Video games decline in quality each generation, but increase in quantity

It’s no surprise that a majority of the gaming population cease to remember the first ever title that hit their bookshelves. Whether it be the newest Call of Duty title for this generation, or the old school Baldur Gate, or even before that, the very old and classic title we have come and known to love – Pong. Why? Because developers each and every day create a title that is half as good as the titles that were released back in the good old days, and not saying that this generation is bad, however, in the future, gamers will cease to remember the quality in this generation as well, considering the future of gaming will turn worse and worse by each title that is released. What’s worse is that even though Each one of these title contributed to the type of gamer we are today. These are the same titles that are constantly being replaced, for stuff that are just flashy.

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boybato2829d ago

Video games decline in quality each generation, but increase in quantity > thanks to the smartphone market/crowd. lol

DeadlyFire2829d ago

Well if some games didn't decline the new developers out there would have no chance.

ATi_Elite2829d ago

While there are lots of new I.P.s and small studios with new games that are pretty good.........

You still got Big Companies pumping out mediocre Sequels left and right that are only worth renting.

For me Planetside 2 and Arma 2 are the ONLY sequels I'm playing right now as all other games are original I.P's which is GOOD!

snipes1012829d ago

I don't know, the Atari was infamous for it's shovelware.

3-4-52829d ago

GBA had the best collection of games in terms of quality.

GBA has less shovelware than any other system I can remember.

SilentNegotiator2829d ago

I really have to disagree. GBA has a plethora of licensed crapware and ports of bad games.

N64 is probably closer to that acclaim. 300 games in the NA region, very little of it shovelware. It had an incredibly lean, mean lineup. Even granted that it has one of the most infamous stinkers of all time, after ET.

SilentNegotiator2829d ago

If I didn't make it clear, I'm disputing your SECOND statement.

As for best collection of games....whew, I'm worn out just THINKING about such a debate. Too subjective, too many factors.

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Mounce2828d ago

I think people are just simply being ignorant to the fact that there was no publicity or acknowledgment for bad games of older generation. It's only since we are given up-to-date info and hype on bad games that come out, do we perceive it as "WOW SO MANY BAD GAMES" When really, think about it during the NES and SNES days, ALLLLL the fucking bad games, all the unknown bad games you've Never heard of, that didn't get marketed on TV, in a time where you didn't have the internet to have people warn you NOT to buy the game, no internet walkthroughs, nothing. Just the game and the cover art and the back of the box.

AVGN shows tons of bad games existed, especially if LJN made them.....

The point summarized, I don't think there's an increase or decrease, it's the same....merely bad games are woven and mixed with more complications that it's hard to tell which ARE the good games and which are the bad. Good companies can make hit or misses and only a few companies back in the NES or SNES days made Constant good games like Squaresoft, Nintendo, etc. It's harder to reveal what is shit and what is not, and the bias some people get with Duke Nukem Forever is a Fucking Shitty Game....some people will actually tell you that they think it's good....To each their own? Well, it doesn't escape others from being able to pinpoint why it's a horrible game and just because someone says irrationally that they like it or enjoyed it, doesn't negate the negative 'features' of the game and games like it.

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landog2829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )

disagree, while i do believe baldurs gate 2 shadows of amn is probably the best game ever made, the witcher 2 is very, VERY close

crysis warhead is one of the best shooters ever made, so is hard reset and stalker and far cry 3, compared to nukem, wolfiestien, those classics are pure GARBAGE compared to far cry 3

would you rather play street fighter 1 or 4.....

games keep getting better, the old tomb raider games seem AWFUL compared to the last few, and i cannot wait to see the new one

compare the first jak and daxter game to uncharted 3

play halo 1 again then play halo 4

games keep getting WAY better

nostalgias a hellova drug

i still own all my old consoles, most of the old gen games games have bad controls, awful graphics, piss poor story telling

sure there are exceptions, ps2 had some amazing games, but most still seem archaic compared to the stellar games we have today!

Irishguy952829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )

Let me ask this. What do people prefer?

The Witcher 2 or Uncharted 2.

Ah screw it, I simply cannot fathom how someone can think Uncharted 2 is the game of the generation when something like the Witcher 2 is in the same gen, among many other games.

You have one game with an extremely simple plot with stereotypical yet fun characters, the other with twists all over the place and brilliant writing and diversive characters.

One with straight forward Tps combat and Cutscene gameplay, the other with a good Action RPG combat, real choices in the outcome of the story, good entertaining quests, multiple maps to explore, a leveling character progression system.

I just cannot fathom it anyhow. There goes personal taste again, I prefer my in depth Rpg to an Action movie mixed into a game.

I mean, even bringing re playability and length into it, Witcher 2 literally has 2 different stories in the game, it lasts at least 25 hours each playthrough etc///crazy to me

HarryMasonHerpderp2829d ago

Neither game is better than the other because they are COMPLETELY different.
I enjoy both games for different reasons.

TheTwelve2829d ago

Woah woah woah. Witcher 2 is AMAZING. I'll grant you that. But Uncharted 2 is, in my opinion, more amazing in its genre than Witcher2 is in the RPG genre. They are different games and different genres.


cemelc2829d ago

Lol compare witcher against another rpg, Uncharted didnt go for level progresion they aimed for a movie quality game like indiana jones and they succeded on all fronts.

If you like witcher 2 more good for you, but the fact that uncharted 2 won like 150 awards is a testament of the quality of that game.

MaxXAttaxX2829d ago

They're not comparable games at all.

Ezz20132829d ago

comments like this are mind blown
never thought that ppl might love both ?!!

i own witcher 2 on pc love it very much
and i'm also in love with all uncharted games

and both are not even in the same genre 0_o

BTW they way you talk about uncharted games show you never played one since you think it's "straight forward Tps combat"

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TheFirstClassic2829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )

I would rather play mgs1 than mgs4.

I might not rather play halo 1 than 4, but I would rather play 2.

I would rather play mario 64 than galaxy.

I would rather play Banjo Kazooie than Nuts and Bolts.

Jak and Daxter might not have as good of graphics or storytelling but it has much different, and in my opinion better, gameplay so they can't really be compared.

Most games this gen have crap gameplay that looks good. Assasin's Creed, you press one button and your character jumps on an enemy down below and kills him. Splinter Cell Blacklist, you tag enemies, press one button, and then watch some flashy action senquence as he kills them all for you. Games are taking the controller out of your hands in favor of showing you some nice visuals. There are exceptions with the Souls games being the most notable examples.

I will agree though, that shooters have generally gotten better. But is there really any platformer or adventure game this gen that can compare to the likes of banjo kazooie or mario 64?

We've had some great gems this gen...but I can still go looking for some games on a n64 emulator and have more fun with it than the average game that comes out today. I will admit some genres have improved, but there are many things older gens did much better, and overall I think this gen isn't as good as the past couple.

Blastoise2829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )

I agree with you for the most part. Especially about Super Mario 64 (a truly epic game for it's time) & games in general being more style than substance (Final fantasy XIII & like you say, Assassins creed)

Im tired of games telling me the controls when there are like 4 buttons to choose from, Im tired of having forced walking sections, dumbed down RPG mechanics, linear paths, quick time events ect

I have played some seriously awesome games this generation, but I think I can see where you're coming from.

I still think there have been some great platformers though. Little Big Planet, Ratchet & Clank, Rayman Origins, Sonic Generations ect

TheTwelve2829d ago

Yeah just because we are seeing more games due to the growth of the videogame industry, doesn't mean games aren't getting better. You just have to wade through more filth to find the gems.

I used to think FF7 was the best game ever made. Then I played Mass Effect 2, and let's just say I'm not sure anymore.

I used to think Final Fantasy Tactics was the best SRPG ever made. Then I played XCom: Enemy Unknown. Let's just say I'm not sure anymore.


Rupee2829d ago

Lol you can't really compare crysis/far cry 3 to doom or wolfenstein. But I see what you're saying.

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PhantomTommy2829d ago

What an odd little article! Somewhere along the line the title changed from "Golden Sun has good things in it" to "Video games decline in quality each generation, but increase in quantity"

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