MWEB GameZone writes: "The things we would change in the gaming industry if we found ourselves in the possession of a time machine."
Okay GabeN, lets count to 10! "1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" :(
I would deffly change the guts of the PS3 to make it easier for developers to work with.
Valve sucks at making a third game for like any series. Where's Portal 3 and Half Life 3
And Left for Dead, and Team Fortress!
People's shitty attitude's towards developers.
How about developers shitty attitudes towards us... MT, Season Passes, Disc Locked Content, PR hype then failing to deliver, over priced DLC, Cut content, thinking we're stupid.
Most of these points are on the publisher rather than the developer. And the reason why they exist is because most of the time they get away with them. If consumers keep buying, publishers will keep milking their franchises. The fact that these practices keep working tilts me towards agreeing with the notion that the average consumer isn't exactly a genius.
Playing the victim? That's weak.
Not to mention the few devs who have god-complexes thinking everything they make is perfect and will insult everyone or everything who offers but even the slightest criticism. Ninja Theory comes to mind on that one.
I respect devs and what they do, I do not however respect the methods of money whoring that has extremely gone way beyond crazy this gen. They earn enough from full game sales and a season pass that once used to be when they developed dlc meant you got every bit of it created and it should of stopped there. Free2plays is where micro transactions were born and I don't blame pc players with hate towards the console and mobile players. If it wasn't for us console and mobile phone players ever buying into micros on a full priced game the pc players wouldn't be having that issue either, the whole micro transactions would of stayed put on free2plays.
"Gamers are the worst fucking people" "Gamers are dead" "Gamer culture is so toxic and vulgar" "We peovide and you eat" "Gamers are the most entitled people on earth" I wonder where those actual quotes came from which mouths of certain group. >Playing the victim So we playing the victim, huh? After all those disdain against customers? After all those groundless elitism contempt toward us? After all those fake harassing claims from them which debuked million times? After all those productive, sincere criticism from the customers devalued into 'Bitching' and 'Whinning'? After all their failures and mistakes blamed onto customers? WE playing the victim, you say? Now that's beyond weak. That is pathetic.
Devs sometimes deserve criticism just like anyone else.
That's absolutely right, constructive criticism. Death threats, review bombs and general whining or negativity without at least having something nice to say or phrasing it more constructively is what I'm getting at.
Remove all and any notion of multiplayer. Began the downfall of story driven games.
Story driven games are going fine...when did they ever go away? Though I do agree there was that dark period last gen where devs shoved multiplayer into games that were better left without.
Multiplayer wasn't the downfall of story driven games, multiplayer had been around for ages on pc, yet there mp games had good story's especially on mmo's. Yes I agree story driven games have been In decline, but it's more than just blaming it on multiplayer games. First off you have devs who are solely choosing to create content that is easier and less time demanding, story driven content requires a lot of work, which may answer the question where the answer I think is devs are getting or ha e gotten lazier. I also think devs are catering to what pulls the money in, if they see whatever mode is working for there game they won't create another less money making mode which is a damn shame. I agree that there should be more story driven games, problem lies is there's not many publishers and devs that will go out and create Bethesda style games with hundreds if not thousands of hours on. That is why I'm not buying another game now till January when monster Hunter world comes out, that will have all the boxes ticked for me and I'm glad I can play one on my Xbox finally. I just hope it sells well for Capcom on all machines and they start making that game multiplatform from now on.
If you specified online multiplayer I’d be more sympathetic. I actually would name the downfall of local split screen multiplayer as something I would change.
Save Zipper Interactives
Keep Spyro the Dragon with Insomniac Games, prevent it from going to Activision and then them turning him into an ugly crackhead dragon.
Lol so true.
Microtransactions, subscription requirement for multiplayer, online game passes (remember those?) would never see the light of day.
Crash Bandicoot and Spyro was sold to Sony Shinji Mikami didn't leave Resident Evil after RE4 and stayed on to do the RE5 we should have gotten http://www.relyonhorror.com... Kojima decided to leave Konami at his own free will after MGS4 and there was no big bust up. MGSV never happened. Valve never bought into DoTA 2 and decided to do something like L4D3 or a new IP instead. Eight Days and the Getaway 3 was never cancelled Final Fantasy 13 was left alone after release and they moved onto FF15 Final Fantasy Versus stayed the same when it changed to Final Fantasy 15...Tabata never took over Square Enix never happened and Square stayed Square Soft Square Enix decided to separate the Final Fantasy Online series. Instead we got Final Fantasy Online I II III IV etc Tomb Raider decided to reboot as an origin story for the original Lara Croft Max Payne 3 was done by Remedy and stayed true to the franchise Microsoft allowed Rare to do Conkers Another Bad Furday, Perfect Darks sequel and Kameo 2 Ubisoft decided to be delicate with the AC franchise and didn't pump them out so fast Ubisoft decided to give us the Rayman 4 concept instead of Rabbids...the Rabbids never existed Ubisoft gave us a sequel to the Prince of Persia 08 Mass Effects 3 ending never leaked and that Star Child bullshit never happened. The Omega DLC would be in game There was no Ken Kutaragi/Hironobu Sakaguchi beef and Mistwalker did games for both consoles Mistwalker then does Lost Odssey 2 and forgets the mobile crap The Wii U never happened, the Switch was last gen so Nintendo this gen would be further ahead concept wise Sony allowed any PS1 classic you bought on the PS3 to be downloaded straight away to your PS4 Bioshock 2 never happened and Ken decided to make another Bioshock after Infinite Dead Space 3 wasn't ruined by EA The original Battlefront III was released I could go on
Wow that is a big list!!!
Cool list, Fox! Also, don't forget to save Sega, doctor!
Please do go on, that is one hell of a list Fox. I agree with it all :)
I agree with nearly every point except I love the new Tomb Raider games since the original ones never interested me and I love BioShock 2.
I would tell sega their future so that they would survive and we would still have the best arcade console option to have. And just think, today we would have space harrier, out run, hang on, after burner, etc in vr too.
Horse Armour DLC
i would try to kill nintendo before they released their n64. blow up all their bureaus, destroy all their prototypes, effectively forcing them to abandon the business. what a wonderful world this would be. with no stubborn market contender that keeps holding gaming back with their subpar approach to everything they are touching.
lol Okay. How exactly is Nintendo "holding gaming back"? Nintendo represents a small portion of the gaming industry. And aside from their handhelds, they haven't released a normal console since what, 2006? Whenever Gamecube came out. They present an alternative option to gaming. Nothing they are doing is holding back Microsoft, Sony, or PC gaming. Not in the slightest. So I fail to see how Nintendo going away after the N64 would have had any meaningful impact on MS and Sony, aside from maybe more sales for each company. Even the Wii, which was considered groundbreaking at the time. It influenced MS and Sony during last gen because they both rushed out a new type of gaming experience with Kinect and Sony's motion controls. But they hardly took over, or changed MS or Sony at all in the long run. So again, how is Nintendo holding gaming back?
"...blow up all their bureaus, destroy all their prototypes..." Dude this is some straight up terrorist sh** lol
As much as I'm not into Nintendo thats a bit harsh. Tbh out of Nintendo and xbox I know which one I'd rather weren't around and its not Nintendo.
Never give dmc to western developers,make a decent port for bayonetta on ps3 and put gore on ninja gaiden sigma 2
I myself would take it back to the point a season pass meant you got everything created for that game, I thought it was fair then and just about rite for developer and customers. Now it's just gone way out of hand and this gen is way out of touch with the average customer. Devs are taking the pee in every direction, eventually gamers will bite back and refuse. I think that when next gen arrives that's when devs will try even more ways to gain profits and milk gamers and I think when it gets to the point people are struggling to afford games and everything else that is added on top that's when gamers will say no more. Of course besides the blatent money whoring from devs, if I could change anything else it would be to have Sega and Atari still making consoles alone with being heavily involved in making games. I'll always miss the devs that are no more, but then again fans of sega's vault repeatedly asked them to crack there vault open and create up-to-date current gen games ie streets of rage being one of the games and captain commando being another. Yeah if I was Sega I'd auction there vault off if they're not going to do anything with it anymore, they have hundreds if not thousands of titles sitting there wasting away while they won't redevelop them another dev most certainly would.
I would talk MS out of the whole kinect idea
Kinect is great...for those who like it....should never have been forced.
Having Nintendo and Sony make that console.
Keep lionhead around long enough to finish fable 4, then I'll be happy. A new Gen fable that can end on a high note.
Rare being bought by anybody other than Microsoft is definitely a big one. Think of what they could have done the past 15 years with a different owner and all the head honchos hadn't left in 2002
Sonic 06. I'd give Sonic Team more time to finish it.
Keeping microsoft humble in 2013 so they wouldn't piss away the gains they made with OG xbox and 360. And also telling MS to just give us Halo 2 anniversary multiplayer instead of trying to cram 4 games on one disc.
I would change the way DLC is handled/made. Or just make a L4D3
Get rid of DLC and microtransactions Microsoft never buys Rare. Rare continues making great Banjo Kazooie and Conker games Edit: can add Perfect Dark and Battletoads to that as well
I would make the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X launch consoles back in 2013.
I agree, but they would have cost $650 and $800 at least back then...Still would have been worth it!
That's an easy one! I would've had Nintendo go with the CD ROM format for the N64 instead of cartridge. I firmly believe that lone decision completely changed their trajectory in terms of their place in the home console market. I also believe Nintendo's decision to stick with cartridge is what helped pave the way for the PlayStation's dominance. If Nintendo had went CD ROM like it's competitors did, they would not have lost so much developer support and they would've dominated the 32/64 bit generation. Also, I wish the industry would just raise the retail price of games and include everything instead of all the microtransaction horseshit.
Completely and utterly remove the Sjw cancer from video game journalism
no kidding...make that all "journalism"
From everything lol.
Would be interesting to see what would have happened if Atari kept US domestic rights to Nintendo games instead of letting them go after the " video game crash" of the mid 80's.
Always wondered what would have happened "if" Nintendo didn't push Sony away when they were entertaining the idea of a CD based console in the mid 90's.
Stop the all digital only releases on PC, or even have GOG become dominant over Steam, I miss physicals and don't care for Steam (I prefer GOG's service but the game selection is poorer).
Gamecube and Dreamcast with dvd.
I'd go back in time with all the wealth of knowledge I have now and, essentially, make them my own = profit.
Nintendo cancelling sonys contract for the snes cdrom only joking don't worry :)
Wish consoles never existed!
want to erase xbox. because in my opinion , after 4 generation , still a mediocre publisher and hardware designer.
Agreed 100%. Could go away tomorrow and I wouldnt miss them at all.
I would kill off DLC and microtransactions, full game at launch or gtfo.
Nintendo and Sony joining forces.
Delay Steam until HL3 showed up. Don't kill Steam entirely, though. That would be crazy.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.