I now think that video games are overrated, and even childish. The sad thing is it took me untill I was 14 to notice this, and at the cost my vison declining. These things are even WORSE than movies in terms of entertainment, you have to spend 50 bucks to get one, and when you are done it's useless. With a movie you spend 20 bucks and you watch it over and over and it doesn't get any older. And games repeat the same ideas over and over again, like movies. I now hate them and will likely never play them for more than 15 minutes a day, at most. For now on I will only listen to the radio, watch TV, and watch movies, maybe go on the internet for electronic entertainment. Don't be suprised if one day soon I just stop coming. It's been a nice run guys.
Have you ever thought about playing the games online? I played Call Of Duty and it's expansion pack United Offensive since they were availible in HMV, and they never get tiring. I've switched to COD2 and although I don't like it as much, it's still very entertaining and clan matches are doubly as fun.
I have to disagree with the general statement actually, games today are still good. There is a higher population of crap on the market with giants like EA firing licensed sports & movie games out of it's ass like never before. We do still however have small companies who come out with gems, and they usually last long since nowadays most PC games come with online capabilities - good or not good.
Somehow, even though I love video games, I'm happy to hear that. Good luck, comrade:smokin:!
And games repeat the same ideas over and over again, like movies.
You hit the nail on the head:bows:. And the games and developers that don't repeat the same ideas over and over again and punished by poor sales. Examples are Thief and Ground Control, which really were different and innovative.
The problem is that the average gamer does not dare try new things, out of fear of wasting his hard-earned $50. I can hardly blame him, but you'd think that with the availability of demo releases, in-game videos, and reviews, people would be a bit less "xenophobic". Apparently, that's not so after all:(.
These things are even WORSE than movies in terms of entertainment (...) when you are done it's useless. With a movie you spend 20 bucks and you watch it over and over and it doesn't get any older.
Here I beg to differ. Yes, truly good movies like Das Boot, Run Lola Run, and Spirited Away just don't get old, even though they're identical every time you watch them (I mean, your experience differs, especially if the movie's good, and especially if it's got lots of hidden details, like Run Lola Run, but the scenes are the same). Video games, even though you can technically play them differently every time, can't recreate it the same way.
I have to say, though, that with the advent of editing tools, mods, and really open-ended game-play, games can have a longevity, too. They don't have longevity the same way as movies (which don't need open-endedness and editing to become classics:smokin:), but nonetheless, they have it.
On the topic, though, I have latelly been questioning war games. I mean, taking one of the most horrible (if not the most horrible) events of history and going trough it for fun? I actually stopped playing history-based war games altogether for a period of time, and still I dislike war movies made more for entertainment (ie. Enemy at the Gates and U-571 or whatever it was called) than war movies made just as much to give you an idea of what really happened (ie. Wolfgang Petersen's masterpiece Das Boot). [COLOR=DarkOrange][COLOR=SeaGreen] [COLOR=Green]S-K[/COLOR][/COLOR] [/COLOR]
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9th December 2003
Actually games should leave more room for a replay, movies are the exact same wether you watch them only a single time, twice or a hundred times. Games however are controlled by you and if you play a game a second time you won't get the exact same experience, if you do your best even the experience can be absolutly different. Therefor games should be less boring then movies.
What you mean I think is that with a movie you can sit back and relax, pretty much do nothing and watch them a dozen times while with games you need to be active while playing them and this may be too tiresome for some depending on their current state of mind.
Not entirely true. Some new games, particularly RPGs, are 101% cutscenes and -1% gaming;).
You shall burn at the stake, heretic! :D
Games to me have great replay value especially such as Battlefield and Tribes for me, single player games you can try doing a different thing each time. You can meet people online and do all sorts of things with the multiplayer titles now.
I find myself playing games less and less each week. I usually just surf or talk to people, and that's if I'm even on my computer.
I spend most of my time out of the house, as far away from this place as possible.
Same here, most of the ideas have pretty much been used up, and I pay for new games that are the same except better graphics, like Battlefield 2 and Battlefront 2. I prefer going to the movies with friends, games are for when you can't be bothered going out ;)
I experienced exactly what you are talking about, in a very similar way. I was really heavily into an online clan, spending more time on it than anything else. One day I looked up and realized that, while a sniper war is something you can joke about tomorrow, it's not going to be worth anything in several years. I pitied people, like the 19 year old who ran the clan and server, who is wasting his life to keep this obsession going. I tried to get it under control by 'cutting down' on the amount of time I played it, but the only solution which worked was for me to totally uninstall that game and quit playing online. It had a residual benefit that I stopped playing a lot of other games, and I have to say I am happier today.