Why are games stagnating

Why are games stagnating

Feels like every genre settled into standards established by 2007 and it's been nothing but the same shit ever since

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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    2007 was also the start of the mobile plague. There's your true answer.

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Fallout has devolved though

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      No, the content Bethesda makes is bad but as a potential framework for gameplay the concept has definitely evolved and New Vegas proves it

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        The frick are you talking about? Weapon skills barely matter in nv, you can just cheese AI and be a godlike sniper with 30% small guns skill. It's garbage.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          And rectifying that oversight would be easy and it doesn't discredit the idea of 3D action RPGs as a whole. You're the type of person who would've wrote off 3D platformers as a whole after seeing only Bubsy 3D.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Games like Jupiter Hell is good demonstration how RPG can work with fast turn-based gameplay.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          You're exaggerating and that doesn't take away from the fact that FO3 is open world and 3d. There are ways to manipulate classic FO too.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Fallout 3 is just an average action game with basic b***h "upgrade your rifle damage" perk tree. Only cool thing about F3 and nv are their open world maps giving you some degree of freedom.

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    This is why the first 2 generations of Pokémon are the only good mainline Pokémon games.

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Pokémon is a terrible RPG. Despite touting an “open world” the game doesn’t even let you explore freely, in all of the games you need to acquire the badges in a specific order with few exceptions, you can’t even go to gyms in a separate order. Despite it being a game about “befriending” Pokémon all the games basically treat them as expendable, you just catch a ton of them and leave them in your PC if their stats aren’t to your liking. You never develop any sort of meaningful bond with any of them, they’re just tools that you drop and abandon.

    It has (still) random encounters, which are an objectively shit system and doesn’t make much sense. Why are these Pokémon attacking you? Are they all just fricking evil? Wildlife in real life rarely just attack humans for no reason yet here they are, going after you and their aggressive nature is never acknowledged. It’s like they just awkwardly copied a JRPG cliche without acknowledging how it doesn’t actually fit with their setting

    The gameplay is piss easy, just spam the supereffective move until you win, unless you’re so overleveled you don't even need to do that. But wait, you say, what about competitive play? Oh, you mean where the focus is… having the fastest Pokémon with the most OP stats trying to OHKO and sweep multiple Pokémon with one move, and decisions boil down to “I know that he knows that I know that he knows”. Deep.

    The series never adopts improvements and happily abandons them with the each installment. Despite literally being the most profitable franchise on the planet the mainline games barely innovate at all. They are cheaply produced products that *barely* fit the minimum requirements necessary to be “next gen”. In the end the games and anime are all glorified advertisements for merchandise, which bring in the most profit, more than the games themselves (seriously, look it up). It’s a corporate sellout franchise designed to sell toys to children.

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Fallout
    >Evolution

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Fixed

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      cope

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    pokemon is beyond saving
    the manchildren who buy the games literally dont care about the series
    they just want to spam a button and go bing bazonga wahooo watching pikachu and mewtwo assrape charizard

  8. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Pokémon was never really a good game, you were just more forgiving of it's lack of depth and complexity, due to the charming and simple 2D pixel graphics. Now it's gone 3D in such a lackluster way and the gameplay is totally exposed and you realize how bad and boring it is.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      And it should've evolved to be better

  9. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Pokemon already changed. But Ganker hated it.

  10. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Your pick shows real species evolution - things not always become better, some times they become worse if its fit better current environment. Like modern Fallout fitting better modern gaming

  11. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Because 2007 was when normies flooded the hobby due to the introduction of social media, nerd culture, and HDTVs being standard.
    Uncharted was released and everyone fell in love with "cinematic games" because they made a lot of money, and were piss-easy to play because you hardly had to interact with them. So normies could finally play video games because they didnt have much of that pesky gameplay that was too hard.
    Games became 100 times more expensive to produce as a result because everyone is chasing cinematics now instead of cool ideas.
    Publishers no longer take risks like they did in generation 6 and earlier because it's too much of a financial clusterfrick. So they put all their eggs in the same basket labeled "third person open world cinematic emotional narrative action adventure with crafting and stealth"

  12. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

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