I'm no stranger on writing about how games have been declining, since 2008 I've blogged about how games have been getting worse and worse. I saw it long before that even, but here we are now. 2014 and still not a new, original, graphical powerhouse IP has been released.
How many sequels are we going to keep buying? How many deathmatch games can they release? How much more can they lock on the disc and charge to unlock the content?
I'm sorry, but games aren't worth 60$ anymore... they've taken away our endings, they hardly make any cutscenes, they don't have any boss fights, the acting is terrible, the story isn't a story without the endings or tying up loose ends... the graphics have been held back by decade old technology of consoles. Really, we're not playing on next gen, we're playing on old technology, and some of us are playing on top of the line tech, while playing games that are designed for old tech.
You want to pay for that?
Games have really become this marketing dumping ground, a huge complication of "Sorry, you don't have the DLC." you should purchase this at the in-game shop... have these developers lost their minds? Whatever happened to immersion? Story? Gameplay? None of it matters now...
Now they tell you where to go, how to play, how to spend your money, and worst of all it's nothing new. It's just the same shitty game over and over... no one is even trying to make something different. Everyone is trying to make the next WoW, or the next CoD, or the next GTA. Absolutely nothing with a budget is original anymore. Indie games with no budget are using 8bit graphics to make original games that high budget developers can't imagine for some reason.
Most games have become share on facebook or don't bother playing, invite your friends or spend your money to play something you already bought... but the story doesn't end, the cutscenes are all in game, and the voice actors are all bad (or the same ones), and as I have said... there are no bosses to fight.
They want to tell us co-op games are co-op because you have to open a door and flip switches in sync. Most games don't even have co-op anymore, they've ditched all that for deathmatch. You can't even play the actual game with a friend anymore it has to be a separate mode that really sucks.
What makes this all frightening is that people still buy these games, year after year. Leaving gamers who appreciated games for more than deathmatch in the dust with our ancient games. I guess it's not all that bad going back and playing games when they were good, like Icewind Dale or Wing Commander (which to be fair had it's sequels but those were full games and not just an update of what last years game should have been). Games have no substance, no content, and no immersion. You can buy the first installment, and never have to buy another sequel because they don't change much.
I wish I knew why people were wasting their money on this garbage they are releasing. I don't really find it fair or interesting.