- Jul 31, 2009
This. I've said it at many times over the years. Blood Omen was good. Eternal Darkness was good. Neither were GREAT. For every 30 min of goodness you find in the games you have hours of suck.Aiddon said:and this is why Dyack should have been sacked a long time ago. I can't call it surprising though as SK was always a mediocre developer who got lucky with one title YEARS ago and has been coasting off unearned laurels ever since.
Not to mention that in order to see ED's best bits you have to purposely play terribly so you never refill your sanity.
I had hoped that Too Human was just gonna be a side project that would do okay and give them another leg to stand on. In hindsight, with everything laid bare, I can only call what transpired there as complete madness and utter, singleminded, defiance of reason.
Your grand re-imagining of Norse Mythology as some kind of futuristic space opera (or whatever it was I really didn't care to find out) fails spectacularly, and instead of telling yourself "well I guess we missed the mark there, let's go make ED2, or try to make TH2 the best game we can" you instead file a law suit against the makers of the ENGINE you failed at making the game GOOD with. Its not like they are some indie code monkeys with a fresh new engine that was unproven or made just for you that failed to deliver on your specs.
It was an engine that many people somehow managed to not suck with, and a big name company behind it that proceeded to KICK YOUR ASS in court to the point that they should probably be allowed to repo all your possessions and if they extend the courtesy to let you wipe their ass for them you should jump at the chance to finally be useful again.
Obviously Denis's sanity meter ran empty years ago and much like Uwe Boll he still gets funding from parts unknown to do god knows what with as they haven't actually MADE ANY FUCKING GAMES (that weren't abortions as mentioned in this article) in years.
If anything they are lucky that they aren't sued by Marvel for the shit this article exposes of their complete lack of integrity, and how they failed completely at their obligations to produce a quality product using the license.
The knights who used to say Nee would probably be a better developer at this point, even if they coded exclusively with shrubbery. At least they would be entertaining. To anyone still employed at Silicon Knights...you should be ashamed of yourself because you obviously have zero respect for yourself or for those out there that have no jobs at all while you get paid to smile and nod at Denis as if he isn't crazy.