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RPGDot talks Action CRPGs
Editorial - posted by Saint_Proverbius on Thu 1 July 2004, 13:11:24Tags: Atari
RPGDot has posted an editorial about action CRPGs dealing with the current trend of things publishers are churning out. Here's a snippet:
As development costs rise and risk-adverse publishers increasingly embrace the console market, trying to reach that magical mainstream audience, it's no surprise that complex CRPGs have lost favour. Atari's recent SEC 10-K filing describes the market as "increasingly hit driven" and undoubtedly many publishers dream of the success of Blizzard's Diablo series.
It's also rather funny considering Temple of Elemental Evil was their best selling CRPG class title according to that 10-K, despite the short development time and Atari trying silly things like a KaZaa distribution. Yet, still not as funny as the media circus of their recent "hit driven" release.