I'm surprised nobody else has bought this up, but if I have to be the one to do it, so be it.
So, what IS the biggest BS in gaming history? Underpowered consoles? Too big a focus on graphics? The prices being too high?
None of those. Memorize this line: "You speak of innovation when any attempt at it is dismissed as a gimmick."
Do me a favor. Pass that saying on, because it NEEDS to be brought to peoples attention. Now, what does it mean? Well, let me tell you a story.
Once upon a time, there was a company named Ubisoft. Ubisoft created a game called "Assassins Creed," which was a brilliant game that was soon made into a franchise. Yet, after too many games, people complained that Ubisoft did nothing new, and demanded that they did. They wanted innovation.
So then came Watch Dogs, a game where "everything is connected" and you could drive across the open world of Chicago thwarting criminals and hacking as you please. Sounds like an interesting concept that's innovative, right?
People said the hacking thing was a gimmick, and began listing reasons Watch Dogs will fail. Despite having never played it, the game is was dismissed as "GTA with hacking" or "a modern Assassins Creed" and this nonsense was only elevated when the game was graphically downgraded. (Even though it looks fine.) This created a huge controversy, which only gave people who claimed to be seeking innovation a reason to think they had a brain.
Now let's go over to a game called Call of Duty. People call COD EXTREMELY un-innovative because they claim it's the same game every time. (Even though it's a BETTER version of a GOOD game every time. That's the point of a sequel. The same goes for Super Mario.) So a game called "Titanfall" comes out which basically improved the shooting franchise, which was beginning to become repetitive.
Was it well received by the "innovation seekers?" *Laughs* Of course not, little Billy. Such young ideas.
Titanfall features soldiers flying through the air, running on walls while shooting someone down, operating a mega robot that allowed you to kill everyone in your path until someone shot you down, in which case you ejected and fled.
All dismissed as gimmicks. All of them.
The game is classified as "COD with Mecs." People have proceeded to call it "Titanfail" and create the incredibly unclever pun "Titanfall falls" every time bad news for it appears.
These are only the recent examples. This has happened before. I ask just one question.
WHAT DO YOU WANT!!!?
Come on? Do you realize how ridiculous you sound? Again, you speak of innovation when any attempt at it is dismissed as a gimmick. You complain every time a sequel to a game comes out, regardless if it looks awesome or not, and dismiss any attempt at a NEW idea as a gimmick! So yes, we can't have the same ideas all the time, but if every new game were a new idea, we would've run out of ideas by now! And all those new ideas are somehow gimmicks!
And not only that, you don't know what "gimmick" means. A gimmick is something used to keep something old fresh, like a free drinks night at a bar that's been around for a while. A gimmick isn't something that occurs in anything new. So if it isn't a gimmick, then what is it?
IT'S YOUR INNOVATION, YOU DOLTS!