Has the games industry lost its way?
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I am an avid gamer and what i mean by this question is, that there have been loads of redos of the same game over and over. For example, Thief without the original Garrett and no history of the other prequels yet set after Thief 3, Tomb Raider which is about Lara's early days but then we have Rise of the Tomb Raider which is also about Lara's early days, the constant Call Of Dutys which have no decent storyline to it, but everyone want to play the multi-player or zombies and the never ending Assassins Creed. What happened to the classics like Half life, Deus Ex, the original Thief, Unreal, Amnesia, Portal and Fallout. In the past I'd look forward to new games coming out because they were new and well made, intuitive, interesting, replayable over and over because they were great, now i expect to be disappointed when a new game comes out because that's the only way i'll be surprised when it turns out good. So i'm saying YES the game industry has lost it way.
http://store.steampowered.com...) is a very simple game played between two people. One plays as the father whose job is to baby proof everything in the house, the other player plays the baby trying to kill itself. It's a very addictive game with just two players and a house with a very small budget, they are taking ideas for the game from the public and implementing them thus creating a good game, and yet large corporations who have access to millions of dollars can't do anything remotely as simple yet addictive. Warner Bros did it for a while with F.E.A.R and Batman, then on the last few games the quality dropped in an effort to make more money on a franchise! Take a leaf out of the indie developers, you don't make a game to make money!
The thing is, there are many good games, and many bad games, and while some companies may try to just make quick money off of there games, many good games have been created from large companies as well. So while we may not get everything we want, we just have to settle for what we have and help the industries with feedback. For these reasons, I urge all of you to vote con. Thank you for your case and this interesting resolution.
created awfully like Aliens Colonial marines and Star Trek. The companies behind these should
have known better and yet ignored the suggestions and feedback the gamers gave during development, it was as if
they turned around and said F you! We won't do as you tell us! Recently more and more games have been released as
just a way of making more money and slapping in a large title on so you'd buy it, though I have yet to find a terrible
Bethesda game. Nearly all avid gamers these days just go back to playing old games like Half life (or Black Mesa),
Deus Ex and many others just so they can get a glimpse of what a decent game is, because they don't make them with
the gamer in mind, just money. In the past developers didn't care if they sold one copy or not they just cared
about the quality of the game. It would be nice if we could go back to that but money presides over all.
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