1. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010
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    Problem with Tolkien-base game is they can't find people who passionate enough about the book to be producer for the game. Every game is ranged from meh to terrible both plot and gameplay wise.
     
  2. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Amazon took Homer's advice:

    "You both tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try"
     
  3. guisadop

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    nothing was lost, though I hope the devs wont be laid off.
    they would be better off making a single player game.
     
  4. vincentx77

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    With that much money you'd think they could just buy a competent studio to make their in-house games. There must be someone over there who micromanages everything and is totally shit at it.
     
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  5. Xzi

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    Nah bro they'll be employed with Tencent making some shitty shit. :shit::shit:

    Now what would be hilarious is if they took what they've developed so far and put some new textures on it and names in it, then released it anyway under a different IP. :rofl2:
     
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    "Tencent"

    Yeah now no one should touch it with a 10 foot pole
     
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  7. BitMasterPlus

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    Between Amazon and Tencent, I'm glad this got canned. We'll get something like this made by a better company one day I hope.
     
  8. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
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    I hate it when Bloomberg is used as a source for articles.. or any site that needs a subscription to actually do any further reading. I noticed it's the same author who made some bold claims in the past without providing any sources.
     
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    Their market is more based on spying into your private life then developing something you can enjoy.
     
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  10. BORTZ

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    No one wanted that anyways. Give me the PS2 games remastered.
     
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    I wouldn't trust a MMO that's partner with tencent anyways. It would just be a big gotcha game.
     
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    I do not care much about the plot (though I have seen some of the movies). However, the gameplay is alright in the games I have played: an RTS for PC and action adventure for Wii (with up to two players; by the Battalion Wars developers).
     
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    good amazon would have found a way to ruin it.
     
  14. Vilagamer999

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    I didn't even know amazon was attempting to make games...

    what where the other two failures?
     
  15. Xzi

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    A MOBA that had to go back into development after really poor reception at release and then was eventually cancelled. And another MMO called "New World" which had a beta that was poorly received.
     
  16. FAST6191

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    The had a whole game console

    https://uk.pcmag.com/migrated-84555-gaming/13676/rumor-amazon-building-an-android-game-console
    https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-fire-tv-as-game-console-the-good-bad-and-weird/
    and has dabbled in game streaming
    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-...oles-xbox-playstation-pc-gaming-a8722641.html

    and has an in house developer as of not so very long ago
    https://www.amazongames.com/en-us

    as far as
    Micromanaging seems to be a problem with all large companies. Quite amusing given Amazon's custom server thing that thrust them somewhat to the forefront of this whole online distribution lark (today everybody writes in PHP but back when Amazon took faster options to allow them to be faster, react faster and otherwise do good stuff).



    As for the matter at hand. Meh. I liked the lord of the rings dungeon crawler games on PS2, and some seemed to like the Final Fantasy 10 clone. The GBA games variously have their charms (they are quite different too). None are ever likely to have set the world on fire though, and this was likely to be even less than that.
     
  17. vincentx77

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    I was part of that stupid beta. It seemed pretty open, but they were so paranoid that people were going to leak footage of it that they put a watermark over the whole gameplay experience so they'd know who broke the NDA. It had pretty good graphics for an MMO. That's about the only positive I can say. It was duller than dishwater.
     
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