NowGamer: ''E3 has come and gone, new titles are on the way… but are games moving in the right direction?''
Definitely! We just easily forget what the old games use to be like. Games progress in: Depth, graphics and accessibility (any one can play games now, because games got easier). Im 35 years old now and we used to be a special kind back then now i know people older then me who have consoles and they just casuals. I can see new trend in games just starting the end of this gen and becoming more and more popular, those games are like WoW and CoD and others games like GT5, LBP and Forza4 etc... Games which you can play endlessly, forever until you turn so fat you die :)
Absolutely, I played gears of war 3 a couple of days ago after playing the majority of my games on PC for the last year. It looked dated and ran so bad I turned it off within 5 minutes.
We are living an awesome gaming age. Gamers just don't have to limit only to the one genre or platform because there are so so many games for everyone taste!
@WalterWJR Seems you have your priorities mixed up if you ask me. But to the title, Thats a rhetorical question.....
@Utalkin2me How, can you explain what you mean? I do play PS3 as well as PC, I am selling my old 360 and wanted to test the games I have. When you are used to 60fps on PC playing a game running at 15fps is a complete lag. I am not saying all games run bad on console but they certainly got worse as this generation moved on.
Progressing in graphics. Regressing in variety of gameplay.
Your on the wrong platform.
Probably you don't pay too much attention to the releases. There is so much variety and awesome games all around ...
Gaming is going through a lot of growing pains, and genres like jRPGs and 3D platforming are severely lacking compared to previous generations but games nowadays are technically more variant than ever before. New genres have been introduced, indies, and 2D gaming is back stronger than ever, and cheaper too.
Many of the same promises are being made this next generation that were made last generation. Especially in terms of AI. Different buzz words but the same concepts. Maybe if we held their feet to the fire for past promises. I dont know.
TLOU is a step forward with AI if you haven't played it I suggest you try it out!
Feel better you got that out?
Iteration is indeed not progression, however a sequel is not just an iteration. Many sequels have been welcome additions to gaming. And when it comes to Forza, i rather have a new forza, then having these guys start over to work on another racer, starting over would be a waste of valuable resources.
This is a really good read, very insightful.
considering Metal Gear Solid from the PS1 has better and more intelligent AI than 90% of games today, I'd say no. Publishers, stockholders, and gamers who don't care about game design care about graphics....so that's the big push =/ Also making games easier and dumber. we need more games like Last of Us, Dark/Demon Souls, MGS, Bioshock You know difficult games with difficulty while playing them. Let the casuals play cod and think they have the first game with intelligent fish.
It seems people are either too young to remember older consoles or too blind to notice how much games have progressed. Games this gen have made the most progress with things like emotion driven story lines, deep characters and rich universes, ai is the most advanced its ever been, features and social aspects have moved games forward too. All you need to do is go back 3 or 4 gens to see that games are on a different level now than they ever have been. Its just that we also get alot of generic shit that's makes it seem like games are going in reverse. Games used to be just that...games, just pick up and play. But games now arent JUST games anymore (well for a good portion of them anyway)some can even be considered art for how beautiful they are and people connect with the characters and universes created by the devs on a level you would never have been able to years ago.
How could someone ask this question in a year when games like The Last Of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider and Ni No Kuni and have come out?
Graphically yes of course but at the expense of just as important aspects. Things look distinctly out of place such has been the emphasis on visuals. We are not where we could have been by now regards to real dynamic reactive ai and their interaction etc. And despite some excellent games emerging here and there, it's been the same crap for years and it's very disappointing. Helped in know way thanks to gamers excepting the same old tripe. This bubble may eventually burst anyway or it will be just a very slow evolution- an evolution though should already have been in place generations ago on even on the considerably weaker hardware As is stands though now, what we have instead - other than certain game types - is re-skins and or layers that really don't alter what is essentially the same thing each time. The idea that game types have now been exhausted is complete bollocks of course too. The hundreds iterations with 'new layers' definitely not counting anything new either We're just way behind where it should really matter and although I don't think successful game types should be criticised as such, we need those barely in their infancy to at least explored. Used to love what it meant to be a gamer but more of the same albeit prettier versions for the next 7 to 10 years really doesn't sound all that fun People might not think it now but eventually the bubble will burst and the industry wont know what hit it. Games need to grow up in a way I don't think they can
I thought Tom Clancy's The Division was a clear progression ( by the looks of the game play trailer alone ) but have to say as well the game character dialogues/conversations I found very desensitizing. ( *Heard ) it was staged, but if it was or wasn't, hell Ubisoft should definitely drop and immediately change the voice-overs.
Pretty sure those were actual people talking in the division gameplay reveal with a mic filter to make it sound like radio chatter which was well done. They engaged in pve at the police station. An when they went for extraction they were attacked by another group of players trying to take the loot they had just scored before they could leave and save it.
They are progressing for sure my issue is the lack of quality JRPGS. I am talking those like Xenogears, Suikoden II and FFVIII. I am talking complex and engrossing stories that just keep drawing you in. An yes some good old turn based rpg action at that of which plenty of people still love. I felt like a lot of games came forward this gen while my JRPGS took a back seat. My hope is that several will become successful this coming generation an I will finally get to see them evolve. An no turning something into an action rpg does not make it automatic evolution. I want to see the JRPGS they wish they could have made when they lacked the power. If not I guess I am just going to have to do it myself :)
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