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Originally posted by nightrun
edit: no, it's not a stage of personal realization. I can literally point out the flaws in the games and movies. Like for zelda, the latest one had invisible walls, boundaries you couldn't cross. There was only 1 direction you could really play. Compare that to older games, ocarina of time and windwaker where you could travel anywhere but only become lost or blocked but you still had freedoms.
Then there's Dragon Age where they say you can make your own story. What a load of crap, the only choices you get in the game are whether to kill someone or not and it has no effect on story. I could go on but in the end the obvious is that we're being handed crap from the entertainment world. Modern games don't compare to old, that's not just my personal opinion.
The only thing left for us is to go outside (which is quite good as a result lol..)
Forgive me for ranting.
[edit on 5/12/2009 by nightrun]
Originally posted by EdCase512
Did it ever occur to you that.
a) The games industry has "matured". This means very few risks are taken.
(unless you use a PC for gaming, some strong interesting games from independent developers out there)
b) Your simply older, your "tastes" have matured and do not coincide with the media you've chosen in the past (be it TV or games).
c) Maybe you have lost your sense of wonder ? A childhood trait that often atrophies as "real world" concerns and pressures displace it.
Originally posted by sphinx551
Yes, it does seem like that to me too. Too stagnant. A disclosure would be good now.
[edit on 12-12-2009 by sphinx551]