WAHAHAHAHAH oh wow
before i start, i like nintendo games because i like good games and nintendo have made and play host to numerous good games
article wrote:Firstly, the game that started me gaming was Pokemon. I received a Game Boy Color and a copy of Pokemon Yellow for my seventh birthday, and since then I've been hooked on Nintendo handheld consoles.
this is a poor justification, basically you're saying that you started with nintendo and therefore you don't want to play anything different
article wrote:To me, games with huge amounts of realistic violence or bloody scenarios simply aren't fun. To me, gaming is an opportunity to experience stories that can't be told through books or films, and add an extra layer of immersion by letting the player interact with the characters. I find this is best represented through games that take a very fantastical angle on the normal and mundane, or when developers really let their imaginations run wild.
this is fine, but by dismissing games that engage in violence you're also dismissing a large number of fantastic titles. as long as you're okay with that and it's just a personal preference, yeah that's completely justified
article wrote:I'm sure these sorts of games are available on other consoles but most of the biggest games on other platforms (or, at least, the ones that generate the most headlines and magazine front covers) involve men with guns.
I was acutely aware of this during the PS4 launch event this week. I was watching, and instead of finding myself excited, or even curious, about the new console, I found myself getting intensely bored.
It felt like they were showing one first-person shooter after another, with very little difference in the core gameplay and game style. To me, that's what makes Nintendo different: while those games can and have been made on Nintendo consoles, the Wii and DS are home to a great deal of really original, fantasy, and fun content. The sort of games that put a smile on your face. I'm thinking Ace Attorney, Mario Galaxy and Animal Crossing.
this argument is (literally) years old and has never really held any validity. yes, the biggest and most popular genre at the moment is the first-person shooter, so it's natural that a large number of them are going to be produced. it was exactly the same for platformers 20 years ago, for shmups 30 years ago.
but just because there are a lot of fps' on the PS3 and 360, don't you dare
dismiss them as having no worthwhile games that appeal to you. you freely say that "I'm sure that these sorts of games are available on other consoles", which betrays the fact that you haven't actually done your research as you are clearly not confident in your claim, and it is simply a weak attempt to inject some semblance of balance to your wildly skewed and unbalanced argument. of freaking course Sony going to show numerous first-person shooters and bloody, action-oriented titles because they know that there is a really big audience for those games on their consoles, but didn't you see the other games that weren't
that? like Knack, Drive Club, and that one by the guy who did Braid? the only FPS' they even showed were Killzone and apparently Destiny (i got bored before it was shown)
if you want great games that aren't FPS' and are very enjoyable and occasionally very inventive, just look at Kess' list, plus a few other games: Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, any Metal Gear, Vanquish, DoDonPachi Resurrection, DeathSmiles, Blue Dragon, Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, El Shaddai, Eternal Sonata, 3D Dot Game Heroes, etcetera etcetera. if you actually bothered to look you'd find a large number of games that you're interested in, i guarantee it
MarioWalrus wrote:I do like a shooter with a story though. Most shooters just give you the online multiplayer and say:
"Well why dont you play for endless hours unlocking cool new stuff as you go with other people who are doing the same thing"
There is no real final goal to multiplayer as you want to unlock the next thing, then the next, the next.I find no joy in repetition. I wish all shooters were like Half Life 2 and developers worked on the plot not the graphics and the violence. I feel that multiplayer is an "easy way out" for developers.
well done in managing to be anti-social and autistic. i mean, i don't play games online very much either, but do you just not know how to play games with other people? multiplayer isn't about unlocking everything and doing the same mission over, it's about having fun with other people, i mean good god is it that hard to understand
row101 wrote:Which is why I was extremely dissapointed when I found out that dragon quest X would be a MMO. A paid one, nontheless. I loved Dragon quest IX, but no way am I getting Dragon quest X. I feel that RPG's shouldn't become too focused on multiplayer.
but CRPGs by their very nature work well with multiplayer, western crpgs much more so than jrpgs i will admit. i mean come on, the genre sprung from one of the ultimate social and multiplayer games
Pyron12 wrote:All the PS4/XBOX 720 needs is a bland and repetitive shooter to become an instant success. I hate most of the FPS genre but I do have exceptions (Goldeneye 64 and TF2, because they are something the FPS aren't capable of being, fun). Most PS360 games are dark, violent and have realistic blood in them.
someone hasn't played TimeSplitters, Halo, or Doom. and that last remark is a very crass generalisation to make, it's like saying that most Nintendo games are light and fluffy kiddy crap