Friday, October 1, 2010

Hydrophobia Developers Freak Out Over Negative Reviews

The people at Dark Energy Digital, creator of Xbox Live Arcade title Hydrophobia, don’t take kindly to people criticising their hard work. They spent three years working on the game and they’ll be damned if they’re going to stand by and listen while reviewers say anything bad about it. Not only has their public relations department contacted authors of negative reviews directly to tell them that they’re playing the game “wrong”; they’ve gone so far as to speculate that some publications reviewed the game without actually playing it.

On one hand, you have to hand it to them for standing behind their product. On the other, however, one can’t help but wonder about the quality of a game when some of the biggest review sites on the web (1Up, Destructoid, Joystiq, and Eurogamer, to name a few) are calling it crap. Hydrophobia looked like it was going to be a fantastic game, too.


http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/09/hydrophobia-developer-defends-game-attacks-critics.ars

16 comments:

  1. Hahah a bad product is a bad product.

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  2. Lol, the fools who made Too Human said the same thing.

    And Tony Hawk, for that matter

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  3. at least they think they made a good game... i guess someone has to

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  4. people are comparing it to Bioshock. That right there would screw any review up.

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  5. Haha hope they rage enough to make better games. lol

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  6. Ha, that sounds interesting. I'll have to check out that game... Too bad they were idiots and made it on the Xbox.

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  7. there is only one way to tell, play it

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  8. Hopefully the reviewers are wrong

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  9. Doubt it will be as bad as they are saying.

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  10. you realize that this post might help funelling people into geting it. all PR is good PR.

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