So this is developers throwing any old crap out to try and make a quick profit.

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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2006, 05:54:59 am »
With the new consoles coming out, the PS2 will be incredibly cheap to develop for. So this is developers throwing any old crap out to try and make a quick profit.

I agree, but I'm trying to see how that relates to the following releases:

Final Fantasy XII
Disgaea 2
Guitar Hero 2
Rogue Galaxy

Those are some pretty spectacular games by all early indications.

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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006, 06:55:10 am »
Yeah, there are those great games still coming. 
But I assumed he was refering more to the titles like "Bratz: Forever Diamondz", which can be made for next to nothing at this point.

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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006, 07:02:33 am »
Like PHI says, there are still some good games coming out, God of War 2, Final Fantasy 12, Valkyrie Profile, Rogue Galaxy, but the rest of those games do look crappy. It's just a way for developers to make some extra cash for the next gen.

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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 07:29:34 am »
Crap titles have been released throughout the PS2's entire life alongside the big, nice games we all know and love. I don't see any major difference here considering there's at least some things still coming out that are good. I mean, if you actually name off the really good games on the system, it averaged about one every month -- in a good period. So not a huge difference on average.

That said: I left GoW 2 off my list on purpose. Not a game I have much interest in.
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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006, 05:45:04 pm »
True but I was mainly referring to titles such as Family Guy....
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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006, 05:52:31 pm »
       VeggieTales: LarryBoy and the Bad Apple

its crap. yah. cept for okami.
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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2006, 11:57:29 am »
WHY DO PEOPLE MAKE THOSE!!!!11

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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2006, 02:52:47 pm »
Because people are stupid?   :P

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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2006, 09:48:26 pm »
WHY DO PEOPLE MAKE THOSE!!!!11

Because people are stupid?   :P

No silly padawan. They are very smart.

You see, parents want to buy games for there kids. If they recognize a label (Like the bratz game). They will go "Oh, little sally loves bratz dolls. She will love this game"

And thus they sell a lot of units. They don't even have to make a good game, or even a decent game. Because it will sell no matter what

Same logic with the PS3 *Zing* 

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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2006, 05:52:27 am »
And since everyone expects these games to be of dubious quality they can develop it for a pittance and then sell millions of units for humongerous (sic) profits.
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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2006, 07:44:35 am »
And since everyone expects these games to be of dubious quality they can develop it for a pittance and then sell millions of units for humongerous (sic) profits.
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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2006, 01:49:57 pm »
Sadly he's right tho. The creation of bad video games need to be concidered a criminal act.

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Re: Its that time of the year again...
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2006, 02:14:50 pm »
Sadly he's right tho. The creation of bad video games need to be concidered a criminal act.

God, I hope not. I'd be financially screwed if every game released were worth owning. :(