- May 13, 2009
Some way that we could get the soundtrack maybe?
Poor marketing really, the RPG market is very saturated, and is in no need of some niche norse ones, why would anyone choose runemaster over a game by Obsidian, for example?
Cities skyline for example, is faced with a empty market left by the implosion of simcity, grand strategy is obviously monopolised by PDS.
I don't think its good to forcibly 'diversify' the studio, 4 games in rotation is more than enough, as there is still huge gameplay improvements with every iteration.
Yes, that's what I thought when the game was announced. There was at the same time a lack of originality in the setting (a fantasy RPG) and a too ambitious gameplay (procedurally generated world). The game didn't attract any interest, therefore the only way Runemaster could have been a success was if the game turned out the be very good, or to have something special about it. Given the lack of experience of PDS with this kind of games, it was a predictable failure, really.
Most of RPGs are fantasy and thus lack originality. THE fantasy RPG on other hand may be very original.So 'fantasy RPG' is lack of originality? Really? For me the game looks very originaly because of his close Norse mythology content which isn't that common in games (just Norse inspired settings like in Skyrim)
people like to say this, but I find RPGs are just more fun in a fantasy setting. To me it's just much better to cast a fireball than hurling a grenade. Now, maybe a sci-fi/fantasy setting like Mass Effect, or Anarchy Online I can stomach, but a full 'real world' setting... meh.Most of RPGs are fantasy and thus lack originality. THE fantasy RPG on other hand may be very original.