This is a nasty one. The Culling was one of the first game's to jump on the whole Battle Royale bandwagon, although it had a unique take in that it was going with a Hunger Styles setting. You and the other players were contestants in a survival game show where you had to beat the others, often with melee weapons. I admit I didn't ever play it while it was at its height, but I was acutely aware of it nevertheless.
Well, the developers naturally wanted to do a sequel. That's fair, right? They just ran into one issue. They completely misunderstood what people actually wanted. Instead of creating a true sequel, they ended up creating what can only be described as a broken carbon copy of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds upon the skeleton of the Culling. In fact, The Culling 2 was so unpopular that it actually managed to completely drop all its players within a week, and the developers withdrew the game from sale.
They've admitted failure(which I find to be very admirable of them) now and will be instead working on making the Culling a better game instead of doing a sequel. This seems to be the right move and has pleased the community, but the big quesiton is whether it will be enough to revive the game.
What're your thoughts? You gonna pick it up now, or has the fiasco turned you off from their games entirely?
Mister Angry Rules Guy
31st January 2010
To be completely honest, what I saw of it made it look like yet another PUBG knock-off.