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Where Do Bad Games Come From?

OXM US Online writes:

"I find the topic pretty interesting simply because I don't, at my core, believe that people set out to make bad games. Nobody sits down at a development kit and says "OK, let's do completely crap physics, let's leave out key bits of the story, and for the big ending, let's throw in some AI bugs."

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Maldread3548d ago

EA, nuff said.

No, seriously, i think no one intends to make a bad game on purpose, but developers have to chose what they will focus on with limited time/money. Sometimes it`s because the developers dosn`t have the artistic talent or enough money/time to pull of great ideas, but someone else later does (Killswitch-Gears).

Ultimately, a deciding factor in judging games is that regardless of how good or great a game is, it`s the games it`s compared to which also counts. If you imagine a soccer league which hire all the best coaches in the world and acquire the best players, it will still mean that some teams will have to end up on top and some in the bottom. I`m sure many games would be considered classics if they were released two years prior to their time too, because the other games out wouldn`t be as good or have as much polish. Obviously there are games which manage this in their own time, and these are the ones we usually call classics (Metal Gear, Final Fantasy 7 etc)

predator3548d ago

all depends on money/publisher pushing them/deadline and resources available

Capt CHAOS3547d ago (Edited 3547d ago )

But no one has had the guts to tell them they are 'naff'..

Edit: Or perhaps they are just arogant.

name3547d ago

Where does bad music come from? Where does bad parents/children come from? People just do something wrong and dont realise it's wrong until someone else says it. There.

mighty_douche3547d ago

spot on!

also what you think is "bad" someone else might think is "good", its all subjective.

Zhuk3547d ago

Bad games come from poorly designed consoles that stifle and limit developers freedom and creativity by slapping together components which are poorly suited for gaming but well suited for the console makers business interests. This is why the PS3 is known for bad games

Great games come from designing a console from the ground up with ease of development in mind and by providing great tools to back up such a well designed console. This lowers costs and development time and increases the overall quality of the games for consumers to enjoy. This is why the Xbox 360 is the greatest gaming machine the world has ever seen.

mighty_douche3547d ago

so your suggestting that the 360 has NO bad games?

and "This is why the Xbox 360 is the greatest gaming machine the world has ever seen. " thats pure comedy right there.

redmamoth3547d ago

Do you ever make a comment that doesn't slag off the PS3?? You have a real chip on your shoulder! I bet you lie awake at night muttering 'PS3 Sucks' to yourself in some kind of psycotic rage!

Oh, and for the record, I think you find that the PC is in fact the greatest gaming machine every made you narrowminded [email protected]!

bootsielon3547d ago

"Great games come from designing a console from the ground up with ease of development in mind and by providing great tools to back up such a well designed console. This lowers costs and development time and increases the overall quality of the games for consumers to enjoy. This is why the Xbox 360 is the greatest gaming machine the world has ever seen."

I guess RROD was built from the ground up too.

Lord Cheese3547d ago

zhuk, the 360 has plenty of turd games too. Besides, the ps3 barely has any exclusives, and only one of them has been truly bad (lair) - everything else has been reasonable or better. the 360 has a game based on a toyota yaris. A TOYOTA YARIS!!!!

Fact is if a console is easier to develop for (which i might add is not an opinion held by many) it means that more idiots and talentless fools will write games for it - hence, if what you're saying is true, the 360 will get saddled with more and more turd because it costs so little to produce it....

Bathyj3547d ago

You're seriously an A grade dikhead arent you?

"poorly designed consoles that stifle and limit developers freedom and creativity"

You mean like limiting space to a DVD and not having a Hard drive built in? Giving games no room to grow and effectively crippling this generation of multiplat games like GTA4. Not having a HD movie format on Xbox doesn't bother me cos I wouldn't dare leave my XB on for 2 hours if I wasnt playing a game anyway. Thats 2 more hours off its life.

You sit there smug and pull yourself over a few third party games that look minutely better on Xbox. If you want a really gauge of power asks yourself why nearly ALL the big 1st party games including Halo, Mass Effect, Forza have Jaggies, framerate issues and in the case of Halo and Forza just flatout last gen looking graphics. GT4 looks better than F2. ME looks nice but then you see what it does to performance.

Meanwhile Sonys 1st party games HS, R+C, UC, WH all run smooth, no framerate problems, no jaggies and generally more action on screen than Xbox is capable of. And bottomline, we like them and dont care what you have to say or think.

Live with your head up your arse if you like, but stop coming to PS3 threads to tell us what the weathers like.

juandren3547d ago

How the hell can ANYBODY agree with Zhuk?

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