Enslaved Failed, But Ninja Theory Won’t Stop Creating “Affecting Characters”


Enslaved: Odyssey To The West failed miserably at retail, but according to developer Ninja Theory, that won’t stop them from making games with affectionate characters and games that are story-driven.

That’s what Ninja Theory creative director Tameem Antoniades told Edge Magazine (via CVG), who also pointed out that DLC and a multiplayer content for the game were canned because of lackluster sales.

“We wanted to create affecting characters that felt more like real people than cardboard cutouts,” he said. “If the game had been more successful, perhaps other games would follow suit and deem it a worthwhile pursuit.

“But perhaps instead it will be held as an example of why it doesn’t matter. Either way, it won’t stop us from trying. I truly believe characters and story can elevate the gameplay and affect people in deep and satisfying ways.”

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6 Comments on "Enslaved Failed, But Ninja Theory Won’t Stop Creating “Affecting Characters”"

  1. Ghost250 February 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm -

    they should stop creating all their games are garbage, and you know was gonna give DmC a chance but screw that. NT think they can just insult the creator of DMC and its fans like me for nothing. just because me and the rest of DMC fans like myself voice our opinions. hell no your not getting one single damn sale from me. i hope that game flops along with your garbage company and its garbage games.

  2. benzo February 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm -

    @Ghost250, I feel you on DmC…dont like the emo kid thing they are doing to Dante. Nor do I like the fact that they are doing the whole “Alternate Reality” thing as to not worry about continuity. I will not purchase DmC reboot. However, I liked Enslaved. Very underrated game.

  3. afrotravis February 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm -

    i think i should rent enslaved then i try it…

  4. benzo February 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm -

    @afrotravis…i would say give it a go as a rental. I bought it used on the cheap and I liked it. Good platforming sections and very fluid combat. I felt the story was solid and visually it was no slouch. Give it a rent,but if you dont like it….I cannot refund your $$$$ lol

  5. nick February 17, 2012 at 3:57 am -

    one thing they have always been really good at.
    i feel sorry for them, there like THQ and insomniac.
    release nothing but kick a$$ games, and each of there games struggle to hit 1M units!
    no justice in this industry!
    none what so ever!!!!!!!!!!

  6. afrotravis February 17, 2012 at 8:55 am -

    @benzo.. my area library does not charge for renting games out.. they only put a limit of 3 weeks for renting…. so no money lost $$$

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