Hybrid is priced into oblivion at 1200 Points. For an online-centric game, that guarantees a small userbase and thus poor sales over time.
Also, Microsoft isn't sending out review codes until Tuesday, the day before the game launches. This is in stark contrast to every other SoA title this year, which we got a week or more in advance. That could very well be a vote of low confidence in the game. Or they just don't want people on the servers yet for some reason, hard to say.
I'd like Hybrid to be good, but those two bits have me wary about it.
They said on twitter that they aren't giving early review codes because it's an evolving online world and they want it to be fair for everyone on day 1.
Yeah, what Yama said. There is a persistent world war going on in the game, when you start up you choose a faction and then fight for that faction. They seem to think this is going to be a really interesting aspect of the game, but I don't see it being anything more than which color is cooler, red or blue?
Also, I'm just beyond disappointed that 5th Cell wasted so much time on this game. I loved Scribblenauts and have no idea why the team behind a game so original decided to make a 3rd person online shooter for their first XBLA game.
i would love for the KOA DLC to go on sale, or Dragon age 2........or New Vegas so i can grab the last one cheap.
Haha nailed it, that was cool!
Loser deals for Scratch & Match:
400 points off Sine Mora (1200-->800)
240 points off Radiant Silvergun (1200-->960)
200 points off Ikaruga (800-->600)
Can't tell what the winning thing is.
Ikaruga is a Treasure game, right? Is it as hard as Radiant Silvergun, and does it have the same features where you can upgrade your ship over time?
Damn, Sine Mora is finally on sale?! I'm very tempted to get that, though from what I heard, the PSN version was gonna get some exclusive content, like an additional character.
Sine Mora's achievements are really awful too, for what that's worth.
Coming soon to XBLA by Major Nelson
Wow, they're FINALLY adding online for Scott Pilgrim? Though kind of sucks that I have to BUY it.
Ya, kind of sucks that they couldn't have just patched it in. I wonder if the new DLC will have achievements.