Originally Posted by HiGHFLYiN9
I'm playing through the new Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow 4/5
The way you describe this game and still give it a 4 of 5 is really great cause I feel alone with how game quality has gone downhill.
Half-life 2 is a great example. The game was incredibly short and devoid of the intense puzzle solving and vast array of fun weapons the first had (no alt-fire, are you ****ing kidding me?), and interestingly had only very few awe inspiring visuals.
Don't get me started on zelda: windwaker.
The Incredible hulk: ultimate destruction: over 150 moves and only needed four. Beat the game for the first time - with school - in four days (about twelve hours). Beat the game on hard for the second time in as many hours. Once you learn to grab enemies and suplex or grab objects and throw them it's all over.
And halo, oh dear halo, I can flame this "groundbreaking" game for hours but I don't want to rifle folks up any more than this post already will.
This is a fairly large rant for me as it first struck me with the shortness and difficulty of the first boss only in devil may cry, which was still a vastly superior game to most of the goose eggs that are coming out at the moment and getting ratings of 8.5 of ten (the Hulk's average rating; i guess they have seriously low expectations).
the newest dissappointment will be the new spartan game as it has very few unlockables and the melee is extremely repetitious (a la dynasty warriors).
Maybe i'm just getting old (22) but I am sick of games that are repetitive and lack imagination, and what's worse is that game companies seem to spend countless hours developing these games yet they always fall far short of their predecessors. It's akin to the question: why do 99% of of the worst movies suck much more every year than the previous and the good ones get no attention?
If you start reading a crappy book, don't you put it down? if you are in college and sit in on a crappy class, don't you get up and leave?
In my auction the games that are the most attractive are - interestingly enough - the SNES titles and a the couple of the wickedly good Gamecube titles that I am selling along with them.
I had a buddy down in cali that bought games every couple days for a couple of months. We must have gone through fifty and kept two because they lacked attention grabbing programming or were so short we beat them in a matter of hours. Graphics are a nearly last concern for the true hardcore while lag and bugs (screw you blizzard) is the first, sorry to break it to you.
This isn't really the place for a rant but there is no good place for this rant so here it is. If any of the above rubbed you the wrong way, don't worry too much about it as I am clearly bitter about the above videogame / movie situation and just felt like venting, though no amount of venting is going to make programmers or producers shape up.
At this point I beg for sequels to clearly inferior games.
My god what a world,
Also: check my auction
for good games I recommend. Eight out of ten of them are clearly giants among the filthy hobbits we have become accustomed to.