Wow. ¬† Thanks very much for pointing me here, it really opened my eyes! I mean, I already can see just as easily as anyone else can that games are so mainstream but we're seeing alot of same games again and again and again. And I sound old when I talk about the classic PC glory days, but its really true, and for consoles too! ¬†It just seems like games are so superficial these days. Its all about sharper textures, more polys, better effects - so what? ¬†I want more innovative games. ¬†It looking great should be a compliment to the whole overall experience, but not the main aspect by any means.
Actually this really scares me, since I want to get into the industry, and I DON'T want to do it just for the money - jeez any other job could be good for that and without so much risk and so you wish you could explore. I have creative ideas and I want to see them become products one day and I want to be able to buy and play great games. ¬†We're still seeing plenty of good games, but as he said, they innovate very incrementily. ¬†In fact it just breaks my heart to see the likes of Sega producing average products, its not like they used to be at all! ¬†Sonic Riders? Oh ok I'm supposed to care because these characters are hoverboarding now? Yay.....*rolls eyes* Jeez I had plenty of ideas for a more innovative Sonic R2, and even ideas for my own games, but anyways....
One thing I do not agree with him is killing the retailers. I mean, it sounds about right since they are really greedy. But you know, I wouldn't want to just download games.... That feels so thrifty to me, ugh.... I like to get a cool box with nice art on it, and, the manual too. ¬†Seeing that fresh box, opening it, checking out the manual and all, and having discs to keep for later if you remove the game (if its for PC) - all great, all part of the experience for me. ¬†Like for instance, I'm really excited about Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence coming out - I'm gonna make sure to get the limited edition AND the preorder DVD. Its about the art, the presentation, and how your eyes light up when you see it and take it home, ya know?
Not only that but, lol, I guess I'm so much of a shy person that shopping is really the only thing I get out of the house for. So take my games shops away from me, and I won't be interacting with people enough, or getting a chance to meet other gamers....I know its pathetic and I need to work on that, but as much as I love technology, I hate the idea of more and more things just being able to download. Sure, lets all sit on our ass glued to the computer EVEN MORE. Thats a great idea... ¬†
¬† Well no sir, I don't like it.
It's really sad that its all about the business and not as much about the devotion. I really want this industry to change for the better. Everything gets corrupted by a need for money.
So is there anything us gamers are supposed to do to help or what? I mean theres alot of us, lol
Oh and Spookimineer, I haven't played EF in a couple years I think, but its STILL on my harddrive! That counts for something right? lol. Maybe I could play it again ^^