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[vg24/7] Castlevania: LoS 2 dev discusses troubled development, blames director for ‘mediocre’ game

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He explained, “The studio’s signature engine (one with many flaws) was solely coded by two guys, one of them being a founder of the company and Enric’s confident. Access for the new programmers to the source code to update or refurbish the engine is denied, so things are still done in a 10-year-old fashion.”

“Often here newbie developers know more than their own bosses,” he stressed. “This structure only leads to a slow, messy and absurd development process, with the end result of Lords of Shadows 2 being a perfect example of what happens due to that.

“Absolutely every design idea has to be monitored, taken away and mutilated by Enric Álvarez. Several game designers have grown tired of this and have abandoned the studio.”


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http://www.vg247.com/2014/02/28/castlevania-lords-of-shadow-2-dev-discusses-troubled-development-blames-director-for-mediocre-game/




that is how i felt when i played the 1st hour , the game is terrible compared to LOS1
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Isnt the purpose of game development in a way, to push boundaries? If the devs were so restricted no wonder the game has turned out like it has.
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you have to take it from another view , only one guy was attacked in this article and that is alvarez who is the lead writer,director,CEO and lead designer of MS


it might be some angry guy who got fired and wanted to flame the studio , but i have to agree with the guy that LoS2 is crap
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Remind me never to buy any game made by this Enric guy.
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you have to take it from another view , only one guy was attacked in this article and that is alvarez who is the lead writer,director,CEO and lead designer of MS


it might be some angry guy who got fired and wanted to flame the studio , but i have to agree with the guy that LoS2 is crap

There were reports of Alvarez going on a rampage and hating his employees not to long after the first LOS release.
    
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you have to take it from another view , only one guy was attacked in this article and that is alvarez who is the lead writer,director,CEO and lead designer of MS


it might be some angry guy who got fired and wanted to flame the studio , but i have to agree with the guy that LoS2 is crap

Maybe not, he may be a current employee and that's why his name wasn't disclosed.
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konami is dead
dunno how there still surviving
metal gear can only do so much...
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konami is dead
dunno how there still surviving
metal gear can only do so much...

The game was created by MercurySteam, not Konami. Konami was not involved in the game or the article in question in the slightest.
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Typical Spanish company leadership.
   
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The game was created by MercurySteam, not Konami. Konami was not involved in the game or the article in question in the slightest.

They did actually publish it. Not sure if they played any active role in its' development however.
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