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Posted: Jun 9 2009, 09:04 PM
Member No.: 3
Joined: 22-November 03
I occasionally hang out on popular gaming websites or watch what Adam Sessler from G4 has to talk about - since he use to give insightful rants about things.
Now, though, two things are being relatively neglected. RPGS and the WII. I'll start with the Wii.
For some nerd-known reason, the gaming community as a whole has completely disregarded the Wii as a console BECAUSE it completely blew the 360 and PS3 out of the water on sales. That supposedly it wasn't part of the console war because, since it's doing so extremely well, it makes the other two look bad in comparison. Therefore, even if they had a fantastic show at E3 and tons of very good games were announced for it, including a new Metroid made by Team Ninja, four new Mario games, and talk of a new mature Zelda, it was completely blown off as 'forgetful' by the nerds and Sessler. They, and he, only talked about the good games on the 360 and PS3. Didn't even sniff at the Wii. And this was extremely upsetting since it seems that the only good games according to gamers these days has to involve WW2, aliens, and shooting. If it isn't in first person and someone isn't getting shot, it isn't a game.
Meanwhile the Wii has released all this really colorful stuff that returns gaming to its roots, reminds gamers that fun comes in a variety of colors outside of brown.
That infuriates me.
What bugs me just about as much are rpgs. I've seen surveys recently that not only dissed JRPGs, but said that the only good rpgs are the 360 ones (involving first person and guns, on the by). How first person shooter rpgs are the only good ones and that's where gaming should head in that genre.
But.. but.. I LOVE JRPGS! It's foreign, therefore putting me in an environment that doesn't include American shooter garbage, and it's like opening a fantasy book and enjoying every page. Yes, I have to admit that the amnesia plot device as well as pretty cutscenes masking some ugly gameplay has been plaguing the jprg industry recently, but that doesn't include all games. I'm dieing to play Arc Rise Fantasia, and I want to travel in time to play Dragon Quest 10 faster. I want to see more rpgs. Real ones. The ones that everyone saw through the 90s.
A further thing I don't get IS FPS rpgs. Aren't those two completely different genres? That and I can't play fps's (outside of a rare few on the Wii), so I'm feeling not only left out but betrayed.
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Posted: Sep 21 2009, 10:03 AM
Member No.: 114
Joined: 22-June 04
I know what you mean, KrazyKelli. Iím not big on first-person shooters, either. Iím also a pleased Wii owner. I really enjoy the creativity that the motion-sensitive Wii remote makes possible in gameplay. I admit it can be annoying at times and sometimes seems imprecise or overly difficult, but that kind of thing is to be expected when they are still getting the kinks out of something. Itís worth it when it allows for unique experiences like trying to use just the right amount of power when swinging the remote/golf club in Wii Sports Golf, performing special attacks in such a unique manner in Deadly Creatures, or getting into the feel of ninja training in Ninja Reflex. When Iím in the mood to take a break from motion control, I can use the Virtual Console feature to download an old-school game at a highly reasonable price.
As for RPGs, I like them. Itís fun to take an interactive roll in a story, and they are often more relaxing than other genres of games. Sure there are some lousy ones, but thatís true of any genre.
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