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Cliff Bleszinski: "Games Have Become More Linear and Easier"

X360A: Speaking to X360A, the Epic Games Design Director outlined the pitfalls of catering to a broader audience, while detailing the pain we’ll go through in Epic Games and People Can Fly’s upcoming Gears prequel.

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Stuart57561883d ago

Says the 'Gears of War' man, you make games CliffyB, make that change!

DasTier1883d ago

Yeah Gears was always the really linear 360 game, as opposed to Halo 3 where the levels were usually huge and had an element of exploration to them.

Zha1tan1883d ago

There has to be a meaningful incentive to explore levels.

Halo 3 didnt have that, Theres no use having wide open areas with nothing in them.

For me it was "kill enemies in area" then move on.

mochachino1883d ago

I just hope he recognizes the difference between difficult and cheap. What's difficult becomes easier the more you master the game, cheap is random or requires the gamer to find that "magic formula'.

admiralthrawn871883d ago

Demon's Souls/Dark Souls are the games that other companies should look for in difficulty. They made me want to better my skills at the game, find better items, search for unique things etc. Other games just don't do that. Mass Effect, Skyrim, Uncharted, most new games, its just pew pew till everything is dead and the end credits come up. Indie games are so much better these days. However, Diablo 3 hell difficulty and up is doing good on the difficulty meter.

givemeshelter1883d ago

The reason? It's far easier to make linear games and the reason 99% of games out are linear

caseh1883d ago (Edited 1883d ago )

Majority of games i've played in the past 25 years have been 'linear' but that isn't the problem. It's the fact that this gen most hold your hand and guide you a little too much, to the extent of:

'awwww you've died twice in a row, you can lower the difficulty if you want and complete it in 6 hours instead of 8 ^^'

Ask a few young peeps to play a game like Ghouls 'n' Ghosts and I guarantee there would be some temper tantrums and smashed pads...

givemeshelter1883d ago

Ghouls n Ghosts would make some of these youngin's on this site kill themselves...Especially when they finish the game and then realize they have to go back to the beginning and do it all over again LOL

antz11041883d ago

So true! Remember running out of continues and you had to start over? Wow, the rage from that...

vortis1883d ago

Forget Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, how about Flash Back? Or how about Rocket Knight? Or Demon's Crest?

You could pick any game from back in the day that wasn't Sonic 2 or 3 and you would have a hard time trying to beat it.

Remember those awesome movie stages in that Cool Spot game? Man were those hard, especially the Tron stages and Indiana Jones stages. I don't remember ever beating that game the honest way.

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