Submitted by ITFGaming 1028d ago | opinion piece

Games Past and Present: Where Did We Go Wrong

William Mabin from ITF Gaming writes: In every art form there are conventions created by past master pieces that act as a rigid framework for how artists create a work of art. In the case of arts and crafts, people willingly follow the rules of the past in order to create a pretty picture, or sometimes an awesome one, if we’re talking your favourite CD cover design. In fine arts people knowingly attempt to challenge the traditional way of doing things for better or worse.

Video games have, in our lifetimes, exploded into the mainstream. No longer are they considered something to hide away in your closet lest your soccer-playing friends deem you to be a nerd. The entire industry is swamped in money and there is plenty of available artistic talent on the market. Like other forms of art, video games tell stories and, in some cases, are encoded with messages and symbols about today’s society. (3DS, Arcade, Culture, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

3-4-5  +   1028d ago
This gaming generation has been the worst for creativity. Everybody ignorantly bought into " Realistic " graphics instead of quality gameplay and creativity and look what happened.

We don't want generic dark graphics games anymore.

Give us beautiful Art Styles. Give us different musical styles. Give us more freedom and options to just run around and do whatever we want.

Developers took away creative freedom from the player, but they never replaced it by taking care of the creativity part themselves.....they just eliminated it from the equation.

and why?

Money....and ego....and ignorance.....& arrogance.
ITFGaming  +   1028d ago
Too true!
hotrider12  +   1027d ago
GAMES PAST AND PRESENT: where did they go??

it went from fun,rpg,platformers,side scrolling gaming to first person shooter only gaming no creativites no more.

result= money,greed,ego,ignorance,arro gance as 3-4-5 said.
DwightOwen  +   1027d ago
Agreed. Aesthetics > graphics.

www.penny-arcade.com/patv/epi sode/graphics-vs.-aesthetics
DwightOwen  +   1027d ago
For all the shit Nintendo catches about their hardware being under-powered, online infrastructure, etc., they've always managed to deliver fun, unique gaming experiences through their flagship IPs, and that looks to continue with the Wii U.

I also have a feeling that Sony and Microsoft are going to take a similar approach with their upcoming consoles as well, and that the "power gap" won't be all that large this go-around.

Graphics will be better; higher resolutions, better frame rates, better animation (my personal favorite - see Watch_Dogs), but the leap won't be as big as we've become accustomed to over the past couple of decades whenever new hardware is released.

Hopefully, we will see games trend more toward the creative side of the spectrum this next generation.
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