Sunday, July 16, 2006

Prince of Persia 3: Short Rant

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Blogger Krystian Majewski said...

"Since the industry's current dogma of sequels would not allow for less features, the crappyness had to stay and be covered with new features."

I find that observation quite intriguing! It puts quite nicly into words the fallacies of game sequels. Great work!
It reminds me, in Gran Turismo 3, many people complained that the races were too long. There were many tricks that involved glueing the accelerator button down and letting the PS2 on for a few hours. If your car was fast enough, it would finish the race on its own. As a result, in Gran Tursimo 4, there is the B-Spec mode, in which the A.I. races for you and you just watch. Wouldn't it be better to make races more entertaining?

Yet, in case of Gran Turismo, the situation is more difficult since simulation of a wide spectrum of different forms of racing experiences is the foucus there, not just "getting trough" the game. Still, at first sight, the features seems bizzare and ridiculus. I'm preparing a post about that...

25 July, 2006 16:04  
Blogger Krystian Majewski said...

I just thought, the covering up of crappy features with new features is exactly what the Deutsche Bahn is doing. They spent a lot of money to develop new ticket vending machines. They hoped to minimize the number of personal. But the machines are so crappy that nobody understands them. Now they have to hire people help customers to use the crappy machines. Getting rid of the machines or even install better ones is no option becaue they spent so much money on them. So now we have to live with shit.

08 August, 2006 14:06  

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