Above is my review of Game Dev Tycoon.
I really, really, really loved Game Dev Story on mobile. It was extremely fun, challenging, and very satisfying when you create a game that just kills at the market. The game lets you know what types of genres and styles of games are hot, and sometimes going against the mainstream game market and making a blockbuster that actually influences the video game world within makes you feel like a pseudo-John Carmack.
So I had really high hopes for Game Dev Tycoon, as all it needed to do was do the exact same thing as the mobile game, but on a PC.
Boy did they fuck that up.
Where Game Dev Story gives you clues about how the market is shifting, Tycoon just throws you in and says “figure it out, or go fuck yourself.” There is seemingly nothing that helps you to develop games that will sell well in the market, and games that you develop highly tend to, for no real reason, do horrifically compared to rinky dink games you make with extremely low development numbers. I’ve created medium size games with super low tech and design that sell millions of copies, only to go on to a small size game (that’s a sequel to said million selling game) with extremely high tech and design (my game dev studio’s record highest, as well) that sells so poorly that I have to go into bankruptcy.
The game seems to punish you for trying something new, punish you for trying something that sells well, punish you for trying to build a bigger team to make better games. Nothing you do seems to influence doing well. It’s poor. This game wouldn’t even do well within the parameters of it’s own design.
Which is really puzzling, because Game Dev Tycoon stole SO MUCH from Game Dev Story, except the parts of the game that were the best part. It’s extremely frustrating, because I truly wanted to enjoy this game, but every time I reinstall it I remember how bad it is and immediately delete it. Just like Dustforce.
Greenheart Games is a very small team, and they really do seem to have put their hearts into making this first game. I don’t enjoy beating up on this game, but it’s bad. It’s really fucking bad. I wish them all the best, because I really hope their next game is better than this. Hopefully the real world game market isn’t as batshit insane and incomprehensible as it is in their game.
Just buy Game Dev Story on Android or iOS. It’s so so so much better than this.
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So my Playstation Rep brought in Beyond Two Souls for us to try today.
It was fun, but the story scenario i played was TOTALLY cliche and felt very contrived. There is more genuine emotion in one single screen capture of The Last of Us vs what i played of Beyond Two Souls. I am not exaggerating.
I really like Quantum Dream’s games and i will buy Beyond Two Souls eventually, but David Cage is far too egotistical for his own good. He’s absolutely kidding himself if he thinks he has a Hollywood worthy script written for Beyond. What was written in the scene i played wasn’t even worthy of a Twilight film.
Verdict is out on the full game. I’m sure it will be good, as Heavy Rain was and Indigo Prophecy were. I just really wish Cage would step down from his high horse. I see such potential from the guy, but he’s so busy kissing hollywood’s butt and disrespecting the video game industry he can’t even see which areas he truly shines in.
I really hope he has an epiphany one of these days. Then i will REALLY look forward to his next game.
Interesting opinion. Can’t wait to try the game for myself when it comes out.
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