Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When you consider how much garbage is being pumped out by game makers these days, is it any wonder that many people are simply not buying new games anymore? It seems that retro-gaming is experiencing a sort of second wind as of late. It doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
Hey, game developers. We're tired of games that rehash the same stories over and over again. We're tired of games that insist we complete "chores", rather than defeating challenging foes, in order to move forward. We're tired of games that essentially glue your feet to fixed rails, tell you where to point/shoot, and say "There now! Wasn't that realisitic and exciting?!" We're tired of electronic amusement rides.
For those of you who agree with me, and are sick of lapping up fetid and festering dogwater games, here are some open/free alternatives you may like as much as I do:
Sure, I'm stuck in the year 1999 as far as gaming is concerned. I'm in a happy place, and I'll probably still be here long after every single other person has left. :)