well these days there are games for serious game players, and games for
casual graphically obsessed people with no imagination, ---- generally the
serious games enthusiasts hate the trend, and indeed that's a chief reason
behind the retro gaming movement, ---- games these days are easier, more
cinematic, more concentrated on gimics and less on gameplay than in the
past, --- -such is the thinking anyway.
Interestingly enough, i remember reading a topic on the Angband roguelike
forums from someone who was sick of what they called cliched, unsystematics
console rpgs, and much preferd roguelikes for that reason, ---- and from a
sighted point of view, you don't really get more minimalist in terms of
graffics than aski.
There are of course stil games, ---- such as the Metroid prime, Final
fantasy, Grandia or Mega man series (not counting battle network), which are
very much aimed at the old school, serious game playing fraternity, ---- but
now it's become a minority interest, rather than being the norm as it was in
Indeed I've heard that's why Final fantasy 7 is regarded as one of the best
games of all times, it was cinematic enough to catch the eye of the generic
kids, but interesting and deep enough in gameplay and plot to keep the die
hard gamers happy.
Btw, my brother, and various friends of mine are very much die hard gamers,
hence my knolidge of the subject.
Beware the Grue!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Darren Harris" <darren_g_har...@btinternet.com>
To: "'Gamers Discussion list'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Help with some ignorant ppl
Yes but that's the point, a lot of games these days are designed for kids
with little to no imaginations. That's why they concentrate on graphics
and not the real content itself.
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