CI Games (pre-2014)
CI Games S.A. is a Polish video game developer and publisher based in Warsaw, founded in 2002, through the merger of three video game companies: Lemon Interactive, We Open Eyes and Tatanka. It was initially focused on distributing and developing budget-priced games, until 2008 with the release of Sniper: Ghost Warrior, which came out two years later.
Why Their Games Used to Suck
NOTE: This only applies to games released before 2014.
- In most games, the graphics were quite poor.
- There were broken scripts in some games, especially on Sniper: Art of Victory.
- There were collision problems. For example, in Wolfschanze II, enemies could shoot you through the wall.
- Some games are just cheap rip-offs of more famous first-person shooters (like Call of Duty or Medal of Honor).
- A lot of games got a really bad translation, with a lot of typos in several languages (like German, Hungarian and Polish).
- Some of the games have no medikits, and if you reach the checkpoint, you need to continue with your remaining health.
- Their games are really short some barely lasting 2 hours.
- Some of their games have terrible mechanics.
- Most of the games have a boring and repetitive gameplay.
- Most of their games have a really decent cover art.
- Since Sniper: Ghost Warrior, they stopped developing/publishing several games a year. Since when they stopped doing this practice, they have released several decent games such as Lords of the Fallen, Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, expect for Enemy Front.
- Old games, despite the poor quality, cost very cheaply.
- During the era of budget games, not all games were bad. A worthy example is Chronicles of Mystery: The Secret Tree of Life for the Nintendo DS.
- In Poland, they distributed great indie games such as Braid and World of Goo.