All About wayo_93
Ranting about VGs
I would like everybody to think about the games they play now. Chances are they are replacements for games they have been playing since playstation one. We have long since seen a game with a lot of value, and I admit it is hard to do but the focus on graphics seems to have surpassed that of entertainment.
Now think about your super nintendo if you have one, or had one. Prior to the Xbox arcade and Wii Store I believe many of us would be, or maybe even still are playing it. If not would you play it over your PS one or N64. I know I still play mine from time to time. I bring out the original Mario-Kart, which is still my favourite, or I play some Super Mario Allstars and crunch out a few of the best platformers evermade. Ok, so maybe I do pull out the N64 and bust some Smash Bros or play Suikoden I or III (another JRPG for those of you that haven't heard of the series).
But, my point still stands. I cannot think of a game I am playing right now that I can imagine myself or anybody for that matter going back and playing through in 15, 10, or even 5 years. There will be new Gears, Halos, CoDs. Rockband will have 3 more intstruments...and/or a boatload of more songs. I haven't found a new RPG I have really liked...morrowind was better than Oblivion, Fallout 3 is okay but not lasting and I am more likely to play through Kotor than Mass Effect again. I suppose this entire rant could have been more bluntly been summed up into I want something with Value. I want another Mario Allstars or Smash Brothers or that one RPG that I can play through 5 or 6 times and find something new.
So I haven't mentioned graphics and maybe seem less than appreciative. I am. I honestly can play on a SD television and not be bothered, other than certain games' text (I am looking at you EA). This, however, is not to say I don't understand how beautiful some games look. The art direction for game designers is much more open ended and the ability for realism is mind-blowing. But, this unfortunately doesn't make a game fun or entertaining. I have even been a bit misguided in my ranting. For a lot of the newer games...mostly RPG's I would like the story board or combat system to be the highest priority. That is why I like KoToR and Suikoden that I have already mentioned. They are fun entertaining stories with good follow through on game ideas and mechanics. That being said
I may be alone on this, or maybe I haven't found the game for me yet, but when the day comes I will be an extremely happy and probably console loyal customer. Cheers
5Dec 08I reminded myself of another issue I have been dealing with in VideoGames so I figured I would address it now. I am referring to the problem with most futuristic VideoGames...Halo and Gears are definitely excluded. The weapons/technology is generally beyond what is either fun or understandable...most notably lasers. And before I begin I realize halo incorporates lasers but understand they are not lasers in the classical sense; that is to say they are not instantaneous. The laser weapons (or covenant weapons which may or may not be actual lasers I am not a huge Halo fan I just knew I could excuse it) take a second to travel. Laser weapon's however are not interesting or badass to me. They make it difficult for me to take it seriously even...I am not trying to read a dvd (oh really lasers are more powerful than that). They are just a part of everyday life in a really insignificant way that it makes the idea of them boring almost. Lasers themselves in our world are really complex and pretty cool but I still would like to be ripping through aliens with good old fashion lead. Gruesome maybe, but it is what I like.
Okay this is a video game website so I figured I would talk about video games....I have no idea if people read the blogs on this website, but it was a little something I want to get off of my chest. In this case I want to talk about a game I would like to see available within the next 5 years. I want an entirely open-ended CIA game(I got the idea after watching Body of Lies). Think Hitman meets GTA IV. All you know is that your suspects are within a certain city and you have a general idea where they might be but you work from there. Obviously it could take a while if it was only you so finding certain intel would allow your superiors to run the information and it would reward you with a larger understanding. You could kidnap body guards, follow known associates, whatever you can get your hands on...or you could screw around in the city. Now a smaller version of this game would be possible now, but I like the idea of multiple cities with immaculate settings and textures so I am willing to wait.