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Dhruin September 27th, 2008 13:54

Hinterland - Early Next Week
 
A short announcement on Tilted Mill's Hinterland site informs the game will arrive via Steam early next week:
Quote:

We're excited to announce that Hinterland is about to go gold, and we expect it to be available through Steam (for $19.99) early next week!
More information.

Jabberwocky September 27th, 2008 13:54

Maybe I'm expecting a little too much from a game that downloads for $20 but I was a little disappointed in the sample videos they are showing on the main site. Every combat animation shown was literally like chopping wood in fast forward accompanied by an extremely annoying 'grunt' sound. I guess I was expecting something at least up to par with Stronghold visually.

Yeesh September 27th, 2008 19:00

I know nothing about nothing and should keep my mouth shut, but just in general, there are an awful lot of sub-sub-par games (in terms of polish (that's polish, not Polish)), continuing, there are an awful lot of su-sub-par games that get released and still debut at the $40-$50 range, by small publishers and big alike. So while the cheapscate in me (who pretty much runs the show) thrills at a $20 game, I too am pretty wary of a game's quality if the people pricing it decided even they don't think it's worth the same $40-$50 as all those other games.

But looks nifty, and I hope the reviews set me straight.

Zloth September 27th, 2008 19:21

If I remember right, this game was developed very quickly.

quasimodo September 27th, 2008 20:38

Available by download only. I just got a whole lot less interested.

Dhruin September 28th, 2008 01:53

Can't win, can they? Too cheap, not cheap enough, download only. I see plenty of commentators around the web saying the future of the PC is smaller, more innovative games, rather than monolithic AAA developments. I'm not convinced the public is buying into the same arguments.

Gorath September 28th, 2008 13:09

Me neither.
Im not convinced it was a good idea to start at 20$. Maybe they should have collected 40 bucks from a few thousand people and lower the price to 25$ before Christmas. A 20$ game from an established studio sounds either cheap or desparate.

rbtroj September 28th, 2008 17:55

Well, it's like the old engineering adage: "Cheap, Fast, Good … Pick Two" (or something like that). And I think that's the buying public's mentality as well. If it's cheap and was developed quickly, it can't possibly good.

I'm still looking forward to Hinterland.

quasimodo September 29th, 2008 17:26

I'm a collector. If I don't get a disc I'm a lot less likely to buy a game.

vanedor September 29th, 2008 17:46

Videos don't look very promising, the gameplay seems pretty Hack & Slash with few strategic element. But I will wait and see.

Alrik Fassbauer September 29th, 2008 21:34

I also don't like download-only.

wolfing September 29th, 2008 23:30

Quote:

We're excited to announce that Hinterland is about to go gold, and we expect it to be available through Steam (for $19.99) early next week!
Wait wait, how can it 'go gold' if there are no disks? :)

Dhruin September 30th, 2008 01:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by rbtroj (Post 97471)
Well, it's like the old engineering adage: "Cheap, Fast, Good … Pick Two" (or something like that). And I think that's the buying public's mentality as well. If it's cheap and was developed quickly, it can't possibly good.

I'm still looking forward to Hinterland.

Sure. Contrast against the number of times you hear game are too expensive - or if the were only $20 (or $10 or whatever), people would buy a lot more - or if they were cheaper, they wouldn't get pirated.

rbtroj October 1st, 2008 03:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dhruin (Post 97614)
Sure. Contrast against the number of times you hear game are too expensive - or if the were only $20 (or $10 or whatever), people would buy a lot more - or if they were cheaper, they wouldn't get pirated.

Good points all, Dhruin.

Having said that (er … typed it) I just downloaded Hinterland and have to say — even at $20 — I'm disappointed. I fully understand and appreciate what TM has set out to do, and I'm probably not their target for this title. But my initial impression is the oh-so-cliched "meh".


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