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"Don't let this golden age of games end" - RPS afraid that AAA immersive sims are going to die

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Infinitron, May 19, 2017 at 10:38 PM.

  1. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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  2. Make America Great Again Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    What in the fuck...
     
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    They're right. (except the mass effect part lol)
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  4. TC Jr Literate

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    What's being praised is shit that was the norm in the late 90's, that freedom is now being touted as features, basically the same thing done poorly with shit writing. Why not evolve? The excuse devs give is making the game systems more modern aka dumbed down. Sorry for the faggy rant I just hate when cunts drop their standards so low that we're supposed to be thankful for games released today.
     
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  5. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    "The Golden Age is twelve." Isaac Asimov
     
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    Stopped reading right there. This jackass obviously has no clue.
     
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  7. Wintermute Scholar Patron

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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    Agreed. But we do not live in that world, and this article's got nothing to do with Black Isle.
     
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  8. Somberlain Arcane Zionist Agent

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  9. Des Educated

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    BURN. LET IT ALL BURN.
     
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  10. Valky Learned

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    Casuals are the niggers of video games.
     
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  11. I'm With Her Severian Silk for prison Arcane

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    Bullshit. It is 17.
     
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  12. anduin Arbiter

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    Shock-like games will be left for small studios and AAA devs will go live-only Destiny route. My prediction.
     
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  13. Icymad Literate

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    Lol at the pseudo-intellectual propaganda that there will be no more good games coming out, or a much touted "vidya gaem crash", whereas a single game released this year is better and more fun than every single game released in the '60s, '70 and '80s put together, it's just that blorgoroids are too busy refreshing forums and posting their vomit in blogs to find and play good games (and to play them properly in the rare instances when they do somehow manage to play a decent game for a change).
     
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  14. Valky Learned

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    Nigger detected. You probably came from /v/, with how shit of an opinion you have on video games.
     
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  15. Falksi Learned

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    Admire the sentiment, but the problem isn't the audience. It's the formulaic, soulless, cookie cutter AAA games which are essentially COD/Sandbox games in RPG clothing, and which are killing our anticipation of games with both a lack of innovation, and a failure to deliver what they promise anyway.
    Mass Effect Andromeda, Dragon Age 2 & Inquisition, FF15 etc, even Skyrim is an inferior version of a superb concept done better years before.
    The industry has made a decision to dumb it's games and itself down in order to try & snag a wider audience. It's also decided to buy reviews in the hope no one will suss out how shit some of the tripe is they release. But all that has done is alienate the gamers who have supported some of these companies for years.
     
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  16. Valky Learned

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    The audience enables and supports it, they are part of the problem.
     
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    "Deus Ex, a new Dishonored, a new Hitman, Prey, The Witcher 3" Four great games (yes great, despite some edgelords complaining about them not being as great as games from 20 years back) that flopped and one massive success.

    Yeah, I am a bit worried Arkane will be relegated to some Activision-like CoD-DLC-like pumping. Eidos already met that fate, IO is probably gonna close down one of these days. It sucks.
     
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  18. taxalot I request a spice shipment immediately. Patron

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    It's a well known fact that everything is shit. RPS should be ashamed of themselves for actually liking stuff.
     
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  19. Bitler Educated

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    >Golden age of games
    >don't let it die


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  20. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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    Unclear if Hitman actually flopped or if IO was just a victim of some sort of higher level mismanagement. They were already working on the second season: http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/inde...-episodes-released.99938/page-38#post-4813364

     
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    I don't ever remember the term "immersive sim" being coined back then in the 90s/early 2000s. I think we used to call these FPS/RPG hybrids.
     
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  22. Zarniwoop Destiny Cleanser Patron

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    OH GOD MY SIDES

    Golden Age of gaming? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Haven't laughed like this at anything on the Internet since the MAJESTIC RPG article that left Grunker in a near-vegetative state for a month.

    Muh immersive sims

    Choice and consequence Yeah press X to see good ending, press triangle to see evul ending which is exactly the same except one more spaceship explodes.
     
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  23. Make America Great Again Lyric Suite Arcane

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    Golden age of gaming lolmao

    Just fucking kill me now.
     
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  24. Mynon Educated

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    Gamers are the ones to blame, as they have voted with their wallets. Latest Deus Ex sold poorly, Dishonored 2 did poorly, latest Hitman didn't do too well and it looks like Prey will be no exception. Industry is reacting to market, and market obviously isn't interested in systemic SP games. Multiplayer and co-op games are selling (not to mention that they are cheaper to make and that it is easier to milk them with new content), Pavlovian open worlds are selling, cinematic shoters/adventures are selling. Customers had their chance to change that, had a bunch of them after Dishonored and Human Revolution actually, and each of them was wasted.
     
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  25. Make America Great Again Trotsky Arcane

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    The guy is 90% laughably wrong & 10% partially correct. The Dark Ages are over and 2015 seemed to be the turning point in gaming history but the recovery is fragile.

    PC gaming has never been better from a consumer perspective with digital online retailers, great modding communities, etc but is that an actual golden age? No just no.
     
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