Crispy Gamer

Why Game Critics Suck: Boats

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I’ve played a lot of games, and by a lot, I mean A LOT. It’s one of the perqs of the job—you get to see and try out a lot games. So, on the rare occasion that I  haven’t had a chance to play some big game, at least Ihave heard of it.

Then today, I get this in my inbox:

"On the heels of last week's unveiling of Ship Simulator Extremes, Paradox Interactive and VSTEP released a brand new trailer for the recently-announced title at Gamescom today. With over 450,000 copies sold of the original title, the series returns to take you deep into the heart of themost extreme conditions on Earth."

In case you don’t like reading, let me highlight the two relevant parts:

"On the heels of last week's unveiling of Ship Simulator Extremes, Paradox Interactive and VSTEP released a brand new trailer for the recently-announced title at Gamescom today. With over 450,000 copies sold of the original title, the series returns to take you deep into the heart of the most extreme conditions on Earth."

So, to put this in perspective, that’s about a half million copies sold of a game that let’s you simulate driving boats around.

This tells me several things.

1. I had no idea that so many people were interested in boat simulations.

2. I had no idea there was such as a thing as a boat simulator.

3. Therefore, I suck

But there is hope. With the new game launching early in 2010, you can bet this one is on my radar and I won’t miss playing it this time. I mean, if you are really honest with yourself, getting to play Capt. Stubing and driving the Love Boat around has to be one of those secret fantasies you have always harbored. Right?

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