Michael Futter writes: OK. Before you grab up the pitchforks and call for my head on a spike, please hear me out.
I understand that there is a place in the gaming world for long-term relationships. Clearly, the popularity of Bethesda’s RPGs (Fallout 3, Skyrim), the time vacuum of Minecraft, the competitive play of online shooters and stickiness of MMOs proves that gamers are willing to sink countless hours into a single title. We’re nearing the end of a console generation, though, and the market is getting crowded. Very few people have enough time to devote to even one of these games, let alone the flood we’ve seen over the past six months.