At 2/14/04 08:44 PM, VG_OldSkool wrote:
i can't really see AH being a big hit on the console in its current form, although id buy it anyway coz i love the flash version......if u want real results guys, go all the fucking way and make a total fully 3d AH platformer..then i could see AH makn an impact [...] although retro platformers are great and kick the asses of any game today with their great gameplay, you've got to keep in mind how times have changed since games like mario and excite bike. If you want my personal opinion, don't waste your money right now, keep it but aim higher, you could make somethin really good, and who knows, we might be seeing a Newgrounds as a certified games developer one day up there with the greats like squaresoft, capcom, nintendo, sega, midway.
I don't think the Fulp crew wants to beat any of the multi million dollar developers, because that would be an unrealistic goal.
Think of Tom's resources before you flame his 2d platform. He doesn't have a deluxe studio with an army sized staff like the monopolistic SquareEnix or EA games, he has Synj, who happens to be an incredibly good 2d artist (just play some of his games). I never read in the interview that he wanted to beat the giants of the industry, but it's still nice to see that these small time developers are willing to embrace their passion of breaking new grounds and stick their necks out on the market. Like I said in an earlier review, Tom has pleased his fans in the past, and I'm sure he'll do it again.
I think I can speak for Tom when I say that his motives don't include being the #1 console game (or atleast not right now), but rather to make an adequate profit on his game because of the fanbase that he already has, even though gaming magazines won't give it as good of ratings as Final Fantasy X-2, the latest Zelda, or Halo 2. But should the fact that he won't measure up to the leading games on the console hinder his passion and talent for making fun games? Of course not, after he makes money he can increase his resources and make better games with his talent, because that's how passionate entrepreneurs grow businesses.
Just check out some of the wacky vehicles and other crazy crap he's throwing in there. This is not your standard 2d platformer! I'm 100% confident in "Alien Hominid" being a fun game that people will enjoy enough to buy on their console.