While we’ve seen plenty of first-person shooters and action games in the past few years, there are a few genres that seem to have dropped off the map. So what is it that this generation has been missing? - PSLS
I'm dying for a snowboarding game right now. SSX can't come soon enough.
SSX was awesome. Id like even a good Tony Hawk reminiscent of the originals. The first couple were really good.
I would prefer a new Amped game in the vein of 1 and 2 as opposed to the slightly mad 3rd iteration.
@Marquis I had the first Amped on Xbox. It was my favotire snowboarding game since Cool Boarders too. I never played the 3rd one but I heard it just wasn't the same. Oh man, how a really high def down hill snowboarding game with realistic physics would be so sweet.
Yea, I have find memories of Amped 1 and 2, especially the latter with multiplayer, just jamming freestyle. So good, so so good.
I would love to see more stealth games and JRPGs on consoles this generation. I'm a big fan of both of those genres.
Has anyone else wondered what it'd be like to see a Western Studio take on the JRPG? I've always wanted to see something like that. The original worlds, characters, stories and colorfulness of a JRPG with the open ended and freedom giving designs of a Western RPG--it could be incredible.
@Kur0 I don't know why you said no, it can't be any worse than what Japan has been producing.
To be honest I love the JRPG style and some JRPG's are extremely awesome (like Disgea) but overall I think a lot of them are following a template and I agree with you. I mean static characters with absolutely no animation's during long "cutscene" dialogue? and stereotypical gameplay. If they had that "twist" of a western developer making it I think it would be healthy for a lot of franchises. Not just to simply change the feel, but to make them more readily available to a larger audience as well. Of course by doing this you also have to keep the same level of quality or better, anything less and the "fans" will just destroy it by talking bad.
But who would you want to see team up, just out of curiosity?
I would suggest trying Lost Odyssey, by far my favourite JRPG this gen, but not many actually played the game...
The number 1 is so retarded I cant even begin 1) Theres more jrpgs on consoles than any other type of rpg, and portables ( including ios) its not even close 2) Overall theres more japanese rpgs this gen than any other. Thats a fact, with the same high level of quality "Where’s this generation’s Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII, or Dark Cloud 2? ' Radiant historia, ff 4 warriors of light/revant wings, tactics 2, crisis core, type zero or d' arc inazuma eleven, nino kuni. Ive been playing more japanese rpgs this year than almost any other gungir, valkyria 3, disgaea 4, dragon quest vi, dq joker 2, and so many more. Its been unbelievable. To say theres more western rpgs on consoles than japanese is false especially when you take into account the dozens of exclusives on the wii, a system alot more popular than the ps3 or 360 ( as are the handhelds) "As a result, most, if not all, of the noteworthy RPGs on the PlayStation 3 are either Western RPGs like Mass Effect, or Action RPGs like Dark Souls. " dark souls is a japanese rpg dude. You mean disgaea 3 and 4 werent on the ps3? You mean final fantasy 13 and star ocean 4 werent on the ps3? You mean 3 tales games werent on the ps3? People need an rpg education THE PS3 ISNT POPULAR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD NOR HAS IT SOLD AT MORE THAN A FOURTH OR FIFTH PLACE PACE WORLDWIDE. AND IT STILL GETS JAPANESE RPGS. THATS THE AMAZING THING
Disagreeing doesnt make facts, any less facts. Even this year the new games started right in the first 2 weeks of january
The tact wasn't exactly my style, but I can understand this man's frustration, and I agree completely with his point. "No JRPGs this gen" is something people say when they don't know the genre very well.
To be fair, MOST of the best ones have been on handhelds, but there have been some true gems on consoles this generation. The biggest standouts- to me- on each system are Valkyria Chronicles, Lost Odyssey, and Xenoblade Chronicles. There are plenty of others that were enjoyable, too. However, JRPGS just aren't as popular this gen as last. Or, more specifically, they've been overshadowed by the FPS. I don't think it's a matter of there not being enough, but rather that they're not getting the exposure they would have seen last generation.
@Hicken To be fair its irrelevant they are on handhelds. "However, JRPGS just aren't as popular this gen as last. Or, more specifically, they've been overshadowed by the FPS." This is a big fact lie. rpgs where NEVER that popular in the states, action games were always more popular. This gen we are seeing more rpgs from past gens, given new life in this gen, because rpgs have increased in popularity You think star ocean 1, shiren, or dragon quest vi would of gotten localized in any other gen? I think not
Its not really a matter of not enough JRPGS are being made its a matter of most of them sucking. Fact.
some new twisted metal wouldnt hurt
My kingdom for a Tenchu project backed by a decent budget.
Ah god yes... Please... Tenchu!!! A real big budget Tenchu game would be so amazing...
I wish Tenchu would make a return and back to its former glory. We need a true ninja game that involves stealth, trickery, and feudal Japan weaponry & "magic". More than the fancy hack and slash of Ninja Gaiden.
There hoping that RE: Operation Raccon City will save Survival horror. Are they watching the same gameplay videos as me because for starters it looks like crap but the main problem behind that "hope" is that it dosen't even look like a survival horror game. It's more like a game which has been quickly put together with the cheapest developer who would take the job so Capcom can make a quick buck. I don't like to say this but I hope to god it fails and the sales are low...RE shouldn't be exploited like this. Especialy have the disrespect to give one of the best franchise you have to a crap developer and then make a full online multiplayer game when co-op/online was the one thing people moaned about the most in RE5.
Who is "they"?
Who 'are' they?
A new hack and slash would be great. There were plenty last gen, but it feels like that genre has dried up a bit. I feel like I haven't played a good one since GOW 3 and Bayonetta. Maybe Rising and NG3 can feel that void.
I disagree on stealth games. Most major franchises have stealth elements. Just look at this year: Batman AC, Uncharted 3, Assassin's Creed Revelations, Deus Ex HR.
Most of those games don't even allow you to crouch.
Batman, Assassin's Creed and Deus Ex are built around stealth.
^ Batman maybe, Deus Ex & Assassin's Creed? No.
dues ex human rev., splinter cell conviction,and hit-man :) all those other things "Mac is Ok" said are tended to be stealth games or use stealth as the main element
Most "stealthy" games fall into one of two categories this gen: Has AI so dumb that headless chickens outwit it 50% of the time (eg. Deus Ex:HR) or super ultra automatic killing corridor adventure (eg. Conviction).
Lack of stealth games = MGS fan wants a new MGS title. lol (don't worry I am a big MGS fan too, but there is no denying that's where this thought came from)
Lol @ Uncharted 3 being a stealth game.
platformer well for 360 and ps3 anyway. i really don't want to buy a wii just for platformers really.
tenchu z made me cry
Yeah, we need a new Tenchu that truly evolves the franchise.
it was sooooooo bad
Some guy corrected the article by saying there's lots of JRPG's now. True,and yes they have good quality, but not nearly great. Square's been releasing good FF games, yes, but when the new is released, you drop the old. They haven't made a GREAT game since years ago. So no, this generation hasn't had a "new FF7," not even close, the author of the article is right about that. On a separate note, I'm glad Twisted Metal's coming back, that game's been gone too long. Now if only we had it on the PC... I'd be a happy gamer. Oh Sony, you so funny, I'll buy a PS3 just to play it. Oh wait... there's Mortal Kombat, Sly Cooper coming, Uncharted, LB PLanet... and many more :D
There will never be a "new FF7" because that game made the genre 25x more popular than it was at the time. Statistically speaking, there are more JRPGs coming out now then there ever have been. The author doesn't like them, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. I have been loving them.
Hitman Absolution gives them hope for stealth games? Did they even watch the gameplay videos?
Who is "them" and who is "they"? You act as if the whole staff wrote this article.
what bout deus ex human revolution
Thief, Shenmue and Doom is all that's missing
Well Doom is on its way, but it's too bad the new generation will think it's new, even though it's been around since 1994, and has always kicked a$$
Oh God. >>> SPACE GAMES <<< Freelancer and Darkstar One were what - SIX YEARS AGO!?! I have yet to see a decent, serious space opera on any console.
Funny I was just thinking the other day about back when I used to play Elite: Frontier on my Amiga 500 and wondering why there has not been a really great open space game this gen! It can't be that hard to do... the open space bit isn't exactly hard to program, they can build a set number of planets and moons from the ground up to be what they want them to be, and just have a randomizer build the vast majority of other planets, moons ect and have some of them turn out boring places and others turn out interesting.... And for content they have literally endless choice! Hopefully one will emerge sometime soon!
skyrim,saints row the third, and way more. do your research next time
LOL @ icecoldfire... Try READING and COMPREHENDING what I was actually talking about before jumping to a really ludicrous assumption mate! haha We were talking about Open games set in SPACE!!!! lol
I saw Rikimaru and clicked. XXXD
Me too xD hiks, i want a new Tenchu maybe Acquire can ask Kojima to help them for Tenchu game
Sounds to me like you want a new silent hill and a new MGS more than a new survival-horror and a new stealth game.
okay first of, there is a game what the author wants in survival horror but its not really horror but a psychological thriller and also amnesia the dark descent is what i call a horror survival game what we needed. as for stealth deus ex human revolution offers you the choice to kill or be stealthy as possible and vehicular combat, battlefield 3. and japanese RPGs suck compared to western RPGs
i think a more appropriate article would be...."Franchises that have been missing this gen" jak and daxter resident evil ( with real zombies ) tenchu ( a better one ) shadow hearts mega man or megaman legends quality crash bandicoot ( from ND again! ) SSX ( finally it returns ) SW KOTOR 3 Jade Empire im sure im missing some but this is a start!
Splinter Cell 6 lead by Jade Raymond. Make it return to true stealth gameplay, who cares if it is trial and error if people do not like it they are not required to play it Bring back spies vs mercs with 4 vs 4 Lastly add 2-4 player campaign So basically make me a new chaos theory
I miss Space Shooters like Wing Commander or Colony Wars.
In terms of consoles: JRPGS, there isn't a distinct absence of any other genre than this, at this point there are only three genre's that seem to garner all attention; action: GOW, UC, etc... adventure: Assassins Creed FPS: oversaturated...
Yeah true stealth games have all but disappeared for some reason. As far as vehicular combat is concerned, the only one I can think of which has that at its heart is Warhawk.
play Amnesia: Dark Descent if you want survival horror done right.
I hear ya
The description of Survival Horror made me think about Siren. We need another Siren game to revive the Survival horror genre!
sire you have a good taste of games. you earned my humble respect.
Um... Hello?!? Amnesia? Penumbra? Siren?
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