The lights are on
Earlier this year Czech developer Vatra Games released Silent Hill: Downpour to average reviews. That performance may seal the fate of Vatra, which is currently under review by owner Kuju Entertainment.
Eurogamer's Czech site first reported trouble at Vatra, and since then the main website has contacted Kuju, which did not say that the studio was being closed. Kuji did say it was being reviewed – like all other aspects of Kuju's portfolio – by the company's new management team.
Apart from Silent Hill: Downpour (click for Tim's review), Vatra also handled Rush 'N Attack Ex-Patriot to similarly middling critical opinion.
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Not another one.
That sucks, don't really have an opinion on the matter as I have yet not played Downpour. Although I did play Rush n Attack and despised it. Shadow Complex it definitely was not.
While I never like to hear studios closing, I wasn't overly impressed by the new one. Didn't get to finish the entire thing but I played enough it to tell that while they got some things right, technical issues, crappy combat, repetition, and the worst enemy design of the series kept me from really enjoying it.
Why must developers never be given many chances? They get closed because one game doesn't sell so good at the moment. Look no further than Rebellion being absorbed because a great game didn't sell as much as CoD games do. Which is nearly impossible anyway. >_>
Ive been meaning to play Downpour (I had admittedly forgotten about it until now). I thought the general consensus amongst gamers was that it was a fair-good game?
I'd be interested to see Downpours actual sales figures.
Looking at the reviews, I don't think the game was a failure. It just wasn't amazing.
that's to bad :[
A review can be taken personally from the perspective of the one who scribes it, but, who are they to say that because of one game your studio is to be shut down?
Sucks to have your job depend on some random person coming in and saying your not profitable enough.
screw all the hate on this game,when i played finding easter eggs,like crawling from a fire escape into a window and it was the room from silent hill 4,things like that made this game awesome.not to mention the surprise/secret ending.this entry is worthy.