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big_silky3203d ago (Edited 3203d ago )

Neither do I and I've been playing them for 25 years. The handwriting is on the wall, the end is coming soon. Motion controls and 3D are the death rattle of a creatively bankrupt industry.

D4RkNIKON3202d ago (Edited 3202d ago )

Katamari creator HAS 'no future' in games *Fixed*

big_silky3202d ago

I'm basically agreeing with him.

RageAgainstTheMShine3201d ago

it was a misleading article title... Takahashi wanted to do not video game related in the future.

0mega43201d ago

so i can understand why the creator of a rolling sticky ball would see no potential in his creation

Timesplitter143202d ago (Edited 3202d ago )

I don't think there's no future but my feelings towards the game industry are very negative right now. It's like they're not even trying.

Like you said there's the 3D/motion controls/gimmicks cancer, but there's also the fact that most other regular games look like they've been written by 14 year-olds for 14 year-olds.

I don't think Katamari Damacy are such great games either, though.

N4g_null3202d ago

It's not that devs are not trying. We have great tools yet the hardware and the marketing for that hardware will only let us make 3d fps, 3d action adventure games or some eye candy game play crippled mess. What this guy does not realize is he was part of the collapse his game sort of sucked yet every one tried it just because of the media.

The industry simply gave up on making the stuff we loved from the 8 bit days and 16 bit days.

The pursuit of tech crippled sega arcades and nintendo and now Sony. With all of them forgetting to perfect the game play. Graphic where the icing but soon became the substance which is the current problem.

The next push is movie games yet hollywood has all the talent and we can not compete with the wages they earn or the star power thus gaming will loose it's upper hand which was the audience being addicted to game play even some 10 years later.

You can argue that pc gaming died simply because they could not out do the old pc games game play wise or teams simply got tired of making the same games.

Gago3202d ago (Edited 3202d ago )

while i wouldn't say there is no future, the industry definitely feels like its hit a slowdown

other than Vanquish and a few other games, there is little creativity in todays games

RememberThe3573202d ago (Edited 3202d ago )

No industry works like that. It's too expensive to take huge risks this time around. Games like LBP and Heavy Rain, are rare because publishers don't know if they are going to work and they have to invest a ton of money into these projects.

I can understand where your coming from but I still see a ton of inspiration in games today. Look at all the cool stuff on XBLA and PSN. They have a ton of innovative and creative games.

But I'm not the type that needs everything to push boundaries I prefer quality. Look at Kill.Switch for instance; the game sucked, then Gears came along and made cover based shooters a norm.

You can tell when games are made with passion and I'm seeing no shortage of that. Reach comes to mind, as well as Uncharted 2, GoW3, Bayonetta, Enslaved, and so on.

I don't think the industry is as stagnate as it is being made out to be. I think it's changing and the games aren't the same.

There has always been trash and there will always be trash, but I game for the gems. The games that connect with the player and take them through a story. I play games for the moments you forget your playing a game all together and you get lost in the world they've created. But, I don't expect every game to be like that, that would just be unreasonable.

OneSneakyMofo3202d ago

As long as there are casual gamers, Halo kiddies, CoD buffoons, and Zombie games, Gran Turismo crazies, and Zelda/Mario lovers, gaming will live on.

Timesplitter143202d ago

yeah but I sure as hell won't be gaming anymore if that's all the future has for us

The Lazy One3202d ago

It's slow because we are in a recession.

We just came out of a past where the future looked like anyone could make any game and at least break even. Publishers started investing based on those projections, and then the reality set in that those projections were wrong, so all the money guys tightened their money flow up leading to less risky games and lots of proven sequels.

Once more money starts flowing into the industry, it will get better again.

And don't think that a growing casual market means that the hardcore market is gone. The hardcore market is still growing, it's just that the casual market exploded onto the scene and overshadows it. All the great games are still for the most part there even though there is a lot of casual trash now too.

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T9X693203d ago

Seeing how his "vision" of gaming is Katamari, its him who has no future in games, not the rest of the industry. Katamari was cool....for about 5min. Rolling around and sticking to every object isn't really "creative talent" IMO.

Sigh3203d ago

What's is up with these Japanese developers losing all hope? Just get better and start going back to being traditional or original! But from a creator of Katamari, I wouldn't say I'm surprised-- which don't get me wrong, I love Katamari games.

tplarkin73202d ago

They do not have a clear vision of what a video game should be. They seem to be satistifed with tweaking 2D game engines to no end.

Natsu X FairyTail3203d ago

I never was really impressed with the Katamari games so that tells alot about him! ole hatin ass mofo talkin bout E3 was dull ahaha.

TOO PAWNED3203d ago

been playing games since 1988, there has NEVER been this many good games as it is this generation. So much variaty, so many high caliber games, so many great platforms. Side note is i dont play as i used to. Don't have time but it is so obvious.
This guy is a tool, never made one good game. Go play JRPGs from 90s i hear Japanese love that crap.

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