Are we in a gaming Drought?

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#1  Edited By ZeroTheHero
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Its been not a lot of great third party games since elden ring dropped.

We had a Double AA Kirby kid game, we had racing simulator from sony.

Wheres the good games? Where are they wheres shredders revenge cowabunga collection why are we getting trash games lately.

I look at the stores I see a bunch of old crap in best sellers nothing new nothing shiny. Were in a drought here folks. Third Party is dying or something.

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#2 R4gn4r0k
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I'm stuffed with games atm, I wouldn't mind a good drought for a couple of years.

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#3  Edited By blaznwiipspman1
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@zerothehero: no, xbox isn't in a drought. Tunic released recently, nobody saves the world released, spelunky released. Its been pretty much 1 AAA game release per month for the xbox. There hasn't been a drought since xbox launched with gamepass and im still working on a huge backlog. If you're talking about drought for big AAA titles, then yes you might be right. Nintendo did release kirby recently, octopath traveller before that, then last month Advance Wars was supposed to release also but didnt. Not to mention switch sports just came out too.

For ps5, the drought has been real. They don't have a service like gamepass, so even if decent indie titles release, most people won't be willing to pay for them.

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#4 GirlUSoCrazy
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How is there a drought? Sifu, Olli Olli World, Destiny 2 Witch Queen, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Elden Ring, Rogue Legacy 2, Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga, all dropped so far. You should be busy.

If you're done all those then you should be replaying Bloodborne.

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#5 R4gn4r0k
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@girlusocrazy said:

How is there a drought? Sifu, Olli Olli World, Destiny 2 Witch Queen, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Elden Ring, Rogue Legacy 2, Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga, ...

Weird West, Trek To Yomi, Sniper Elite V, Starship Troopers, Uncharted remaster, Chernobylite remaster, Stanley Ultra Deluxe, ....

So many games releasing or just released and I'm just lost which one to play first.

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#6 poe13
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Yep, I have noticed it as well. There are tons of games available right now, but if you are like me and have played quite a lot of games for over 20 years and have beaten many of these, you might have noticed how slow it is for new games to come out nowadays. And no, the shovelware or plethora of decent to good indie games coming to Steam and Gamepass every other week or so don't exactly cut it.

The years when AAA games would come out by the dozens seem to be over. Yes, Elden Ring came out and it is fantastic. I plan on replaying it for a few hundred more hours but despite that and the new Kirby, Horizon and GT7 if you're into those, it does seem like very little has come out recently. Part of it could be that I'm just not interested in a lot lately, but I have definitely noticed a slowdown of great games coming out. Then you have the usual reasoning of making a video game now is more expensive and time-consuming than ever before. I get it. It's hard. Still kinda sucks though.

I guess I'll just go back to my old games to replay then.

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#7  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Mostly been playing old games and having a blast.

Don't care about most AAA games now.

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#8  Edited By Ghosts4ever
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Theres always more bad games than good games. in every year. nothing new.

theres plenty of good stuff coming like Atomic Heart, STALKER 2, Space marine 2, System shock remake, Redfall etc but bad games overcome good games.

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#9 SolidGame_basic
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Not if you're a PS5 owner. So many great games this year!

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#10 Pedro
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GamePass strongly disagrees 😮

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#11 WitIsWisdom
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Yes, it seems as though the last couple/few years have been one excuse after the next, and they really clung to that covid excuse for as long as they possibly could. I think things will speed up in a couple/few years once the chip shortages are over, if they don't create any new ways to kill off the human race, and when we start getting closer to a new generation.

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#12 Fedor
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New stuff is coming slower but there is still plenty to play.

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#13 Zero_epyon
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What's with all this drought talk? Are people literally sitting there not playing anything while ignoring all of these games that were just released?

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#14 lamprey263
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Maybe if you only own a Switch 🤭

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#15 Mesome713
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@lamprey263: Nintendo releasing games ever month. That PA5 drought though.

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#16  Edited By theAM0G
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Games as a service.

Why spend millions and employ hundreds of employees just to make a game every 3 years that will fizzle out after the first month when you can make one base game and make billions selling cosmetics and skins for the next 15 years?

Welcome to the new generation of gaming. Where passion has been replaced by corporate greed.

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#17  Edited By iambatman7986
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Not really. To be honest though, my backlog is so large, no games could release for the rest of my life, and I still wouldn't finish what I already own. I rarely pay attention to new games being released unless it's a Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Insomniac or a From Software game.

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#18  Edited By Archangel3371
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No game drought for me. I have tons of stuff to play.

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#19 Mesome713
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Next big PS5 game releasing in October. Lol

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#20 Howmakewood
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Rogue legacy 2, war hammer chaosgate just released... Gameplay dudes aren't strapped for games at least

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#21 VFighter
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What drought exactly? Unless you're just a worthless troll (a few already in here) I don't see much of a drought in any system at the moment, unless you just play triple A releases and if that's the case, well broaden your horizons.

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#22 Mesome713
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@vfighter: You mean it’s not a drought for the tiny amount of people who buy games that barely sell any copies. Lol, ok. So it’s a massive drought for 90% of gamers then. Sorry, we should have clarified.

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#23 ZeroTheHero
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@mesome713 said:

@vfighter: You mean it’s not a drought for the tiny amount of people who buy games that barely sell any copies. Lol, ok. So it’s a massive drought for 90% of gamers then. Sorry, we should have clarified.

Nintendo needs to bring back Mario 35 or mario 3 version of mario 35 i friggin loved that game bring that stuff back right it costs nothing to put that game back up!

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#24 hardwenzen
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We're in the Elden Ring dimension. Didn't play nor even thought of playing anything else but it since February.

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#25 Miyomatic
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I may or may not own a large farm and can confirm that all my crops are dead.

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#26 hardwenzen
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You know, i just thought of this. If Elden Ring was for next year, i have no flying F ideas what i'd be playing right now (i feel real bad for everyone who are not into ER). Probably would've forced myself to get Horizon2, play it for a few weeks, don't like anything about it, and then what? Kinda scary, actually.

Thank you Miyazaki for giving me entertainment for the months to come. Don't know what i'd do without you😊😊😊

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#27 mrbojangles25  Online
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lol this a real question?

No, dude. Not in a gaming drought.

My back catalog is full and I am actively avoiding new games for exactly this reason. It's hard to not to go "ooooh, I want that. Oh, and that! And this! WOW LOOK AT ALL THESE GAMES!".

Between all the amazing independent and small developer-made games, an abundance of mid-tier developers, and even a sprinkle of shit-but-fun AAA games, there's so many options.

@howmakewood said:

Rogue legacy 2, war hammer chaosgate just released... Gameplay dudes aren't strapped for games at least

Nope, not at all. It's been really awesome seeing what kind of games people come up. I mean, as a creative, it's got to be difficult to come up with new ideas or new spins on established game genres, and yet they keep doing it.

It's great.

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#28 TheEroica  Moderator
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I've got a bazillion more hours of elden ring to go. Im good!

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#29 onesiphorus
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Gaming is in a better position than people living in the Western United States who are facing a real drought. The drought there is so servere that the human remains were recently found at the bottom of Lake Mead near Las Vegas (which draws its water there)!

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#31  Edited By Mesome713
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@vfighter: I didn’t create the thread. It’s not my fault so many gamers feel PS5 is having a drought.

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#32 Mozelleple112
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Drought? I've been too busy playing the game of decade, Elden Ring to even care about what else is out there. 220 hours in, still going for multiple runs cause its so good.

Not had time for Horizon, Ratchet & Clank, etc.

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#33  Edited By R4gn4r0k
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@hardwenzen said:

You know, i just thought of this. If Elden Ring was for next year, i have no flying F ideas what i'd be playing right now (i feel real bad for everyone who are not into ER). Probably would've forced myself to get Horizon2, play it for a few weeks, don't like anything about it, and then what? Kinda scary, actually.

Thank you Miyazaki for giving me entertainment for the months to come. Don't know what i'd do without you😊😊😊

You'd just be on System Wars the whole time like before Elden Ring launched.

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#34  Edited By The_Deepblue
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Only if you don’t have a life.

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#35 VFighter
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@The_Deepblue: Yeah I just can't imagine not having something to play because I've played everything I wanted? Even if I had no job and could game all day I don't think it would be possible to play everything I think looks good/interesting and just sit around waiting for something new to release.

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#36 Robbie23
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Maybe for tripple AAA games. I do not play much indie games, but I should get into it.

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#37 Life-is-a-Game
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Kirby is AAA 😉

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#38 DaVillain  Moderator
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*Are we in a gaming Drought?*

Being a PC gamer means a massive backlog of games so no drought for me.

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#39 The_Deepblue
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@vfighter: Yep. If we got one good game per month, that would be plenty for me. The market is oversaturated if anything. When I boot up my Xbox Series S and look at Gamepass, there’s too damn much to play, and it’s hard to make a decision. Then I have several lengthy Switch games I still want to play, not to mention a backlog I still have on PS4 and 3DS. I also work full time, have a wife and kid and other hobbies. Drought my foot.

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#40 x_hedon
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Thread needs more Halo @SecretPolice

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#41 GirlUSoCrazy
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@R4gn4r0k said:
@girlusocrazy said:

How is there a drought? Sifu, Olli Olli World, Destiny 2 Witch Queen, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Elden Ring, Rogue Legacy 2, Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga, ...

Weird West, Trek To Yomi, Sniper Elite V, Starship Troopers, Uncharted remaster, Chernobylite remaster, Stanley Ultra Deluxe, ....

So many games releasing or just released and I'm just lost which one to play first.

Damn that reminds me I need to finish the original Stanley Parable so I can get Ultra Deluxe

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#42 robert_sparkes
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I have so much games to play I'm never in a drought. In terms of releases it is a bit quiet but it will pick up soon.

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#43 dabear
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@zerothehero: XBox sort of is - at least with AAA releases. The 2nd half of the year looks better, though.

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#44 ZELDABOTW2
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I wouldn't say game drought this year is stupidly loaded with games dont know if there has ever been a year with so many big games. I would say more that we are in a news drought.

Nintendo- we dont know much about second half of the year and we really need a new zelda BOTW 2 trailer/gameplay.

Sony- This is the calm before the storm they have so so many things they could show. Still need a release date for GOW or if its delayed to 2023 than we need to have that confirmed has much has it would hurt. Dont know about PSVR 2 price and release date yet. Spiderman 2 should be getting gameplay shown this year likely. Naughty dog is do to show fractions 2 or something and several other studios should have something to show soon based of time period of there last game.

Xbox-lol do they ever have anything good to show been waiting like 21 years for them to show something good.

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#45 SecretPolice
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@x_hedon said:

Thread needs more Halo @SecretPolice

lol :P

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#46 Epak_
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Dunno, have to get Elden Ring, Sifu and Deathloop at some point. I've barely played Horizon 'cause it looks like crap still. I finished TLOU2 again just recently and am playing Miles Morales NG+ in fidelity mode with VRR this time around.

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#47 tjandmia
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For sure. We are in such a drought that I am playing TG16 stuff.

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#48  Edited By Sagemode87
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If you only have an Xbox. Lots to play on PS5 though. Been addicted to Elden Ring though since release.

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#49 Valgaav_219
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I'm not really seeing any drought. My backlog is massive, though, so there's always plenty of games to play. About to buy Eiyuden Chronicles Rising and Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Edition. Those should keep me occupied for a while.

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#50 Stevo_the_gamer  Moderator  Online
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I got more games than time to play them. :(