Daverost wrote: shadowmaksim wrote:
Ultimate_Nova_X wrote:Regardless if people agree with each other or not, one thing is definitely clear:
No one skips over a game because it's too close to the original.
I hope Dood_Abides sees this.
While I'd like to agree, it's best to not get too sure about your absolute there.
That's definitely an absolute. Never once has anyone ever said "This is too close to the thing it already was. I don't want it now even though I wanted it before when it was the same thing it is now."
Well actually, it isn't.
Around 2 years ago, I remember reading a comment on the Escapist (I think it was there) of someone talking about "Drakengard" for the PS2 and how glad they were that
since knowing that really creeped them out. Even said that they probably wouldn't have gotten the game if they had known that it was still there, which it wasn't so they okay with it. There were even some comments agreeing to it.
Kind of funny considering all the other messed up things there were in the game.
Anyway, then there was another time, either was at one of the game reviewers on TGWTG or Blistered Thumbs for "Record of Agarest War 2". One of the replies to the video said how while the game looked interesting to them, knowing that there was a bath minigame really put them off so they decided not to get the game. Cue a bunch of more people agreeing with said comment.
Don't get me wrong, I don't find anything wrong with the games I mentioned (I own both games and have no problem with their content). I also disagreed with the opinions being stated as well.
But my point remains. While it may be the vast majority of the time, it isn't a 100% absolute. There are people like that out there believe it or not. I know that I've seen them before.Though my lack of sourced evidences will probably be my downfall regarding this.
Geez, I didn't mean anything greater behind that. It was just an offhand comment I made.