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Submitted by xtheownerzx 513d ago | article

Arcade Experience versus Story Based Content Games

GamerFitNation's Brandon Russo writes: "Recently, I picked up Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). I had to ask myself this question:

Are the days of pure arcade experience being pushed aside for more story based content?

It’s a common trait for anything to grow bigger and better as technology advances and people grow older, but where have all the hardcore platformers and difficulty-based arcade games gone?" (BioShock: Infinite, Culture, Ninja Gaiden, PS3, Retro, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Xbox 360)

fredolopez  +   513d ago
although i like a fair balance of both, i'd end up choosing arcade experience. i had tons of fun playing pacman and didn't really know what the story to the game was.
Flavor  +   513d ago
Angry birds, subway surfers, all the mindless FPS's, starcraft online and all the MOBA's..uh, no I don't think the 'arcade experience' is going anywhere.
3-4-5  +   513d ago
It depends on the game. Certain games are better if the story is focused on and some are perfectly fine having almost no story at all.

If story is the focus, it better be a really good story.

If how the game plays is the focus, the game better not suck.

Too many games this gen took 5 steps forward and 4 steps back with each game that was made.

The obvious things were overlooked and focus was on many things people didn't even want.

I think creativity wins this gen.

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