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Submitted by -Mezzo- 920d ago | opinion piece

Do All Video Games Need To Appeal To Everyone?

Game Informer - I recently dabbled in Dark Souls for the first time. I watched my wife play a considerable amount of Demon’s Souls, and I sat near former news editor Jim Reilly, who was obsessed with the Souls games. I know a fair amount about both titles, but had never earnestly tried to tackle either game until recently. (Culture, Dark Souls)

Brucis  +   920d ago
Good article and I definitely agree that every game doesn't need to appeal to everybody. It's a good thing, in my opinion, to be a game that specializes in a few things and works on fixing its flaws or improving on what people liked in the first place, and not trying to remove or add things simply to try to get more people interested. It's also good to have variety in game choice.
-GametimeUK-  +   920d ago
No, no it doesn't.
KwietStorm  +   920d ago
Of course they don't. I'm pretty certain I wouldn't have the same experience with Demon's Souls and Street Fighter if they were made to walk you across the street.
Vigor  +   920d ago
I fear for Dark Souls 2. Namco is openly saying they want the the skyrim audience and last time they did wanted an audience from another game.. the game failed at capturing that audience and alienated its core fans.
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Brucis  +   920d ago
No, they didn't. They never once said they wanted the Skyrim audience. Are you getting that from the shitty Edge article? Their 4Gamer interview, as well as the Q&A after the gameplay reveal, said they're putting the fans first.
KillrateOmega  +   920d ago
God no, and I hope that they never do.

While appealing to everyone may be nice from a business standpoint, because it entails maximized profit, it ends up effectively neutering certain aspects of the game so as to meet this end. It makes them bland.

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