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February 10th, 2013, 04:03 PM
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It's understandable if you're proud to be part of the Video Games industry, but alas my interest in this hobby is weakening the more I grow up, and thus it's why I lean to the more casual, arcade-y or classic games. It does make me way more appreciative to certain games though. (Rhythm Heaven Fever being a big one.)
Dammit, that makes me sound like an old geezer when I'm only 16.
I understand how you feel, I've watched as the gaming industry has fluctuated for many years, and I at one point my interest started to wane. However, in recent years, my yearning for better games and my hope for revolution have risen to new heights. I don't really know why I changed, maybe it's because I got into reviewing or because my ambition to become a game developer and revolutionize the industry myself grew, but I've been having more fun in recent years.
Since we're still on the topic, I have to say that having a PC feels more right then anything, because after experiencing the best the PS2/Xbox generation can offer, I just bought a PS2 a couple of years ago and I'm only 20 games of like 60-70, I feel like there is no justification for the current state of gaming, and I feel more in tune with why a lot of people will go for PC instead of the next consoles. Bar the racing genre which is a beast of a genre compared to last gen, there is no genre out there that has otherwise evolved, perhaps maybe sandbox games. Everything was basically perfected on the PS2 if you go by all the other genres that are for this gen. RPGs? PS2 easily has the best of all time, alongside the DS. Action/Adventure? Beyond good and Evil, DMC3, The Jak trilogy, the Sly Trilogy, Maximo, Rygar, etc all were shining examples. Shooters? Well this gen certainly did have a lot of em, but did they really go far? I mean seriously, you had Psy-ops, Timesplitters, all those bond games, Black which was MW before MW, Syphon Filter, etc. Horror is as good as dead on consoles, with indie PC efforts making more splashes. I truly do not want to buy any console other then Nintendo's own from here on out, not because it would be cheaper as I was considering in 2006, but cause there's no reason too, as of now, when I see why so many were disappointed with the consoles. Sure things picked up, but they picked up too slowly for many, and next gen is going to continue with this subpar route for god knows how long.
I completely agree with you, there is no other system that I love more than the PS2, and I regard it as the greatest system of all time because of it. It is a shame that gaming has degenerated to the point that it has, but as I always say, there's always hope. I feel that, as time goes on, the whole "rehash tactic" is becoming more and more stale with the consumer. I remember a few days ago, I heard some core gamers talking about how CoD was getting boring, even saying that they wouldn't buy the next one. That made me smile. I've noticed that, slowly but surely, the core and casual gamers are growing tires of this "minimal effort" tactic by publishers such as EA and Activision, and more, that "niche" titles like Persona 4 Golden, Ni no Kuni, and various other titles are getting attention from those that previously wouldn't have batted an eye at them, and I think that this could mean great things for the industry.
I mean, it's not that I want CoD to die, I liked 1-4 because back then the games had engaging stories as well as engaging multiplayers, but now all it does it tell developers that they can do as little as possible and charge as much as possible. If the consumer changes, however, then Infinity Ward and Treyarch will be forced to innovate, and the games that people loved would rise from the ashes.
Also, if you guys don't mind, I just posted my review of
.Hack//G.U. - Rebirth
, and I'd be happy if you guys would read it. It took way longer than I expected to write.
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