Games can be a fickle business. In 2018, there’s four major platforms, dozens of major publishers pushing out release after release, meaning that when you need your game to get noticed, you need to do everything you can to stand out, even if you aren’t completely confident in what you’re selling. Spend long enough playing games and the warning signs might become as evident to you as to us, but let us share our knowledge with you so you know what to watch out for.
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There can be many reasons for a game to end up disappointing, but one of the best clues comes when a publisher implements an embargo for the day of launch, or sometimes even later. Exceptions such as DOOM 2016 not withstanding, it’s usually indicative that there’s something to hide.