what the fuck is going on with gaming these days. there hasn’t been a new release that blows the general public’s shirt off in so long… probably since Dark Souls 3?
i want to use Mafia 3 as an example here. That game looked so good when they announced it, but apparently it’s a steaming pile of shit. people lost their minds when it wasn’t 60fps on release, yet the developers patched it within 48hrs. then they are finding examples as to how it’s lost stuff from the previous rendition - ie: no reflections in mirrors, some HUD items aren’t around anymore, blah blah. you never hear about the GOOD stuff. I bet the game is actually really fun.
which begs the question: if a developer or company pours their heart and soul into a game and it gets nothing but shit on, why try? why not just stick with 90% of new releases these days - which are crappy, pixelesque rougelike indy games that actually make money and have nothing to lose in terms of reputation or marketing? these games SELL.
i blame gamergate (still not sure wtf that was) and the general troll populace of the internet and social media bullying toward the developers and creators of new games. i truly feel sorry for all of them.
even pro hearthstone players constantly take a crap on expansions and meta and blah blah… why can’t anyone just enjoy a game anymore?
heck I’m even guilty of doing this. I can’t help but stay interested in SFV, yet, I can’t bring myself to play it because I think it’s garbage. it almost makes me wonder if capcom really thought about things such as this and took their punches on the chin as the game slowly rolled out. it’s genius, really. kind of a low risk high reward scenario.
i’ve been playing resident evil 4 recently. this game is ten years old and it’s fucking fantastic… what happened. everyone has a PC or xbox or PS5 whatever console is hot these days, yet there is a serious lack of AAA titles.
oh! and then there is no man’s sky. everyone lost their marbles when it was announced and fucking loved it for the first few weeks. then the shit storm gradually grew into a negative hate-banter hurricane and now it’s turned into a head hunting massacre toward the developer(s). is the game good? who do you trust?!
in conclusion - perhaps the games themselves aren’t bad. maybe they are, but you’d have to invest a lot of time and money into them to find out. maybe it’s the people who are bad? have gamers just turned into mouth breathing pitchfork wielding psuedo-cyber terrorists? it sure bloody seems so from what i’m seeing…