IGN - The game business keeps churning out the same ideas. Are we all to blame, for buying the same stuff year-after-year?
No. They promise innovation, but its just taking the old garbage back.
COuldnt have said it better myself bro....they lie and then when they release the game lie some more to try and cover up the crap...case and point every single madden game since 2008 LOL
Don't know why this is coming from ign. As long as publishers are able to buy review scores through ad revenue, innovation is put on the back burner. I said before that the lowest these big sites would give cod is an 8.5. looks like I was right when you look at gamespots score
Yes gamers reject innovation, because they fear spending $60 on a game that's not a 9/10. Review score and familiarity are the be all of 90% of gamers these day. If it's not familiar then it's on the back burner for buying. If it's not familiar and it doesn't get an average meta of 90+ then it's a no buy. That's the simple mindedness of gamers these day, and it's somewhat understandable due to games costing $60 a pop brand new, which in turn is the developer/ publishers fault. I agree that if you're going to bring out a new franchise it better be kickass the first go around, or it won't stand out amongst the already established icons. This gen Bioshock, Uncharted, Gears, and Mass Effect are the New IP's to do this. If you lack innovation then used a media icon, and make a solid game like Batman: AA/AC. But if you innovate it has to be something brand new, and not a minor tweak of something we've played before. The graphics have to be top quality for some people to even give it a glance. And finally it has to set the bar higher for the genre it's in. If you're not doing that then your game will be overlooked.
why doesn't IGN call out certain titles for lack of innovation instead of just dishing out high scores
because mr. kotick would have them castrated.
What's there to castrate?
Well said man bubs+.
Again, people unfairly attacking COD and Acti. How about calling out Nintendo for all their recycled games from 25 years ago? How about calling out Microsoft for all their recycled games? The only one innovating and still coming out with new ips as well as sequels is Sony.
Yup and that is certainly true bro...but Activision gets the spotlight on this because they are spending that bread to gain that spotlight....so they have to lay in the bed they made.
If anything we embrace it. Its what we look for when a new game is launched.
unfortunately, innovation has a niche market.
Well, I hope Gamer's DO reject this article an refuse IGN the hits they so desperately desire for this article. They churn out undeserving scores to some of the least innovative titles going *CoughModernWarfare3Cough* and then have the nerve to accuse gamers of rejecting innovation. Might I suggest that possibly the casual Market purchase low innovation titles such as COD because you (IGN) review them highly despite their huge recycling and lack of new and original features and they no less...? All I can say is thank god I follow the games industry and know the games to avoid (COD Sequels) and the games deserving of purchasing (Gears of War 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Uncharted 3 etc.)
Innovation is overrated...like the saying goes, if it ain't broke don't fix it. This applies to COD, it just hasn't aged and feels good, the simplicity and satisfaction of COD is what counts and what gamers want more of (the fans) of course, this means the core game play doesn't change, other wise it would alienate the fans. Like any game you're a fan of..you want just new additions on top of what works, story, levels, upgrades, etc etc...like sequels do. This isn't a new franchise. As for a new engine, it isn't needed...gameplay matters over all...it just works. Haters need to understand that. While it isn't everyones game (but most) you need to keep this in mind.
Its 50/50 on the subject. Its developers fault for not out-doing themselves in terms of what's expected, and its our fault for always giving them a chance, again and again.
this is very sad indeed this is why I hate companies like actionvision (EA is guilty of this as well Madden anyone) but this is going to lead to the downfall of the gaming industry rather later than sooner yess ppl seem like mindless sheep right now but eventually they will wake to find every game that is made will be recycled and then they will see no use to waste money on video games any more and start to invest in other things. it's really sad but yess this hobby will eventually fade away. this is why art education is more important than most ppl think.
They simply don't care as it's just too fun for them...why do you think COD sells and scores well? come on man, just give credit where it is due. Its fine if it isn't your game, but picking on whats popular isn't cool. In time, COD will slowly decline as Halo has in the FPS franchise....just let it have it's ride.
Popularity does not equal quality. Pop Music and Rap music are the two top selling musical genres today, but does that mean in terms of quality that they are the BEST genres? Titanic is the highest grossing romantic film of all time, but does that mean it is the BEST romance film of all time?
jesus christ, people. gaming is for fun. hence the word game. why on earth do you have to be pretentious about fucking games? lol if it's a game, and it's fun, then it's a good game. innovation or not sheesh, get a life
While Reviews do have a certain guide line to follow when reviewing..if the game is fun and it still feels good, it's simply Good enough and worthy of a high score, as long as it has enough fresh ideas on top of it...which what COD offers. well said.
A fun game is a good game, this is true. But even fun games get stale after a while if they don't add something new. If that wasn't true, we'd all still be playing the original Zelda or Mario on NES.
So exactly what do people want when they ask for innovation? Because everyone seems pretty vague. Or has innovation just overtaken "generic" as the 'in' gaming word?
yess on another sad note the gaming industry in the future will be alot like what the music industry is now especially in hip hop. all they care about is money. I remember in the late 70's up to the late 90's the radio was always playing somthing good now It's a bunch of commercialized BS. money has corrupted that entire industry (hence why justin bieber is #1 on the charts). Don't worry same will defin atly happen to the gaming industry it has already begune to happen now. sooner or later every game will become stale because companies want $$$$$ like actionvision and innovation will not get them those dollars. sooner or later every company will copy the actionvision formula.
Why not just start your post with "in my day" and admit you've become your dad ;)
Innovation. Gamers want? Sure they do. But consider Fuddrucker's hamburgers and McDonald's hamburgers. Who sells more? Whose are better? Try telling one customer eating at one establishment that you know better than them and they should be eating at the other establishment for whatever reason. Maybe McDonald's costs less. Maybe Fuddrucker's uses better ingredients. It doesn't matter to the person eating the hamburger. They got what they wanted because it was their decision. At the same time, both McDonald's and Fuddrucker's can both survive in the same ecosystem. Why should the one be offended at the existence of the other? Is it an affront to the god of the True Burger-er? And why do burger eaters have to choose one or the other? Why can't they eat a cheap burger when they want a gimmicky burger slathered in thousand island dressing. This "True Gamer" bullsh!t is getting ridiculous. It's turning into a gamer Tea Party... but rest assured, you correcly pegged COD as the game covered in thousand island dressing, but who are you to tell them that thousand island dressing-covered experiences are not what they "should" want? It's their money, their time, and their life.
Bizarre, compelling and hunger inducing. Nice post.
Yes they do. The amount of "FF should go back to it's roots" i see suggests to me people would like the same formula over and over again. It's the reason why i stopped playing pokemon games. The game has a great formula but when hardly anything changes it gets stale but the sales still pour in and reviewers do not knock off points for lack of innovation so nothing changes.
Innovation isn't done by using something someone else has been using for years and calling it something else...This is basically what we have today. There are a ton of great ideas that gamers have been throwing these developers (FOR FREE MIND YOU) and they still refuse to listen and innovate. Innovation isn't CTRL C + CTRL V...
COD4 innovated the whole FPS genre. All the sequels from then have improved on the formula. Do we hate innovation? No. We just don't find it fun. I have yet to find an FPS that's more fun and gives me more value for my money than COD games. THAT is why I bought Black Ops and MW3.
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