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KickStarter Underworld Ascendant is a disaster

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by BEvers, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    The community manager seems to think we are idiots.

    https://steamcommunity.com/app/692840/discussions/0/1841314700720495889/?ctp=2#c1843567770211599411

    Well, this is where a 75% discount comes in handy, which was granted exactly at the time when the most recent fake reviews started to show up (right after Update 2 which ppl on Steam say broke more than it fixed).

    Come on, Sam, you can do better than this!
     
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  2. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  3. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    Good point, maybe they are, but then again OS is destroying 505's reputation by having made a game so shitty that 505 has to do these cheap dirty tricks.
     
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  4. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane

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    What reputation? Haven’t they always been a shovelware publisher? It’s not as though they were ever emblematic of quality.
     
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  5. BEvers I'm forever blowing

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    Striking a slightly more optimistic tone now:

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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    https://forums.otherside-e.com/t/march-19-weekly-update/9987

     
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  7. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    Update 4 ist just to trick potential new SS3 publishers into thinking that they are not abandoning the project and throw their published (505) under the bus (which is what they are doing).

    It's just window-dressing. Nothing substantial.

    I predict: After the console version (contractual obligation for 505) is out, OS Boston is going to be closed as a cost-cutting measure and the UA and SS3 teams are going to be merged to make more progress to be shown to potential publishers.

    Won't save the studio, though. They are doomed (see my latest post in the SS3 thready).
     
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  8. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    I thought Steam gave the publisher free keys to give out as gifts, review copies, etc?
     
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  9. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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  10. Nyast Savant

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    Speaking of SS3, NightDive's SS remake got a 20-mins gameplay video and it's just awesome. I couldn't care less about SS3 at this point, I just want the remake.
     
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  11. Darth Slaughter Arcane Patron

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    Seeing these "efforts" to "improve" the game, I have to ask: Why didn't they put the game as an early access? Not that it would make the game better, but it would probably have less negative reviews, and they would extend the benefit of doubt. And probably get more money to actually make significant improvements.
     
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  12. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    Because the plan always was to abandon the game after a few updates and not invest more than absolutely needed to avoid lawsuits.

    Had the game been launched as early access, they would have had to actually finish it before launching it properly while all the way people would have been screaming "THIS ISN'T FINISHED YET".

    Much more convenient as it is. Throw a few half-baked updates over the fence and walk away.

    And for OS, it doesn't really matter because all the money goes to 505 anyway.
     
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  13. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    By the way, for those who don't believe this is all about not getting sued, here is point-by-point how they checked every box to shield themselves from legal claims by making an absolutely-minimum viable product:

    https://forums.otherside-e.com/t/how-to-get-my-money-back/9822/2

    Now they just have to make a console version and they can show 505 the finger.
     
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  14. Doctor Sbaitso SO, TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS. Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands
    Careful not to cross the Celerity precipice.
     
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  15. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    What's that?
     
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  16. Agame Savant

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    "Oh sweet summer child"

    Its when maximum autism meets maximum butthurt within a single human being and creates a glorious abomination ie Celerity and his unholy crusade against Darkest Dungeon.
     
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  17. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Every game needs one.
     
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  18. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    My crusade is holy and just.
     
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  19. Zakhad Savant

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    They really should have made this an EGS exclusive.
     
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  20. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    The game was released three weeks before the Epic Store launched. It is actually possible that if they'd held out for just a while longer, Epic could have funded another year of development. OS got no luck.
     
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  21. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I prefer to think of it as the rest of the world dodged a bullet.
     
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  22. BEvers I'm forever blowing

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    They're making robust progress; Update 3 is imminent.

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  23. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    Happily updating and making new versions for a game no one buys and that's still not running properly 4 months after launch.

    The game has a whopping 353 reviews on Steam and is currently getting 1-2 new reviews per week, most negative. And the 75% 30-day positive reviews right after Update 2? Down to 41% again --- pretty much proof these reviews were all fake.

    UA isn't a poor seller, it isn't selling *at all*.

    But the philosopher kings in the Ivory Tower are still happy:

     
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  24. Glic2000 Literate

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    Yeah, I've lots of ideas I thought were "good" but when I tried to actually incorporate them into a game, turned out they weren't actually that good, for a variety of reasons.
     
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  25. BEvers I'm forever blowing

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