Destroy All Humans! What went worng?

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While this starts out as a kind of "review", I am just giving a perspective on the series.

How could pandemic/thq (Not sure which developed) fuck up. Alian invaders. Okay. Not origonal at all. Play as the alians!! Waaaaaaaa? You play as a 4 foot ball of destruction with a taste for human tail. That alian is Cryptosporidium-137 and his many clones. Your mission: DESTROY ALL HUMANS!!!!! Oh and your other clone crash landed and your supposed to rescue him- yada yada yada, killing people helps. The first game begins in the 50's. Moral values, quite towns etc. The game is ripe with parody. From the obsesion alians seem to have with cows, to a gun that makes peoples brains come out through their ass. You begin on a small farm and make your way up to destroying capital city (Wasington). But to Dstroy All Humans!, you will need more than silly anal probes. Crypto posseses psychic powers he can use to pk throw objects, read thoughts, steal bodies, and come up with a clever comeback to the monkeys known as the human race.

Destroy all humans 2 was twice as good as the origonal. Now, set in the 60's, crypto has taken over the us government. Where do we go from here? Well its the 60's. Lets party like its goddamn woodstock and fight against hippies and the kgb. Why not? Everey aspect has been upgraded. From the humor to the weapons. And speaking of humor, the game has it in spades. This is a genually funny game. My favorite part is when crypto flips out, breaking the fourth wall, and screaming about how "Its Goddamn 1960!!! Why are their still ninja''s!! Goddman video game!" Crypto can now take on side missions for the cult of Arkvoodle. The player acks as a missionary, getting people to join his cult by performing "Miracles". These can include using your saucer to put cars on roofs, get rid of the cops that are "Killing buzz" and so on.

Now This is where the prsise stops. Not because the following games are bad, but because I have not played them. I cant really talk about the other two in the main series. But to my knoladge, people who know about the game know the next two games turned to shit and were hated by critics.

Now, I praised thoese two games for being unique, and I havent even scratched the surface. I didnt even talk about how massive the battles get. I didnt talk about the loveable charecters that fit the time period.

So my question to the escapist is..... What went worng? How could a series with SO MUCH potential be ruined by 1 or 2 bad games?

Would you like to see another DAH game? If so, what would you like to see in it? If the game pattern kept true, the next game would take place in the 90's.

Lets all pretend we are the creative team at pandemic. What can we do to save the game, and DESTROY ALL HUMANS!!!!!!!!!

As you can tell, I enjoy the game. I swear to god, I have a poster of crypto in my room. Yeah. Really. I would show a pic but I wouldnt know how to put it here.

Oh also, search bar seal of aproval!

Imagine this in poster form.

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Sadly they were working on a new game... but it was cancelled.


Yes it looked that good, and it had a martial art theme with giant man-eating plants and black holes....
Somebody make that game!

Subzerowings:
Sadly they were working on a new game... but it was cancelled.


Yes it looked that good, and it had a martial art theme with giant man-eating plants and black holes....
Somebody make that game!

wait path of the furon? They made that. It just did shit.

wrecker77:

Subzerowings:
Sadly they were working on a new game... but it was cancelled.


Yes it looked that good, and it had a martial art theme with giant man-eating plants and black holes....
Somebody make that game!

wait path of the furon? They made that. It just did shit.

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/destroyallhumanspathofthefuron/similar.html?mode=versions
What the hell gamespot? Look at the first game. Did you mean it didn't sell well or that it was shit?

Ive got it. havent really had a chance to play it yet though.

Unfortunately they destroyed all humans.
kinda ran out of targets 'til the next npc respawn wave.

Subzerowings:

wrecker77:

Subzerowings:
Sadly they were working on a new game... but it was cancelled.


Yes it looked that good, and it had a martial art theme with giant man-eating plants and black holes....
Somebody make that game!

wait path of the furon? They made that. It just did shit.

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/destroyallhumanspathofthefuron/similar.html?mode=versions
What the hell gamespot? Look at the first game. Did you mean it didn't sell well or that it was shit?

Path of the furon. Yeah it was released.

Unfortunetly, it didnt sell well, and I cant speak on its quality because I dont own it.

It became naff when the original dev team gave up on it. the new blood utterly ruined it.

Shadowfaze:
naff.

What?

wrecker77:

Shadowfaze:
naff.

What?

Bad... It is slang.

McCa:

wrecker77:

Shadowfaze:
naff.

What?

Bad... It is slang.

Whatever. Any ideas if they actually make a new one? What features would anybody like to see?

Path of the furon was pretty awful, i hope if they do make a new game they make it without collision bugs

I loved the first one, and it's the only other game set in the 50s (ish, 60s at a push) other than Fallout (ish, 2072 at a push) and I loved it. I haven't played any of the new ones, but I hear they're terrible, sadly.

Destroy all Humans 1 is one of my favorite games ever, and Destroy all Humans 2 is probally my second favorite co-op game ever. I'd like tham to make a new one, but follow in the foot steps of these two.

General Ken8:
Path of the furon was pretty awful, i hope if they do make a new game they make it without collision bugs

Were bugs the major issue for path of the furon? If its just bugs, I might pick it up and try to spread the good word of arkvoodle.

unfortunately all that's left to do would be to port the originals... I wish more sequels didn't suck.

I loved the first one, but I seriously can't comprehend what happened

The first game seemed much too hard, I played with cheats, but if I didnt have them I feel like I would get raped constantly.

what went wrong with the game: a hatch-job attempt at making a sequel to a great game with a good sequel.

what went wrong with your spelling: everything.

just messin with ya.
but it wasn't as good as the other two.

There's... more than two?

Flap Jack452:
The first game seemed much too hard, I played with cheats, but if I didnt have them I feel like I would get raped constantly.

What difficulty? I remember 2 missions that gave me noteable trouble. Admitibly, one was because of poor ai, as it was an escort mission. The second was just hard. Everey 2 feet they have those electro balls that disable your equipment.

Fat Man Spoon:
There's... more than two?

*slow sarcastic clap*

The first two were simply amazing in the good old PS2 days but after I just lost interest?

wrecker77:

Fat Man Spoon:
There's... more than two?

*slow sarcastic clap*

What... what?

I really was completely unaware that there was more than two.

Fat Man Spoon:
There's... more than two?

Yeah, Big Willy Unleashed and Path of the Furon, both of which were not made by Pandemic Studios.

Really, the only thing that went wrong was it switched to a different developing team and became a victim of corporate milking. I had the misfortune of playing Big Willy Unleashed, and while playing through it, I thought "What the hell happened?". It was such a huge step backwards from DaH2. It was just so uninspired and boring, and the humor was awful. They didn't even bother animating the cutscenes as well as the first two games. It just reeked of "lazy cash-in" all over.

iggyus:
The first two were simply amazing in the good old PS2 days but after I just lost interest?

I dont know did you? Question mark.

Fat Man Spoon:

wrecker77:

Fat Man Spoon:
There's... more than two?

*slow sarcastic clap*

What... what?

I really was completely unaware that there was more than two.

Yup. They mad a wii and ps2 game and a ps3 and 360 game. Both were aparently bad but The later seemed to only be bad because of glitches, which should not be a major problem in reviewing a game. I would be devestated to find out the game is excelent and the critics were too harsh.

It was good until no. 3...

You know what I'd like?
A PC version.
According to Wikipedia, they made a fucking cell phone port, but no PC port.

MaxTheReaper:
You know what I'd like?
A PC version.
According to Wikipedia, they made a fucking cell phone port, but no PC port.

It was only a matter of time until max joins a thred called Destroy All Humans!

Just kidding with ya max.

Holy hell, OP needs to learn some spelling\grammar\not to triple post useless shit.

But either way, when it all comes down to it.. I actually enjoyed the game and the campy feel of it, when I played it I was deeply involved in MST3K so that kind of helped me I guess. Not every game needs to be the best in the world, and I don't think there was anything fundamentally wrong with the game itself.

wrecker77:

General Ken8:
Path of the furon was pretty awful, i hope if they do make a new game they make it without collision bugs

Were bugs the major issue for path of the furon? If its just bugs, I might pick it up and try to spread the good word of arkvoodle.

Yeah, that was pretty much the only problem, there were others that were more minor but the game was still decent

Didn't quite enjoy the second one as much as the first, I'm afraid. I just loved the parody the first one presented, as well as the original ideas it brought with it. The second, I still loved, but didn't like one or things (the body-snatching) but it was still humongous fun. Sadly I can't be arsed buying the third one so I can't comment on it.

your spelling went wrong.

wrecker77:

Destroy all humans 2 was twice as good as the original.

I don't think so. I loved the first game but i think the second one was crap. It added allot of shitty new gameplay elements while changing some of the original ones and it ruined the game.

If you ask me the Original Destroy all humans for the PS2 and the original Xbox is the only good game in the series.

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