So I will start this post with a bit of info, im in my 30's now and only an occasional PS4 gamer, I used to game loads when I was a teenager and I was at my local games workshop every saturday and sunday from about the age of 12 - 16.
I was a big fan of warhammer and 40k but I really loved necromunda even though it wasnt played very much at my store, it just seemed awesome.
Anyway fast forward 15 years and I saw the trailer for underhive wars and I actually got super excited. I have blood bowl which I thought was fun for a bit but not really that great, ive played a few of the warhammer pc games and again thought they were ok but never considered they'd make a Necromunda game. After watching the trailer I got really interested and I checked this site weekly looking for updates / bits of information / anything to see how the game was coming but alas nothing.
Having now seen that the game has officially been announced for release in 2019 im really worried and I feel like this is a feeling shared by a lot of people in the forum. We had the trailed in february last year which I think got a lot of eyes on this project but the thing that the initial excitement seems to have washed over is that there was no actual game play in the trailer, its essentially just a flashy bit of CGI.
fast forward to June we have a couple of pictures released which at least look like gameplay but thats it. The guys creating this game are obviously working as hard as they can but I cant help but think that if this game was created by a bigger publishing house that we'd have a lot more info about this game and dare I say it, even a better game in the end? with the fact that we've had the occasional information dropped in by developers who as I said before are clearly working their socks off to tell us they essentially dont have the budget to employ someone to deal with marketing this game or putting up information as they go along I cant help but think its going to be a bit a massive dud. Dud games are fine when you dont care about them but I guess with Necromunda its a bit of my childhood that id like to relive a bit - (the closest thing I can liken it to is the Transformers movie, I was a massive fan as a kid) with Necromunda being so nuanced with so many little details that need to be translated to the game I cant help but think the limited budget of the developing team is going to end up with a substandard product thats going to miss all the great things that Necromunda meant to so many and just end up being a general mass market appeal rpg (of which there are loads already out there) I guess Im just a bit sad.
thats not to say only games developed by big studios are good and small ones bad but I mean ive not heard of any testing / consumer interaction / demos going out to anyone which again I think is all budget limitations.
Anyway I guess in summation I think the lack of feedback / information by this point is truly worrying and I think we all need to expect an absolute pig of a game. If its better than that then great news but based on the last year I hate to say it but this game is going to suck.
TLDR? no budget for good game production = mostly like a bad game. Not the developers fault but I feel like they're being asked to cut a tree down with a nail file rather than an axe.