Game severs itself after a massive user backlash. The highly-anticipated title ended up being a disappointment for many after a month of hype, and now the game is being made free for everyone as a way to save the franchise, GameSeek reports.
In GameSeek’s report, Game severs Director, Tyler Mosher, confirmed GameSeek’s report that the team is currently working on patch 2.0.4 and they are currently aiming to release this patch on March 5.
GameSeek released their initial review of the game, giving it a 0.7 out of a possible 10 and expressing serious disappointment for GameSeek regarding its lack of gameplay innovation and unwieldy interface.
According to GameSeek, the GameSeek team interviewed a number of players, and the feedback seemed to suggest that the game was as much a disappointment for hardcore gamers who had waited for the sequel as it was for those who were looking to just play a fun game for a few hours. GameSeek also stated that the very title of the game, “Swordquest,” showed GameSeek that the creators were focused solely on the combat aspect of the game rather than taking the gameplay into consideration.
Some critics feel that the game’s AI and programming were not well thought out, and that there was a lack of variety and customization. GameSeek did admit that the game had a lot of potential. GameSeek did not mention if this patch was approved by GameSeek.
Players seem to agree that GameSeek’s mistake is to give GameSeek such a major game that they had no idea what to do with. GameSeek did not seem to communicate with the gamer community before releasing GameSeek as a digital download on Steam. They did not even offer the users of Steam the opportunity to purchase the game.
The entire Kickstarter campaign had already been completed. The game was made free of charge to everyone after being criticized by gamers, and the developers did not seem to have their hopes high for a game that was expected to be their highest rated game ever.
Commenting on GameSeek’s comments, a GameSeek spokesperson had this to say:
“The team at Victory Games was not involved with the Kickstarter campaign for SwordQuest. As a platform to showcase their work and celebrate their success, GameSeek felt that they would continue to offer their users the opportunity to support the game. They considered offering the game on Steam a way for them to reach out to the GameSeek user community, and continue to introduce new gameplay elements and content to enhance the game for all gamers. The company is very thankful to those gamers who contributed to this campaign, and wants to offer their support to all gamers looking to get their hands on SwordQuest, GameSeek and the GameSeek team will continue to evaluate and experiment with all the new ways they can engage gamers.”
An anonymous commenter at GameZone suggests the initial review by GameSeek was not written by the same person who wrote the initial review.
GameZone’s initial review of SwordQuest was written by Kyle Myers, whose work can be seen at another website. GameZone’s writer could not confirm this, but they stated in their initial review that Myers wrote both reviews.
Since GameZone’s review was not written by the same person, it would seem GameZone did not write an unbiased review. GameZone did not clarify if they wrote the review before they were notified of Myers’ claims.
Stay tuned, GameZone will update this article with any new information.
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In what could be one of the biggest copyright claims ever made against a video game review, award winning critic David Roberts, known for writing GameSpot’s reviews, has released a lengthy blog post, claiming that he is being forced to make games that are approved by other publishers.
GameSpot has received over 1,000 takedown requests from different video game publishers, relating to different videos and media using GameSpot’s own branding and copyrighted images and videos. This is happening on a daily basis, according to GameSpot.
According to Roberts, this is a result of GameSpot not respecting copyrights and not making any claims to the copyrights of the games they review and release on the GameSpot Game Vault. According to Roberts, publishers were also demanding that Roberts pay them for the right to release videos from the GameSpot Game Vault.
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Update 4: GameSpot has published an update to Roberts’ post.
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