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I've lost all faith in the video game industry, I have one more game to play before I give them up completely. They've all become mindless and cliche'd hack and slash, or shooters. Terrible MMO's with so much security that even the people buying them can barely play them.
Take for example the latest Ghost Recon, which is literally unplayable and a straight console port. I had to fiddle with this title for several days before getting it to work. It's impossible to get a refund... who can't get a refund when they don't like products? Gamers. Who gets horrible support? Gamers. Who doesn't even get a chance to try the games before they buy them? Gamers.
Apparently we're all idiots and should just spend our money. Because as soon as we load up any game it tells us how to play them. Usually it's a linear path with almost full instructions all the way through each area. Gag me with pepper spray! I've never been more bored with games than this generation.
Today we have marketting hyping up these awful games, spending millions on paying off websites and television networks to advertise their garbage that is now on it's 5th or 6th release of the same thing every year. Call of duty 10 and Assassins Creed 10, and Madden 100, it just never ends with them dumping out the same garbage every year. Is there no originality anymore?
Apparently not. Every game winds up being the same engine and same shooter you've played 100 times over. They've even reduced themselves to remaking 8 bit games, and calling themselves "Indie" developers. Who cares? With all of our technology, we have 10 year old consoles being the number one machine to make games for, and the rest of us buying high end computers are getting console ports.
Well, I'm not putting up with this anymore. Pretending like piracy and security is ruining games when all they make is garbage is just ridiculous. Without piracy, we can't even tell if we want the game anymore. All we have is paid off websites telling us it's good, and hyped up trailers showing us flashy scenes. You can't sell us a good game, so you have to trick us into buying it now.
The last game I will play is Guild Wars 2. I may play it for awhile, but I will never buy another game. I will never buy another console, and I will never build another gaming PC. There just isn't anything worth my time, it's a huge rip off. Just like I cancelled my expensive cellphone, because it's 100$ a month just so I can have the luxury of over communicating. Well I can do that on facebook. Thanks.
I encourage gamers to stop buying games, demand the best... they have nothing they can offer us right now. It's a dead industry to me. It's as bad as the movie industry, dumping out sequels and rip-offs. Stop paying for this crap, it only makes them put out more garbage. The only reason they are still putting out crap... is because people are willing to pay for it. So please, stop being idiots and quit paying for these worthless rehashes, and ripoffs, and garbage.
I used to love video games, I played everything! Didn't matter what there was out there I played it because everything was different. I got to figure out how to use things, how to use it well. Figuring things out and solving puzzles, finding the best way to beat a boss...
Now we have games that tell you how to play, where to go, what's happening and how to solve it. Most games today assume you are an idiot and that you've never played the 15 sequels before it. This is how a game works as soon as you begin to play.
THIS IS HOW YOU MOVE, WASD OR JOYSTICK. DUUHHHH MORON.
YOU DUCK WITH THIS BUTTON, JUMP WITH THIS BUTTON
YOU CAN DODGE, NOW DODGE 3 TIMES. YOU FAILED. WTF! DO IT AGAIN RETARD.
NOW GO HERE. NOW GO THERE.
YOU ARE HAVING FUN! RIGHT MORON?
IT'S OBVIOUS YOU GO HERE AS THERE IS NO EAST AND WEST, ONLY NORTH AND SOUTH.
GO TO THE END OF THE MAP. NOW GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING. NEXT MAP.
There are very few games available that let you play instead of just control them. Playing games today is equivalent to having some annoying person sitting next to you telling you everything. It leaves you in a mindless mood, unable to enjoy anything because there is no figuring it out. There is no problem solving. No exploring... just go to waypoints and control a boring character.
We're going into the 10th sequels of some games, and most games are replicas of these once a year repeats. We have Wow, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Starcraft, and Mass Effect type RPGs spamming our stores. If you have a Wii, well... you already know you've played those games since birth. I'd be okay with the same style of engines if they weren't all the same basic plot and control style.
Back in the 8 bit days, everything was original and new up until side scrolling platform games took over and became much like the FPS washout we have today. There was a huge selection of games to choose from... but nowadays we just want to know whether it's an FPS and third person, or rpg. Doesn't matter what the story or plot is. People want features, dodging, or running on walls. Story isn't important because we all know what the story is.
On the rare occaision that something interesting arrives we have low expectations, question whether it's been through any kind of real development. We expect it to be one of those movies turned into games. Linear garbage cash cows.
Developers act like they aren't making any money, and that there is no market for original games. Because everybody wants the next Call of Duty. I don't believe that... I believe that publishers want the next Call of Duty. When you're making a billion off of a simple mindless game that you can slap together with the same old usual crap they had in every other installment, and make a billion off of it... why not? Why bother making something new? Plenty of money to do it with, but no point in doing it.
Games aren't about fun and relieving stress, going off on an adventure in a strange new world. It's more of a mindless escape of button mashing and moving forward to find the goal. Games are more about money... what is making more money? How can we make this and get as much money out of it as possible? Deathmatch, ON DISC CONTENT you have to pay for, as many maps as possible... that are just slight variations of previous maps. Gamers don't need stories, they don't need to figure things out, they just need to spend their money.
I haven't been able to enjoy many games... I believe I have purchased my last console, and my PC... well I think I have spent the last of my money on cutting edge hardware. It's time to move on to things that are enjoyable, original, and exciting. Like... extreme sports.
I miss the days of fighting the bosses patterns, nowadays we just go through the games in four hours and get shafted with a brief ending. Usually "To Be Continued..." and not a boss fight in sight. To name one, Assassins Creed. What a joke that game was.
I'd like to see the kids growing up with the games today go through some old school Mega Man, or Ninja Gaiden. I bet even Contra would kick their ass! Games have definitely evolved in amazing ways, but they've also become mindless mainstream.
Velvet Assassin, Halo, Call Of Duty, and others while there are some fun games, they lack the satisfaction of taking on a giant beast or robot and kicking his ass in several different phases! I don't know if it's because I grew up with the older consoles, but the games today are really slacking off. Charging a $60+ price tag for something that ends in four to six hours is really not worth it to me... and they wonder why piracy has taken a chunk out of their developers pockets.
Metal Gear Solid 3 had some amazing boss fights, and that's really the only series I can name off the top of my head that still has great ideas for boss fights. I'm sick of theselame movie to game titles that are so cheaply made they aren't worth paying for at all. Where are the hidden secrets? Where are the cheat codes? Where are the freaking bosses? Where are the endings that make you go HOLY CRAP!?!?
Some games we play for the cut scenes, some games have awesome gameplay, most games have a gimmick and pound it into you relentlessly making for annoying repetition.The perfect example is Assassins Creed, the story made no sense, every area had the same missions, and there was no boss. The ending was such a slap in the face, and the worst part about it is that it was hyped up so hardcore it made me sick when I found out what the game really was. If it wasn't for the neat graphics and sweet rooftop travelling, the game would suck worse. It would really suck, like stepping on a nail, getting an infection and having your foot amputated suck. Thankfully it only sucked like a stubbed toe.
Grand Theft Auto is a great series, add boss fights, you've got yourself a perfect series. It has everything else you could want EXCEPT some bosses! Challenging missions, hidden secrets, easter eggs, minigames, hell you even go on dates, not to mention you can do whatever you want. Then you've got a decent story and interesting characters with creative radio shows and you can watch TV in the game... and it's a hundred times more interesting than the TV outside of the game. But no bosses...
God of War was the other series that had excellent boss fights and a neat combo system, a little too linear but still it reminds me of the old days with super graphics. I wish there were more puzzles, and a little bit more to the story while tackling each mission, but still God of War has it right! They should have kept the challenge mode... I hope they don't go mainstream.
Theres no shortage of the four hour sixty dollar games though, with their cheap simple gimmicks and repetition. Spiderman, Superman, Hulk, Iron Man, Wolverine, Incredibles, or any PIXAR game, sure they have their cool factor. But it dies, and if the cool factor doesn't die, the game ends quickly. These developers need to have their games pirated, and they need to be pirated so bad that they lose tons of money off them. But it isn't happening obviously, because they keep slapping the crap out there like Tony Romo throws interceptions.
It's hard to find a good game worth the price, while there are good games out there, they just don't last. And if they do, the ending is just a kick in the balls.
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