Thursday, 20 August 2009

GRIN Closes - Another Game Company hit by the Recession

Swedish game comany GRIN now famous for creating the two new Bionic Commando games has gone bankrupt.

I must say although it is sad that I'm a bit ambivalent considering their games weren't that great unfortunately. Take for example Bandits Phoenix Rising which had great game play mechanics but really faltered on the single player and wasn't marketed properly as a multiplayer game. Or take Bionic Command Rearmed which is basically a rehash of Bionic Commando for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. As for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, they only worked on porting that to Windows. Their latest games Wanted: Weapons of Fate and Terminator Salvation scored poorly on Metacritic.

If you look at what the critics have been saying over the years, ultimately their games are shallow and lack interesting gameplay. I have to agree with their reviews on this having played Bandits and Bionic Command Rearmed. They lack a certain flair that pushes them to make them exceptional or at least memorable like say MDK or Rise of Legends or Grim Fandango.

Goodbye GRIN, I wish I could say I missed you more.

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