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FFG's Android Setting...What's Going On?
Fucking zombies and Cthulhu sell and it’s been basically the same game for 20 years, just with new art and a few new mechanics.
Bioshock is hardly cyberpunk, and that's the only truly blockbuster title among those you've said. It's more like retro steam-punk, underwater-punk, or even horror. You hack by matching pipes, ffs.
The only comparable title would be the Deus Ex franchise, and probably Watch Dogs. WW2, contemporary, sci-fi and fantasy themes still reign supreme.
It's a market wide open, but why is nobody taking it (with the exception of upcoming CDPR Cyberpunk 2077)???
(and yea, RP1 was a cyberpunk movie, but that's not why anyone's watching the movie...)
SuperflyTNT wrote: Oh, I’m not saying it’s Zombies or Cthulhu, I’m saying there’s a market.
Most games sell under 3,000 copies....if there’s a place for SEAL Team Flix, there’s room for a cyberpunk game.
Dude, there are several major franchise release for military shooter genre almost every year. Military shooter is highly marketable, not sure why board gaming doesn't pick it up any sooner. The wargaming folks got some, but nothing on the mainstream market. So, brilliant piece of theme/mechanic integration there.
Jackwraith wrote: I'd disagree to a certain extent. I think Infiltration is a great game and I think New Angeles works well with the right group of people. But that is certainly a drawback, since anyone who isn't used to sometime tough negotiation is going to feel out of their element. However, that's also a key aspect of games like Rising Sun, Dune, and Diplomacy, so I don't know that it's that high a bridge to expect. However, I have said before that one of the things that keeps me from considering Dune to be one of the best ever games is that it does, in fact, require the right group of people.
I don't think New Angeles works particularly well, in my eyes it is a broken design and failed ambition (though great idea)
Infiltration I found mediocre, no one who learned it seemed to be clamoring for more plays
Android board game itself was actually quite charming, but very niche appeal, but better than the other two