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Random Musings: The Hypocrisy of Gamers

Posted in Gaming,Opinion,xercies by xercies on 07/08/2009
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The Hypocrisy of Gamers
I’ve noticed something with Gamers, it’s not a very good trait, in fact it’s one of the worse traits we have-(along with over hyping games but that’s another discussion). It’s pretty much complaining about a feature or an aspect of a game and then when they actually get it they don’t like it and they demand the person go back to the old way of making that kind of game. I’ll give you a couple examples:.
In the Final Fantasy series the games have always been turn-based but people were getting a bit bored with this and wanted something a bit different. They wanted a real- time battle system where they didn’t just press a button and see their character attack. They wanted to be in the battle directly. A little game came out called Final Fantasy 12, however, which did actually have a real-time battle system, and all the gamers I know hated it. They came up with these excuses that it was too fast and that you couldn’t control it very well. I know some people liked it, but it is striking – possibly unsurprising – that if you look at FF 13 they are going back to a turn-based system so that must mean a lot of people hated it. You hated the turn-based games but when you saw the change, you didn’t like it.
But wait, there’s more! I was reading this article:
You see, there’s been a push more and more to make the point that the October to November period is just too packed with games and that they, the Gamers, want to have more games in the February-March period so that they can actually buy the games. But some companies are actually doing that by delaying their games. but Unfortunately, you Gamers seem to be unable to handle the waiting period between Game developers finishing the game and the publishers sending it out to distributed, saying that you want the games now and so it kind of defeats the purpose of you saying you want more games in February to March period.
So next time, maybe you should be a bit more consistent. I’ve always wanted turn-based battles in RPG games because I think they’re the best option for implementing strategy in such a game. Also, I don’t mind games getting delayed because then I can actually play them instead of putting them on my increasingly large “to-play” list. If something does change, though, maybe you should leave it for awhile… you may find you actually like it instead of dismissing it at first sight or the first few minutes of actually playing it hand.

I’ve noticed something with Gamers, it’s not a very good trait, in fact it’s one of the worse traits we have- along with over hyping games but that’s another discussion. It’s pretty much complaining about a feature or an aspect of a game and then when they actually get it they don’t like it and they demand the person go back to the old way of making that kind of game. I’ll give you a couple of examples:

In the Final Fantasy series the games have always been turn-based but people were getting a bit bored with this and wanted something a bit different. They wanted a real- time battle system where they didn’t just press a button and see their character attack. They wanted to be in the battle directly. A little game came out called Final Fantasy 12, however, which did actually have a real-time battle system, and all the gamers I know hated it. They came up with these excuses that it was too fast and that you couldn’t control it very well. I know some people liked it, but it is striking – possibly unsurprising – that if you look at FF 13 they are going back to a turn-based system so that must mean a lot of people hated it. You hated the turn-based games but when you saw the change, you didn’t like it.

But wait, there’s more! I was reading this article:

http://www.gamesradar.com/f/what-the-hell-happened-to-2009/a-20090731114618877013

You see, there’s been a push more and more to make the point that the October to November period is just too packed with games and that they, the Gamers, want to have more games in the February-March period so that they can actually buy the games. But some companies are actually doing that by delaying their games. but Unfortunately, you Gamers seem to be unable to handle the waiting period between Game developers finishing the game and the publishers sending it out to distributed, saying that you want the games now and so it kind of defeats the purpose of you saying you want more games in February to March period.

So next time, maybe you should be a bit more consistent. I’ve always wanted turn-based battles in RPG games because I think they’re the best option for implementing strategy in such a game. Also, I don’t mind games getting delayed because then I can actually play them instead of putting them on my increasingly large “to-play” list. If something does change, though, maybe you should leave it for awhile… you may find you actually like it instead of dismissing it at first sight or the first few minutes of actually playing it hand.

by Xercies

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