You mention graphics being an issue, some places it's an applicable argument, but don't get me started on graphics wh@res
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prevents masking... I think the problem is...
-well focus on graphics too much "Wow we can cram 18,000,000 polygons into this character's left testicle and it's not even shown!" Work the
story, draw concepts, do graphics the best you can, use a lot of skinning and bump mapping, or at least base the game around concept not graphics
-lack of pickup games, I used to go to Block Buster with my brother and we'd just pick up a Super Nintendo game based on the cover art and "back of
the box" (always said "well look at da bagguhduhbox"). That's one part of the "pickup" but now days games are too in depth and require too much
involvement and commitment. Pick up a good old Super Mario, beat a level, go to the dentist, eat pie, come back to the game a few days later, beat
some more levels. See also "lack of linear gameplay"
-too many sequels! 8 different companies making a new basketball game every year... ok I'm obviously not a sports fan, yes, there are graphics and
-alienation of adult/ older gamers by their former leader, Nintendo. Personally, I *accidentally* bought a Gamecube, let me tell you... I've bought 2
games on my own, got one free "bonus" and 2 for Christmas, though it's been a year. AND I haven't played it since early summer and don't plan to.
Sure, a happy smiley sun would be nice, or a talking chipmunk... but ... no. Remember those "cool" "adult" games on Super Nintendo (no, tear, I
never had a regular nintendo...) ... like ... ok crap I can't name one, but the ones that were fun to play and adult-oriented (like shooting
scrollers and stuff) and children could play if they wanted to.
Anyway, a big worthless post, most video games have gone down the hell hole, personally I enjoy GTAs and Halo, but right most are crap. Better ones
are starting to come out, clearing out the riffraff. But you know, once the next generation comes out, 2-3 years, they stupid cylce of crap will start
again, takes too much Metamucil, so regular... ha... ha... get it... ? ya... OK I'M FRIGGIN DONE