ZiN wrote: ↑
October 2nd, 2018, 3:28 am
Yeah, well they even forged those fake images of their design process, and made up fake news like making it "node based" and such, to give backers something to chew on. Of course all of those were lies, they knew very well that they're making a completely different game from the beginning.
Let's try to stay away from accusations of motivations. We don't know that there was intentional deception. We do know they favoured one route of development over another, but decisions were made the reasonings for which we aren't privy to. It may come out in time, but it can still absolutely be one of time, capability, mistaken planning, budgeting, etc. Not being 100% transparent about high end decisions like that isn't the same intentional deception
. "breaking promises" from decisions made after the fact doesn't make those initial promises lies.
Brian's quote isn't untrue. We know they are still working on grid-based movement. It's just not released yet. I think wording for updates like that can be very touchy, and it's why companies have embraced "it'll be done when it's done" rather than setting specific release dates these days :P Don't say something you KNOW at the time to be untrue, lest you actually and legitimately be called out and labeled a liar, with evidence. For their own reputation, I tend to trust words first, until it can be proven there was foreknowledge and thus intentional deception.
But as we know decisions can change for unexpected extenuating circumstances. So there may be mistakes, really bad mistakes, ineptitude, or even just a change of direction and vision as time reveals new hurdles or ideas - that doesn't make the original statements lies
unless the intent was never there in first place.
So let's avoid projecting antagonistic motivation in order to justify such claims of deception. ...until internal documents and communiques reveal such intentional deception :P
The fact of the matter is, the promises made surrounding the grid-based game mechanic were not met. That's really as far as we can objectively go at this point.