2010 - The Death of Real Gaming: Loadscreen

Loadscreen writes:

"With 2010 still shiny and brand new I wanted to address something close to my heart; a disturbing trend with action properties that I've noticed in gaming recently. With Bayonetta receiving rave reviews in all the mainstream media, Darksiders garnering very positive scores across the board, Dante's Inferno lurking somewhere in the near future and of course the looming shadow of God Of War 3 hanging over them all I am beginning to wonder where gaming is headed in 2010."

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knifefight3602d ago

"With 2010 still shiny and brand new I wanted to address something close to my heart; a disturbing trend with action properties that I've noticed in gaming recently."

That's not how you use a semicolon.

frayed3601d ago

Thanks for pointing that out. Site editors have been on it. And hey, nobody's perfect.

trix0r3601d ago

Ok, the problem (if you want to call it that) here is that the gaming industry has moved within the last ten years from a more niche 'hardcore' PC market to a more 'casual' console market. Look back to the year 2000, Thief II, Deus Ex and Diablo 2. All of these titles were released within months of each other, all pushed the boundaries creatively and artistically, and I'm pretty sure most teenagers playing console games today will not have sampled these greats (forgive me some of you have).

The Wii has certainly been part of the problem, but I really do think these things swing in roundabouts. Look at the film industry for example. With innovation in CGI and special effects towards the end of the late 1990s, we saw a plethora of big budget, brain numbing action movies which did nothing to tickle the artistic and creative side of our minds. Cut to 2010 and there has been some what of a resurgence in quality film making over the last decade.

It was inevitable really that as soon as the gaming industry got big enough this would happen. Don't forget though that there still are studios out there that bring us creative gems from time to time. Bioshock, Uncharted 2, Fall Out 3, Half-life 2, etc, etc.

Redempteur3601d ago (Edited 3601d ago )

really disliked MW2

Easy money was always a problem while making game ..before and after the wii appearance ..

also (in bayonnetta case ) rehashing AND improving might be good as long as you know what you're doing ...

Hakimy3601d ago

isn't weird that the guy is attacking action games? and isn't it funny that the guy doesn't mention old games that were innovative to him? the guy is whining and he doesn't know what to say.I agree that the gaming industry is going downhill because of sales and money.but not in the same way he mentions it.what I mean is that developers (especially japanese ones) are looking at sales and think that they should create games that appeal to the western market.that's why most of japanese games are slowly losing its identity and becoming more like a western game.and the problem is that the new gamers in this generation attacks any new ip that looks japanese to them and when these japanese games try to be western,gamers attack them because they aren't like they used to be.oh well lets hope that gamers will get bored and demands that games should be back like how they used to be ;)

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