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GamerXchange: Just Because You Don’t Like A Certain Game, Doesn’t Make That Game Bad

TheCrapgamer of GamerXchange writes:
Greetings one and all, I’ve been doing quite a few reviews lately and I’ve also been sure to speak my opinion on lots of other video game industry happenings. It’s been shaping up to be a momentous year for gaming and gamer’s alike, some people are even claiming that 2011 has been the greatest year in the history of gaming, it’s always difficult to compare things like that, but I’ve also noticed that the dreaded fanboy trolls are out in full force lately. It’s almost like it’s not good enough to dislike a game, but you have to berate other gamer’s with your own opinion as to why that particular game is bad. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen things get this out of hand, but gaming is bigger now then it ever has been, which means it could get worse.

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Focus2401d ago

First game that popped into my mind and yours, CoD. You can hate it all you like, but 25 more million people love and enjoy it, so to them, it is gaming heaven.

FunkMcnasty2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

I really think that the reason CoD sells as well as it does is because of the heavy social component of the online multiplayer. I think many people just simply buy it because all of their friends own it, and they feel the pressure of being the only one in their social circle without the one game that EVERYONE is playing.

And to edit the title of the article a bit, I'd counterpoint that "Just because everyone likes a game, does't mean that game is good." In other words, 25 million consumers and The Pope aren't gonna make me believe that MW3 is a "great" game, just because they all bought it.

Unfortunatley, once a video game reaches pop-cuture-phenomenon status, Publishers and Developers are more likely to iterate more and more and innovate less and less. We've seen this trend with the Need For Speed Series, Resident Evil Franchise, Madden, Guitar Hero, and now Call of Duty.