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Are Next-Gen Games Underwhelming??

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posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: galadofwarthethird

wait how is final fantasy 12 better then 7? I can barely remember the plot of 12




posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 11:27 PM
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But I am kind of pissed though because there are no games out and I was reading in game informer how the trend is going to less games in favor of all in tripple A titles.

we will see less of the breakout hits like dishonored that came out of nowhere,

and will see uncharted 4 and Assasins creed infinity (I had thought the original storyline was supposed to follow desmond not abstergo)



posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: Darkblade71
a reply to: cj6

Not disappointed. It will take a couple of years for programmers to start to utilize all of the new system graphics/capabilities.

It was the same with the ps2.
When it first came out there were not a lot of good games, but 5 years later? there were so many good games!
It was and still is one of the best gaming systems there ever was.

The xbox 1 and PS4 are kind of like that. Just wait, within 2 to 3 years,
gaming on these systems will be way more than it is now.








Been a gamer since the late 70's with atari,pong and space invaders,
and I am not disappointed in the least. Patience.....

The new systems are far better than the older ones and once all of the games start piling up,
you might change your mind.


Yeah but how long is this console generation going to last wait what 3 years for good games and then how long untill you have to get new console again?



posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 11:38 PM
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I found that Terraria is really innovative, and so is Minecraft. Both games have a crafting system that I have never seen before in a game, and they center on mining and building in a way that is entirely fresh. My point is that innovation in gaming is still possible.

Good plot lines still exist, too - in Mass Effect, for instance. I don't have the money to upgrade my gaming console to an Xbox One yet, but I will eventually. In the meantime, I am going to keep my Xbox 360 because I have a whole library of games I still need to play on it.

I figure if I give it a year or so, there should be great games out for the Xbox One. I'm really looking forward to TESO - The Elder Scrolls Online!
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cj6

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: American-philosopher

Considering the ps3 and 360 had about a 7 or 8 year cycle I highly doubt the new systems will last any less than that. Like someone pointed out the development cycle for most games is also a lot longer now so the new systems might be around longer than we think. I'm now a firm believer that in a year or 2 we'll have a steady stream of high quality games available. Batman Arkham Knight is right around the corner and who's NOT excited for that?!
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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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very true who is not excited for Batman Arkham Knight.

But what about us Gamers who have shelled out the top dollar for when these new systems come out and were rewarded by not having a more variety of the best games out. as opposed to those who wait until there is a price reduction and there's more games out?

Something about that doesn't seem right, I mean obviously that seems the smarter bet right now to just wait. you might get more bang for your game that way?


cj6

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: American-philosopher
a reply to: cj6

very true who is not excited for Batman Arkham Knight.

But what about us Gamers who have shelled out the top dollar for when these new systems come out and were rewarded by not having a more variety of the best games out. as opposed to those who wait until there is a price reduction and there's more games out?

Something about that doesn't seem right, I mean obviously that seems the smarter bet right now to just wait. you might get more bang for your game that way?


That's a very good point there really isn't a big advantage to having a new console right now since the titles are limited. Anyone can wait till the price drops in a year or 2 and just get the games they missed cheaper at Gamestop so really.....I think Gamestop wins lol

But honestly I've played games like Dragon Age Inquisition and WWE 2k15 on the ps3 before playing on my ps4 and I gotta say it's vastly different. The biggest improvement is NO texture pop-outs at all with the ps4 which was one of my biggest complaints about last-gen so I'm glad to be rid of that. Overall the next-gen versions are superior to last-gen in every way possible and again that's from experience.



posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 06:20 PM
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I'm going to wait at least until mid 2016 to buy a PS4, if at all.

I've learnt after buying the PS3 and PS2 on release that it's just boring to own a next gen console for the first two years, and maybe a rip off. Your buying new games too at full RRP that will turn out to be mediocre compared to what eventually will be released.

My favourite console was the PS1, and I got that 2 1/2 years after release, so many games, cheap games too. platinum series was a great idea.


cj6

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: Debunkology
I'm going to wait at least until mid 2016 to buy a PS4, if at all.

I've learnt after buying the PS3 and PS2 on release that it's just boring to own a next gen console for the first two years, and maybe a rip off. Your buying new games too at full RRP that will turn out to be mediocre compared to what eventually will be released.

My favourite console was the PS1, and I got that 2 1/2 years after release, so many games, cheap games too. platinum series was a great idea.




I know people don't like critics but I always wait a day after a new game releases to read all the reviews just to get a good idea of what I'm getting into first. Reviews don't have to be for someone's opinion, you can get info on all the technical aspects of the game like length, graphics, bugs or glitches. Anyone who buys a new game without getting any feedback is either rich and money isn't an issue or they're open to paying full price for a game that might turn out to be horrendous like....The Order lol



posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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I have to add to this, since I made my first post about how The Sims is one of my favorite game series and I felt like The Sims 4 looked underwhelming compared to 3... I didn't know just how bad it was. I started reading some threads and watching videos of gameplay; They took away Create A Style, Open Worlds, and Story Progression!?!

Why the heck would they take a step back into The Sims 2 Style gameplay with a game that really doesn't look much different than it's 10 year old grandfather!?! Those were my favorite things about TS3!

Not to mention, removing the toddler stage is... weird. From baby to 10 year old in 3 days flat! Wow...

This "Next-Gen" game has now gone beyond disappointing or underwhelming... It has put the final nail in the coffin for me EVER buying an EA brand game again. Thanks, EA.

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posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 10:40 PM
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Final Fantasy 12 was better. FF7 is a classic and it restarted the whole RPG and final fantasy franchise, but in terms of size, scope, battle system and yes even story FF12 did a lot of things much better. It was a bit heavy going on the plot lines and not as world ending anticlimactic as FF7 storyline. But I think it was better, especially as you got farther into the game and the end game.

Over all I remember that FF12 was more fun to play, the combat system was way more interesting, and had more things in the game you could do and get. Even the secret bosses and fights were bigger and better. The game just was more expansive on every part, and all the classic enemies from the FF games were there, even Gilgamesh was in the game.

I think you fought him twice or 3 times, he kept running away the first few times. And it had a bunch of extras ester eggs thrown in there as well all over the game, such as if you look each of Gilgamesh weapons are the main weapons from past FF games, even clouds buster sword is in there.

The behemoth king to was in there like usual as well.

And in FF7 you had secret ultimate bosses like Rubi Weapon and Emerald Weapon. But in FF12 well you had this guy as the ultimate secret boss, Yiazmat. Which on maxed out levels and everything else still took over an hour to beat, so much so that it was kind grind just to get leveled up and max out on you characters, and builds, and just to get to him. And then? It was a grind when you actually fought him.

Took this guy 2:26 minutes to beat him.


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posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 11:59 PM
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You know, for a game to be called "FINAL Fantasy", I never understood why there was so many of them.



posted on Mar, 15 2015 @ 12:11 AM
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Speaking of underwhelming.

I just got word from the tech guy who was fixing my PS4. We thought it had a bad power supply that needed to be replaced. Nope turned out my 8 month old PS4 has a bad motherboard that just fried.

Now I have to fight with sony to replace my PS4 altogether which sucks cause I want to keep my hardrive data. Or see if they will at least replace the motherboard that fried for no good reason.

And granted they don't find some BS reason to deny replacing the PS4 with one that isn't a lemon how long will the whole process take before I have a working PS4 delivered to me. A month? maybe more? I'm betting they leave me screwed out of $400.00 and tell me that it's not under warranty for some asinine reason so they don't have to swallow the cost of replacing my PS4.



posted on Mar, 15 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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Ha. Its started as sort of a last attempt/kind of inside joke I think back when the first final fantasy 1 came out.


The company and people were going out of business so they the guy who made the game was going to quit, and the company was going down. It was basically there last change to get back in the game and continue making games and what they wanted to do, it was a hit or miss thing, do or die, there final foray into the world of videogames, a go broke or go home thing, everybody thought it would be there last game at the company before moving on with there lifes, ie there Final Fantasy.

After the game took off and became popular, the name it sort of just stuck and became a franchise and brand.
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 05:33 PM
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I got a ps4 last November, wouldn't even consider X1. But since then all of these next-gen games are extremely underwhelming. Not in technical terms though, they all look amazing and play great. But nothing stands out as being "mind blowing."


I bought my ps4 a few weeks after it was released in 2013. I've only bought one game for it, Battlefield 4. I quit playing it about midway through 2014, and haven't turned it back on since. For the record, I also currently own a PC, ps3, ps2, and an xbox 360. Not getting the Xbox 1 though.

Im with ya on the underwhelming part of next gen console games.




Every new title that comes along brings promise but ultimately falls flat...I'm looking at you The Order!!


Agreed. The Order is no where worth the $60 price tag that it brings. I think it's worth only $15-20. The graphics are amazing, but that's about it. After its release date, there was quite a bit of backlash, and the remembrance that graphics are not everything. Plenty of other releases failed to live up to the hype. 2014 and 2013 were the worst years for video games IMO. Tons of broken games on launch, massively over hyped games falling flat on their face, rabid DLC whoring, mass hacking of PSN and other services, etc.... The industry as a whole seems to have gotten a bit too greedy/inept and the consumers are finally realizing this.

After I shelved the ps4 last year, I've just stuck with PC gaming. I really dont see any reason to start up console gaming again, atleast for the foreseeable future. The only console game that I have some interest in that's coming out this soon is Bloodborne, but Im still undecided.

ETA - What I said may look bad for the industry, but there's still a bit of good and new ideas out there. I dont have much faith in the AAA publishers/developers, aside from just a few. Heck, EA just shut down the Emeryville Maxis, the creators of SimCity and Spore (some of my favorite games of the past). Anyways, I do see hope in the Indie/Early access avenue.

People have already mentioned Star Citizen, which I think has enormous potential. A few other notable mentions are Darkest Dungeon, Kerbal Space Program, and War for the Overworld (WFTO is actually Dungeon Keeper 3. A group of hardcore fans decided to make it themselves, and they're doing a really great job with it). There are a few downfalls of the early access/indie route, but this is where I see the best in the industry currently.
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