It has come to my attention that over time people seem to have forgotten the most important thing in a good game, that is of course, the game itself. Lately it has become obvious that some people have negatively influenced the direction of Game Development and Design. Of course we have had some very good games recently, but they are just the minority.
Instead of looking to create the new Tetris, the new world phenomenon, we are given 8 hour long interactive movies, at a cost of 40 pounds each. There is nothing of gaming in them, Just special effects and Fancy graphics. Where is the fun and excitement, the difficult challenges, the feel of the game. It isn't there, replaced by fancy skins and artwork. Who do we look to sort out this mess?
The only people who can, the game developers. The sad thing is, it is some of the greater Game developers that are causing this mess. When we look for new games, we get unimagined re skinned sequels announced 3 seconds of their current projects release (Call of Duty). We get the same old thing, nothing new, nothing different. Aim and Shoot, Jump and Slash... Just like every other game we have exhausted out of all its replayable value. We get games with 10 minutes of fun, then we realize, where is the depth? Where is the Excitement?
Don't get me wrong, we have had some amazing releases in the past few years, Guitar Hero and Rock Band created a completely new style of gaming. Taking a simple Idea from Dance Dance revolution, and turning it into a Masterpiece. Left 4 Dead too, an old Genre, Zombie shooter. Even though it is an Old Genre, it still has that epic feel to it. It is a truly amazing experience playing that game, the random spawns every time you play the level, and the special infected, they make every run through a level just as exciting and nerve wracking as the last. It has some of the greatest excitement I have ever seen in a game.
Sadly, even though there are these epic games that have been created that still know how to make a game fun, they are greatly outnumbered by games that have truly lost the meaning behind a good game, and have masked the crappy gameplay with technology, effects and graphics. Is that really what keeps us entertained?
Sort it out, or the meaning will end up lost, possibly forever. Do you really want to be playing nonconstructive remakes of exhausted games? Or do you want the excitement that is a good game?
Got bored, so decided i'd write a rather large Article on what I was feeling at the time being, I think I make a few good points.
i see what your saying. i think the gaming market of today has hit some obstacles which is why when i went through my "i want" list i saw that my list of 20-30 games just drop down to 4 or 5. and those 5 are there because of their creativity and depth.
Only developers doing anything for gaming anymore is Valve, Bioware, and Bethesda. All the other's have gone down the dark, "screw the community" path.
I give some credit to Ubisoft and Crytek as well. I've liked pretty much all of their recent work.
Serio;4765443Only developers doing anything for gaming anymore is Valve, Bioware, and Bethesda. All the other's have gone down the dark, "screw the community" path.
I often wonder if EA ever actually playtests their games.
Give credit to Lionhead Studios as well, Fable 2 was a very enjoyable game.
EA, I don't know... I like Skate. And that is about it from EA. Skate is amazing, but all other EA games suck.
Ubisoft yeah, Assassins Creed I played for hours, It was possibly the first game to incorporate an authentic parkour experience into the game. Sadly that idea has now been over used by every other game which saw Assassins Creed's Success.
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15th March 2005
Lukeaxx;4765047games that have truly lost the meaning behind a good game, and have masked the crappy gameplay with technology, effects and graphics. Is that really what keeps us entertained?
It worked for the Star Wars prequels. Until people stop buying the games, seeing the movies, and purchasing sub-standard products they will keep being made; it's clearly a winning economic strategy to provide less and charge more for it because people aren't objecting in the way they need to -- with their wallets. If you complain and yet still go out and buy the game nothing will change.
Meh, in my opinion, its not that there are not enough good games coming out, but that there is such a majority of bad games coming out that they are shadowing the games we need to buy, the ones that are creative, inovative and fun. As long as there is 1 or 2 good games coming per month, I can do the research to find out which games those are and totally forget about all the other ones. But, I can still see how most new games incorporate pretty much the same features that have seen success in other games and I wish that companies would find the time to come up with more creative aspects to put in their game.
Well yes, they're are a lot of repeat games, CoD5 is CoD4 but back in WW2, no difference so I returned it. I also don't like games where you play as this Elite super soldier who can take conquer the world: The gay guys from Army of Two are my examples there. Although graphics are nice, they take more time to do so then the gameplay is lacking.
I agree somewhat but some modern games are quite enjoyable. I like looking at beutifully renderd enviroments.