Ya you could say they have been dumbed down, but personally in fps or any competitive online games like gow or halo stf or cod it does not really
matter all that much since all the fun and the meat of those types of games is in the online or lan component of the game.
But in rpgs or adventure games, games that are story driven or just a 30 hr play through and thats it, yes I would say those have been dumbed down,
and some have pretty graphics but are basically just a walk though till you reach the end of the game, basically just watching the scenery and
pressing button's. I guess there was something about those old games like ghosts and goblins, or earthworm jim, or contra or battle toads, those
games were not only fun but some of the levels were, a throw your controller at the wall in frustration hard....but you always came back for more and
they required lots of focus to complete.
Not saying all newer generation games are all to easy, or just walk though's with no real story, but a lot of them are just that, sometimes
companies change the entire story or gameplay mechanics to cater to the pick up and hit a few button's and presto you beat the game crowd, it is a
business after all and they got to reach more people, and not everybody is all that into hardcore videogaming.
But there are some games out there like ninja gaiden on the hardest difficulty is freaking almost impossible hard or games like demon souls, which
would technically be a short game to beat probably about 15 hours for an rpg, if it was not for the whole getting killed often and restarting part,
and the you have to be cautious part. But yes they are trying to reach more people that would be the main reason which would lead to time constrains
and other problems to whoever is making the game, second, I would say is that it's really hard to come up with something new and fresh, which makes
companies stick to the tried and true formulas for both financial reasons and the former reason that making something new is not easy, and could fail
if the game does not sell, the company loses money, or even can go bankrupt if it's a small company, also I think the dumbing is just because most
games have been done and redone before, so those who have been playing games for a while they have seen it before, just in not as good graphic's.
Or it could be a generation and youth thing, as in things are way more funner when your younger, and have less cares in the world, and offcourse were
a couple of feet shorter and not as knowledgeable about things, and everytime you look back at a game you really enjoyed 15 years ago your also
looking back on whole different world/universe that you were in really. Or it could be all of the above.
I got to go with all the above and then
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