As a lot of you know, I am a new mother and gaming has not been my main concern. I have finally found the time to start playing some games that S0leb bought, but have sitting on the back burner. The main game I have been playing recently is the amazing and beautiful Legend of Zelda: BOTW, but a few of the others seem really stale and boring to me.
I could sit here and list all of them but instead, I would like to let you know how I feel about games in general. I have always felt that as the price of video games has increased, we should also see the overall quality of video games boost as well. That tends to not be the case now, with at least half of the titles that have launched for this generation of failing day one. Some games have had the hype-train pulling you in day one like Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5, DriveClube, Mighty No. 9, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and many others.
The only thing you were met with (outside of an empty wallet) was total disappointment. Why is that thought? Why do games get so hyped up by developers, knowing the game isn’t close to where they want it? It is a little thing called Video Game Investors, these “investors” are the only ones that truly control the fate of the video game releasing. As the game is being developed by a studio, unless your studio is backed by a publishing company, you have to pitch your game to said companies.
Here is where the bad could start to outweigh the good. Say you have a game called “Battle Spirit”. Now in said game, you originally wanted to make a story driven title were the main character must find his spirit once again for the battlefield to save the one he loves. All sounds good, but this “hero” style of game has been done before. That is when the investors weigh in with “how about we release the game asap, hype the game up with CGI action trailers, then once it releases tell fans the rest of the story will come in DLC?”
The main point I am trying to make is this. I have noticed, games are launching all the time with extra character DLC, multiplayer DLC, season passes, in-game money DLC, and more. How about we stop focusing on that, start focusing on the games overall quality, and stop trying to line your pockets on a broken ass game that you decided to rush! I honestly am done paying $59.99 for a game that launches broken and unfinished. Please, do the right thing and make games what you say they will be!