The Game Boy: Who Invited the Bald Space Marine to Book Club?

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Russtynailz

Submitted by nekollx 

"It did so wel lbecause it hit like 4 big male trigers

Giant Robots

Nostalgia

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Seriously throw in ninjas, zombies, or pirates and it could have made half a billion easy "

Seeing this comment reminds me of a video Clip for the movie Tropic Thunder.

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/6/Tropic-Thunder-Viral-Video-512638.html

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slumbersix

Negative word of mouth? Almost everyone I know loved the movie and there was no negative word of mouth from them. The negatives were coming from the reviewers who typically get it wrong anyways...

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PhelanPKell

Firstly: The movie was hardly without story. They simply didn't stop every 5 minutes to narrate everything that was going on for those viewers who are a tad bit slower than the rest of us. :S

 

Secondly: In regards to this

"So then, how come we often expect tear-jerking, thought-provoking tales from big-budget videogames..."

We don't expect to go back to the theatre and watch a movie over and over to amount to anywhere from 4-12 hours of our day, every day. A video game, however, has to keep us hooked. It needs to be able to make us WANT to play a RPG for 60+ hours to beat everything. A lot of people might watch the same movie twice on average throughout their lifetime (purely a guesstimate based on my friends and family), if that. But if I really enjoy a game, I may go back and play the singleplayer again a year or so down the road. Otherwise, it could quickly find itself in the trade-in pile.

Now, I could easily end up questioning giving a company my money again in the future because of how bad a game is. On the flip-side, I find the story absolute garbage in Spider-Man Web of Shadows, but the gameplay is quite enjoyable...for now. If the storyline matched the gameplay, I wouldn't be able to put the game down.

 

Just my thoughts, but I hope this gives some of you pause...

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nmanguy

Transformers 2 made $100 million on the day it came out. A wednesday. Then it made that $112 on the weekend. So that $212 million+ 5-day gross just shows how much people care about story. (Hey, I'm one of them. Robo-explodey is awesome)

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nekollx

 It did so wel lbecause it hit like 4 big male trigers

Giant Robots

Nostalgia

Hot Babes

Explosions

 

Seriously throw in ninjas, zombies, or pirates and it could have made half a billion easy

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