Quoting Lord Xia, reply 20Yes, I think FE was a great game, yes I think LH makes it even better, but why ever release a product that isn't your best? There are a lot of bugs and niggling issues that have lingered with the game for a long time, please take the time to fix all known issues before you release it. You are a great company and deserved to be recognised as such, so please release LH in tip top shape instead of just assuming you can do the polishing later.
(ps. I'm not quoting specifically you Lord Xia; more so the concept that many have in regards to what you've said)
I think we all need to keep in mind Brad's plan with the FE product line. FE:LH is only a stepping stone towards the last installment of the series. Why would he go out of his way to fix all the little bugs, balance issues, and nuances when he fully expects the game to dramatically change once more thus creating an entire new set of bugs, balance issues, and nuances...many of which will be repeats just like what happened from the transition from FE to LH.
That said, if there is an aspect of the game that is continually being spoken about but not being addressed by SD, the three outcomes I would theorize is that:
They disagree that there is a problem
They don't know how to properly/fully address the problem
They know it's a problem, but one that's already been slated for resolution in the final installment.
Can you give us an example of bugs that were fixed or balance issues that were resolved in FE that crept back up in LH?
I've seen this argument before and I think the line of thinking here is wrong. You don't keep piling more and more buggy code on top of buggy code. You especially don't intend to release that buggy code as a finished product. I understand video games are a different beast than traditional programming, but I would lose my job if I developed using that philosophy.
You set your features.
You work towards implementing those features (Alpha)
You fix the bugs/balance (Beta)
You release the product (Gold)
You fix any bugs that were overlooked (Patches)
I think they have enough time to fix the true bugs with the game, as long as they don't fiddle with the features. Really, LH is on the low end as far as adding new content goes, so there shouldn't be too many bugs that are not leftovers from FE.