Just like the topic title, this is a topic to where we discuss the 7th generation. Alot of shit has happened this generation, long time devs have ceased to exist, major companies have merged, amazing games have come out, shovelware, DLC, Online Multiplayer has embraced us, Gamers have gotten bitchier, Motion Controls have taken over, cellular phones and ipods, and of course, the "Hardcore vs. Casual" debate.
Talk about this generation mainly. What gaming companies have disappointed you? Biggest shocks? What was the high peak of this generation? I ask these questions because yes, we have complained or praised about other generations before, but for some reason this on seems to be getting the most flak.
Why could that be, FPS overload? Companies like Microsoft and Nintendo (not being a fanboy) getting worse in terms of decisions? DLC? Companies caring less about the fans and a bit more towards the money? Share you thoughts on this generation, with what you hope they get rid of, or maybe improve upon, next generation.
For me, this generation has been okay. Having a Wii only till 2008, really made me miss a ton of great games. While Microsoft and Sony made that jump to HD, Nintendo stayed behind. Since I didn't care much for HD games at the time, I was happy with my Wii. But when I got a 360, I realized what a dissapointment Nintendo and the Wii overall was to me. Lack of HD, good online, DLC, patches, no 3rd party games, all these made me love the 360 more and more. but recently both of these consoles have given me dissapointment. The way the companies treat these consoles is just disgusting to me.
But of course, there's the greed. DLC is almost common nowadays, and while before you had to shell out $50-60 for the game, developers would now (optionally) make you pay for more content, or pay to use an online server and what not.
Not only that, but Call of Duty has definitely revolutionized the gaming industry. And I don't mean for the better. There's so many god damn FPS games nowadays, along with shovelware that I now only trust 1st party titles or companies like Ubisoft or Atlus to make good games. It means I miss alot of good third party games, or most titles get lost in a sea of shit.
And boy, those Motion Controls, I hate them. The idea of them is cool, and I accepted it back in 2008. But now it is such an overly used and dumb gimmick to me. The Kinect is shit, The Move, let's be honest, it's the Wii-mote with a ball on top. But the Wii, oh yes the Wii.....
Let me ask you, why must I buy a Wii-motion plus in order to play Skyward Sword? Did Nintendo just fucking admit, that they were not able to accurately do the SOLE FUNCTION of their console, so they needed an add-on (one that nobody bought, so they forced you to use it with Skyward Sword) to make it "better"? And let me say, if you could control say Skyward Sword with the classic controller or GC controller, there would not be a god damn difference in gameplay, because the motion gimmick is useless.
The fact that other companies now focus more on Motion controls then games (Microsoft) is shameful in my eyes. Wii would like to play huh? Well you better Move out of the way before I Kinect my foot with your Apple devices.
There's just something about the games this generation... I like them and all, but I haven't found myself replaying them all that much. Back with the Gamecube or PS2, I could always play a title for hours on end, with full on entertainment before switching to the next one ( I still do that). But with these games, I can barely play one that I own for more then 20 minutes before getting bored with it. Just something I have to mention
But yeah, that's all I can say for now about me. You?
And you only mentioned the consoles, are the handhelds included in this too? Because the DS was pretty great.
Yep, DS, PSP, even ios too
Edited by Nintendoga, 23 May 2012 - 12:52 AM.