Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Manchester, England
Re: CDV requests Brat Designs to publicize original material!
Originally posted by hugofrosch
In response to the high demand for he original BREED files, CDV Software Entertainment AG has decided to request the BREED developer Brat Designs to publicize all of the original material (naturally excluding EXE).
i.e. We've lost the original CD we were sent, so we'll rely on the developers to release the original stuff.
All textures, levels, language versions, etc. can – from the eyes of the publisher – be immediately presented to the community without further consideration so that they can objectively draw their own conclusions.
That's all we wanted in the first place; the ability to play the original version of the game so we could compare it to the CDV-released version.
As a matter of fact, the final master that Brat Designs delivered to CDV was considerably improved by CDV.
Personal and biased opinion. Leave it up to the players to decide.
The fact is, from CDV’s point of view, we’re ultimately the ones who made this game even playable. The level that was delivered by Brat was, for the most part, not playable, the balancing practically nonexistent and even the textures were unsightly. The voice overs too had to be changed because the original files were so indecent that the USK (Germany’s age rating agency) would have intervened.
If things needed to be altered, you should've asked the developers to alter them, not alter them yourself. CDV is the publisher of the game, not the developer, as as such shouldn't be changing the game without consulting with Brat.
With regards to the textures, most people regard the ones in the Brat-produced demo to be far superior to the ones in the final game, as the game ones are too bright and the loss of bump-map detail makes everything too smooth.
With regards to the voice-overs, why change the English ones? Surely the USK wouldn't have a problem with the English ones, as only the German-language version of the game would be released in Germany. Besides, the USK wouldn't even be able to set the game rating in countries outside Germany.
Finally, it’s now up to the community to form their own opinion – since everyone here who was involved is sure – and ascertain that in the long run it was due only to the massive input from the CDV BREED team that even made it possible to produce a playable action shooter.
Change of storyline, textures, missions, etc. alters the game. It doesn't neccessarily make it any more or less playable.
Last edited by MAdMaN on 29-04-2004 at 02:34 PM
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