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Old 04 March 2004, 00:56   #13
The Ancient One
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Originally posted by Enverex
We all know the story (and yes it was Bungie, they are still credited on the intros). But the fact is it was bought out, scrapped, and re-ported which is the whole reason it sucked.
Well, the PC version that was originally under development wasn't exactly scrapped - they just changed it's target platform. Since the X-Box was an Intel based device with a specific set of specs, it was simply adapted to the X-Box (which probably didn't require many changes at all). When they decided it was time to put it out on the PC, they simply adapted the code again with little or no effort to improve on it. A true port might have stood a better chance if they were really interested in putting out a great game, but I think their real interest was simply in maximizing their profits from an old one. To me, that's the real reason it sucked.
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