Yesterday while on ING I noticed that SH5 had a rating of 5.2 out of 10, and players rated it as a 4.4 out of ten. When Silent Hunter 3 came out it got a rating of over 9 out of 10. Silent hunter 4 got a 8 out of 10 rating. And this is not with super mods or expantions, they just rated the stock games. SH3 and 4 with super mods like GWX and TMO what have gotten even higher ratings.
Im a huge fan of the Silent Hunter Series, it is really conserning becuase with ratings like that it may be the end of this series. My true belief is Ubisoft attemped to change a vary sucessful game template, simplify it to try and get a new audence of players. Take it from a nitch game and make it a main stream game. With more players they can make more money, and that is what this is all about. The only problem is thats vary hard to do, seeing that most people don't really care much about submarine warfare. Ubisoft needs to understand that Sub Sims are a nitch game, meaning that poeple who play it, like me are enthusists or geeks. The more technical and realistic the better. Alls they did was disapointed there hard core fan base and turned allot of new people off of it.
When I first played SH3 I was hooked, it was emersive and there were cool super mods. For a milatary history buff it was kind of magical. Same thing for SH4. When the news came out SH5 was coming out I was vary excited. Wow they really did it this time, I thought. When I first played it I was really disapointed. I was dispointed that the TDC was really dummed down. You could not really man the hdrophone stations. Crew managment was dummed down too. No graphone or radio. I rememember thinking to my self this cant be made by the same people who made SH3 and 4. Why take the good stuff away? Thats why we liked this series.
Well at least we still SH4 TMO of rant!