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January 9th, 2014, 07:25
Originally Posted by NFLed View Post
AP was a very enjoyable game. Clearly it has its detractors and haters, but then again many games have that even the great games.

"Writing was horrid, especially their take on humor."

I disagree. The writing was good, although not great, and the sense of humor worked for me. I similarly disagree with each of your other points, all valid, but to each their own.

The bottom line is that AP was apparently unsuccessful in terms of sales, and that's unfortunately really what counts unless a game becomes a cult classic like PST (something AP does not come close to approaching).
Fair enough, we all like different things.

As for what counts, I'm not sure I agree.

I'm very, very fond of several games that never sold well - the most prominent example probably being the first System Shock.

That's all that matters to me.

Personally, I don't think AP deserved to be a success, and unlike System Shock - I don't consider it ahead of its time by a long shot. But with a bit more focus and dedicated developers, I think it might have done well.

But let's not forget that the developers themselves have admitted that the process was a bit of a mess.
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