Will Next-Gen gaming suffer from Sequelitis?

Michael Marr of Capsule Computers wrote :

In recent weeks, I’ve found myself being asked the same question a lot of people lately. “Are you getting an Xbox One or PS4?” When you work with video games as a profession it’s a pretty difficult question to avoid. It is with some disdain that I honestly answer “Neither” each time I’m asked.

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mrwawa1587d ago

I agree with how lots of titles are yearly regulars but have very little different features to warrant a completely new title which is usually priced at a full price.

erathaol1587d ago

I came into how crippling Sequelitis can be to a franchise, when Giantbomb started discussing Assassin's Creed in their last podcast.

Now, they only had a few bad things to say, mostly how its a fun pirate game but a really boring Assassin's Creed title.

They need to re-imagine the Assassin's gameplay mechanics and create a new fun way to play these games, instead of putting essentially the same product out every year but with new features.

Subby1586d ago

Agreed, Black Flag was the best pirate game ever with a great pirate story. But there was hardly anything "Assassin" about it.

Gameplay is still too easy, stealth is a bit laughable and starting a new AC game is like going back to work. You know exactly what to do and it's the same rhythm all over again.

allformats1587d ago

Haha. Sequelitis. Love that. On topic: Yes it will and that's because of the publishers, not developers.

Given a chance, developers would have already lead this industry to new heights of creativity, but these bloodsuckers such as EA and Activision only see the almighty dollar and nothing else, hence, gen 8 will suffer sequelitis like the generation before it.

decrypt1587d ago

Well you need to rely on Indie developers to get any real creativity. The big houses rather not change the formula since it might not go well with the Masses. Hence you keep getting the same game over and over. Infact in all likelihood games are dumbed down so they can cater to the wider audience.

I think the Indie scene has recently brought us some great games:

Dota 2 (personally have 1000+ hours on this game and its free on Steam),
Assetto Corsa (probably one of the best racing Sims out there).

I think if you look hard you will find gems on the Indie scene.

TheFanboySlayer1587d ago

agreed I think indies will lead in creativity so we should look towards them. If there is a indie game that is a huuuuge hit then the publishers will notice and probably hop on the bandwagon or scoop up the indie dev and make them bigger. All in all, indies will save the industry from being boring.

cyguration1587d ago

Yes, they will suffer from it because AAA publishers will never stop being too greedy.

DCfan1587d ago

And gamers will never stop being idiots. That leads to publishers being greedy

R00bot1587d ago

Sadly we'll probably see CoD 52 this gen.
It'd be nice if publishers would make more new IP, but they're too scared that they'll lose money.

wolfsaviorzx1587d ago

Destiny, Titanfall, Watch Dogs = Enough Said. Problem is Japanese Studios refuse to try. Capcom same shit. Square Enix (which is getting better with Tomb Raider and Thief reboots but still japanese side is shit). Tecmo same shit. Konami same shit. Bandai Namco same shit. Only 1st Party Japanese studios even bother. I want new Japanese IPs, tired of same old shit.

R00bot1587d ago

I know there's Destiny, Titanfall and Watch Dogs, but I'm willing to bet at least two out of those three will get sequels (that is, if they sell (it looks like they will)).

masterabbott1586d ago

hopefully Watchdogs does get released ... who knows when that will finally come out..

R00bot1586d ago

Ubisoft actually said that they are hoping to turn Watch Dogs (and any new IP they make) into a series.

ShaunCameron1586d ago

Just like it'd be nice if gamers actually gave IP's other than the popular ones a chance, but they're scared of offending their peers and being ridiculed.

Gabenbrah1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

It's a new generation and we are already seeing some amazing new IPs from all publishers; EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sony, Activision, etc: Games like Destiny, Quantum Break, Titanfall, Order 1886, Rime, The Division, The Crew, Watch Dogs, Star Citizen, etc and more, not to mention we're going to see Indie developers shine this generation, just look at No Man's Sky. There will be plenty of new IPs this generation.

But this doesn't mean we don't want sequels, I for one would love a Last of Us 2, Halo 5 and Zelda U, but a balance of the two would be great throughout this generation.

thehitman1587d ago

Ya exactly. The guy starts off the article trying to say he is not bias towards computers but then goes into a completely on sided article against consoles. Then ends with they should license their exclusives lol... sounds like he just wants console games on PC.

Gabenbrah1587d ago

lol PC gamers have plenty of games to play, there out buying too many games on Steam as we speak ;)

thehitman1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

@ Gab I am a PC gamer and there is really nothing new and innovative to play that is interesting that I cant play on either my ps3/ps4. PC gaming has been stale for the last 5 years. Last game I bought was SC2 and the expansion. Other than that I stick to F2P games and my Playstation. Those games people buy on steam are the same games he talks about in this article and gets on about not being original.

Smoovekid1587d ago

@thehitman How has PC games become stale?

There are a ton of games on PC that are fun and will never come to consoles, and you also have mods to keep games from becoming stale.

I have a PS3 and Wii and enjoy the games on them but PC games are not stale.

thehitman1587d ago

@smoove name me a good new PC game thats worth spending on?

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Einhert1587d ago

Exactly there is never any shortage of new IPs, some of them you just have to find yourself or look out for good youtubers who check out new games and recommend them.

Just because it isn't hyped by geoff Keighley or talked about on major game sites does not mean it isn't good or doesn't exist.

Loving Brothers a Tale of Two Sons atm, just picked it up on steam for £5.99.

wolfsaviorzx1587d ago

Agree EXCEPT "Last of Us 2" hell no fuck that. I want Uncharted 4 and Jak 4. Shit of Us was the worse "game" Naughty Dog has ever made.

Subby1586d ago

@thehitman complains about lack of innovation in PC gaming and yet plays Starcraft 2! It's the same game it was a decade ago.

I'd rather play my stale PC games than my innovative PS4 games like Knack lol.

webeblazing1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

dont bother he s one of the biggest sony trolls in here even if you post some suggestions hes going to downplay it and brag about the ps4. he said i stick to my f2p games and ps4 after saying theres not anything worth playing on pc. that have to tell you something especially since the f2p games was pc exclusives but now on ps4 (equals worth playing now) and ps4 dont have much games since it just launch. how do he even have bubz it amazes me every time.

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