reply to post by tothetenthpower
what you say their is about not being able to test properly without alot of people is nonsence dude!
every bit of software when in development should follow a strict software development cycle which includes FULL testing, full alpha phase, full beta
phase, full pre release phase and so on.
lets jump back a few years, games were properly tested then (even in bethesda) and all games worked how they should when bought from a shop Without A
day one patching is the complete laziness, well, on concoles that is, pc's due to them being infinatly varied from the fact that most pc's are
different on the inside, consoles on the other hand should NEVER need a patch on day one. concoles are not infinatly different, concoles have various
releases, firmwares, drives and so on, but nowhere near the level of pc's and nowhere near a level that should lead to a company simply not testing a
product meant for a concole on every said revision of the concole! (eg every xbox, all hdd sizes, all drive versions, fat/slim, motherboard variation,
power supply and region).
In skyrim for the ps3 ... they very very simply did not properly tested it! this is blatantly obvious to anyone who has done any software development
and learned about software dev lifecycles.
expecting random players to pay very good money to play a game that is not tested properly is criminal in my eyes, as i said, i have a friend who does
not have internet and who spent (Wasted) £40-50 by buying skyrim for the ps3 ... bethesda sold him a faulty product, if this was any other product
that was not a game trading standards would have been up bethesda's ass like an endoscope!
I actualy advised him that he should take the game back and get his money back as its broke, but he never bought this from a bigger retailer and did
not want to screw over the small game shop over for bethesdas mistake.
In the long run, if anything, this will damage the view of sony for a small amout of people, and should deffinitelly damage bethesda, personaly, i
would not get a ps3 even if my xbox started giving me hand herpese every time i touched it ... as it works where as the ps3 doesnt ! (esspecialy after
watching skyrim on it)
* Super Mario Bros. (40.24 million)
* Super Mario Bros. 3 (18 million)
* Super Mario Bros. 2 (10 million)
* The Legend of Zelda (6.51 million)
* Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (4.38 million)
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4 million)
* Dragon Warrior III (3.8 million in Japan)
* Dragon Warrior IV (3.1 million in Japan)
* Golf (2.46 million in Japan)
* Dragon Warrior II (2.4 million in Japan)
* Baseball (2.35 million in Japan)
* R.C. Pro-Am (2.3 million)
* Mahjong (2.13 million in Japan)
* Family Stadium (2.05 million in Japan)
* Punch-Out!! (2 million)
im not counting the numbers above, but there is a good few million games, all games that sold insane amounts and worked first time on the day of
release, on different versions of the NES hardware! ...
my point, if they could do it in the 80's ... whats the big difference? ...
ill tell you what it is, companies seem to thing that because things can be updated that they dont need to work right first time ... this practice is
criminaly lazy and just wrong .
a game should be ready 110 % on release day, if it is not the companies should stop rushing games out and spend the correct time on them!
edit on 5-1-2012 by boaby_phet because: (no reason given)