Nosgoth is shutting down at the end of May

    
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Well, not so much.

Sad news today for fans of asymmetric vampire shooting games; Nosgoth, the multiplayer shooter based on the Legacy of Kain franchise, will be shutting down on May 31st. In an open letter to the community, the development team states that the game simply didn’t have the critical mass necessary to continue supporting developments and sinking more money into the game.

Players will still be able to log in and shoot vampires/slay human hunters through the end of May, with the game’s forums remaining online until June 14th. Players who have spent real money on the game after March 1st are also eligible for a refund via the original purchase method used. Check out the full announcement on the official site if you have any lingering questions about the shutdown; our condolences go out to the players who made the game their home.

Source: Official Site via PC Gamer. Thanks winterskorn!
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distaste Greaterdivinity Ohh, my kingdom for a 2142 remake…

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mrnastybutler Haha, it wasn’t.  They’re cancelling an unreleased game because it wasn’t making enough money.

And that, right there, says a lot more than publishers should be comfortable with about what constitutes an ‘alpha’ and a ‘beta’ in the modern development process.

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good video on the subject.

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Jack Pipsam They’re not fun long-term. Once you get past the honeymoon phase of it being a “new” game you realize that games like loadout are simplistic and repetitive in a non-addicting way.

Loadout was super fun…for the first 30 minutes, then it got really boring really fast. It felt pointless, a feeling that’s hard to explain when talking about something I do to entertain myself briefly as it’s all pointless at the end of the day, but I never felt like I needed to keep playing or there was anything more for me to get out of the game.

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magogjack Techbot Alpha Well, turns out you’re a super minority as most people did not like this game enough to play it past the first week.

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I really want a sequel to the single player Legacy of Kain games.  I’m glad they canned the sequel they were going to do a few years, because it looked like garbage.  The writing and dialogue was brain dead compared to the previous titles, and the game footage looked like it was trying too hard to mimic Assassin’s Creed.

This multiplayer game wasn’t what I wanted either.  However, I played it when it first dropped into early access and was pleasantly surprised.  I had a blast using a grenade launcher type gun and shooting vampires out of the air as they flew or leaped after me.  Nosgoth was a fun spin off, so I gave it my support, also in hopes that they wouldn’t neglect the series.  If it had been complete trash I wouldn’t of, but the playtime I had was fun.

Here’s hoping we will get a new Legacy of Kain game where we get to play as Raziel or Kain and it doesn’t try to be a copycat of all the rest of the AAA titles we see.

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Archebius distaste Greaterdivinity BF3 had some pretty small maps, which was what my problem was with it, well that and Origin. I remember in 1942 and 2142 you could have fights and not even get sniped from another capture point let alone from the furthest one. BF3 you got sniped/shot at from a crossed the map constantly. A BF game to me requires that you have a vehicle to get from capture point to capture point in any sort of timely manner. It set the stage for small battles in a much larger war, you don’t really get that now sadly.

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Techbot Alpha I rather liked the game…

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Saw that coming a mile off. LoK had some great games, and deserved much more than this insipid brainfart of an offering…
Maybe someday we’ll see a new LoK game, or, hell, even a modern tech remake, since those seem rather popular at the mo.

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Ket_Viliano DPandaren AGx I got one. It’s not an MMO but it fits the context of your topic:
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Another example of how tying an otherwise decent game to an ill-fitting IP can lead to it crashing and burning spectacularly.