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If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Godwind on Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:53 am

Source: Destructoid



A lot of publishers have been having trouble figuring out how to make more money off their Wii games. We've heard from some folks at Capcom say that "hardcore" gamers have moved on from the Wii, or that there was never an consistent audience for "good" games on the console to begin with. Keep in mind, the people making these statements generally don't make videogames; they just publish them. They're the guys who hire the artists and designers to create games; the money men who are generally more concerned with tracking trends and chasing demographics than actually making anything.

Ask an actual developer at Capcom what he thinks of the situation, and you'll get a different answer. When I asked Ryota Niistuma (producer of multiple Wii games for Capcom) about the process of designing a game for the Wii, his answer was simple. First, he tries to think of a good idea for a game. Then, if it looks like it's going to be a Wii title, then he tries to think of ways to use the Wii's unique features to the game's advantage.

Crazy, right? Why does he go about it this way? Why doesn't he start from the ground up with tons of specific gimmicks and tricks? Well, I guess it's because "good games will sell, regardless of what console their on."

Note that he did not say "You need to track demographics and sales data of other games to figure out exactly what sells and what doesn't, then try to make a game that will definitely make you ten times what you spent on it." If he did think like that, I seriously doubt he'd have produced a game like Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and I'd also seriously doubt that I'd like his games so much.

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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by TheWon on Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:03 pm

I hope what you said turns out to be true. After what I experienced last night. Wii owners either don't know or just no hyped about Wii core gamers.

Check my video in the blog to see what I mean.
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Post by nintendorocks on Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:27 pm

yep if a game looks shit im not gonna buy it but if it looks good i'll buy it
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Post by Super Smash Bros. Fan on Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:50 pm

Interesting read. Looks like the developers realize that a game made for quick buck will eventually stop selling.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by baggy131 on Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:03 pm

I agree completly

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Post by MetaSmashBro on Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:30 pm

This is so true. I'm going out of my way to get Monster Hunter because of this.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by sikokiller on Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:37 pm

indeed, i mean its not like im gonna buy spin offs like dead space: extraction.. i feel offended by spinoffs
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Shah2354 on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:14 pm

If you make a good game, people will buy it.
Then why has nobody bought MadWorld, Muramasa, No More Heroes, etc.
all these games and others are destroyed in sales.
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Post by Prophet6000 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:50 am

Im gonna buy monster hunter
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by darkwingdragon709 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:29 pm

Shah2354 wrote:If you make a good game, people will buy it.
Then why has nobody bought MadWorld, Muramasa, No More Heroes, etc.
all these games and others are destroyed in sales.
oh thats easy. none of them are advertised to the general public, limitin the games recognition to ONLY people who search gamesite...half the time regular people wouldn't even know of the game's existance unless they trip over it. also these games are niche titles that simply don't appeal to a lot of gamers for whatever reason such as graphics style, game length, or plot style. i for one bought and love NMH and muramasa, but i don't like madworld.

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Post by Gyoza on Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:00 pm

Yeah, Shah you're kinda sounding like a douche.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Shah2354 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:40 pm

Gyoza wrote:Yeah, Shah you're kinda sounding like a douche.
Well pardon my French, but f-you. I didn't realize you were a douche for supporting a company and staring my opinion. If anything, your an ass. Instead of respectfully disagreeing with me, you just call names. How about you give a counter-argument, like Shokio does. He doesn't just call names. *awaits flame war response* Rolling Eyes
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by solidstudios on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:59 pm

Shah2354 wrote:
Gyoza wrote:Yeah, Shah you're kinda sounding like a douche.
Well pardon my French, but f-you. I didn't realize you were a douche for supporting a company and staring my opinion. If anything, your an ass. Instead of respectfully disagreeing with me, you just call names. How about you give a counter-argument, like Shokio does. He doesn't just call names. *awaits flame war response* Rolling Eyes
ouch.....thats what i think sometimes to be honest
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by SoaringDive on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:01 pm

How about you give a counter-argument

Try not to ignore darkwingdragon709.

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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Gyoza on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:07 pm

Shah2354 wrote:
Gyoza wrote:Yeah, Shah you're kinda sounding like a douche.
Well pardon my French, but f-you. I didn't realize you were a douche for supporting a company and staring my opinion. If anything, your an ass. Instead of respectfully disagreeing with me, you just call names. How about you give a counter-argument, like Shokio does. He doesn't just call names. *awaits flame war response* Rolling Eyes

HAHAHA, you think you can get to me. You must not know who I am, I am the blesser of all souls. They mark of my dignity yall scar thy DNA. I am only person on The Wii network who is unaffected by the rules and all the mods know where ever I go, THERE GOES JOHN JACOB JINGLEHIMMER SCHMIDT HAHAHAHAHA.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Shah2354 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:18 pm

soaringdive wrote:How about you give a counter-argument

Try not to ignore darkwingdragon709.
Ya, he made sense. That marketing thing pretty much explains it. You see Halo coercials but not Conduit ones. He was right about appeal too
I guess just a handfull of people would like a game like Muramasa.
It's not darkwingdragon i have a problem with, it's Gyoza (sorry if I spelled wrong).
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Shah2354 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:21 pm

Gyoza wrote:
Shah2354 wrote:
Gyoza wrote:Yeah, Shah you're kinda sounding like a douche.
Well pardon my French, but f-you. I didn't realize you were a douche for supporting a company and staring my opinion. If anything, your an ass. Instead of respectfully disagreeing with me, you just call names. How about you give a counter-argument, like Shokio does. He doesn't just call names. *awaits flame war response* Rolling Eyes

HAHAHA, you think you can get to me. You must not know who I am, I am the blesser of all souls. They mark of my dignity yall scar thy DNA. I am only person on The Wii network who is unaffected by the rules and all the mods know where ever I go, THERE GOES JOHN JACOB JINGLEHIMMER SCHMIDT HAHAHAHAHA.
Should I take that as a surrender so we can move on? Because that was for damn sure not a counter argument.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Gyoza on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:29 pm

I don't counter because this isn't Tekken. Besides arguing on the internet is pointless. Get over yourself.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by SoaringDive on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:30 pm

He also doesn't counter because he'd be repeating what has been said.

And it isn't Tekken.

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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Shah2354 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:36 pm

Gyoza wrote:I don't counter because this isn't Tekken. Besides arguing on the internet is pointless. Get over yourself.
That's what I like to see. A response. You're probably right, about arguing over the net at least. I'm gonna bury the hachet. Hopefully you will.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Gyoza on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:39 pm

I already did after the first post. I don't really care what you think about me.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Shah2354 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:40 pm

soaringdive wrote:He also doesn't counter because he'd be repeating what has been said.

And it isn't Tekken.
maybe what you said. What he said was a third name calling, a third gibberish, and a third that made sense. I'm done at any rate

Street Fighter > Tekken.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Shah2354 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:44 pm

Gyoza wrote:I already did after the first post. I don't really care what you think about me.
fair enough. I bear no ill-will.
Cheers.
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by Gyoza on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:54 pm

But, yeah Street Fighter > Tekken
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Re: If you make a good game, people will buy it

Post by SoaringDive on Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:59 pm

Yeah, I have Tekken 6. It sucks.

How can they make a 6th game and have it be this bad?

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