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« on: January 27, 2010, 10:28:42 PM »
Is just a bunch of `Top10s` and `Games of the Year You Can Never Afford Cuz You're Not A Casual-Bashing 15-Minute Game Reviewer` multi-page lists designed to increase pageviews for ad money.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 10:35:01 PM »
Keee-ripes look at the absolute filth UBISoft published.

What's funny is that most of these titles were made under the impression that they're "what the Wii audience wants."  And almost all of them flopped hard.

And that's a lot of crap to dig through to get anything worthwhile.

And you think maybe having UBISoft's name attached to all this crap didn't do anything good for their brand name?
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 10:35:38 PM »
Good gravy! That crap was from Ubisoft? Keep it coming!

I had no idea that stuff came from a well known developer. I always assumed Fashion Party and Party Babyz(with a z yes, because thats how the cool spell it) were from super no named no bodies who were working inside their garages.

Man i'd like to throw up right now.
 
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 People responding to this thread need to start it off with same over the top wording like me and Deguello.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 10:39:43 PM »
LOLOLOL, imagine trying to do this with all the DS bullshit they've clogged the shelves with.

That could be a whole new Imagineā„¢ game in itslef!

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 10:52:02 PM »
Astounding. There really are no other words. :moonface:

When I saw "Elimination" Games I laughed. Elimination... as in.. pooping.

Quite fitting.

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 11:01:17 PM »
Good Googly Moogly!! I hope you didn't put that whole picture together yourself, but if you did, I'm glad you did it.

Activision is next, but I hope EA is after that. I'm not sure how many people are gonna have the stomach to handle all that, and that's before even getting to people like Namco or Konami.

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 11:03:35 PM »
I bought four of those games, played five total. There are probably about four other games on the list that I wouldn't mind trying.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 11:11:46 PM »
You know if UBISoft maybe only published a third of the games that they did, and spent that extra time and money focused on them, they'd probably have the best lineup on Wii.

I especially like the crass attempts at knockoffs.  "Vacation Sports?"  Really?  You think people can't tell the difference between Wii Sports Resort and "Vacation Sports?"  (Believe it or not, Activision's actually worse at this.)

And even if that came out before WSR, do you think it's a good idea to be competing against a game that comes Free with every Wii?
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 11:18:07 PM »
If I count right, that's a 6x11 grid, 66 games. Fewer than 10 of those are good, and that's counting Tenchu and No More Heroes 1&2 and assuming Red Steel 2 turns out well. UbiSoft dropping Wii support isn't so bad; they've been doing more harm than good.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 11:18:39 PM »
sixty six titles, only about a tenth of them a worthy effort? I wonder how many of these Kairon has played?
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 11:24:44 PM »
Bumper smackers! With this much quality games coming from Ubisoft I cannot wait for the WiiToo and be able to play them in glorious HD. Anybody want to shred their corneas in advance?

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 11:28:10 PM »
Maybe Nintendo was onto something when they used to force third parties to only make 5 games a year.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 11:48:42 PM »
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 11:50:59 PM »
How many have you played, Kairon?
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 11:59:30 PM »
I own seven of the games on the wall, and I plan to buy two more, plus there are two titles on there I considered buying before and am mildly interested in.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to play some The Dog Island.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2010, 12:15:45 AM »
Just thought I'd share a little bit of history:

April 2006: Ubisoft CEO: "I can say definitely, as any other developer, we are looking at this magical platform, and we want to be part of the adventure."

Their first game announced after the SEVEN-game, 2006 holiday blitz? 

Cosmic Family for Wii: Space Adventure for Children Promotes Early Learning Through Stimulating and Fun Mini-Games

A few VERY prescient comments from the thread:

"Cosmic Family(TM), an exciting space adventure geared toward young children"

Uh oh.  No good will come from this.  Anything INTENTIONALLY designed for young kids is usually a bust.  The best "kids stuff" is usually designed for anyone to enjoy but with content inappropriate for kids not included.  In short stuff made for kids sucks but stuff made in such a way that kids CAN enjoy it can be great.

I'm not crazy about this game's chances myself, but Nintendo has shown us that it can capture new markets, I think Ubisoft is on the right track, but it chose the wrong market.  Little kids can't afford their own games, and parents are going to think twice since similar PC software is much cheaper.

I think the game will need an attractive price.

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2010, 12:17:48 AM »
I own just two of those games, although there are five that I want to buy, and a few others that I'm curious about.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to play some The Dog Island.
This is one I'm curious about. Have you happened to post a review of it?

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2010, 01:06:22 AM »
What criteria to you use there? Sales? Quality? Just the publisher?

I gotta check if Ubisoft was involved with Dawn of Discovery in Germany too, otherwise they'd just count as localizing it.

Anyway, third parties: A bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall (of shame) when the revolution (now called Wii) came.

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2010, 01:25:30 AM »
I count 7 that interest me and/or I own.

Own:
No More Heroes 1 & 2
Tenchu 4

Plan on Buying:
Red Steel 2
Rabbids Go Home
Dawn of Discovery

I am also curious in trying the Broken Sword game since I like P&C adventure games.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2010, 05:27:46 AM »
I got RRR, RGH, Red Steel and NMH but RGH is the only one I liked.

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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2010, 02:13:41 PM »
When did this become stickied?
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2010, 02:43:21 PM »
Blazing Angels is a pretty decent game, and it definitely isn't casual. I don't think it deserves to be on the wall of shame. Neither does Tenchu, No More Heroes, and probably a few others as well.

Most of the others, though, definitely belong on the wall of shame.
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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2010, 02:44:31 PM »
I think Pro placed them on The Wall Of Shame because they were published by Ubi. Association with Ubi = shame.
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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2010, 02:45:01 PM »
When did this become stickied?
At about 1:50 AM CST

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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2010, 02:55:13 PM »
And this is why my boycott is justified.
 
It's one thing to ignore the system. It's another to flood it with garbage and sabotage the perception of the platform. Ubisoft started the whole meme of "put shovelware on Wii and put your real efforts on the HD consoles".
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