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Old 03-31-2014, 10:48 PM   #1
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We as gamers complain about wanting fresh new things, yet we ignore it

This morning Game Theory uploaded a video explaining a phenomenon that I recently came to the realization of myself. We as gamers talk the talk about wanting new and innovative content. But when new IPs do come out these days, we sleep on them in favor of the very "safe sequels" we criticize the industry for desperately clinging to. The major exception recently is The Last of Us, but let's not deny the Naughty Dog name had alot to do with it.


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Old 03-31-2014, 11:11 PM   #2
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So.....I'm killing the industry because I don't throw massive weight behind a one-and-done 'innovation' that will fail to sell no matter how much money I put towards it? Nice logic. Get back to me when we get on the topic that superhero movies and kid's animated films are killing the film industry.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:21 PM   #4
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It's not neccessarily that we need to blindly support somehing just because it's new, it's just puzzling that people complain about safe sequels when subconsciously that's what we mostly want, as we prove with our dollars. It's not necessarily a bad thing, just food for thought.

And yes the argument can also be made for movies.
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It's not neccessarily that we need to blindly support somehing just because it's new, it's just puzzling that people complain about safe sequels when subconsciously that's what we mostly want, as we prove with our dollars. It's not necessarily a bad thing, just food for thought.

And yes the argument can also be made for movies.
For as long as I've been here, how long have I debated in defense of NSMB2? I debate for the sole reason that we should have our games, regardless how they sell or not. I just find it insulting that I'm blamed for causing safe bets.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:43 PM   #6
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Well, I disagree a little with Matt in that I wouldnt say consumers are entirely to blame. And not all gamers just a good majority that say one thing online but the opposite with their wallets.
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I never really bothered with innovation, while I do welcome it and innovative games tend to be more appealing, I never really cared as long as the game was good in all the right places
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It's made sense all along. Kind of, slightly been under my nose too, but yeah. It happens. I tend to go against the grain in that department though liking games like Sunshine more than the rest. Sunshine > Galaxy > 64
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The Mario chart he did is perfect. It's like all this time there's been a huge message to Nintendo saying "We prefer 2D Mario games, make more.". I mean, I do enjoy them, but at the same time I enjoy the 3D Mario games. I buy them all. I buy new IPs, I buy stuff that all my friends think look like garbage.

PlayStation 4's Facebook page uploaded a video of a new game coming soon. It's a fast paced 2D platformer. It got a TON of hate. So many people commenting things like "We don't want this crap I can play this on megadrive, we want next gen games.". It pisses me off because these guys were asking for FPS games. What's so next gen about an FPS other than graphics? Oh yeah, that's all they care about. Silly me.

Well, I'll continue to buy innovative titles regardless.
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