Everyone loves to jabber on about sales, but the true artists know that sales aren't a direct indication of quality. Just ask mastermind Tim Schafer.

In speaking to the MTV Multiplayer blog , Schafer said that fans "worry too much about sales." It's just unfortunate that Schafer's fantastic games haven't performed better on the sales charts; Psychonauts , for instance, was one of the best reviewed titles of last generation, but it didn't sell for beans. Of course, if a game doesn't sell well, this can – and does – have negative consequences on the business side of things. But Schafer says that if you "make a cool game, publishers want to talk to you." So you shouldn't concern yourself with the future of Double Fine Studios; just take a good look at Brutal Legend , and if it's standard Schafer fare (in other words, it rocks), than you should reward them for their efforts. Schafer did admit that this most recent project is a "more commercial game" than Psychonauts , but he says it was for "creative purposes" and had nothing whatsoever to do with a desire to appeal more to the mainstream masses. …and we really do believe him, too.

Sales don't mean everything, but it'd be naive to say they mean nothing. We're just hoping that one of these days, Schafer will be appropriately rewarded for his work, and we can almost guarantee that Brutal Legend will be well worth your money. Note we said "almost;" we're not oracles, or anything. Let's just say we have confidence.

Related Game(s): Brutal Legend

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BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

Physconauts is an awesome title, if you haven't played it you are missing out. Looking foward to this one, even though when i first heard Jack Black was in it i was more than a little worried. still… WOOO!..!

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

OMG! PSYCHONAUTS LOOKS SO AWESOME! Why didn't i get it?!?! ūüôĀ

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

exactly, why didn't you???

PANICinc
PANICinc
11 years ago

Should be entertaining at least!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

What's the story here? Like the premise, this guy is a roadie or something and he has to fight what sorta critters for which reason?

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

What is it with this game? Am i not seeing something cause to me, it looked like your average game.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Tim Schafer IS the difference.