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Post ID: 3087852 Posted at: 21-Jan-2012 04:44:50
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Am I the only one here who is continuously moving away from the video games world?

I mean, these days, I rarely try out new franchises and whatnot because they do little to keep me interested. And now many of the series I have been following all these years are beginning to fade too.

I can't be bothered with Mario (who has always been better in 2D) or Pokemon any more. There haven't been any PROPER new Fire Emblem games since 2008 and the new original one coming out this year is for the ******* 3DS. Zelda's big screen games are the only ones in the series that interest me, and they come out sporadically. Silent Hill is a recently discovered series for me, but I've already got the best three games in the series, the first three, although Downpour looks good. I never really followed Final Fantasy but the series is well past its prime, from what I've heard. Resident Evil is just about the only thing that's keeping me going at the moment, along with FIFA, but that's a different field (pun not intended), really. And so, I find myself looking into classics and old video games...pretty much anything from when home consoles began til 2005 or so.

But there's the problem! The games market has turned to utter ****! It's suffering under a plethora of FPS games (I own one, MW2, and I feel no need to buy any other COD games or even FPS games because they just all seem like the same thing in a different setting, and nobody plays the single player modes anyway) and free-roaming games like the Elder Scrolls series and Fallout 3 (okay, I haven't play Skyrim so I'm not going to judge it but I find games in this particular field, such as Oblivion and Fallout 3, to be too boring and far too non-linear). There isn't really much else going on. Not enough innovation any more, but the last 'original' kind of game I tried out was Mirror's Edge and that was ******* terrible!

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Post ID: 3087885 Posted at: 21-Jan-2012 09:43:47
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In some ways I agree. I certainly don't play games as much as I did say 5 or 6 years ago. Now, I do buy COD every year, but that's only because all of my friends buy it and it's the only game we all have in common. Now it seems like the only games I play are sports games and COD.

It's also forced me to turn to the older generations of games. I find myself playing more NES/SNES/N64/GameBoy/PS1 games than I do PS3 or current PC. Which in some ways, is a good thing, because I'm starting to find some gems that I missed when I was growing up.


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Post ID: 3087946 Posted at: 21-Jan-2012 14:53:00
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I try out new games/franchiese quite often. Although I don't often buy them. I think as I'm getting older, I'm finding sitting around playing PS3 as much as I did to be just as boring as sitting around doing nothing. I mean, last night I spent 4 hours playing Black Ops Zombies with a mate, which was great fun, but that would've been about how long I could stand running in circles throwing grenades at the zombies before I lead the train to my friend to get him stuck & listen to him worm his way out xD


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Post ID: 3088107 Posted at: 22-Jan-2012 12:31:59
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steelersrock01 said:It's also forced me to turn to the older generations of games. I find myself playing more NES/SNES/N64/GameBoy/PS1 games than I do PS3 or current PC. Which in some ways, is a good thing, because I'm starting to find some gems that I missed when I was growing up.


Same here. It's how I discovered the early Resident Evil titles, and Silent Hill.

I even went further back in time and downloaded Kirby's Adventure on the Wii. It's fantastic!


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Post ID: 3088121 Posted at: 22-Jan-2012 13:10:26
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I actually disagree, I thought that this year was the best year in gaming I've ever seen. I am a huge Zelda fan and Skyward Sword was outstanding. I also like playing Modern Warfare with friends, and while I do agree that MW3 is pretty much the same as the others it is still fun to play if you personally know the people you are playing with. Skyrim was my favorite game of the year (although I am bias towards Bethesda games)and there were even a couple good games that were not extremely popular like Arkham City and the new portal.

Although I do understand where you are coming from with your premise, it seems as though these new audiences have "dumbed down" (if you will) gaming. I am worried because Nintendo seems to have the strategy of trying to please a new gaming audience, which is to say that they are basically making games for non-hardcore gamer's. While I agree with that strategy from a marketing standpoint, I can't say I agree with it as a fan. Then there's Microsoft and Sony who try to reach the teenage group with amazing graphics and gore. All I want is innovative game-play with respectable graphics, and I agree with you in the sense that there are not to many of those games out there. But it's tough to say it was a bad year in gaming when looking at games such as Skyward Sword, Dark Souls, and Skyrim
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Post ID: 3088126 Posted at: 22-Jan-2012 13:20:29
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Post ID: 3092602 Posted at: 09-Feb-2012 23:20:50
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Making it harder and harder every year or two for people with medical problems (mostly seizures) to play video games. Pretty soon everything is going to be 3D, then my brother and I won't be able to play video games unless it's the older ones.

I admit I got the DSi when it first came out but now with the 3DS I can't play those. I haven't played games for months honestly. I'm really waiting for RE6 to be released in Nov. and as for Skyrim, I've played my brother's copy but I'm waiting for the game of the year edition or special edition because the version out now has way too many problems.
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Post ID: 3092620 Posted at: 10-Feb-2012 03:35:01
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^I dont know, I still think 3D is some sort of fad that will end up just remaining in the cinemas. 3DS flunked. Its cheaper to buy than the older DS's. The 3DTVs, I don't know a single person who has bought one (normal, with the price of them) nor a single person who wants one.

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Post ID: 3092626 Posted at: 10-Feb-2012 04:06:17
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I agree. 3D is just the result of developers (not just in games, mind you) thinking "okay, graphical/image quality isn't going to get much better...what do we do now? Oh wait, let's try 3D!"

It just seems to be the trend at the moment. I can't play those 3DS things either...tried and just got a massive headache.

And MJ, you're a fellow Resident Evil fan?


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Post ID: 3093117 Posted at: 11-Feb-2012 15:00:26
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The only real game I play nowadays is Skyrim (And occasionally Battlefield 3). But you're right, game's have become extremely unoriginal. Every game has already been reproduced at least twice, and the current developer can't seem to make it any better than it originally was.

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Post ID: 3093134 Posted at: 11-Feb-2012 15:25:49
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As far as Pokémon is concerned, Pokémon Black and White were disappointing. I've been told that it may be because I'm getting divorced from the franchise, but the fact is that I felt that creativity and innovation were really sold down the river in this case. Most of the Pokémon were re-hashes of those from earlier generations, which makes the decision by Play! Pokémon, the tournament organisation authority, to permit only Pokémon native to western Unova seem even less gracious.

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Post ID: 3093145 Posted at: 11-Feb-2012 15:43:53
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Eh.

I don't really play video games much anymore but there are some great ones still being made. Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption to name two.
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Post ID: 3093205 Posted at: 11-Feb-2012 18:19:01
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Xeta said:Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption to name two.


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Post ID: 3093249 Posted at: 11-Feb-2012 19:26:22
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I think games have always been great and I've played lots of games from many periods and gaming history like Ice Climbers, Super Castlevania 4, Metal Gear Solid 1, Skyrim, Mass Effect 1 and 2, etc. They are all equally great to me. 2011 was a great year in gaming. Games like Dark Souls, Skyward Sword, Skyrim, Sonic Generations, Gears of War 3, and Mortal Kombat were released. I don't see why people are saying that games are slowly getting less entertaining.
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Post ID: 3093296 Posted at: 11-Feb-2012 21:12:42
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geezerguy said:
Xeta said:Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption to name two.


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Post ID: 3093297 Posted at: 11-Feb-2012 21:15:31
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Xeta said:
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Xeta said:Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption to name two.


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Post ID: 3094583 Posted at: 17-Feb-2012 02:03:49
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Volke said:I agree. 3D is just the result of developers (not just in games, mind you) thinking "okay, graphical/image quality isn't going to get much better...what do we do now? Oh wait, let's try 3D!"

It just seems to be the trend at the moment. I can't play those 3DS things either...tried and just got a massive headache.

And MJ, you're a fellow Resident Evil fan?


Why yes I am. Played them all in fact. Why, I'm curious?
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Post ID: 3094614 Posted at: 17-Feb-2012 03:43:04
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M.J said:
Volke said:I agree. 3D is just the result of developers (not just in games, mind you) thinking "okay, graphical/image quality isn't going to get much better...what do we do now? Oh wait, let's try 3D!"

It just seems to be the trend at the moment. I can't play those 3DS things either...tried and just got a massive headache.

And MJ, you're a fellow Resident Evil fan?


Why yes I am. Played them all in fact. Why, I'm curious?


It's just good to see another Resi fan around here.


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Post ID: 3095197 Posted at: 18-Feb-2012 20:31:48
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Oh. I see I see. I'm anxious for the 6th one now.
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Post ID: 3095461 Posted at: 19-Feb-2012 21:23:01
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I kinda agree with you, but there are still a few games out there that I enjoy. lately I have been trying different genres since i have increased lack of interest for what I currently have. Though generally most games seem to be way to similar. I only buy new CODs so I can play them with my friends but other than that I am content with just W@W or MW1. They are pretty much exactly the same. Bethesda's games are still pretty good but personally they are too light.
Only a few games are really looking worthwhile for me, 2011 only had AC Revelations and Skyrim. But I am looking forweard to Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2, and Darksiders 2. They are each pretty original for games comapred to many of the others out there. But yeah no longer can I spend more than an hour or two playing games.
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