Future SE Boss
Joined: Apr 2010
January 11, 2012 10:27:11 AM
Im just gnnr troll for a bit but FPS and CoD aside.... can we not forget about FFXIII? I remember when I first heard news of the gameplay elements that FFXIII would be implementing into its systematic "fast-paced" JRPG game, I was really hyped up that the next mainstream title in the awesome series was taking a different approach from the slightly diversing ATB and TB system that partially made what it "was" today. Watching the first CG trailer of Lightning fighting hordes of soldiers inside a train was, to me at that time "mind blowing". And then I watched the trailer of actual gameplay footage showing Lightning, the modified Active Time Battle system and the command menu. I bet everyone really wanted to get their hands on this the first time they saw this but, was what we really saw "innovation"? After playing this disappointing game (I'm a FFFanboy everyone!) I pondered on what was wrong with the game, what separated it from its predecessors and ultimately, WHY I did not feel satisfied playing this game at large. Tbh, I didn't like the story, the characters were a bit too exaggerated and hard to relate to and it simply felt "Dumb" compared to playing Final Fantasy X. Gosh, what was with Snow's bragging about "I'm the hero that and I'll save the world" nonsense the game? Thats just plain boring. point here: Yes, todays games are losing innovation. Dev's should be seriously considering what "is" innovation and not make it a part of gimmick's play. In FFXIII's case, there really wasn't any innovation. Trying to steer the series towards a more fast paced genre away from the tradtiional TBS is a big NO NO. Sure, there may have been at least 100 other ways to innovate this deeply loved series but they made a bad call. Creativity is something that's becoming more and more demanding these days due to lame iterations that seemingly fails due to lack of innovation. Im praying that future titles will become more diversive and original and not make 2012 "Year of the sequels" again. Innovative stories, innovative gameplay mechanics, innovative graphics that make an innovative experience. That is what this generation needs once again. I end my trolling. Now.
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