Facebook Twitter YouTube Frictional Games | Forum | Newsletter | Dev Blog | Dev Wiki | Support | Gametee


Thread Closed 
SOMA - 10 days after launch
Author Message
PiratesFr33k Offline
Junior Member

Posts: 32
Joined: Oct 2015
Reputation: 2
Post: #11
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

I've been keeping a "The 25 Best Stories in Gaming" list for many years now.
It's a list spanning games from the golden era of DOS games until today.
I don't update the list that often because I put a LOT of thought into it. The 1998 adventure game Sanitarium has been my number one for many years now.

About 24 hours ago, I updated my list.
SOMA is my new number one.
From out of nowhere it's made it straight to number one!
I never thought this would ever happen with any game.

Thank you so much for this amazing experience, Frictional Games!!

Now I feel the strong urge to spend a lot of money on SOMA merchandise, so... where is it?? Big Grin


PS: Oh, and just in case you are interested in that list:

Spoiler below!
25. The Legend Of Kyrandia 2: Hand Of Fate (1993, Westwood Studios)
24. Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993, Nintendo)
23. The Dig (1995, LucasArts)
22. Portal 2 (2011, Valve)
21. Zork: Grand Inquisitor (1997, Activision)
20. Gemini Rue (2011, Wadjet Eye Games)
19. Kana: Little Sister (2002, D.O. Corp.)
18. Figures of Happiness (2005, AngelSmile)
17. Alan Wake (2012, Remedy Entertainment)
16. Beneath A Steel Sky (1994, Revolution Software)
15. Trilby's Notes (2006, Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw)
14. Zork Nemesis (1996, Activision)
13. Grandia II (2002, Game Arts)
12. Loom (1990, Lucasfilm Games)
11. Clive Barker's Undying (2001, DreamWorks Interactive)

10. Bioshock Infinite (2013, Irrational Games)
09. Silent Hill 2 (2002, Konami)
08. Thief 2: The Metal Age (2000, Looking Glass Studios)
07. Call Of Cthulhu: Dark Corners Of The Earth (2006, Headfirst Productions)
06. Half-Life 2 (2004, Valve)


05. DreamWeb (1994, Creative Reality)
04. Thief: The Dark Project (1998, Looking Glass Studios)
03. Thief 3: Deadly Shadows (2004, Ion Storm)
02. Sanitarium (1998, DreamForge)

01. SOMA (2015, Frictional Games)

(This post was last modified: 10-17-2015 06:22 AM by PiratesFr33k.)
10-17-2015 06:21 AM
Find all posts by this user
Mudbill Offline
Posting Freak

Posts: 3,397
Joined: Apr 2013
Reputation: 160
Post: #12
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

Good list you got there.

10-17-2015 08:40 PM
Find all posts by this user
D351 Offline
Junior Member

Posts: 4
Joined: Nov 2015
Reputation: 0
Post: #13
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

I only have two things to say:
1. Keep putting work out on PS4 (and consoles in general), even if you just port Amnesia and its sequels.
2. I don't care if you take your time, but please make sequels. I've waited a long time for a game to go where Soma went thematically, and I really hope to see more.
c. The game is amazing.
11-28-2015 06:01 AM
Find all posts by this user
brus Offline
Senior Member

Posts: 306
Joined: Aug 2015
Reputation: 5
Post: #14
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

According to the world, Planescape: Torment has the best story. (“What can change the nature of a man?”)
With Soma there is a serious competition.
01-28-2016 09:06 PM
Find all posts by this user
Knickebein Offline
Banned

Posts: 36
Joined: May 2016
Post: #15
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

Amnesia Pigs is my favorite story. Then SOMA. And then every other FG game.
05-17-2016 06:42 PM
Find all posts by this user
boredgunner Offline
Junior Member

Posts: 18
Joined: Jan 2012
Reputation: 1
Post: #16
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

Strange list with the classic Thief games which have very little in the way of story, and an odd lack of Penumbra. I have:
Spoiler below!

#10 - Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road
#09 - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords (acknowledging its incomplete state)
#08 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
#07 - Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason
#06 - Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
#05 - Silent Hill 2
#04 - Penumbra
#03 - SOMA
#02 - Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer
#01 - Planescape: Torment


Anyway, I really hope SOMA did well with regards to sales. I remember FG had to sell quite a lot to break even. I randomly noticed today that it has less reviews on Steam than the newly released Deus Ex: Mankind Divided; of course this isn't surprising and there are many reasons to this (people are quick to downvote DXMD for its buggyness) but I worry nonetheless. I need more games from FG in my life!
09-04-2016 10:30 PM
Find all posts by this user
Romulator Offline
Hyper Rare Lurantis

Posts: 3,351
Joined: Jan 2013
Reputation: 188
Post: #17
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

This page might amuse you: https://steamdb.info/app/282140/graphs/

I also believe there are articles about Frictional breaking even on SOMA.

Discord: Romulator#4942
09-05-2016 01:49 AM
Find all posts by this user
boredgunner Offline
Junior Member

Posts: 18
Joined: Jan 2012
Reputation: 1
Post: #18
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

(09-05-2016 01:49 AM)Romulator Wrote:  This page might amuse you: https://steamdb.info/app/282140/graphs/

I also believe there are articles about Frictional breaking even on SOMA.

Thanks for the reply, that site is interesting. So according to that, almost 250k owners on Steam which I guess means around 250k copies sold on Steam? And Frictional Games said they need almost 300k sales to recoup all costs. Over 3 million for Amnesia, impressive.
09-11-2016 04:18 AM
Find all posts by this user
frankbrown9298 Offline
Junior Member

Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2016
Reputation: 0
Post: #19
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

Congratulations for a wonderful trailer! SOMA is my favorite game Smile I am glad to see yet another one with additional features and amazing characters. I am excitedly waiting for its release!
09-14-2016 11:39 AM
Find all posts by this user
WarGod45 Offline
Junior Member

Posts: 13
Joined: Oct 2016
Reputation: 0
Post: #20
RE: SOMA - 10 days after launch

Congrats on the success!
10-18-2016 11:54 AM
Find all posts by this user
Thread Closed 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)