Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Shadow of Mordor contract?

Shadow of Mordor contract?
Yes, Jim is right. Why are these marketing people pulling so hard to give a controlled positive buzz, given that the game currently has 85% to 87% on metacritic? This is a tie-in game and it has a positive vibe to it already. I can almost understand, but not like, why Microsoft was doing with their hidden marketing thing, because they were completely in the shitter with XB1.   However Microsoft almost found itself breaking the law with their agreement. With this, it feels like the shadow peeps simply don't have faith in their own game.
Not revealing bugs also rubs me the wrong way. How about dvs try to make the game as bug free as possible? LPers stumbling on them is part of the thing about Let's Plays.  And, what happens if there is a bug that breaks the game (IE Superman 64)?
And, the strangest rule not mentioning the connection to the movie series of characters. This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard, because Warner Brothers distributes the Hobbit films and this game is being published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. They are owned by the same company. Heck some the movie designs are in the damn game.

That's the part of the contract that leaves me confused. Why distance the game from the material it is based on?   Clearly the game is set in the movie universe.  

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