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Offline Demorgora

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2005, 10:00:58 pm »
...its not rocket science.

Adding Sim at the start of Spore isn't going to enlighten anyone who doesnt allready know what spores are any further anyway.

Not rocket science, but truly, how many people know the proper definition of spore? I dare you to ask your family what it means. I imagine they might get a portion of it right, but they certainly won't get the part that matters.

Spore is simply a ridiculous name for it and it will detract from the sales.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2005, 10:09:00 pm »
Spore is more inviting than Final Fantasy though.  FF sounds dumb if you think about it, it isn't relavent at all to the story.  It just shows that games will sell good as long as it gets good press coverage and advertising.

Take a game though like Katamari Damacy.  The title wasn't even translated to English because the author didn't want to compromise his artistic vision.  The game doesn't even have a compelling story and it still became a wild success.  Game makers should worry less about sales figures and focus on creating a wonderful game.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2005, 10:29:13 pm »
HERE HERE

Too bad thats not how it works. They want to get rich off of our $$$$.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2005, 10:31:00 pm »
HERE HERE

Too bad thats not how it works. They want to get rich off of our $$$$.

And that is exactly what they should be doing. If it was my product, I would do the exact same thing.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2005, 11:07:37 pm »
HERE HERE

Too bad thats not how it works. They want to get rich off of our $$$$.

And that is exactly what they should be doing. If it was my product, I would do the exact same thing.

...i dont disagree. Thats why I said "Too bad thats not how it works"...

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2005, 11:40:11 pm »
I'd rather make a great product than a great selling product.  There's honor in that.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2005, 11:48:40 pm »
I'd rather make a great product than a great selling product. There's honor in that.

And you can have both at the same time. You guys act like they're exclusive to each other.

If they have to use cheap marketing tactics to get it across, so be it, I would do it as well.
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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2005, 12:24:30 am »
God of War was an awesome game and sold really well without using cheap tactics.  Countless other games can basically sell off of their reputation alone and coverage received by press. 

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2005, 06:38:16 pm »
And you have games like GTA, which sell like crazy and are certainly good games. Sometimes you CAN have your cake and eat it, too; you just have to kill a lot of old ladies with your uzi.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2005, 02:19:46 am »
Anyone heard of HalfLife2?

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2005, 06:46:19 am »
Yes, but I have no idea what it has to do with this topic. Elaborate?

Dangit, no matter how I write this I come out sounding like an ***hole... oh well.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2005, 03:46:13 pm »
Sorry, I was simply demonstrating that a game can be both popular and good; that they're not mutually exclusive.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2005, 04:33:44 pm »
Oh, ok. I was kinda confused. I see now. I still think my GTA example is better, though. :P

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2005, 12:45:14 am »
Spore is fine. SimSpore is not quite as good.

My opinion.

Marketing will always win out :/
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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2005, 05:30:57 am »
yeah spore sounds just really good