After reading that the new Indy Game "Staff of Kings" would be released for Wii, DS, PS2 and PSP (no xbox 360 or ps3), I almost pissed myself in anger. So I posted this message on the lucasarts forums...
Lucasarts you offically suck as of this very moment in time. Who in your company made the brillant decision to exclude ps3/xbox 360 as useable platforms for SOK?
I played Fate of Atlantis back in the day. I played everything (Sam and Max, Day of the Tentacle, The Dig, Rebel Assault, Rebel Assault 2, Full Throttle, Rogue Squadron 1 and 2 and 3, Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, Force Unleashed, KOTOR, Indy Infernal Machine, Emperors Tomb, Empire at War, Force Commander, Lego Star Wars (all), Lego Indiana Jones, Republic Commando, X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and even Star Wars Desktop Adventures). I have been a loyal supporter for ever. But you guys pissed the bed with this decision. Not to mention when you stupidly canceled the Sam and Max project (thank god for Telltale), and when you canceled Full Throttle 2.
Now this blunder? Sam and Max...strike 1. Full Throttle 2....strike 2. Now the lack of modern console support? Strike 3. Lucasarts, you are done. You officially suck ass. Britney Spears has made better decisions than you have lucasarts. Just go out of buisness already, you havent put out a good product (except for force unleashed) since 2003, and it looks like you wont be putting out anything good in the future
For as long as they have Star Wars labels to throw around, Lucas-related companies can make as much horseshit as they like and people will still buy it, because it's franchise label automatically means it must be good.
Pop culture. It makes everyone a brainless moron, who wastes money on things they wouldn't even like if they didn't think it'd make them cool.
I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.
Three cancelled games? How horrible. Do you have any idea how much shit all the other developers have made while LucasArts at least has made an attempt to please their community? Bethesda pulls an EA and begins to milk Fallout 3, no one seems pissed about that. Yet LucasArts makes ONE wrong decision and you say they suck? I don't blame them. From the failure that The Force Unleashed apparently was(look at the reviews and overall board posts), why would they ever release another game on modern consoles?
PC and Star Wars-wise, I'd say that Knights of the Old Republic 2, Republic Commando and Empire at War were all good games, arguably Battlefront 1/2 as well.
As for other games, although I'm not keen on it personally, Fracture is a highly praised and rather innovative game. Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones games aren't to everyone's taste but they are seen by most people as enjoyable games. Mercenaries was a damn fun - if buggy - sandbox game.
All of which I've mentioned because they are all 'good' post-2003 games from LucasArts.
You're only one customer, Lucasarts doesn't exist to please you alone, so get over yourself. Just because you're done with LucasArts it doesn't mean that LucasArts is done - it's not their problem if you don't have a PS2 or a Wii, because a lot of other people do.
I didn't quite like Knights of the Old Republic II. At least not as much as the first one. NiteStryker, you can't call yourself a loyal supporter if you give up on them just after three mistakes. Honestly, your whole post screams of fanboyism.
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15th March 2005
Well, Serio, LucasArts hasn't really released anything awesome this decade. The game that comes closest is Knights of the Old Republic, but that certainly could have been longer and had a lot of content cut out of it before release so I can't consider it a really good game, based on what it could have been.
I did lol at NiteStryker calling TFU a good game, though.
KotOR really was so much better, but KotOR II was still a good game in my eyes.
Inyri Forge;4807370 I did lol at NiteStryker calling TFU a good game, though.
It was overhyped, it WAS a good game, not a GREAT game, but because of all the built up hype, it looked like a terrible game. When you raise the bar of your expectations, it may go so high it's impossible for any game to meet the hype level, then when you look down from the level at which you set the hype, you're disappointed because of the large distance between you're bar and the actual game result, and then they assume it was the game's fault, and that they're expectations were too high.
But as to the thread, I am starting to agree, I am a HUGE star wars fanboy, I read the books, watched the movies a million times, have played and beaten almost EVERY star wars game out, but they really are starting to make VERY bad decisions, first, it was Clone Wars, the movie was total crap, THEN they decided to make a GAME for it, thankfully that won't be plaguing the 360 or PS3. The new Indiana Jones movie also sucked. They didn't let the devs of Battlefront 3 release the trailer, and the devs then went out of business. And now it seems they don't want to make a KOTOR 3 at all, and instead went and made an MMO, which is fine, IF they didn't drop KOTOR 3 in the process.
Overall, I think they're going down the crapper slowly but surely.
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15th March 2005
TFU was entertaining, but I do not consider entertainment value the sole indicator of what is and is not a good game. I have in the past found many atrocious games entertaining, while objectively admitting that they are, indeed, crappy bits of software.
TFU was decent, at best. It had an unforgivably short campaign, poor animation, poor modeling, etc. They made people think it was good by adding in a bunch of eye candy, but people who are familiar with game development even in the slightest can see just how mediocre the whole thing was.
I play it because it's fun, but I don't delude myself into thinking it's a high quality piece of art. It cuts a lot of corners.
Yes, I understand the difference between an entertaining game and a good game, bu I disagree with you in that while the campaign was short, the STORY was very engaging from my perspective, when the end came, I was somewhat disappointed because of little details which I won't mention due to spoilers, but I also felt satisfied, I felt it tied up all the loose ends, and had a good resolution. And I actually liked the gameplay, I think it's one of those games though that you don't just play it and automatically have fun, once you make sure you're using Havok, Euphoria and DMM, the game becomes amazing fun.
But hell, even BARBIE games can be entertaining