After a hands on with the demo I'm not surprised they were at risk. This may feel like a petty niggle compared to the loss of their team but whose bloody idea was it to go the Halo 2 route and have the crosshair that low down on the screen? It always looked ridiculous and the only effect it has on me personally is making me feel as though I have weights tied to the back of my head.
Has the hots for: Several friends, that quiet brunette down the street, Kai from Heavenly Sword, sonic_uk, Multiplayerking, Doug, and probably your sister and/or mother.
Didn't play the game, but I think it's fairly ludicrous that yet another UK developer office is closing. Developers around the world enjoy tax breaks from their governments, fuelling the industry and bringing more money into their country, yet we seem perfectly happy to drive our developers elsewhere. Madness, infuriating madness.
I haven't played Bodycount and nor do I plan to, but I think Codies should stay to the genre they excel at and that is the driving genre. The Dirt games are great, Grid was excellent, and despite it's flaws F1 2010 was pan wettingly fast, and it loks as though the 2011 version has sorted out the problems.
They should also forget the Op Flashpoint games as well.
Now get working on Race Driver Grid 2, now that F1 2011 is done and dusted, which I might add is a day 1 purchase.
And I agree with ManYoo, Codies should stick to what they are good at. Like get another GRID out, that game is ace along with F1, Dirt etc. Stay away from shooters as your pedigree in this area is less than average, while not truly awful the last Flashpoint was so buggy, with AI from the dark ages and little to no replay value.
Agreed, its a shame that the team are losing jobs never good for anybody!
I have to say that I was highly disappointed with Bodycount after all the years of hype as the spiritual sequel to Black (if I'm not mistaken) turned out to be a dud! Reminded me of a dreamcast era game without the gameplay! Really suprised as Codies standards are usually very high but this failed to hit the mark.
I agree they should stick to racing games its what they excel at!
While there refocusing projects....bring back Insane! Great game Or go retro and bring back Dizzy! haha those games drove me mad! Dam Commodore 64 cassette desk, trying to remember those cassette counters so you could reload the level