Video Games, Music and Politics. A Kitchen Sink Blog.
What made me excited about a new cycle of consoles was that I
was going to see a new wave of killer games, some new, and some based on
my old favorite IPs and brands, as if the software that I loved and
cared about was going to grow up along with me.This generation,
I'm not so sure. Something I noticed is that up until this point, I
always felt like the diversity of software available for my console
hardware was steadily growing until the past half-decade or so. I
remember stumbling into game stores and finding PS2 games I had never
seen or heard of, plopping down twenty bucks cash for it, and having a
blast when I got home. There were still newer entries in older IPs and
brands that I really, seriously enjoyed, whether it was Final Fantasy,
Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, et cetera...I guess the vibe I'm
getting is that the way things are going, at least in the console space,
we're going to see less software with lower quality, and certainly
fewer risks being taken. It seems like the days of going out to my local
retail store with twenty bucks in my pocket and returning with Katamari
Damacy are not only long gone, but are never going to return.
"A video game should be like a good pop song: short, infectious, social, and as affordable as possible."While I don't like that kind of music in terms of video games you hit the nail on the head there.
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