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i honestly dont view the topic creators post as trolling. although the post in question certainly has a negative vibe, he did make some valid points.
we all know that conduit 2 is destined to be better than the first game (granted that hvs has learned from their mistakes), but on the flip side of the coin, bringing their track record in to question does provide some doubts to a degree.
i really hope C2 is as great as it rightfully should be, and proves that hvs are a dev team capable of making great games.
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-You're saying it's better for HVS to settle for less instead of making games that can have critical praise and broad appeal, games that made companies like Valve a powerhouse company?
HVS is a smaller company then Valve. They don't even have enough money to make the game you are thinking they can in the first place.
-You're saying that making games like Tournament of Legends will make money for HVS, a game that's already leaked, got critically slammed on all fronts, and is budget priced so the company will make even less money? Since this game is aimed at core gamers, and core gamers are smart enough to look at reviews and listen to word of mouth, I don't know how this is helping HVS stay in business.
Tournament of Legends was not a high budget game. It originally was, when it was Gladiator AD, but now it's not. Who said it was their choice to change it, anyway? Most of us on here believe it was made by SEGA. SEGA would have refused to publish it if they had kept it that way, and they would have had trouble finding another publisher.
-HVS was already forced to make several licensed games like Dora, Iron Man, and Astro Boy. How is making any more of these kinds of games good?
Yes. Do you think they make those games for the fun of it? No, it generates income. It's all about the money, man.
-You're forgetting about company reputation. Core gamers will stay away from companies that they dislike, and HVS has a horrid reputation at the moment, both here on GameFAQs and even on Nintendo related news sites.
Really? HVS seems to have a pretty good rep to me. Have any links for proof?
-Again, all this does is take development time away from the games that matter. Here we are, less than half a year away from The Conduit 2, and we don't have any direct footage, featurettes, or even a trailer.
They would run out of money before the game was finished. They aren't exactly a big company. The direct footage and trailers are handled by SEGA, not HVS. We do have a secondhand camara of the E3 trailer, though.
Exactly how big of a company do you think HVS is? Because they aren't big. At all. They don't have a big budget.
"There are two things that are infinite; The Universe and the stupidity of human beings. I'm not sure about the first." -Albert Einstein
From: GadZooks1357 | #070 IGN: The Conduit has come and gone. Unfortunately, sales were not as robust as we had all hoped. Why do you think that might be?
Eric: Have you read a newspaper lately? [Laughs] Sadly, sales of nearly all games were down.
Kerry: We are extremely proud of the sales for The Conduit, with over 350,000 copies sold, numerous 'best-of 2009' nods, and over a million hours played according to the Nintendo Channel, we are the go-to FPS on the Wii. If you look at the sales for the games that are lumped in as 'hardcore' titles for the Wii (Silent Hill, Dead Space, et al), you'll notice that sales for those types of games are low across the board.
Eric: Bringing our third internal IP to all the current-generation systems allows us to show off what our company can really do and get it into the hands of the most gamers.
you realize this reference does nothing to support your point right? In fact it might even contradict it slightly.
Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been -Albert Einstein Wanting: Golden Sun DD, Conduit 2, Starcraft 2, Civ V
Im sorry to mention this... But the topic creator is right in that HVS reputation is not that good. Just look at every gaming site, news articles and comments are quite negative and most people will either be very on the fence to buy this or not buy it altogether because of this.