Are Video Games Becoming Stale?

A brief but insightful look into video game design and the recycled ideas that plague our most beloved titles.

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Montrealien3042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

I will elaborate for him.
It is not the videogames that are getting stale, it is the gamers views on games that getting stale. Because of many personnal factors. Age, job, wife, life, you name it.

what I am trying to say is that it is all about perspective. Many game concepts are getting old, but it`s the user that will feel it is getting old if they have played many games like it in the past. A newer gamer will think it is fresh, that is until a self proclaimed experienced gamer reminds him how that has been done before, blah blah blah..


thanks cpt obvious, I will remember that next time I share my opinion. Speaking of which, and to clarify, my opinion is that games are not getting stale, however many users feel they are getting stale, because gaming as a whole is getting stale for them.

Timesplitter143042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

All opinions are always about perspective, and they're asking us for our opinion.

yess3042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

What Montrealien is saying is if you feel games are stale, you should find another hobby, or take a break.
Thats what i am doing now, and writing my own game script with my idea's to pass time.

webeblazing3042d ago

montrealien is right tho everything thats been said is new and groundbreaking have been thousands of times etc. etc. new gamers do act like its the coming of christ. its more of the same. i jus want devs to spread over other genres except everbody focusing on shooters i dont even remember the last adventure game that came out or even an over the top action game like godhand. the real question should be when the publishers balls gonna drop and let these dev do something beside going with the trend and make one.

pippoppow3041d ago

I believe that the more experienced one is the more picky one becomes. Ultimately quality is quality but a higher value on new experiences that also is of a high quality becomes more and more important.

Sometimes taking a break and just keeping an eye out for games that peak an interest is needed. I've had years here and there where my interest in games have waned. I do not think it's unusual.

I agree Devs need to grow a pair. The cost of games have risen causing Devs to play it safe with the popular shooter genre but this is causing less gems to be found. Sooner or later fatigue will set in and devs may go back to bringing more variety.

I've been a little disappointed this gen primarily due to lack of variety and secondly uniqueness. Hopefully the second half brings more high quality Japanese titles and more games that have a wow factor with little to no shooting. More gems please.

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SpaceSquirrel3042d ago

Not for me, I'm still enjoying them.

Montrealien3042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

I hear ya man, as long as you still like gaming, that is all that matters. If you are starting to look at games as rehashed game concepts and boring and offering nothing new to you, it is not the games, it is you.


That is not at all what I said, and no, videogames do no equal some one robbing you. Come on man. And no, never force yourself to do something you might have grown out of, move on.

Timesplitter143042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

So what you're saying is that we must force ourselves to enjoy them no matter what?

It's like saying "if you start looking at robbery as someone taking your stuff and running away with it, the problem is not the robber, it's you"

N4GAddict3042d ago

They are getting a little stale IMO.

Tony P3042d ago

What I really think hurts games today is the cost to make them.

Timesplitter143042d ago (Edited 3042d ago )

Yes, they are.

Right now it's bald military dudes or anime archetypes everywhere. Games need to become better and more mature, because the audience has aged.

I want games to be as good as movies, nothing less. There is no excuse. That doesn't mean arcade games can't exist anymore, just as long as they don't take themselves seriously, it'll be fine.

(There are good games out there, just speaking in general)

Tony P3042d ago

That's very glib.

There are plenty of interesting concepts in gaming, but for some reason people look to massive franchises like CoD and Mario to embrace them.

Play. Other. Games.

AAACE53042d ago

As much as I love videogames, I have to say yes! Have you noticed that there are more shooters on the market than any other genre?

We are getting games with better graphics and sound with some twist to gameplay and story telling, but most of the stuff is so predictable.

Maybe i've just watched too many movies and played too many games, but I rarely get excited like I used to for games.

Anon73493041d ago


Astonishia Story
Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light
Brave Story: New Traveler
Breath of Fire III (import)
Class of Heroes
Crimson Gem Saga
Dragoneer's Aria
Final Fantasy
Final FantasyII
Legend of Heroes: Tear of Vermillion
Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch
Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean
Mana Khemia: Student Allance
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner
Riviera: The Promised Land
Shin Megami Tensi: Persona
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
Wild ARMS (downloaded from PSN)
Yggdra Union
Alien Syndrome
Bounty Hounds
Dungeon Explorer: Warrior of the Ancient Arts
Dungeon Seige: Throne of Agony
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
Half Minute Hero
Kingdom of Paradise
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Marverl Ultimate Alliance 2
Neopets: The Wand of Wishing
Phantasy Star Portable
Silverfall (Import from Australia)
Star Ocean: First Departure
Star Ocean: Second Evolution
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
Tales of Eternia (Import from Europe)
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade
Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code
Valhalla Knights
Valhalla Knights 2
Warriors of the Lost Empire
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse
Ys: Ark of Napishtim
Aedis Eclipse ~Generation of Chaos~
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
Dungeons & Dragons Tactics
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
History Channel: Great Battles of Rome
Lord of the Rings Tactics
Jeanne D'Arc
Neverland Card Battles
Spectral Souls
Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground
Dungeon Maker II: Hidden War
Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl
Innocent LIfe: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
Final Fantasy VII (PS1 RPG)
Final Fantasy VIII (PS1 RPG)
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1 RPG)
Jeanne D'Arc (PSP RPG)
Suikoden (PS1 RPG)

(And thats JUST the PSP RPGS)

And don't even attempt to get me started on the DS....

UnSelf3041d ago

List of titles from my PS2 and PS3

Gt 3 4
Viewtiful Joe 1 2
Soul Caliber 2
Megaman X collection
San Andreas
GOW 1 2
Black (s)


KZ2 (s)
Resistance 1 2 (s)
Soul Caliber 4
UC 1 2 (s)
Midnight Club
COD: MW (s)

notice anything?

sonicsidewinder3041d ago

Oh how i do, but it's not just the games. It's the fact that the audience is wider, and the biggest part of that audience are people who don't mind having the same thing. The majority buy the 'shit' title, so the developers make the same shit title with a brand new lick of paint and say it's brand new. BUUUUULL Shizer.

Good games btw. Henshin a go-go.

Anon73493041d ago

You have a bad taste in games and they get worse as time goes on.

Maybe you should just start buying good PS3 games.

Ratchet and Clank Future: Crank in time
Demon's Souls (Get it, No Exceptions)
Valkyria Chronicles
Blazblue (Lol Soul Caliber)
3D Dot Game Heroes
Mod Nation Racers
Disgeae 3
MGS4 (How the sh!t do you not have this yet?)
Armored Core Four Answer

Also, you missed out on TONNES of good PS2 games.

God Hand
Jak & Daxter Series
Ratchet & Clank Series
We Love Katamari
Guilty Gear (Lol Soul Caliber)
Syphon Filter
Dark Cloud Series

You should also try other consoles/PC gaming so you can play games like

Lost Odyssey
Tales Of Vesperia


Mario Galaxy
Monster Hunter Tri
No More Heroes 2
Tales Of Symphonia Dawn Of The New World
Fire Emblem

PC Gaming:

Mass Effect 1/2
Dragon Age
Buldur's Gate Series
Team Fortress 1/2
Portal 1
Half Life
Counter Strike
The Witcher
Cave Story
Oblivion (Played how it needs to be played, with mods)

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N4GAddict3042d ago

Well, there are too many FPS.

N4GAddict3042d ago

I think Wii, Move and Natal are needed for this reason alone.

kesvalk3042d ago


do we need to say more?

STICKzophrenic3042d ago


Maybe it's because I became a hardcore gamer this gen. Prior to this gen, I was a casual gamer and missed last gen entirely, so the shooter genre is still fairly new to me.

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