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There are proper games in early access with genuinely interesting gameplay even in its raw form and then you have a shitload of pretenders. I can stand frozen lakes because when summer comes it will be a lake. Games like wild west online are better described as frozen polar bear poo and once unfrozen its still just poo.ConstantineMerus said:When it comes down to development stages, I imagine a lake. Release date is going to be summer and pre-alpha is winter. The amount of bugs equal the coldness of water.Sovrath said:You and others really need to learn what pre-alpha/alpha is.Wizardry said:
Then there were some serious bugs,such bugs that it tells me they put a crappy effort if any into inside testing before getting it out to the public.Stuck /stationary horses,how could that slip by the coders?
"more effort" to erase all bugs is essentially Beta to launch.
So yeah, if it's not "one bug" it will be another that will catch your eye. I suggest being smart about it.
If you know it's "pre-alpha" streaming then expect "pre-alpha/alpha level of everything". done. Not hard. I'm not saying the game will be great. I am saying that one needs to actually understand what one is looking at.
And if looking at pre-alpha/alpha footage is going to be too much to handle then don't. Again, "done". Not hard.
So unless you consider yourself as proud member of Polar Bear Club, don't even think about getting into early-access. You'll freeze your balls off and you wouldn't want to swim in that lake ever again, even in summertime when it's all warm and kind.
Given that UO just recently became 20 years I'm not sure you mean that as a positive or a negative.Ozmodan said:What a mess of a crafting design. It is like they want to transport us 20 years backward.
The original plan for Divinity: Original sin 2 was to never go through kickstarter.lahnmir said:The games mentioned are all well known, except for Balrum perhaps. None of them are AAA of course, else they wouldn't have used KS in the first place. Divinity 1 and 2 are actually some of the greatest games made. According to Gamerankings' meta data the second one is actually the best PC game ever made, or second place now. That is as objectively great as it gets.and its not what I would call successful either. but mincing words I suppose.Shaigh said:Albion online wasn't a kickstarter.Mtibbs1989 said:If you're limiting the genre to MMO then... Albion... Albion is pretty successful so far.I would normally argue because its not an MMO, but they did make it for like 5 million. But I think they only got a million from KS.SedrynTyros said:
So points for making it cheap, but not an MMO.
As for the list of game the other guy mentioned. I never heard of any of them.
Also the ORIGINAL statement was "GREAT" mgames.Yet every once in awhile a great game gets made. "Yet every once in awhile a great game gets made."
So once again I could play the semantics card and double down and claim none of them, not even divinity would qualify there. But of course everyone can have an opinion on 'greatness'. But I dont think the general consensus on Albion would be anything other than 'meh'.
But the picture in the original post has been all over the internet for awhile now. So really nothing new here.