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Old 17 December 2012, 23:44   #1
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Did anyone ever apologise for rise of the robots?

The game was so bad, I wonder if anyone who worked on it made an apology or offered any excuses...?
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Old 17 December 2012, 23:57   #2
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I mean really... epic thread DDNI
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Old 17 December 2012, 23:57   #3
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I had some ideas for this game in Amiga times.
- remove main and robots intros to reduce disks and loading time
- allow to play in 1 player mode all robots, not just cyborg
- using only one move should made cheater dizzy for few seconds
- Loader should have some special weapon as this robot is not designed to fight hand to hand
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Old 17 December 2012, 23:58   #4
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It is a turd among a dozen turds that are released every year. Why apologize for that which is a constant?
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Old 18 December 2012, 00:02   #5
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@ gimbal, it was special in that NO OTHER game ever had the level of hype that ROTR had. Someone somewhere must be ashamed of it.
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Old 18 December 2012, 03:54   #6
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Yes a true masterpiece of shit!

They even had a ROR 2 that came out later on PC! Had nice graphics like the first but playing it made u want to be somewhere else.
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Old 18 December 2012, 09:09   #7
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Please make this thread "sticky"!

Just awesome!
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Old 18 December 2012, 09:19   #8
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The were many much worse games like e. g. E.T (VCS 2600,), Rolling Thunder (C64), ProSoccer 2190 (Amiga) or the bad James Bond titles, some hyped, some not.
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I did like the launch animation, the only part I looked more than twice...
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Old 18 December 2012, 10:01   #10
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awsome thread.


yeah this game was an epic dump on the life of amiga,i wish i could go back in time and assasinate the person who made it before the idea entered there minds.
forever removing it from time and space,oh well i know its not possible,but still.
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It's a terrible game, but theres plenty of games just as bad. A number of Sega arcade "conversions" for example.
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Old 18 December 2012, 12:40   #12
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The game was so bad, I wonder if anyone who worked on it made an apology or offered any excuses...?
You, sir, have just won a bunch of Internets.
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Free internets?! Awesome how can I spend them?

The people involved (with one sad exception) may still be about.
Does anyone have contact with them? http://hol.abime.net/1244
Their Amiga CVs are very short though...

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Stuart Campbell loved the game! http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/ap2/com...TR_letter.html
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@ gimbal, it was special in that NO OTHER game ever had the level of hype that ROTR had. Someone somewhere must be ashamed of it.
Well NO OTHER game... if I stretch my brain I can probably come up with something. Not right now though.

But good point, hype always makes a huge difference
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I checked in YouTube the versions of Amiga, Snes, Megadrive, 3DO and all play like crap. The Amiga version is the worst of them all even technically. Sprites frames not smooth at all. SNES had great music though.
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Prawo Krwi had nearly same level of hype in Poland. And it's worse than Rise of the Robots.
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Prawo Krwi
Licence to kill?

I recognize Prawo, from my good friend Prawo Jazdy the famous Irish driver .
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Old 18 December 2012, 14:30   #19
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I bought this 'stagnant pool of horse wank' for the PC, 14 HD floppies!! It took longer to install than to finish it, someone wanted castrating for releasing it!! Then to release ROTR 2, OMFG!!!
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Someone in marketing probably got a massive bonus and a pat on the back for shifting so many copies! He likely works in Apple now hyping up iShite hardware
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