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Submitted by Crazybone126 990d ago | opinion piece

Five Reasons This Generation Sucked

E-mpire Writes: We are now six years into this console generation, and with the announcement of Nintendo’s latest console, the Nintendo Wii U, this console generation is inching closer and closer to its inevitable climax. Generally, when a new console cycle is near, people look back upon what was so great about the previous console generation. Those people are NOT us. With the introduction to new novelties such as high definition graphical capabilities, motion controls, and 3D, there was quite a bit that went awry throughout this generation. It’s as if there was almost TOO MUCH technological innovation (read: experimentation) that caused both major and minor issues with developers, publishers, and the consumers. You’re about to read the Five Reasons This Generation Sucked. (Industry, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Stuart5756  +   991d ago
For every reason 'This Generation Sucked' there are 10 reasons it was absolutely brilliant. I've loved been a gamer this gen. Thanks devs.
Coded-Dude  +   991d ago
agreed. there are plenty of reasons to complain, but there are also plenty of things to praise. Although I think I may have been more disappointed this gen then last....
DasBunker  +   990d ago
i skipped most of the PS2 era but played a few of the best games like MGS2, GOW and RE4 which brought me back to gaming.. there been some surprises this gen.. but idk feels like it was lacking in some aspects specially when i read about all the memorable games from last gen
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Marceles  +   990d ago
My only real gripe with this gen is the lack of memorable JRPGs. There's several that I remember...they just mostly mediocre and were playable but didn't have any replay value. And some just downright sucked.
TooTall19  +   990d ago
Been there since the NES and I really enjoyed this generation. I wish consoles didn't break so often, but other than that the standards for games have been set high.
zerocrossing  +   991d ago
Good read, and they are some very valid points.

As much as this console generation has offered some great games, they have often been tainted by many of the the reasons given above.
Too_many_games  +   990d ago
To sum up why this gen has sucked...3 simply letters...FPS
xPhearR3dx  +   990d ago
Farts Per Second?
Quagmire  +   990d ago
I think you meant these three letters; DLC
Sgt_Slaughter  +   990d ago
The games are great when the developer actually puts time and effort into it, and not make it a yearly released game that has one to two minor tweaks that could have been in a patch. Also the fanboys this generation piss me off. Oh, and now that Activision likes to create a game, take 10% of the game off the disk and then give it to you later on for $15, when it should be available on the disk from Day 1. Just my 2 cents...
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mandf  +   990d ago
Garbage no name websites searching for hits. No name sites stealing info from other journalists. No name websites posting interviews they never paid anyone on their staff for but stealing quotes from other web sites. No name sites just making up stuff.
mandf  +   990d ago
I guess the disagrees are coming from gamingbolt.com since they are nobodies that couldn't even post their own review they had to post edges review of Uncharted 3.
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Dmd  +   990d ago
Five Reasons This Generation Did NOT Sucked:

1) Uncharted franchise;
2) Demon Souls / Dark Souls;
3) InFamous franchise;
4) Metal Gear Solid 4;
5) Dead Space franchise.

* honorable mention: perfect MK comeback.

;)
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Quagmire  +   990d ago
Those are games, not money-whoring industry tactics.

Completely missed the point.
Dmd  +   990d ago
Pardon me, but I do believe that brilliant games sticks with you far beyond a generation of videogames (I still remember my first adventure game, as well as my first rts), and those memories you build now, while playing those brilliant games, are good reasons as any why this was a beautiful generation, despite all its bumps along the ride.

I think you missed the point, entirely.
tiffac008  +   990d ago
Well a gaming generation is greatly remembered and defined by the games that was released during that time period rather than any industry related tactics or business.
StarWolf  +   990d ago
This gen has been garbage. 3-4 unique FPS games (50 copy cats dont count) . Like 3 racing games worth a crap (Burnout:P was hardly a racing game) . Most JRPGs have been floppish but I expect the PSV to deliver more. This gen has been good to fighting games mainly but not too nice , look at the noobified Brawl ,etc. This generation can be described in one word as "accessible". No games take a challenge anymore. The new Hard mode is the old Easy mode. Aiming is an aim-assist or aim-lock. Etc .

games release with hardly any online mp maps (cough KZ2 and 3) no excuse for the 3rd since they had the engine already. No excuse when the 1st in the PS2 has more maps/modes than a late PS3 title, with 20 bucks more for DLC later. Thats just 1 example out of any game, including fighting games. latest joke of an example is Gears3 which i own. Maps locked in the disc cmon now
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kesvalk  +   990d ago
they forgot about unplayable games on lauch due to bugs...

and DLC should be #1
no CAPCOM need to be #1, DLC is #2....
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stragomccloud  +   990d ago
Seriously! About the Capcom part. Why don't they just admit they're killing Mega Man!
stragomccloud  +   990d ago
Fanboys and graphics whores who won't touch a game unless it's on one of the HD twins is the worst part of this generation.
Dantheman1  +   990d ago
it sucked because 99% of the games are 3rd person shooters
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   990d ago
I think you meant 1st person......
Hicken  +   990d ago
Despite the crap that publishers have implemented this generation, it's as Dmd said: the games will stick with me longer than the memory of DLC.

Too many titles to name that I just loved.
BrightFalls76  +   989d ago
DLC is a double edged sword. Fallout 3 was one of my favorite games this generation and I loved having the opportunity to continue playing in the wasteland after I had completed the main story.

My biggest concern with DLC however is once this generation has come and gone will we have access to the things we purchased still? Using Fallout as an example again let's say it's 5 years from now and I only own the newest consoles. Will I be able to download my DLC again? I assume not.

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