Est. April 2016. III Version 2.0. III
THESE GAMES DON’T DESERVE TO BE IGNORED
By JAY TEE
You can point to any number of factors that explain why a critical winner ends up with soft sales and relegation to the bargain bin. Release timing can have a huge impact, especially when you look at recent entries in the Titanfall and Dishonored franchises. Both were launched into a sea of big hitters, and are now left with an uncertain future. Other times it can be over saturation of a particular genre, where something perfectly good like Realm Royale sheds more than 90% of its player base in light of the rampant success of Fortnite, PUBG, and H1Z1.
There’s also an argument to be made that poor advertising and / or a lack of proper social media engagement can have negative consequences on long term engagement and commercial dominance. Whatever the reason[s], there are several titles from the last few years that I feel deserve a shot at redemption, and another chance to be appreciated by a broader audience. These are personal to my own gaming experiences, so I’m sure I’ve missed a few that are equally as deserving.
Laser League -
Mafia 3 -
We discuss this further with our four man panel in Season 2, Episode 3 of ‘The JTGA Podcast’. We’ve embedded the video below.
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