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Okay, so I have been gaming for over 15 years now. I am on the eve on my 20th birthday and over the years games have changed. A lot. Graphics have exceeded far beyond our imaginations of what a game could be. With games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Crysis pushing hardware to its limits, it's a huge leap from the simple 2d models of Super Mario. Character animations, voice acting and even the controls have all been cleaned up so well that gaming feels so integrated, they become easier to get sucked into. Multiplayer has taken gaming to a completely new level with some of the best interaction and addicting gameplay available.
But my only concern is a generation of games that is quickly fading. Non-linear games which used to fill the market are disappearing. Games where you needed a map to know where you went and you didn't. Games where exploring was necessary and you needed to use your head to get somewhere. Too few are the games now where you have a key, don't know what it is for, only to find out that you need it hours later in the game. This made the game so much more engaging and exciting. Made you want to sit there until you could figure out what exactly you had to do.
The reason some of us drew maps. Metroid. Probably one the first and greatest non-linear games to date.
The original Resident Evil series were fantastic. They are prime examples of why games with this formula worked so well. As soon as I found out they were available on PSN, i bought them. I remember first playing them and receiving the Bishop Plug and going "What in the... A plug for what?."
Games nowadays are feeling too straightfoward. With shooting games dominating the industry it is feeling to repetitive that one must go into a room, shoot everything in sight, than move on. Some games like Eat Lead do this in an unforgiving matter that is beyond terrible. The story can suffer a lot like this. The backdrops become nothing more than pretty graphics and enemies nothing more tha targets. Few games can be linear and feel extremely well.
The Uncharted Series is able to do this smoothly. But it is also because it adds puzzles and platforming, making the game that much larger in scale. Metal Gear Solid 4 also, while being a bit open to how you move around, still feels a bit linear yet does not suffer from this matter.
Of course first person shooters cannot do much to be anything other linear because they demand you only shoot. Fallout 3 felt more open and RPG's tend to be that way.
It was okay at the most. Honeslyl I expected so much more from the gaming titan. It showed too much footage of things we have already seen and known. Also they pulled a Nintendo by bragging about sales and so on. PSP Go isn't that great honestly. It is just a revamp of an old system. And with them asking 250 for it, i think it isn't going to sell well. They could have also shown a lot more PS3 content. I was waiting for games like Heavy Rain and mention something about MGS Rising. The MGS for psp seemed really nice. I am definately going to get it and it's nice to know that PS users get some exclusive content for Assassin's Creed 2 if they get the PSP game. And the gameplay looked fantastic. I am definitely going to get both. MAG looked pretty good as well. That many people and no lag. Pretty amazing. Gran Turismo as well surprised me with 60 fps for the psp. The motion sensor was cool but seemed too much of a wii copy. E3 could have announced some new PS3 features or price drop. Even though i already have one, many others want a PS3.
Did anyone see the video game awards yesterday? I was so aggrivated to see Grand Theft Auto 4 beat Metal Gear 4 for game of the year. Honestly, I think game of the year should have been metal gear solid 4. Hands down. Are you serious? It is a game that closed a a story of over 20 YEARS!!! I have beaten that game so many times i lost count. GTA 4 on the other hand, even though it is fun, I still haven't even cared enough to beat it. I bought it the day it came out and it doesnt hook me enough to play all the way. It pissed me off. Metal Gear is a perfect game and i think spike is crap for award the game to the wrong game.
On Another note, i just got my game informer in the mail and i was reading when i came to an article about killzone 2 (which im siked for btw) and i saw they marked it down as for PS3, XBOX AND PC!!! IDK if they are trying to be funny or what, but its stupid. It is a PS3 EXCLUSIVE G.I. GET YOUR INFO STRAIGHT!!
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