I couldn't agree with you more.
People want a new Halo game. They want another Zelda, a Mario, a COD. You can't really complain about the gaming industry giving the majority of people what they want. Imagine the uproar if they stopped making Final Fantasy games.
I'll admit, a little originality would be great, but to stop making sequels would probably kill the gaming industry.
Also, the car argument was completely valid. He wasn't comparing games to cars, he was just using it as an example of the power of brand names.
I dont care about achievements so much especially due to the fact they try and make me go online to get them, but im pointing it out due to the way they are making you chose the game features you actually play.
I love being able to save my game and then do something else, a few games atm are anoying as hell due to having to spend some time to get to a save point before you are able to exit the game or shut it off, noticed that in red dead redemption, u can pause the game and such and come back later on but that is not exactly energy efficient.
Other examples is the milking of people with all these games that require a subscription and private servers giving out a donator benefit option, in css there are servers that offer full armor and nades and such if you donate a small amount.
In general this market is nothing more then a milking machine for the company's and people with a good idea as well or good scam, what ever you want to call it, it has nothing to do with i hope you enjoy this game as much as we enjoyed making it bs!.
Amen... Don't forget that Microsoft is making you pay for a subscription to keep enjoying the game online because if you don't pay for it you just get the 5 hours long campaign.
Iv'e heard a lot that Halo was a revolution. In what, FPS shooters? Think again, Halo is a revolution in an infinite amount of money for a game that has been done 100 times.
There is a simple reason larger industry games are short, the faster you finish our shiny new game the faster you'll buy our shinier newer one.
Although the majority of the game industry has taken this approach there are some diamonds in the rough if you know where to look (Zelda, Mario, Disgaea, etc) or if you're willing to read a review or two about the game before you buy.
Thats just microsoft hyping themselves.... you know, what companies do to try and sell their product.
I doubt anyone who isn't a Halo fanboy will say that it was a revolution.
I hate all the crap over the game though. Why can't the people who like it just play it and the people who don't just not play it? Is that too much to ask for?