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Developers need to stop recycling game experiences

See why a player believes that modern games have lost the charm that immortalized classic releases.

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Voxelman3058d ago (Edited 3058d ago )

No there are plenty of experiences I would love to see more of. If you don't want to play any experience more than once then you don't have to there a bunch of different platforms with dozens of new games every week there are no experiences out there if you are willing to look for them, and if more people buy them more you will see. There is plenty of great experiences that can be gained from iterative design, imagine if Uncharted had stopped at 1 or MGS or Diablo or Starcraft or Mortal Kombat etc? We would never have gotten dozens of great games, in fact we wouldn't have gotten some of the best games of all time. New experiences are great but they are often not quite right the first time or even the 2nd or 3rd, reusing and refining experiences is the core of any creative art form.

But when the writer of the article says the only game he finished last year was Uncharted 3 it's clear that recycled experiences isn't his problem anyway...

Oh and Disney kind of did, they have been making Micky mouse cartoons since 1928 and it's not like Snow white is the last fairytale based princess movie they ever made.

THR1LLHOUSE3057d ago

Yeah, Disney was an odd example to pick. They might not constantly do Mickey Mouse movies, but they still consistently put out a new "princess" movie every few years.

Also: I love a brand new IP as much as the next guy, but I also love it when a game I like gets a sequel to work out the kinks and come back with something even better. Alan Wake didn't *need* a sequel, but I'm really enjoying American Nightmare. War For Cybertron didn't *need* a sequel, but I'm really glad they're making one. Am I part of the problem? Yeah, I guess so, but...oh well?

Voxelman3057d ago

Everyone likes sequels because they give them more of what they already know they like, that is a good thing and will never change. If we want more unique games and new IPs we need to go out of our way to find them and buy them.

What I hate more than anything else is when people complain about how there are no original IPs anymore and then it turns out they have brought COD, annual sports title of their preference and some other sequel and nothing else in the last 12 months (not saying that is you) I have run into several people like this, they will complain constantly about how there are no original games coming out anymore and then I will list 5 recent original games (mostly indies) and name half a dozen new IPs that are coming up and they will then say that they are not sure about any of them and that they don't look good to them and then go buy another military shooter.

I have come to the conclusion that even the people that complain about the lack of original IPs usually don't go out of their way to find out about them and when they are told about them they usually still don't buy them. And that is why the world is driven by sequels.

I personally go out of my way to support new IPs and new experiences, but I know I am a minority and that most people just seem to want the industry to stop making sequels to force everyone to buy new IPs as there is nothing else.

Maybe I am just a cynic, but that does seem to be the way the world is.

awi59513057d ago

Disney does milk their I.P's like george lucas milks star wars movies to death. How many re releases of classic movies have disney released promising its for the last time and suckers fall for it each time lol. There are so many editions of snow white and Cinderella its crazy lol.

Titanz3058d ago

Nintendo took their most cherished franchise IP, and fully incorporated motion controls into the title. It takes courage to do something of that caliber - they've even alienated themselves from the people who detest motion controlled gameplay!

Would you rather different shoes made by the same company, or different companies making the same shoes, but with different colours (Nintendo being the former)?.

THR1LLHOUSE3057d ago

Skyward Sword aside (if you do think the controls are a big enough difference from every other Zelda game, I'll give it to ya), isn't the majority of what Nintendo does remaking the same shoe in a different color? Maybe with some new laces?

I mean, when was the last time Nintendo released a new game that wasn't a sequel/remake/reboot of something they had previously done? Wii Sports?

Voxelman3057d ago (Edited 3057d ago )

Original IP's published by Nintendo
Pushmo (2011)
Steel Diver (2011)
Pandora's Tower (2011) 3rd party developer
The Last Story (2011) 3rd party developer
Xenoblade Chronicles (2010)
Line Attack Heroes (2010) 2nd Party developer
Tomodachi Collection (2009)
The Legendary Starfy (2008) 2nd Party developer
Fossil Fighters (2008)
Glory of Heracles (2008) 2nd party developer
Endless Ocean (2007) 3rd party dev
Planet Puzzle League (2007)

and probably a few more, most are downloadable or Japan only tho

Titanz3057d ago

How can you call yourself a, "core gamer" if you don't know these things?

http://www.nintendoenthusia...

tmoss7263058d ago

The problem is that people buy games even though they know they will be crappy. That and people don't support new IPs, therefore new IPs aren't made because they're too much of a risk.

Mikhail3058d ago (Edited 3057d ago )

Gamers should stop buying sequels and buy new ips. New ips are risky because PS3/360 development cost are high. That is why a majority of japanese developers are on the DS/PSP.

Captain Qwark 93057d ago

we need both, its really that simple. i love to try new games as much as the next guy but if my fav franchises never returned i wouldnt be happy about that and we would miss out on some of the best titles ever....

i couldnt imagine a world without...
ssx 2012
mass effect 3
mortal kombat 9
armored core 5
dark souls

some may not be out yet but i cant wait to see what they did with the new ones and ssx and dark souls were the best they have ever been.

and i recently tried 3 new ips ( darksiders, kingdoms of amalur and alan wake ) and while very good they ave plenty of room for improvement which hopefully will be done with a sequel. sometimes it takes a few tries for your vision to become what it truly needs to be.

MysticStrummer3057d ago

The same can be said about books and movies. For every truly original title, there's a ton of derivative crap to sift through. Some derivative crap is just more popular with the masses, so it gets recycled again and again.

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