Mmmyeah wrote:I just had a bit of a rant in the previous story about what I think the problem is.
Sorry to be so frank but these awards just don't seem to be for the Nintendo style of gaming. They seem to be focused around a side of gaming I am not that keen on and that is games that try to be like movies. Its basically just like watching a terrible movie except every now and then you have to press a button or else the movie ends and you have to watch that same part again, unlike the style of gaming I like which is where the gameplay is actually relevant and the story is told through it. They really should leave the cinematics to cinema and concentrate on making games that do what games do best, instead of mimicking what films do best.
I think that gaming would be better if every developer played Link's Awakening, that's a game that does it right!
As for games that should win this year, I certainly think Resident Evil Revelations deserves a mention. Its a handheld game that is so clearly superior to its home console equivalents that it is being remade on them. To be honest though, I think these awards are irrelevant for us, we just play the games that we like to play! Its a shame to see them not get recognition but we will just have to continue talking about them, such as on sites like this.
A few sweeping generalisations and exaggerations there, a lot of that isn't really much better than saying "Nintendo games are only suitable for kids because they're all bright colours and cute and chirpy and all that".
Not every game is for every person, a few people on both sides of the Nintendo divide could do with remembering that imo. The basic point you make is valid about cinematic games going a bit too far but then that seems to be what a huge segment of gaming's most dedicated audience want. Which of these games are basically just a bad movie where you just press a button and the movie ends? Dragons Lair? Besides Nintendo stuff I play a reasonable amount of PS3 stuff and I'm not sure how games like Skyrim, GTA, Fallout 3, Call of Duty, Uncharted (only played the first one), Infamous (ditto) and Assassin's Creed (just to mention some of the bigger series that tend to get big mainstream praise) fit into that description. Not saying the stories are always great, like most games, but to dismiss them as being movies with the odd button press is unbelievably harsh in most cases.
Games that aren't for you aren't necessarily bad games and often don't have a great deal wrong with them, they just don't appeal to you.
I don't understand the fuss about the baftas though, most games players know what they like and shouldn't need their taste in games justified by some panel or voters or however this stuff is done. Gamers have such wide ranging tastes that you have a bunch of people totally dedicated to the Monster Hunter games, another group who can't stand the Monster Hunter games (including me, based on the PSP games), visual novels, JRPGs, traditional Nintendo games, indie games, retro games, MMO, FPS, TPS, strategy, strategy/tactics JRPGs, horror, farming and about a million other different things, plus those who like to try as many different things as possible.
Nintendo do have the odd game that could have made it in given the competition, it isn't necessarily like anything legendary and revolutionary is being forced out, just two games from regular series and a very good multiplayer mini-game collection. Any one of those games might have got in, but that they didn't isn't necessarily the biggest deal as Nintendo have bigger games on the way that no doubt WILL get nominated in future (for whatever that is worth to you