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Quality of games today and prediction of future

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Quality of games today and prediction of future

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saatana
12.19.2013 , 02:02 AM | #1
This guy has seriously given this a thought and the video is well made. I really wish game developers would see it, especially guys in EA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZxXEidtxHk
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Callaron
12.19.2013 , 04:51 AM | #2
He makes some good points, but it's hard to say whether he'll be right or not - as it stands at the moment, the gaming industry is pretty much the fastest growing sector of the entertainment business.
Of course he had to go and bring up ME3's endings... the one thing that pretty much flips the switch on my "C'mon guys, EA is not that bad" opinion to a fullblown "BURN THE WITCH!!!" opinion.
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TheNahash
12.19.2013 , 05:38 AM | #3
The problem with games today could be summed up with the words "Call of Duty: Ghosts" aka Call of Duty 10
And more specifically, it's the number at the end of that name that's the problem.
We've had 10 Call of Duty games in 10 years.

When people are willing to spend their money year in, year out for pretty much the exact same thing with minor improvements that could've been split up in 3 (and not 10) games to actually feel like you're getting your money's worth, can you blame companies that do what they have to do to survive, which in this case means producing the same sh*** game over and over and over again, until the consumers finally lose interest and move on to the next series.

If consumers want better quality they need to stop having the patience of a 2-year-old and understand that if you want quality, you need to give the studios time.

So, as long as they keep voting "yes please, give me more of the same crap every year" with their wallets, we'll only ever get Call of Duty 78, Saw 123, Paranormal Activity 50 etc.

PS: I always laugh when I hear people saying it's EA's fault for marketing SWTOR as a "wow killer". I mean... seriously? I've heared that same line used to promote literally any major MMO that's been released after WoW. It's a marketing strategy. If people don't know it by now, they're just not that bright.
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Pingonaut
12.23.2013 , 03:37 AM | #4
Really good points, it seems to be very true as it stands now. Hopefully it gets better, or we'll have to force the companies to get better, like he said.

I don't like that people always say SWTOR is a reskinned WOW. The story makes the game stand out from WOW. :\

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12.23.2013 , 03:48 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Pingonaut View Post

I don't like that people always say SWTOR is a reskinned WOW. The story makes the game stand out from WOW. :\
Which sadly goes to show that the average MMOer doesn't give a crap about story...
Including the guy that did the video. They prefer endless treadmills of gear grinding it seems.
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12.23.2013 , 03:49 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Callaron View Post
Which sadly goes to show that the average MMOer doesn't give a crap about story...
Including the guy that did the video. They prefer endless treadmills of gear grinding it seems.
I doubt it, he may have never played the game or joined the "I'm leaving" bandwagon when things got rough a couple months after. Maybe he was just trying to make a point.

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TheSupaCoopa
12.24.2013 , 02:05 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Callaron View Post
Which sadly goes to show that the average MMOer doesn't give a crap about story...
Including the guy that did the video. They prefer endless treadmills of gear grinding it seems.
BW needs to focus on Story. Let the players create FPs, WZs, and add-ons.
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12.28.2013 , 03:05 PM | #8
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