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drainedman Nov 5, 2016 @ 11:34pm
I followed the blog years ago...and now its a flop
It seems that this game is just another of the approach: "if you build it they will come". A typical mistake that gets made over and over and over by not just game developers but businesses in general.

Obviously the game is lacking in pretty much ever department but its the core idea thats just plain wrong - I don't mean the terraforming, thats a great idea. The problem is that one great idea doesn't make a game, thats where they've obviously gone wrong.

It would be interesting to get a washup from the developer on why they think they flopped. They obviously put in a lot of effort but I can't help but wonder if they can share the lessons learnt the hard way then it will be of some benefit to others.
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Dipsta Nov 6, 2016 @ 10:48pm 
The speedruns are fun af matey. :^)
Amylion Nov 14, 2016 @ 3:03am 
It's not a flop. There are some flaws, but that was to be expected. The game tries to tell a story with limited means, that was a bit too much for a very unexperienced team. Several areas of the game are lacking and reek of semi-professionalism, like the models, animations, and so on. So people compare it to full-blown multi-million productions, and then of course "Son of Nor" looks very bad.

But I think that the combat and controls are spot on and can be compared with the best titles of the genre out there, like "The Force Unleashed". It was perfect for me. I played "The Witcher 1" shortly afterwards, and sometimes I cought myself thinking: "I wish this had perfect controls like 'Son of Nor'". That tells a lot about it! Look at "The Witcher 1" and then at "The Witcher 3" – it's a huge jump in quality!

Still Alive Studios can similarly grow into a well respected developer studio.
Last edited by Amylion; Nov 14, 2016 @ 3:06am
drainedman Nov 16, 2016 @ 7:22pm 
With such low sales and ratings I don't see how it can be considered anything else but a flop. I do agree with you that it was too abitious for such a modestly talented and inexperienced studio to attempt. I was hoping to draw some lessons out of it.

Too often success is dwelt upon instead of the failures. I think we can all learn much more from failures.
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