Boy, have we ever been picking on poor ol’ Luigi this week. For whatever reason, we find the idea of Luigi being the punching bag of the Mushroom Kingdom pretty hilarious.
We’re pretty excited about what Nintendo could possibly show this year at E3, and that’s right around the corner. So, I guess you could say that Nintendo has been on our mind and it’s coming through in the comics. This isn’t even the end of it. We’ve got two more Nintendo related offerings in the pipeline for next week. Stay tuned!
This whole 38 Studios debacle has really been bothering me the past few days as I reach the conclusion of the main story in Reckoning. I saw a report yesterday that over 3 million copies needed to be sold just to break even. I commend 38 Studios for making a game that’s incredibly deep and interesting with one of the most fun combat systems I’ve played with in a while. But, guys, somebody needed to reign you in. As I completed my billionth super elaborate side quest last night, it pained me to think that this is why we likely won’t see another game in the franchise. This is why people are losing their jobs. They did so many things right, and their only real sin was giving us too much. Reckoning is the game we should have gotten later, when Amalur was an established an known franchise. Some called it mismanagement, and there’s certainly some of that. But, it manifested in a manner that is hard to get mad at: passion. As much as I loved all the extra content and side quests, they could have cut a lot of them and still come out with a cheaper game that was just as incredible. I wouldn’t have known what I was missing, and I would have loved it just the same. More importantly, I might have had more Amalur in my future. I guess all hope isn’t lost just yet, but it doesn’t look good. Best of luck and Godspeed to what’s left of 38 Studios as well as those who have already been cut.
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