What disappointed you most about this ur last gen?

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#1 Posted by casharmy (9388 posts) -

I would have to say for me the lack of High Quality JRPGs for me..mainly no HD console version of Shin Megami Tensei 3, however I do have ni no kuni (bought today) but I just expected more titles 

Thoughts, gripes?

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#2 Posted by Speedzilla (1732 posts) -

Paying for online, Day one DLC, M$ being M$.

And welcome back, cash. I've missed you.

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#3 Posted by PS3FanMan4Life (131 posts) -

I would have to say for me the lack of High Quality JRPGs for me..mainly no HD console version of Shin Megami Tensei 3, however I do have ni no kuni (bought today) but I just expected more titles 

Thoughts, gripes?

casharmy
All CoD games and BF3. Horrible games which were praised by millions. PS3 saved this past gen with it's fantastic games. Xbox 360 fanboys are ruining gaming.
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#4 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -
Day one DLC and on disc DLC.
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#5 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -
Stupid exclusive content (Buy our game on PS3 and get an extra hour of content!) and some DLC. DLC was such a great idea that's been absolutely ruined by the greed of most publishers. The idea of being able to make small expansions for games without the need for them to be full retail titles like expansions mostly were before the dawn of DLC, was, and still is, a great thing. Except that's not what most developers/publishers have done with the idea, most of them have used it as a way to earn extra money by milking their paying customers.
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#6 Posted by xscrapzx (6621 posts) -

The annual releases of sequels. Any great franchise that came out this past gen competely lost any novelty that it brought to the table originally when the publishers and developers continously release a game of said franchise on a annual basis. I mean come on COD every freaking year, Assassins Creed every freaking year, Halo ever freaking year, Forza Every freaking year, I mean enough is enough, make a new game or franchise and take a break in between both. I mean enough is enough. I'm so tired of seeing a new forza, halo, gears, assassins, COD, etc every year. Its almost like they are just becoming extremely lazy and don't want to put an creative thinking cap on.

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#7 Posted by The_Gaming_Baby (6402 posts) -

Poor DLC designed not to make the gaming experience better, but instead just to charge you more

Casual gaming influencing the direction of the majority of hardcore games

Motion gaming

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#8 Posted by xscrapzx (6621 posts) -
Stupid exclusive content (Buy our game on PS3 and get an extra hour of content!) and some DLC. DLC was such a great idea that's been absolutely ruined by the greed of most publishers. The idea of being able to make small expansions for games without the need for them to be full retail titles like expansions mostly were before the dawn of DLC, was, and still is, a great thing. Except that's not what most developers/publishers have done with the idea, most of them have used it as a way to earn extra money by milking their paying customers. bobbetybob
What they could have done is instead of making freaking annual releases of games, make an expansion pack? I mean not that tough. But then again people continously buy them so you can't blame them I guess.
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#9 Posted by casharmy (9388 posts) -

lol, so much about DLC, I never bought into any of that mess.  Dark Souls would be the only exception.  

But yea I do understand when most of the publishers doing this DLC spamming are CUTTING content from the original game instead of actually adding real additional content over what they already have.

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#10 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

Where to start...

  • Nintendo forcing motion controls with their console. It's good that they brought gaming to new audiences, but they really did alienate a lot of their potential audience. 
  • The shift of consoles from gaming machines to home entertainment devices. 
  • Adding features that not everyone wants to a product in order to justify price increases.
  • On disc DLC and DLC created just to make more money instead of expanding the core game.
  • Neglect of single player portions of a game in order to add on multiplayer.
  • Crappier manuals/game cases (pet peeve, not really major)
  • Announcement of a game well before there's any solid gameplay footage to watch.
  • Closure of many great game studios.
  • Corporate pressure on a developer to create games faster, add in features, restriction of developer vision, etc

Just off the top my head, but the list goes on and on.

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#11 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -
[QUOTE="bobbetybob"]Stupid exclusive content (Buy our game on PS3 and get an extra hour of content!) and some DLC. DLC was such a great idea that's been absolutely ruined by the greed of most publishers. The idea of being able to make small expansions for games without the need for them to be full retail titles like expansions mostly were before the dawn of DLC, was, and still is, a great thing. Except that's not what most developers/publishers have done with the idea, most of them have used it as a way to earn extra money by milking their paying customers. xscrapzx
What they could have done is instead of making freaking annual releases of games, make an expansion pack? I mean not that tough. But then again people continously buy them so you can't blame them I guess.

Yeah I would have preferred that, especially for single player games that are getting milked. For example, something like Assassins Creed 2. If Brotherhood and Revelations had been short expansion packs I would have been more likely to buy them, but they weren't and I really didn't want to play two more 20 hour versions of Assassins Creed 2 with some slightly new gadgets.
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#12 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

I personally wasn't a fan of the way high budget games were all really reduced to being WRPGs or Shooters. I as a whole don't really care for those genres so it sorta sucked that they were by and large the highest production value games released.

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#13 Posted by casharmy (9388 posts) -

Paying for online, Day one DLC, M$ being M$.

And welcome back, cash. I've missed you.

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#14 Posted by quebec946 (1600 posts) -

dlc

forced multiplayer.

and short single player

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#15 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8465 posts) -
Wii
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#16 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

The (un)reliability of the consoles.

Cut scenes and pointless interruptions every 2-3 minutes of gameplay when it should be every 20-30 minutes.

Stupid stuff like timed exclusive content. GTA4 DLC got hyped for years and it was something like 3 short months until the PS3 port. WHAT THE HELL IS THE POINT

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#17 Posted by Maroxad (14623 posts) -

The overabundance of cinematic cover based shooters with health regen, excessive check points, emphasis on set pieces, 2 (4 if lucky) weapon rules, michael bay, banal weapons, lack of enemy variety, short uninspired campaigns and a shallow multiplayer experience with half baked RPG elements. Which is why I more or less moved away from the AAA industry (except for Nintendo and a few others).

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#18 Posted by Renegade_Fury (19713 posts) -

I just wasn't blown away by anything. It felt more like an extension of last gen with a new coat of paint.

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#19 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6427 posts) -

Paying for map packs in mp fps.

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#20 Posted by MonsieurX (36985 posts) -
[QUOTE="casharmy"]

I would have to say for me the lack of High Quality JRPGs for me..mainly no HD console version of Shin Megami Tensei 3, however I do have ni no kuni (bought today) but I just expected more titles 

Thoughts, gripes?

PS3FanMan4Life
All CoD games and BF3. Horrible games which were praised by millions. PS3 saved this past gen with it's fantastic games. Xbox 360 fanboys are ruining gaming.

Don't see how 360 ruined it more than the PS3
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#21 Posted by W1NGMAN- (10101 posts) -
  • The start up of "online pass"
  • There being only two Socom titles with 4 being an absolute disappointment
  • Only 1 GT game this gen
  • The increase price of XBL
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#22 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -
Nothing really, I'm actually glad indie titles became immensely more popular.
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#23 Posted by Badosh (12770 posts) -
Cash is back, lol.
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#24 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -
them lem trolls trolling up SW
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#25 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11210 posts) -

There were many greedy decisions and trends that started last gen, but something that has really bugged me is the way the increase in tech was used for many mainstream games.

Instead of using improved tech to create new gameplay opportunities, developers had a tendency to poor all that power into superficial things like graphics and cinematic flourish that ultimately forced gameplay into the background.

I just felt that tech was often times misplaced last gen. Afterall it is gameplay that seperates video games from other media.

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#26 Posted by Blueresident87 (5657 posts) -

The overall shift towards making money at all costs; motion controls of all kinds; popularity rewarding mediocrity.

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#27 Posted by biggest_loser (24265 posts) -
The sheer amount of over-hyping, whether its by developers or game writers. Last year was disgraceful.
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#28 Posted by Megavideogamer (6360 posts) -

No Kingdom Hearts 3. God of War 3 check, Metal Gear solid 4 Check, Twisted Metal PS3 Check, But only 1 series that I wanted to come for this generation still hasn't come. Kingdom Hearts 3. Way back in 2005 before the Playstation 3 was released These are the game series that I hoped would come out. Now the Generation is just about over and only 1 is still missing. Kingdom Hearts 3.

Xbox 360 Halo series was well done and there was lots of episodes this generation. So maybe on Xbox I would have like to see another installment of Crimson Skies 2 since I liked the original Xbox Crimson skies High road to Revenge. So I would have liked a Xbox 360 sequel.

In general I hope the motion gaming fad dies off soon. Nintendo Wii sucked, PSmove sucked and Kinect sucked. I am not happy that Xbox 720 requires Kinect 2. In order to function. Sorry but Kinect/Kinect 2 are just not suited for videogames. Kinect 2 sucked and it has not even been released. I would have hope that kinect would have died out by now.

That is stopping me from getting Xbox 720 at launch. Not feeling very good about Kinect V2 being required for Xbox 720. Kinect is a success for MS with the casual gaming market but other than Dance Central and the Zumba fitness for the "soccer moms" Kinect is useless for videogames. I'd like it if MS have Kinect 2 as optional.

Motion gaming is a fad that has to die.

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#29 Posted by el3m2tigre (4232 posts) -

Nothing, fortunately.

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#30 Posted by heretrix (37792 posts) -

Publisher greed.

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#31 Posted by immortality20 (8543 posts) -

A few things over the course of the generation,

-GTA 4
-Rise of Free to Play
-Crytek going F2P
-DLC, Pre-Order Bonus and missing content in games
-Rare
-No Alan Wake 2
-The Wii and Wii U
-DMC 4 (But I love the new one!)
-Consoles focusing on too much content that isn't software and gaming (ie netflix, original tv etc) 
-Motion Controls and the obsession to have it every wheres. 

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#32 Posted by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -
Having to buy cheat codes and alt costumes. It used to be unlockables.
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#33 Posted by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -

Poor business practices and those who for whatever reason defend them.

Specifically, Blue Dragon/Fable 2/Tales of Graces F.

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#34 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

the dominance of western rpgs. fallout and the elder scrolls series just don't do it for me. Maybe next gen they will but currently they don't.

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#35 Posted by Heil68 (57913 posts) -
MS dropping core and charging for online, Sony giving us so many world class exclusives it breaks the bank.
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#36 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

DLC overflow, cashing in on dumb things, console focus resulting in deteriorated visuals for all sides

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#37 Posted by new_gamer244 (338 posts) -

too little open world games like GTA...

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#38 Posted by DivineSword (15839 posts) -

The overprice dlc, other than that I am pretty satisfy with this generation.

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#39 Posted by mkfighter8 (83 posts) -

Diablo 3

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#40 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -
Having to buy cheat codes and alt costumes. It used to be unlockables. Pete-B
This.
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#41 Posted by SoNin360 (6724 posts) -
Online Passes and rip-off DLC, but overall I've enjoyed this gen more than any other.
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#42 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8541 posts) -

The PS3 outside of a few choice games, yet those games didn't have staying power with me regardless.

The Wii, at times, with its motion controls. I still enjoyed many games, but others I feel were held back by imprecise controls.

Quake 4, and UT3 failing to be as good as their predecessors which in turn led to there being not as many high-quality arena shooters this generation.

 

Those are my top 3 I'd say.

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#43 Posted by jake44 (2085 posts) -

All the b**tching and arguing.

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#44 Posted by jake44 (2085 posts) -
Also, Diablo 3 and Dragon Age 2.
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#45 Posted by The_Game21x (26362 posts) -

The Wii.

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#46 Posted by AzatiS (14042 posts) -
8-9 years for next gen... I DONT want to that happen never again.... So many one of the same titles with exactly the same graphics , atmosphere , physics and overall one of the same again and again...
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#47 Posted by lild1425 (6757 posts) -
Day one DLC is unforgivable. EA you're definitely guilty. Such a garbage company.
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#48 Posted by getyeryayasout (11491 posts) -
Seemingly 4 of every 5 games released being FPS. The general lack of creativity and risk taking from dev's and pub's. Nickle and diming.
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#49 Posted by Merex760 (4381 posts) -

Lack of quality JRPGs definitely. Also how "safe" Microsoft has been the last 3-4 years, and their conversion to a primarily non-gaming entertainment and casual focus. They had an insane drop-off of new core AAAE IPs. The evolution of DLC from being smaller expansion quality content to nothing more than a nickle and dime model (with the few exceptions of course). EA acquiring Bioware, probably the biggest casualty this gen.

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#50 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
franchises being dumbed down/losing quality. (Final fantasy for example)