It’s funny how finding out the developer of a game can raise or lower my expectations.
Take Crush, Sega’s new PSP puzzle game. It involves crushing a 3D world down into 2D to solve puzzles then ‘uncrushing’ it back to 3D. Sounds interesting. But Kuju Brighton are developing it. Now I’m fond of Kuju for no particular reason, but they do rather specialise in mediocre games. So my enthusiasm has been tempered somewhat.
On the other hand, Driver 76 – Ubisoft’s first go at the franchise, and also a PSP title – doesn’t immediately grab me. But Sumo Digital – the chaps behind the recent OutRun conversions – are working on it with Reflections, so I have a bit more confidence in the endeavour.
It’s clearly not fair of me to prejudge these games in this way, but we all do it.
Just like we’ve all prejudged the PlayStation 3, UK launch details of which are expected tonight. It’s going to be shit, so let’s all just go to bed like sensible people.