It wanders into my computer room from time to time when I start considering MWO.
It's now high time to lasso the beast!
(Editor - eh, I don't think you actually want to do that with an elephant)
I have high expectations, I won't lie.
PC gaming has been hurting in recent years IMO (w/ some recent exceptions), stunted greatly by consoles over the years as the easy money maker, along with new money making schemes.
It's a shame how much the art suffers when the money hoarders choke it.
So the thought of a 'real' mech game, which I hear about on the videos often, is quite exciting.
One that fans have been waiting for, is another big claim I hear.
[Elephant wanders in. Fool with lasso in hand approaches]
But will it really?
So, my problem when I think of the past decades I've been around gaming and when I think of this title and it's current progress, I can't help but wonder why their seems so little actual gameplay assets/info I've seen.
The GDC video was great, some in game footage finally.
I know one map is in the game, I've not seen enough to honestly judge it at all, and I've seen some gameplay that looked good, especially as my imagination ran with it. Only parts of one map though. There's not many (any?) media writeups from those who have seen it behind the scenes.
I know F&F was in effect recently, and closed beta is coming, so vaporware is not my concern.
[He throws the lasso, the elephant looks at him dismissingly so as to say- are you sure you want to go there fool]
I can't quite put my finger on it. I guess there just has not been enough for me to see, to even get any sort of clear picture of the game. That's hard to stomach when I consider it.
I've seen too many game failures, especially when overhyped, I just don't know the team well either.
I have been fooled knowing alot more about a games development than this one, I don't consider that an easy task per se, it definitely happens alot less than it did 15 years ago.
There's no real web presence of game details, mechs, maps, game styles, weapons, etc...
That seems strange, it seems missing at this stage.
I can think of thousands of mistakes to be made here, and so hard to get it right.
The thought of a great mechwarrior game seems like I am just setting myself up for dissapointment.
[The fool grabs it by the snout, (it's what he called it) thinking he can somehow ride it like a bull, yeehaaa!]
Does it seem sparse in terms of real "tangible" info around here at this stage?
Did they announce too early?
Is the team and budget small for the immensity of the project?
Does anyone else wonder these things?
Am I only impatient?
Am I being fatalistic? Pessimistic?
Should I be optimistic? Why?
I guess I rather be expecting less and be surprised, with so little real tangible info.
I see a lot of hype on these boards, yet we know next to nothing. That's easy to fall into with the idea of a mech game. Already people are talking about how other games will be left for this game, already?! Open beta is coming in summer(real soon), so answers will come, but shouldn't some tangible bits have been here sooner already?
Am I premature?
Maybe it's me who wandered in too early and was not prepared for so little tangible info.
[Elephant looks at him like a rabid fanboi- you better run sucker]
P.S. I'm not discounting the dev blogs, it's all we have really. They are good, they just get my imagination going more.
Edited by MadBoris, 25 April 2012 - 01:38 PM.