Posted on January 2, 2012 - 12:30am by moviebob
Has the video game industry really gotten as stale as you may think it is? Was "old school" just as stale as today?
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The answer to this video is yes, it is a damn problem that this market is lacking innovation and of course there will be clones so long as someone finds out that someone else's product is actually successful like Call of Duty. The difference today is that people can now go online to view public perception of whether or not a game is worth your time based on what it features.
I am reminded again of "90% of everything is crap"
Case in point, 90% of the games may not be your taste either.
We must take responsibility for ourselves - the industry reflects what we buy. The money is in safe bets like proven franchises. We need to encourage the companies to make more innovations by actually paying for games that are diversifying. Love the ending. a good argument can close with a quote and you picked a great one.
Yes, and 8-bit sonic 1 came way before the gamegear right?
Sonic started on the Genesis but they did make some for the Master System after.
I can't stress how much I love your show on the whole, but I have one very important question: Have you played Sonic Colors and/or Sonic Generations? I can understand your opinion regarding Shadow the Hedgehog (though I disagree) and Sonic '06 (which I agree with in every conceivable way), but it seems that the biggest haters of the series from the last generation and first part of the current generation have their heads buried in the sands, conveniently failing to recognize the series now that it's actually good again (after, I reiterate, only one genuine misstep and a bunch of games that were good though lacking in direction and overall polish).
If I'm right--and I may not be; you may have completely legitimate reasons for not liking either of the last two games--then this really is true nostalgia blindness in the worst possible way. Somewhat ironic, considering the spot on points made regarding that topic in the rest of this video...
Pretty sure the GameGear (and for that matter, the master system) did not exist then either, because 8-bit sonic would also have to been out.
I'm pretty sure the planet of the apes reference started on the lines "What will he find there?" "His destiny..." and not the obvious "YOU BLEW IT ALL UP!!!!!!1one" line.
Uhh...plothole? Retrothinker said he wants to see "what happened to his boy, Sonic" which doesn't make sense, as he cryogenically froze himself in 1990, one year prior to Sonic's debut.
Huh! At first, I wasn't diggin this new flavor of narrative, but it's grown on me.
Has anyone played Trine 2 yet?
It looks like the perfect marriage of today's graphics and sound with the gameplay of those wonderful retro games of the 80s and 90s.
If only Nintendo would remake "Zelda 2 :The Adventure of Link" in this style.
Bob I love Sonic as much as you love Mario. Personally I think his track record of the last decade wasn't that bad. Only Sonic 2006 was frustrating enough to barely be worth replaying were it not for the never failing Music compositions in the Sonic franchise. But at the time my 14 year old mentality was like "OMG SEE SONIC RUN! SONIC RUNS FAST!" Most others including the handhelds were damn good. Also everyone retro fanaddict or not NEEDS to get educated http://www.screwattack.com/shows/partners/game-overthinker/game-overthin... because this man speaks the TRUTH.
Remember the days when game companies did their best to surpass the competition...
Now it seems like their too busy emulating each other.
What's up with that?!
Wait a minute... Retrothinker froze before SNES came out and Sonic came after that.
Anyone else think the same thing can be said about most things now? Music = POP (sad but true, its over flooded with the damn thing) Anime/Manga= Shonen that doesn't end and slice of life (that seem to have the same art style. Variation is good. God.) Books= SHITTY VAMPIRE ROMANCE (DIIIIIIIEEEE) And why is like this? You said your self , the majority of consumers wanting a certain thing, and the people who make money from that kinda thing, took the easy way.
Bob, go play Cave story, you will love it! :-)
please make your referances easier to look up by putting it in the bottom of the vid. i have trouble looking some of your stuff.
Wow that was...oddly touching.
I can't say I completely agree, but your points are fair. I honestly don't see what some people's fuss is about on your points. Yes there are big games out there that set themselves apart from the rest, but those are few and far between. The most prolific game is the military first person shooter and if you want proof just looks at the sales numbers for Modern Warfare 3. On the point of the story, I'm glad you haven't made the stories in the more recent episodes that big of a deal. The story with the antithinker wasn't really bad but it didn't really fit and felt forced. While that's also true here the story itself feels less intrusive and the main focus is the discussion. I still like the show but I've never really found it worked all the time which I think you're still trying to work out the kinks and decide what you want it to be.
How did I miss this? Anyway, you are correct GO about both of us at fault for this stage of gaming. But we older generation have to lead to a better community, sure, it is stale on the scale and ours win by nostalgia, but to me, I see stale because we lack creativity, this is how I grade games, like I said before, who will be remembered better, TF2 or COD?. But I do have one issue, in order to break the stale, we have to break limits, and in order to do that, we require either break the ESRB current limit to allow new creativity to get through.
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