TeamHavocRacing wrote:Every time I try to retro-game, I learn more reasons to not. It's always a matter of the joy bubble being popped as soon as I see the graphics and crappy gameplay. You kids haven't struggled for years to get to this point of gaming goodness, you were born into it. No historical perspective. I found a great timeline and progression example of what I've lived through over the years of wanting better gaming.....
P.S. Somehow, playing coin-op games won't produce the same effect.
Most of the triple A titles have honestly gone to crap in the gaming industry. Most are marketed very heavily and not much money is set aside for development. Plus you have the investors you must keep happy and want a healthy profit. So developers are expected to meet deadlines sometimes before the game is truly finished. Just look at COD the game used to be amazing when it first came out now it's a complete joke of a game yet still manages to sell. Really the consumer is responsible for voting with their wallet. I'm really disappointed what has become the norm of the industry as it has become larger and more main stream. It seems more about turning a profit than making a great long lasting game. From the watered down content which requires a season pass for DLC just to extend the life of the game. They literally do not want the games going on for years and years. They pretty much take the same route as the year sports games and put them on a yearly or biyearly cycle.
I look back on the early to mid 00's for FPS shooter online those were some of the best games released in my opinion. Year after year the games they turned out were great plus most of them had mod support for more maps. Nowadays it seems you can only count on the sim games to provide a good game. I want the days when some real passion was put into the games not this rehash the same generic game year after year meta.