Back in the days, when people used to play games on NES/SNES and so on, the games could be short, sure, only to be played in one sitting maybe but they had the ability to save for example and as the time went on, the games got longer and better because people craved it. People craved quality over quantity and that is what they got. The game makers strived to please the people, to make them love their games.
As time went on further, that quality has seemingly turned into quantity again. Games are getting shorter, less content and the makers couldn’t care less about the people buying it. Just how much money they can make on it. Millions of crappy games comes out more often than I can even count.
The sad part of it all is that the “new generation” of people let them. They let them make poor games, they let them charge so much money for it because their attention span is so short, they are so uncaring that the quality doesn’t need to be there. They can charge so much for a game, people will love it still and I can’t for the life of me understand why. Is it stupidity or just general carelessness?
Game popularity today have been reduced to applications on phones. The graphics are the only thing that is keeping up, on consoles and PC, but who cares really?
Why do people want these storyless and saveless games? Birds flapping around? Crushing candy? Are people really getting that simpleminded and none interested? Can it really be true?
Most people today think that they can throw around the words “gamer”, “nerd” and “geek” just like it would be nothing special. People sitting on facebook with their tiny farming games thinking that they are gamers just cause they sit there, all day long and “play games”. That is not the case imo. The words have become fashionable, just like the games have. People don’t care about games, not in the sense that people used to.
Just cause you play applications on your phone, doesn’t give you the right to call yourself a gamer, sure you play games, but you are noway near being a gamer.
The word gamer in my head means one that is actually caring about and playing games on a “regular basis”. One that knows more about games and the things around them rather than the occasional Facebook fake games and the like.
It has gotten so bad today that I actually get surprised if I talk to someone and that they actually have played games, real games. That is sad.
Maybe I am too “old school” or I am reading the words wrong but to me, this is how it is. Titles can be applied in many aspects of life, not all are that easily enabled. The world isn’t a place where you get “achievements” as easy as in games nowadays.
Am I the only one that feels that the games today shouldn’t be like this?
Games today would be epic if the need for quality would still be there. Games would look like Mass effect and Crysis but still have the same story content, the same epicness of Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment. Or even better. The romances would be real and the interaction would be flawless. Is it only me that wants that for the future? Really?
That however makes me think of another sad part is that it seems to be few left that want that. Games today have to option to remove the story, just letting the game choose so that the player only get the action.
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You managed to read through the whole rant, well done!”