First of all, sorry for yet another Skyrim thread, I was just genuinly interested in this, and didn’t want it to drown in the 7 other threads we have.Oh, and its sure to sink into obscurity in a day or two
My Gf has been talking about this game. My eldest daughter talked about this game with her friends, even though she doesn’t play games pretty much at all, pretty much everyone I know has been talking about this and I have to wonder why.
Oh, I love the game as much as the next guy, I mean, around 85 hours by now I have put into the game, and is steeling myself to wait for when the dlc comes now to not overdo it.
But why is it so successful? Sure, its good, but other RPG’s have done quite alright lately in the open world arena (Two worlds 2, Divine Divinity and such are both great games in the genre), but what sets this apart, so much that it has shipped what, 7 million units? Thats gotta be some sort of record for RPGs right?
The marketing was pretty intense of course, even here in Denmark - lots of TV spots at the right time, which isn’t cheap, but other than that, I really have no idea why its so successful - I do hope other game companies take note, and start developing more in this genre, since its probably my favorite, even though its somewhat of a cliché by now.
So help me, Obi-wan-Q3t - What did they do right?