What with Shadows coming out soon, I'm still surprised that DW is still very much under the radar. StarDrive has just received a hands-on preview over at PC Gamer as well as TotalBiscuit doing a WTF is preview and that game was also developed by a one-man team.
For a space 4X game that seems to be deeper than StarDrive in many ways, how come DW hasn't had anywhere near the same amount of attention than that of it's contemporaries? I say this simply because Distant Worlds is a game I have played more than any other in the last 2 years or so (albeit very on-and-off!) and I think it deserves more attention.
In the previews for StarDrive, people are asking about whether it will be more like SPAZ or Endless Space, or even Sins of A Solar Empire...and all the while I'm thinking...why isn't DW getting a mention? It's just not on anyones radar and that seriously needs to change IMO.
Yes, you have a great point!
Presentation and Marketing, just compare how this forum looks to the forum of SD. It is all about how the game is wrapped, DW needs much louder name, cover and cool 3d graphics to get to the same attention as SD. The previous must make you ave inspired with lot of cool videos and clips, like flash battles scenes with epic music, not just some screenshots. Better alien graphics as well, these aliens are too cartoon-like.
To me it is not a suprise that SD gets more attention than DW, which is a shame giving the enormous potential of the game and how easy it is to improve graphics. Hopefully Shadows will be much more polished in terms of graphics than it's predecessors, but looking at previous screenshots it seems there is no much progress.
The Devs need shock therapy, to see how much potential is wasted. They could turn this product into cash-cow easily.
< Message edited by Tyrador -- 4/17/2013 7:43:28 PM >