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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar 5 Raider Episodes... Thu 16th Apr 2009 9:53am

Category: Raider

The game Raider is still awaiting sponsorship (I've got several bids, but I'm still talking with sponsors and seeing if the offers can go any higher, even though they're certainly not low right now), but one of the sponsors expressed scepticism about the success of the 'five episodes' idea...

They said that players will tire of '5 sequels', of 'the same thing over and over again', or something. They said that basically no game with five sequels would ever be successful.

However, I think differently.
They're probably speaking out of experience with other 'generic' Flash games, which are things like mouse avoiders, puzzle games, etc... Such games are basically just 'toys' in many ways, with the engine being the main focus of the game, and the levels - which are usually brief things - existing only to play around with the engine, and they don't have much variation (maybe a different coloured background or something). I've seen a lot of games like this.
If such a game had a sequel, or multiple sequels, using the same idea which was once relatively original but now really isn't, then players would surely react negatively because it's just more of the same...

But Raider isn't ORIGINAL at all. It uses a tried-and-true engine - that of the generic platformer - with only a few minor features (sword and gun) that people would likely be used to BEFORE they start playing. So the levels are everything rather than just a playing field to test the toy and the interest isn't in the engine itself, and so doesn't wear off quickly... I think.
I mean, if you played some game like 'jump on the trampolines to get points!', that'd perhaps be interesting at first due to the novelty factor, but would become dreadfully tedious because it's so repetitive later on; it truly is the same thing over and over again.
Raider isn't so much the same sort of repetition, and it doesn't even have a novelty factor in the first place so that wouldn't wear off... I hope.

It has a PLOT, too. That alone would hopefully be reason enough for many people to play through each level and seek out the next...

I think that the game in five parts like this would be more successful than if it were just one game containing five levels, but what do you think, people?

Would you willingly seek out all of the levels when they were released, or would you get bored of the first and then not seek out any others? Would you get annoyed if each new level was released and it used exactly the same engine and didn't give you any new features?

Why or why not would you play all of the episodes?


74 Commentson 74 roots

Marano`s Avatar
Rating Orb Marano 17 United States Phlegmatic 14C 0F
9 years ago | (0)
i think i'll like it.
The Doctor`s Avatar
Rating Orb The Doctor 15 Australia CholericSanguine 85C 61F
9 years ago | (0)
I agree with the sponsor. 5 sequels would be too much, unless you changed something in every sequel. Something that made it different to the last.
healer of light`s Avatar
Rating Orb healer of light 17 Belgium MelancholicSanguine 72C 78F
9 years ago | (0)
Well its difficult,because first you need to find it(which can't be rather difficult) and you need to play it.What I think of series is that every level is some kind of different.You should have 5 different kinds of enemies and bosses(not some upgraded version that has 1 extra attack) and you'd give some achievements.People always like to complete them
example:play the game in 30minutes,defeate the boss only using your sword...
well that's about it.
turbotowns`s Avatar
Rating Orb turbotowns 16 United States CholericPhlegmatic 216C 3F
9 years ago | (0)
it was almost my age
turbotowns`s Avatar
Rating Orb turbotowns 16 United States CholericPhlegmatic 216C 3F
9 years ago | (0)
... OH NO!!!! my figmon... T-T ...its dead! (sob)
turbotowns`s Avatar
Rating Orb turbotowns 16 United States CholericPhlegmatic 216C 3F
9 years ago | (0)
... i belive "Someone" i didnt realize wat was going on untill i acualy read more. And as for you Aberto, If that IS your REAL name, imposters arnt cool. >:(
turbotowns`s Avatar
Rating Orb turbotowns 16 United States CholericPhlegmatic 216C 3F
9 years ago | (0)
i dont know Alberto, i dont know.
Cevox`s Avatar
Rating Orb Cevox 16 Canada PhlegmaticMelancholic 71C 33F
9 years ago | (0)
I would play each and every episode, it may take me a while to complete one episode but that doesn't change the fact that I would try to complete each episode. If there is a plot which as you have mentioned there is then that would probably keep me going to complete each episode.
rinoa8`s Avatar
Rating Orb rinoa8 21 4C 0F
9 years ago | (0)
Chocobo_Fan`s Avatar
Rating Orb Chocobo_Fan 14 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 399C 539F
9 years ago | (0)
@`Alberto: That wasn't Pseudo, that was some idiot who enjoys putting someone else's name in their comment box and posting stupid things to make the actual person look like an idiot. Quite clearly, it wasn't Pseudo; he'd use his actual account...
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