|QUOTE (meta187 @ Sunday, Jun 16 2013, 23:49)|
| It's one thing to acquiesce and say, "Grand Theft Auto is the flagship title for Rockstar Games". That's as fair as saying, "Fable is the flagship title of Lionhead Studios" or "HALO was the flagship title for Bungie Games".|
It's another thing entirely to say a studio would be nothing outside of that when they've proven themselves successful in other ventures.
|Upon its release, Red Dead Redemption was met with universal critical acclaim, averaging approximately 95/100, 94% and 9.3/10 on review aggregate websites Metacritic, GameRankings, and GameStats, respectively, making it one of the highest-rated video games of all time. It won several Game of the Year awards. Reviewers praised the visuals, music, voice acting, open world gameplay and the story. As of February 2012, the Red Dead franchise has sold over 13 million copies. IGN also praised the game highly, ranking it third on their list of best games of this generation.|
While some projects sale better than others The King's robes are consistently present and accounted for in whatever they've endeavored to do thus far.
On topic Ubisoft and Bethesda would perhaps be a close 2nd for me on companies making compelling open world games at the moment to be sure.
Achieving a high score doesn't mean that it automatically makes it to the top, compare the sales, GTA is the main money-maker for Rockstar, without GTA they wouldn't be where they are. To be honest, I started to develop a sort of hatred for Rockstar since they have Day-1 DLC bullsh*t, didn't expect it from them, oh and, due to the fanboys that consider Rockstar is top-dog and GTA is the best game evurrr... It's not.
It may be my opinion, but many agree with it.
|As of February 2012, the Red Dead franchise (including Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption, and Undead Nightmare) has sold over 13 million units worldwide.|
13 Million from the three games? Meh.
Grand Theft Auto franchise has 105.75 million, like.. Wow.
The whole Midnight Club franchise has 19.08 million, all platforms released, those are not just XBOX/PS3. Also according to vgchartz.
Bully sold 2.43 million, according to vgchartz.
The Manhunt franchise sold 2.85 million, also according to vgchartz.
All in all, all these games are known BECAUSE of Grand Theft Auto. (I am not talking in the name of all people with my following statement), but people know the other games because they searched for other Rockstar games, otherwise their sales are poor.
So, Rockstar without GTA is nothing.@Dick Valor
Anyone can do voice acting, I've seen better games and whatnot.
Edited by Happyness, 17 June 2013 - 08:27 AM.