Videogame News
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    IncGamers Member krizalllid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    50

    Hellgate London

    While it was overhyped and had several bugs, why all the hating?

    I got the game recently and it's a decent time killer in short bursts (30-45 minute sessions).



  2. #2
    Banned Twoflower's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    1,870

    Re: Hellgate London

    It was in a terrible state when it came out. So bad that they lost most of their players in the first 3 months and even had to shut down the servers. Do you play online ? I wonder if there are any servers left. Lst i heared, some korea company bought the rights and promised online support.




  3. #3
    IncGamers Member Leopold Stotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Trees
    Posts
    13,456

    Re: Hellgate London

    Quote Originally Posted by Twoflower View Post
    It was in a terrible state when it came out. So bad that they lost most of their players in the first 3 months and even had to shut down the servers. Do you play online ? I wonder if there are any servers left. Lst i heared, some korea company bought the rights and promised online support.
    wow. i heard it was bad, but didn't know it was THAT bad. whoa.



  4. #4
    IncGamers Member SoulSpectrum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    208

    Re: Hellgate London

    Yeah.... it looked like fun.... however hearing the information from employees just turned me off. For instance, someone once said (would like to know if anyone has a link because I'm lazy!) that they'd talk about cars and non related information about after the release n success (haha, funny?) as opposed to the game during meetings.
    The atmosphere looked spectacular, the graphics weren't bad (reminder, previews/trailers), at it was from the same people (or some) of /diablo 2.... how could that go wrong?.... well.....



  5. #5
    IncGamers Member krizalllid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    50

    Re: Hellgate London

    They lost most of their players for 2 reasons: they made out the game to be a MMO and it isn't; so they got a lot of flak from loltards looking for a new game to grief in.
    Secondly, said loltards couldn't get online due to the overpriced subscription charge on a game that had singleplayer.

    Personally, I rarely play with other people. And normal people usually tolerate bugs anyway.



  6. #6
    IncGamers Member pancakeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    space jail
    Posts
    9,707

    Re: Hellgate London

    I wanted to like it so bad, but even on low settings it was so buggy my computer could barely run it. It literally took 5 minutes to load some areas. Truly a shame, some of the gameplay was very fun.




  7. #7
    IncGamers Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Cologne
    Posts
    240

    Re: Hellgate London

    Quote Originally Posted by SoulSpectrum View Post
    [...]
    The atmosphere looked spectacular, the graphics weren't bad (reminder, previews/trailers), at it was from the same people (or some) of /diablo 2.... how could that go wrong?.... well.....
    Simple answer: The necessity to rely on third parties money (and the need and ambition, to strip out off this dependencies as soon as possible). If the game would have been developed (still) under courtesy of Blizzard and the bucks behind that name, we would have had a new king on the throne of arpg.

    At least that's my 2 cents.

    Silverfang



  8. #8
    IncGamers Member DoW Fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    806

    Re: Hellgate London

    The Revival project has done it justice. If you haven't already, google it.



  9. #9
    IncGamers Member Doctrinaire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    94

    Re: Hellgate London

    Bought it. Got severe memory leaking and rubberbanding on top of sloppy, unfocused gameplay and bland visuals. Returned it.

    That was the extent of my experience with Hellgate: London.



  10. #10
    D3 Amazon &
    Demon Hunter Moderator
    Dacar92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    10,085

    Re: Hellgate London

    This is a nice summing up of the events that occurred up to the cancellation of the game support by Namco.

    http://www.incgamers.com/Columns/44/...rn-of-hellgate

    The game is coming back this year apparently. Check out our forums here

    http://hellgate.incgamers.com/index.php



    Rose: You're an alien? You sound like you're from the North.
    Doctor: LOTS of planets have a North!!!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

© IncGamers Ltd 2012