Ok here goes, gaming is now officially like milking a cow. Most games coming out this year is a franchise that has been over used for years now (Gears Of War, Halo, Fable, Zelda, Mario, Call Of Duty) just to name a few. Less and less originality, less and less games worth buying, less effort put on games makes games that you finish after 5 hours and grind multiplayer afterwards so that you can justify the price of the game.
Kinect . Since when isn't my universal remote which controls everything not good enough, since when do I want to spend my day with my hands in the air waving them like if I was hallucinating butterflies over my head. Yes, let my take out 200$ out of my pocket to get a remote less controller packed with crappy Wii like avatar games that will take the dust 48 hours after I bought them. Yes, I really want to spend my day rubbing a virtual tiger by waving my hands like a retard and asking the tiger if I got ripped off by buying the game.
Microsoft just took the award for this E3 because if I put the puzzle pieces together and if I'm not wrong, when they presented the new 360 they said it was Kinect ready. Does this mean I will have to buy the new 360 to get to play the Kinect or get a new adapter at 100$ to add to my old 360 so I can put another 200$ on the Kinect?
I could use up all the character for this thread but I will end it here saying that I wont be surprised when I turn 40 and they present Halo 470 at E3.
Kojima plays barrel role every year.. don't know much money Microsoft gives him for that.
Don't permit me speak about that bored Kinect show, it was more like kindergarten, meh.
I do agree kinect is a waste of time though. So many better things they could've come up with in this pathetic attempt to compete with wii.
The sad part is that now game developers even admit that the games won't give you more than 10 hours of campaign but sure you can always go kill 100 000 people in multiplayer afterward.
"Originality" is a rare thing. Movies, music, etc struggle with this. In the gaming world, the amount of originality hasn't changed in the past 20 years. Once in awhile there will be a new game that's "original" and usually it will be a big hit.
I heard the Halo: Reach beta had more participants than any beta in console history. When you have that many people that want a game you make it, it's common sense, regardless of what game it is.
Everything else in the world is the same way. How long has Toyota been making the Corolla? Since 1966, that's almost 40 years! People know the name and like the product, Toyota would be monumentally idiotic to stop making it.
Game series' make big money because people want them. People like a long continuing storyline, it adds a lot to a game.