is my Anti THQ page. Enjoy my view.
is dedicated to producing great games like WWE Raw, Bob The
Builder, Britney's Dance Beat, Hot Wheels Adventure Racing, Jimmy
Power Rangers, Rugrats, Sponge Bob Square Pants, oh and lets
not forget the great Red Faction and Red Faction II series.
Wait a minute, all those games don't sound like they go together.
That's probably because they don't. Red Faction was way out
THQ's league. So much in fact that they decided to shun the
game and pretend as if it wasn't even theirs. So much in fact
that they don't even reply to emails when you send them one about
Red Faction. Go ahead, give it a try. I bet you don't get
back! Quite frankly I am really surprised that they even
have the game featured on their site. That's probably just some
they have to follow since they are just a big corporate producer.
Some big corporate producer that doesn't really care to support
their products. You can tell that's the reason they stick
all those little pre-teen games. Because they know the little
tykes aren't going to complain about problems in a game if
they should happen to find one. When you make a game that involves
a little more than animated cartoon characters running around
collecting things and playing in happy land, you are going
have to be prepared for what might come. THQ chooses to ignore
these things and continue on with their little animated masterpieces,
even though the problems that have arose cripple the very
point of the game being played.
Many people put the blame for Red
Faction's problems on Volition, as I did myself at first. However,
Volition is not the real
problem here although they
are the actual creators of the PC version of Red Faction. It is Volition's
problem with the programming of the game that allows such cheats to be
used and pretty much render the games fun, but THQ is the
one who is in charge.
The one who has the final say on everything that goes on behind the scenes.
The one who tells Volition that there will no longer be support for Red
Faction. The one who closes down the Red Faction community
bulletin boards because
they are tired of being reminded of the problems with their
game. The one who shuns
their own game because of problems they don't want to take the time to
fix. For all we know, Volition eventually may have been
able to create a good
patch for Red Faction and solve the problems with the cheats,
but were they given
the time? We don't know. I find it hard to believe that members of the
community can solve the problem by making their own patch,
but yet a company that creates
games as a profession cant figure it out. As most of the community lost
hope for Red Faction, there was soon news about Red Faction
II. Most of the community
soon started to look forward to Red Faction II and hope for new light
and a new online sequel that would leave out the sour taste of
Red Faction online,
but soon enough THQ stepped their big corporate foot in the door once
again. THQ had the bright idea to stop the problems that occurred
in Red Faction
at the very start by not even including the features from
which they developed.
They figure if they don't include any online play in Red Faction II they
wont have to worry about supporting it in the future if
problems should arise. Yep
they will just kick up some dust with Red Faction II, slide it out the
door, and then move on to the next project never looking
back. That's just how
they work, and now you know.
Personally, I think this is about
the most idiotic way of going about the creation of a sequel
possible. Especially, a sequel
following a game that
had the problems
that Red Faction did. But that's just my opinion and I am just a 23 year
old consumer that doesn't really mean much. If I were in THQ's shoes,
I would have
wanted to come back with a sequel that would blow the communities minds.
Something that was so good I would be able to show my customers that
I was making up
for the mistakes with the first. The Red Faction Geo Mod engine is the
most advanced technology in the gaming industry, but look
what they did with it.
There is so much more potential for the game, but THQ just cant wait
a little bit longer to make it a little bit better for us looking
forward to it. That
is why THQ sucks!
I know there are others out there that agree with what
I ranted about here and I urge you to not buy THQ's lame excuse
a sequel, Red Faction II
or any other game published by THQ for that matter. If you do then you
showing them that you don't care about how little effort they put into
their games and will accept anything they throw at you, no
matter how half assed
its created and unsupported. When shopping for new games take a look
at the logos on the package. If you see the THQ logo similar to
the one below, put
it back on the shelf and don't think about buying it again.
Dr@gon - 1/18/2002