Trusting a writer to make a game is like hiring a marine biologist to fix your toilet. All you're left with is a lecture on saving the ocean and nowhere to pee.
In some cases it might, in others it might not. there are many reasons for both sides.
Save games from what?
to restart the level? lol that´s why almoust all games have auto-save now lol.
Games like Dragon Age, Portal 2, BioShock, Final Fantasy, etc. wouldn't be what they are without good writing.
A mumbo jambo article i wont even bother reading it.
That's a great intro line, by the way. And I agree with the opinion - developers need to stop trying to "teach us more about the human condition" and put the focus back on kickass action.
Movies and books have depth in their stories, why not the interactive medium?
The depth is in the fact the medium is interactive, that's what draws you in. Games can still have good stories, and they very often do, but they don't have to focus on that the way the lesser mediums do. The point is that games can do what movies and books can, and much more, so they should concentrate on what they do best.
I'd say the interaction lends itself to the immersion, but that isn't necessarily "depth." The benefit to this medium above the others is the fact that you can be submerged into the events, with the characters. To focus on "kick-ass action" can equate in a hollow experience, something that is base and simplistic. Targeting just the "fun" factor is something the medium as a whole should not strive to do. If I want simple, stupid "fun" I can play multiplayer or something else that is clearly garnered towards producing one type of experience. But I like to also be provoked by ideas and deeper concepts. Both Arkham City and Uncharted 3 held revelations about the "human condition" that stirred the mind and got me thinking. I wouldn't want to lose that and personally I feel we have farther to go. If this medium is to be taken serious it needs to tackle serious themes and cocnepts, something it can still do while concentrating on the interactivity it excels at offering.
Anything beats aliens invading earth for the fifty billionth time.
soo games are in trouble now??? i thut dedicated game handhelds were and now games too?? UUUGGHHH!!!
Nothing matters but graphics nowadays. Don't believe me? Ask the PS3 crowd. With that said... Gaming is not in trouble. The devs that make horrible games are the one's in trouble.
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