Neoseeker : News : Sudden Attack expands Nexon's FPS lineup, launching November
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Lorx Oct 14, 11
I spy with my little eye de_dust.

A little curious on how this is supposed to differ from Combat Arms. Did a bit of googling, since most of what Nexon of America (NexonA) releases has been released in Korea far before it's announced here, and it seems like it's not really different at all. Combat Arms was published to NexonA audience only, so US/Canada/Europe mostly. Whereas the other publishing companies NexonA is tied to (Nexon Korea (NexonK), Asiasoft, etc) all released Sudden Attack in their various areas, as well as a re-release of Counter Strike ("Counter Strike Online") in Korea by NexonK. The games aren't supposed to be fundamentally different at all, from what I can tell, just stuff published to different areas of the globe. They're both the kind of CS-like shooter you could expect by even seeing a couple screenshots. Which is cool, but it still leaves to question why on earth both are being released into the same market. You're pouring money into competing with yourself by doing that.

edit: Forgot, Combat Arms did have a Korean release, so there's 3 FPS titles under NexonK's banner.
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Icey Oct 14, 11
SA is a competitive shooter. Its the best cs clone in that perspective.
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Lorx Oct 14, 11
quote Icey
SA is a competitive shooter. Its the best cs clone in that perspective.
Problem: Nexon is famous world-wide for balancing their games for the people who spend the most money. Whether universally true within their games or not, the fact that it's one of their major flags means a new FPS release without any major headline of "our goal here is balance for competitive play", means it won't make a splash in that market at all.

No, I really don't see this making a competitive splash. It'll hit the same group of people Combat Arms hit, people who love playing games where they can pay for power, people who are flat broke, and random casuals.
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Icey Oct 15, 11
Too bad they will get all their content from the Korean version, which happens to be the most popular fps in Korea and has been for 7 years. I don't really care if it makes a big splash. The competitive community of SA is already decent. It was once much larger and a lot of the players are coming back for the transition.
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Supernova1332 Oct 15, 11
quote Icey
Too bad they will get all their content from the Korean version, which happens to be the most popular fps in Korea and has been for 7 years. I don't really care if it makes a big splash. The competitive community of SA is already decent. It was once much larger and a lot of the players are coming back for the transition.
Popular and competitive in Korea =/= popular and competitive in the US and Europe. Unfortunately our competitive players really aren't all that competitive, most are slightly above the baseline for 'Hardcore gamers'. There are some pretty damn good/dedicated gamers but too few and far between.

Nexon's market is and will always be whatever makes them the most money, because they're a publisher. Not to say that their games are shit (Other than CA that is) but they're just not interested in targeting the competitive market.

Players that come back to a once competitive game don't usually stay from my experience. After it dies down it pretty much stays that way. There are some small exceptions to that though.

As for the game itself... another free to play Quake/Goldsrc engine based game? I'd rather pay the $1 to $10 for CS 1.6 and be done with it. At least you know there will be tons of populated servers and good latencies. Also... that's really a bad time to launch, Only 8 days after all the kids with money (or kids with parents with money) blow $60 on the new Call of Duty.
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THM Oct 15, 11
Looks interesting though
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ashantiqua Oct 15, 11
looks like a bad ps2 game.
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