Games make you interact with them and feel their brutal form of empathy through force feedback and a total lack of limitations. More importantly though, they are longer and require more commitment and love from the viewer.
i tend to think not all of them do. i mean, why drastically mark down good/great unique games like mirror's edge?
Game "critics" can't even figure out how to make a review system that doesn't work on arbitrary, arcane review scores... and you expect them to understand innovation? Please.
Some change is really needed in the reviews department of every gaming site & magazines. GTA IV, while a fun game, didn't deserve 9's or 10's and games like Mirror's Edge should have just a bit better scores. And that's just speaking about scores. Reviewers these days put too much emphasis on graphics.
Innovation is a funny word. Most people don't have an accurate grasp of what it truly means. Main Entry: in·no·va·tion Pronunciation: \ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən\ Function: noun Date: 15th century 1 : the introduction of something new 2 : a new idea, method, or device : novelty — in·no·va·tion 183;al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective Is Mirror's Edge innovative? Depends on your point of view. The whole problem is that there are no truly "innovative" games out there anymore. Why? Because every game today is just a refinement of previous game ideas that have worked. While the ideas might be fresh and different they usually are not innovating. "Innovative" has simply become a meaningless buzz word in the industry instead of being used to describe things accurately.
I found the Mirror's Edge Demo very cool. Game Critics are like anyone who calls themself a critic, usually only having a narrow view at how things should be, and they shun things that they are not used to.
...or game players are being too hard on games. Games this generation have a $20 price increase and 50% decrease in content replaced by tropy/achievement grinding, along with shaving off content to later sell as DLC. It is no wonder gamers have high standards. If game companies wanted an easier time they shouldn't have taken profit at any cost road.
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