Post by legromancer on Jun 27, 2019 5:53:02 GMT -6
Title says it all. Yestarday i was at every location in my town which sells video games, basically big electronics chains who have outlets here and a brick-and-mortar store. None had a copy for the Switch, XBOX ONE or PS4. Yesterday the game was on #14 in the eshop charts and thats is ...not very good. Dead Cells and Hollow Night both charted way better. It also was not in the Steam charts top 10 when it debuted, afaik. The game is getting bad press lately thanks to the subpar Switch version and also before that the coverage was minimal. I really don't know but i feel the official site for the game is doing a poor job. The official site should be a place to inform and advertise the game to all that are interested in it and may think about purchasing it. I don't think it works.
I also thinks the community here could be better as i stated in another thread. We should be welcoming to new players to this game and this genre, not everybody plays and understands these type of game.
You know what game also had minimal coverage initially but the great community was welcoming to newcomers on so the game floorished over time? Warframe. Yeah, not really a perfect example but you get the idea. For me, it looks like Bloodstained is not gaining new players or not enought. I thing the future of this franchise is uncertain. But it does not have te be this way. Dead Cells and Hollow Night succeeded and i really, really believe it is because these games itself do a beter job explaining its mechanics to new players and so garnering new fans. It may be that a large portion of its players where/are familiar with these type of games but...why are they not buying Bloodstained?
Is there any info about the sales numbers? Do you see your freinds playing the game? I sure aren't seeing mine playing it on Steam or on the Switch. 505 or whoverer is burning money right now to get the Switch version fixed to an acceptable state but i don't see them regaining this investment. Maybe if the are releasing and Complete Edition or GotY Edition of the game with all DLC and patches included. That would be a possibility to get back some of the investment and get the game back to the spotlight (and also make it possible to play the game in 15-20 years from now because let'd face it:the servers for the consoles will be shut down and not online so downloading the patches will be impossible down the road).
I could be wrong about the sales but it sure does not look good at the moment.