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Submitted by HanCilliers 1179d ago | opinion piece

My fascination with offbeat games

Han Cilliers from MWEB GameZone talks about her fascination with 'offbeat' games and the state of the current AAA market.

I have outgrown mindless shoot-em ups. Cradling a big gun in my hands no longer gives me the thrill it used to. I now long for a game that entices me with more finesse than the allure of a big arsenal, triple D breasted chicks and balls-to-the wall action. I yearn for games that are not only able to entertain me, but also challenge me emotionally (Culture, Dear Esther, Mass Effect, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day")

Choc_Salties  +   1180d ago
Great article! I suspect shooters are getting some sort of mathematical calculation similar to what is used in R&B songs of today to determine a maximum instantaneous reaction, rather than looking at it from a sustained viewpoint.

The flipside of these things is, bolt a story on it and make muppets pay for DLC. Using CoD4 as an example, that was the last game in the CoD range that could legally and effectively be modified to kake it a slightly different shooter, or a total conversion. That has been taken away from gamers now in the form of DLC which has to be purchased.

I'm looking forward to the recent Kickstarter projects coming out - Larry, Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to name a few, not to mention the slew of other indie games out there. Maybe it might open up big-name publishers to do something properly rather than the crap being spewed continually out today.
HanCilliers  +   1180d ago
Couldnt have said this better. IMO Indie is where it's at
bosbvok  +   1180d ago
The offbeat gaming scene needs to be strong, because they should be developing the AAA titles of the future. I love the Kickstarter stuff - they are fulfilling all my inner gaming wishes - a new Wing Commander, a Shadowrun game! Flipping fantastic - NOW CAN SOMEONE PLEASE REDO XWING vs TIE FIGHTER? please...pretty please.
HanCilliers  +   1180d ago
ROFL, agree on the concept, but that selection gosh!
Choc_Salties  +   1180d ago
Combine the X-wing vs Tie Fighter Stuff with the dynamic story-telling of the old Wing Commanders, instead of a simple win/fail condition; your actions have a consequence in your ongoing storyline
Likalota  +   1180d ago
What's wrong with my big gun. And hey, quit knocking on my GF, she has delicious DDD assets... Although I do long for something more cerebral at times...

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