I wasn’t planning to write a blog until after Christmas, but I’ve decided to squeeze one in before Ol’ Saint Nick time…
I hear different opinions everyday about why someone picks a game. It’s so varied. Everybody has a strong opinion about why they chose this game over this, or why they perfer this one genre over the other’s. There was a topic I was looking at the other day on a gaming board, that one user express that he mainly buys games just for the story.
As I look through my collection of games, I start to see a bit of consitency. All my games is story based. Which is a no brainer, as I got older my view in games has changed. I would rather choose a great story over great graphics any day. And in any case, I think that the past 6-7 so years, developers has been focusing on the storylines of games. One game I pick out may not be a choice for you, but I love it. It’s Gears of War. That game has intriging story that keeps you on the hook from beginning to end. This is coming from a person who originally NEVER played a “Scary” type of game. But I do enjoy it (I enjoy so much so that I have all three books). The point I’m trying to make, is that clearly game developers has for a niche in the story side of the department.
But, my worry is that they may lost some prestige with the other side. Like Game play. Some games don’t have good/average gameplay like there counterparts (Story and Graphics) have. Maybe they are focus more on the story and graphics? I Don’t Know. But, then again, that’s in the eye of the beholder. Some games do in fact have good game play, but one can easily argue in any game that it doesn’t. What happen to the old school mechanics in the 90’s? Is graphics the ONLY clause to make a game now-a-days?
Is it the compelling story that is clearly taking over the industry, the reason you pick up this certain game? Is it the extraordinary graphics that makes you go wow over a game? Or is it the knock em out game play that you see on trailers that make you pick up the game?
I really want to know. So, answer the poll and leave a comment!