Oh dear LORD! UIG Entertainment is unleashing all KINDS of potential shovelware on the Switch. I mean, I would love to be wrong. Perhaps all of these games will be fantastic. Prove me wrong, UIG Entertainment. PROVE ME WRONG!
Come on Nintendo, why do you let this happen? You've got such a good thing going right now, full of quality games...
Like the vermin scavenging on the leftovers shovelware goes where there is buzz and or volume. Steam has it, Sony has even promoted some on their youtube channel, the question I have is who buys it. It's not like these are enticing mockbusters.
Well it seems some's super happy with their Switch Dev Kit that would be better used by someone more talented
Realms of Arkania : Blade of Destiny...
This is a 1992 pc rpg game based on the 1984 pen and paper rpg from Germany: "The Dark Eye"...
The books and adventures were structured like "choose you own adventure" books and were VERY cheesy. I own some of the books, and all the evil sorcerers use beewax on their beard and mustache... They even carry it in their inventory. I still converted the adventure to D&D and successfulran it for some friends as my first game mastering role! The books were in book-shaped plastic boxes and were coming with a d20! Those are my oldest dices, even older than me (by three years).
Incidentally, I know next to nothing about the video game, never played it.
The original versions of the "Nordland" trilogy of the Dark Eye games were nice Dungeon Crawler RPGs and good represensatitions of Pen&Paper games. ... but the 2013 remake of the first Dark Eye game was a mess (Sonic 06 would like like the best QA'd game of the world compared to it.) - UIG is doing something critics here call the "banana method" - releasing an "alpha build" and patch it with time - the developer of the first Dark Eye game broke with UIG due to this method.
So we are up for a wild ride with UIG on Switch. (Blades of Destiny's average score was between 0/10 and 2/10)
Oh wow? Really... Ugh...
The score I had seen with my quick google was a 6/10, but I didn't look what was the source and didn't really care tbh... the screens didn't look good. Well, it looked like the "most" interesting game here... or should I say, "least" uninteresting?
Well... they revised edition which is on Steam is mediocre - the vanilla version was a mess worse than NinjaBread Man (It was delisted on Steam, unavaiable for years until the revised version was released). In the core the Dark Eye games are good-ish... but the SVGA graphic versions are superior to the 3D remakes.
Here's hoping some hidden gems come from this! Wii had a handful of great games disguised as shovelware!
The presence of shovelware means that the system is successful. The Wii, DS, PS1 and PS2 were flooded with these, meaning that the system can make a quick buck for these companies. The Wii U sold so badly that not even shovelware makers dared to put their "games" on it.
it seems to me shovelware is the norm now, good or bad platform , popular or not
almost as if there's a point to paying fairly content creators
it's especially bad imo because only casual buyers are tricked by those .
People need to stop whining about shovelware. Nobody is forcing you to buy it,
The reality of harsh "quality control" is that it always ends up blocking good games from getting released while letting some bad games slip through.
Sony almost killed the shoot'em up genre because SCEA put some arbitrary demands on PS1/PS2 releases (no 2d games early in the systems life, required additional content for ports...), yet while this made Americans miss out on tons of great japanese arcade games, all kinds of bad stuff still got released.