Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How modern Gaming has made gamers wimpy.

Yeah. I totally agree.

Well except for the whole "Quicksave" thing. I like Quicksave in most games. I hardly ever remember to use it but it's nice to use if you want to Quicksave right after a cut scene and a boss fight. It's just nice to have the option. I hate checkpoints in games.

"Not only are our skills being neutered, it's being done in a way which makes us think we're still at the top of our game. It's exactly like The Matrix. Exactly like The Matrix. Yes, a no-thumbed bonobo monkey can now feel a simulation of the sense of achievement we've enjoyed since the '80s, but just remember, as The Incredibles told us, when everyone's super, no-one will be."

http://www.gamesradar.com/f/how-modern-gaming-has-made-us-into-wimpy-gamers/a-2008091692920350041

Rechargeable health bars. Auto Aim. Enemies whose health doesn't reset when you did. It's all so lame.

It's a damn shame that people think they are "hardcore" because they can play games like Halo and WoW. ANYONE can be good at those games. ANYONE.

Meanwhile decent games like Godhand which are challenging get bad reviews.

It makes me want to play some Doom on Nightmare. Or some Painkiller.

You know there are still some good games out there.

10 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

The easier a game is to complete, the more I like it... Quicksave (like in Shemue, Max Payne and Enter The matrix, has gone a long way to making those games among my favourites...

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