All About KriobaKeys
When i blog you can comment how you wish please do not post anything offensive, but feel free to post any opinions even if they contradict mine.
Over the past few months i've got to thinking on how heavily the gaming industry relies on sequels and expansions. Now i'm not ridiculing any form of sequel as a sign that gaming companies are weak or that they are scared to leap into another original game. My main point is my fury over the demand from fans, the constant news of sequel after sequel on gaming websites who i am not blaming either.
Allow me to elaborate upon this point. Ubisoft have recently released the news that they are, yet again, releasing what seems to be another installment to the Assassin's Creed series, now i don't know about you but i for one sighed heavily at sight of this because i honestly disliked Brotherhood and 2. It doesn't really end there only months after the release of Bioshock 2 which was hyped up mass ively we heard news that the next installment was due to be released as Bioshock Infinite, yes by a different publisher but nevertheless still far too premature. So where is this all going you may be asking?
I will get to my overall point in time but i want to produce more evidence that the amount of sequels being vomited up by the gaming industry is ludicrous beyond explanation. Call Of Duty, we are currently on 7 now, the last 3 being very popular, but now there is rumours of one being released per year?! I'm no expert but that to me is gaming developer suicide, how any gaming company can subscribe themselves to such a workload in such a horribly short amount of time i am not certain on. Where have the hours upon hours of careful production to ensure the quality of games gone? My most anticipated game, being GuildWars 2 has been in the making for around 4 years now and is shortly coming up for its 5th year in development, you only have to glance at their website and the Gamescom demo to see that Arenanet are a company with a quality assured publisher, in this case being NCSOFT.
The real pressure on gaming developers is their publishers, for example my most detested being EA games who ooze capitalism and expansion, yes i am reffering to the countless Sims 3 expansions which are horribly ovepriced. The sheer gigantic industry that looms over the heads of unsuspecting developers is what is causing this terrible tidal wave of sequels and spin offs like Final Fantasy XXXXXIIIIIIIXIXIXIXIXIXII special supreme ultra crystal heroes of florescent light edition.
It just seems to me that the originality of games is dwindling and that the majority of releases year upon year are hyped up purely because of the masterpiece that preceded them, yes there are exceptions where a sequel has taken years of careful planning to perfect, Starcraft 2 being a fine example and the Half Life series being another. And in the darkness of repetitiveness there are glimmering undiscovered jewels that give us a shard of hope like LIMBO and Heavy Rain. So i am begging you as a dedicated gamer to another, do your duty and pull the pressure off of the developers, give that game a chance that has come from a small company that isn't some hyped up sequel and don't suck up every little detail of the 7th game in a series just because you liked the first one.
I am not expecting this to be read by many but if you do so happen to read it or you are interested in the subject please comment below with your thoughts and opinions on the subject, thanks.
As you may or may not know Gamespot and similar gaming sites recently released their reviews and video reviews on FNV ( Fallout New Vegas ) And you may also be aware that they gave it a surprisingly lowish score for a Fallout game or one with Bethesda blueprint. Whether or not the reasons are justified souly on the amount of bugs i don't know but what i do know is that i have to date spent around 60 hours on the game and i have no save files. Why do i have no save files, yet i have managed to spend 60 hours on the game? No i am not going for a world record of longest streak without saving, unfortunately. I however was forced to delete BOTH of my save files due to the first being my sort of draft in which i encountered a horrible amount of broken quests where i accidently did them backwards or in an unintended way, and the second save file of which i was autosaved into an impossible situation where the quest effectively broke on me and my last manual save for this file was hours and hours back.
After a few sessions of screaming anger and some irrational swear words, i decided to delete both my files as both of them had big broken chunks missing from them due to FNV's quest system. Allow me to ellaborate, firstly the quests try to funnel you down a specific route in which if you decide to take matters in to your own hands and do the quest a different way for example 'picking the lock on a door you were supposed to go to the trouble of getting a key for' the quest will quite litterally break and so you have to reload or if your like me soldier on in defiance of being forced to do things certain ways. The quest that broke on me TWICE was 'Beyond The Beef' a very interesting and fun quest in theory but one that is very, very easy to break.
So as i write this my current save is my 3rd and my only one, i have played this save for about an hour and i am not the least bit happy of having to wade through the quests i've already done. I would not rule out FNV for buying, but i would advice you analyse and read into your quests each time if you decide to buy it. I hope you enjoy it if you have bought it because i still find it very enjoyable just not very relaxing to say the least.
Well i felt that i should really just so you can all get to know me better, yes i know i look like an 'emo' but that's not the case it's just the hair
My Recent Reviews
KriobaKeys does not have any recent activity. What a slacker! Maybe you should send KriobaKeys a private message and ask, "Where are you hiding?"
Only GameSpot friends of this user can view their Wii Number.