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Submitted by marcellizot 2306d ago | article

Why so original?

What do The Departed, Resistance 2, Michael Clayton and Gears of War 2 all have in common? Guns? Male leads? A certain darkness of tone?

Nope, nope and nope. The thing they all have in common is a lack of innovation, but is that such a bad thing? Something else they all have in common is consistent evidence of master craftsmanship, but when it comes to games, that particular element is often brushed over in favour of endless deconstructions of what a particular title does differently to its peers. (Culture, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

riksweeney  +   2306d ago
Is the author slating The Departed because they think it lacks innovation or because it's a remake of Infernal Affairs and they're pissed?
Dark_Overlord  +   2306d ago
Probably because its a remake, it seems Hollywood at the minute is in a frenzy of remaking excellent Asian films into mediocre garbage, just look at 'the eye' and 'one missed call' for examples. Although I did prefer the Hollywood version of 'the ring'
Austin_SJ  +   2306d ago
Innovation doesn't matter to 90% of people
Most people are happy to play the latest version of Madden or Fifa, or watch the sequel/prequel to last years blockbuster. It doesn't matter as long as the end product has been produced with care and attention to detail as often isn't the case.
Daver  +   2306d ago
The departed was an awesome movie!
marcellizot  +   2306d ago
I'm saying that the Departed is an awesome movie and that in spite of the fact that it is not innovative, it is still an excellent film, because it is expertly crafted. The point is, craft should be as important as innovation and that seems to be forgotten when it comes to gaming sometimes. Read the article and all will become clear.

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