By Isaiah Adamson
Video games have been in my life for as long as I could pick up something and smash it into pieces, so I would say about my whole life.
Video games have come a long way since they first started to be published, which is nice to see but with the industry becoming bigger makes it more common to corruption which has its wonderful way in sneaking its way in just like rouge in any RPG?
What was once a community of passionate gamer has become a pool of darkness even Darth Vader himself wouldn’t touch. To be honest that’s really sad to see something that is your passion slowly moving away from the great story telling and great nameplate to the how to how the graphics look.
Now don’t get me wrong, the graphics are a large part of the game; it can bring that realism because the better the graphics the better it is to immerse yourself in the world that you or your character is in. The better the graphics the better it is to put away the disbelief of what you’re doing in said game is able to be pushed away. It’s just like when your were a kid and you watched a cartoon or the Power Rangers; it was easy to back then to say “oh yeah turning into a giant robot and kicking alien demon things or whatever those creepy monsters were on power rangers was around while smashing like a hundred buildings and most likely doing more harm than good is completely possible!” As you get older, that just doesn’t seem realistic not even to the slightest.
Better graphics mean you can get past that with more realistic graphics. But also at the same time it can’t carry the game for you the whole time. If that’s the only reason why you would want to play the game, then by all means go ahead because last time I checked there wasn’t a code on how to pick your games, but it should be about the interesting characters, different worlds that aren’t so dull but ones that have life, and interesting and innovative game-play that sets its self away from other games not how many polygons can put on the screen (though it doesn’t hurt to try of course).
It’s easy to say that “oh all they want is more money!” Well duh, they want money, everyone does, but it doesn’t help that beloved franchises have be turned into a shell of their past selves having only their names as a reminder of the former glory those names once had.
I think the best example would be the call of duty franchise talk about a fall from grace I mean the newest edition of the call of duty franchise, Infinite warfare. The last time I seen it had more than 2 million dislikes on YouTube! A once-loved and highly respected franchise!
Over time, I personally think that over the time people lost passion in what they were doing and only saw numbers instead of something special, and I don’t think it deserves that much hate but because of the companies that made them infinity ward and Activison being, Some of these people who still had passion would often leave the company because of the often changing of the game, not for the betterment of the game but for the better sales like destiny because that is one of the more personal ones for me, because it shows that the game was stripped down of what it was originally supposed to be and having I years of hype behind the game and I followed every detail about it only to have my dreams crushed like a kid being told Santa isn’t real.
The only reason why the game didn’t fail like the phantom menace at the box office was because of the company’s legacy they had left behind with the Halo series; Bungie.
Now a days you can’t even give your opinions on something before people buy it because it may hurt the games sales, looking at you Shadow of Mordor. When giving your own opinion has become something that you can’t do without being monitored is a real problem and should be fixed a soon as possible, so see it as a call to arms of sort we shouldn’t have to be limited to our own opinion we should be able to criticize something without fear.