>>421464 And they are still just modding the first game instead of working something new. It sucks because they spent so much time worldbuilding that shit, they could do something more than just add a new character in 1 year and then tweak it for another year. Part of the reason I stopped playing is because they kept fucking tweaking it with all patches, I don't feel like re-learning the whole game with every balance update.
>>421470 There's a ridiculous amount of background lore/characters involved for something that is just one fighting game. Though with the original studio dissolving because the dude in charge was such a fucking wankstain can't have helped things in terms of developing.
>>421471 Their next game being super woke instead of focusing on being a good game probably helped them getting dissolved. Is Alex Ahad still in charge of the lore, or is it just the studio taking over completely and turning his designs into new characters?
To be fair most fighting games also have a ton of lore. Darkstalkers has an entire classification system for the monsters and a long background story for the demon realm. Virtua Fighter has practically zero lore inside the game; but in reality there's a shitload of stuff (shadowy organizations brainwashing people or turning them into T-1000s, a diseased cook looking for a worthy successor, hell Shenmue basically started out as the prequel to VF).
After Richard Garriott's last project (or two) failed now he's moving into blockchain bullshit https://massivelyop.com/2022/04/12/richard-garriott-is-building-a-blockchain-mmo-following-the-failure-of-shroud-of-the-avatar/
>>421464 Just got gifted the game by someone on Steam. Need to know are the new characters they are adding any good? Buying the season pass containing them is more expensive than if I'd bought the original game itself.
>>421723 The development problems with the game were widely documented. It was a combination of engines not being capable enough at the time leading to project resets, and feature creep, that lead to the game being delayed. Which sucks because the videos of this leak shows that the game was working fine and pretty fun to play. Perhaps it wasn't Half-Life or Halo "big", but if they could've just tweaked the lightning to not look so... static, then it would've made for a fine 2001-2 FPS game.
To be honest it always annoyed me how the humans would just stand back and shout instead of actually getting involved in conflicts that aren't regulated sports matches. You fight outside the ring you fight for real.