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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1125d ago | article

End the Slander Against On-Rail Games. End it Now

Kotaku - When did on-rail games become bad? It seems as though nobody likes them anymore, despite being part of the core gaming universe over a decade ago. They co-existed with the FPS genre back then, why can't they co-exist now? All I ever hear is how crappy on-rail games are despite great games like House of the Dead, Rez, Time Crisis, and even Dead Space Extraction. Child of Eden [pictured above] is looking to be a great game in my opinion, yet because it's on-rails people assume this attitude and come in with a critical state of mind that the game will be low quality. (Child of Eden, Xbox 360)

gravemaker  +   1125d ago
i don't like onrail games. They are, mostly, just boring
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OllieBoy  +   1125d ago
Kotaku: Leave Kinect alone!
snipermk0  +   1125d ago
LOL. that made me laugh. Bubs up for u.
gaffyh  +   1125d ago
Gamers: No, on rail sucks! Just because it is on Kinect, doesn't mean we should suddenly start loving on-rail games.
MinusTheBear  +   1125d ago
Kotaku are so full of shit that they are actually defending Kinect.
koehler83  +   1124d ago
It's a Kotaku community article. So it's some reader defending Kinect. Kotaku just gives them a voice.
earbus  +   1125d ago
I like most of my train simulators on rails it doesnt seem to bother me,house of the dead was allways good time cop not so much.
Giru017  +   1125d ago
Nothing against on-rail games when it was that way from the start (Rez, Child of Eden, Time Crisis, etc...), but when they take games and "Kinectify" them (Fable: Journey... really?), then there's an obvious problem.
Neckbear  +   1125d ago
It's quite ironic to see criticism against on-rail games when most shooters nowadays follow a straight line either way, on-rails or not.
Solidestchimp  +   1125d ago
ssssssshhhhhh stop using logic on n4g its frowned upon =/
despair  +   1125d ago
I disagree, linear and on rails are very very different and I'll take the former any day.
despair  +   1125d ago
Sure on rails games have their place...but I'd rather not have it so prevalent, it adds such an archaic feel to most games and a lack of freedom and depth as well, of course thereare the rare gems like Child of Eden but then everyone with an axe to grind and their grandmother props it up like its the rule and not the exception.

On rails are fine is low doses, but with kinect its coming full blast and thats something to fight against, its gaming de-evolution....sorry for all the cliches....
BlackTar187  +   1125d ago
Yea i agree on rails seem old to me.

Ill take on rails for Arcade games...

I like Dead Space but even my love for the franchise couldn't keep me interested thru the entire game...

Resident evil On rails was also the same thing i was happy to buy it etc. but after a couple hrs the whole appeal seemed like a choir and thats what it became for me to beat both of those.

btu to each there own..
Biggest  +   1124d ago
Thankfully despair understands the difference. I know you meant well, BlackTar187, but you miss the difference. Linear games are fine. Deap Space is linear. Resident Evil is linear. Uncharted is linear. On-rails should be used for a very small range of games. Arcade shooters work for it (Time Crisis and the like). On-rails refers to the feeling of being ON RAILS (rollercoaster). Kinect games are on-rails. If you removed the Kinect and 360, you could find the same experience on a rollercoaster with a mounted "control" system. The Buzz Lightyear ride at DisneyLand is a perfect example. It's basically what a shooter on Kinect would be.
BlackTar187  +   1124d ago
I meant Dead Space extraction and Resident evil light gun game.
Venox2008  +   1125d ago
I love good on-rails games and I would very dissapointed if devs wouldn't make any..

(REZ, House of the dead [especially Overkill], RE:umbrella & darkside chronicles, Child of eden and more..)

they are in different category of games which I like..
turnerdc  +   1125d ago
Panzer Dragoon. Feel like pulling out my Sega Saturn right now.

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