Why This Generation Needs More Games Like Ico, Okami & Journey

The video games industry has evolved quickly over the years, changing into something different, something that’s almost alien compared to the gaming market back in the 90s and 2000s. Major publishers such as EA, Activision, Ubisoft, and Bethesda seem adamant on chasing the anti-consumeristic “Games As A Service” model with an incredibly worrying focus on hyper-realistic visuals – all style, no substance if you will.

However, there’s still hope with indies and other smaller-scale developers. We have seen how beautiful and stunning games like Gris, ABZU and even Hyper Light Drifter can be as examples of how indie games can be captivating as an art form with not a single hint of photorealism in sight.

Which leads us to today’s talk about the aforementioned games in the title – and the reasons why this gaming generation needs more such games.

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william_cade365d ago

Arent their already 1000s of indie games out there and even more to come. There are a ton of choices for people that are not into AAA realism. How much more do we need? Indie games have exploded as tech as become easier to use and buy.

Veneno365d ago

I wouldn't put that game studio in the same tier as Team Ico. There's lots of indie devs at their level churning out that kind of stuff. But we certainly need another studio to carry on the torch for team Ico.

AriesBear365d ago

They should adopt the blumhouse model for single player games. Like a plague tale. That AAA experience on a indie budget.