Change, Change seems to be the very strong undercurrent of every aspect of the videogame industry,always has been and will continue to be forever.
2010 thus far has brought Xbox fans Reach, PS3 Fans Heavy Rain....Kinect is just around the corner and Move is released as i type this but i suppose what has inspired thought into this blog is the general consenus on everyone's perception on the gaming industry and developers as time passes us all by.
Because im a huge MGS fan im going to Use Peace Walker as an example of evolution (somewhat) within that particualar series. Peace Walker changed the formula of MGS not only because it took you out of the solo sneaking mission template that Metal Gear was so well known for, but as an added gameplay and plot incentive it gave you the opportunity to create the foundations of the Series most important factions for the future (MSF leading into its inevitable formation into Outer Heaven).
But in particular, i noticed the game made strides in a different direction by not having literal confrontations with the characters interacted within the story itself (we never fought Zadornov, we only tracked him down. We never killed Coldman because we were powerless to do so) and although stranglely this only made us view the situation from Snake's Point of view it did not detract from the situation at hand at all.
We were too busy wondering how one man (or for some of us four) could take down some of the most intensive looking death machines seen in a game to date without going insane.
I ponder however how Kojima and his team can make or improve this gameplay design by retaining the style in Rising or by changing it again to accommodate a new target Audience, will we see the return of a special forces unit as we have in the past or will we see a completely new idea thrust in front of us?
Which brings me to my next point on change, The unianimous vote on Resident Evil 5 was that although it was a great co-op action experience it simply failed at what resident evil has always done if not excelled at in the past, scare us out of our wits and keep up on the edge of our seat with tension.
Kenji Inafune was noted in one of NZ Gamers news events as hoping to Surpass Resident Evil with his new series Dead Rising as (im guessing) his new intended direction with the series, but does this mean that all hope is lost with regards to seeing Survival horror going back to its dark, solitary and confined roots? or are we going to have to get used to taping chainsaws together for the sake of new gameplay mechanics?
Again, this is open entirely to your guys interpretation.
My final part im gonna simply get to the crux of my current niggle, Move's initial line up.
Im getting Playstation move Day one and im praying to god i do not regret it, but with those words come a serious toll. Im getting move only on the hopes of things i wish to see coming in the future (for example Support for titles Like Metal Gear Rising). I am aware that Move is aimed generally at the family and party audience.But what makes me un-nerved is that im going to have to wait until some decent titles with move support are announced or released in time, like for now all im going to be interested in playing is RE5 Move (maybe) and Heavy Rain Move (Definitely) but the problem is that im not HUGELY interested in the other software on offer and therefore cannot shake the feeling i could be going out on a limb on something that may never be picked up in the near future by developers that i personally believe could make some mind blowing games with.
The Force Unleashed 2= Lightsaber Support? we all have wanted to wield one of these bad boys in our hands since the first day we saw one, so why hasnt Lucasarts taken this opportunity to get some serious consideration into possibly integrating this into TFU2? would it be alot of work? Yes it would but if done right would make the game go from a great game to a Memorable one.
I personally cannot think of any more potential titles right off the bat (its early morning as i type this) but its because of this i am worried in the first place, there arent many hardcore titles being announced on Move for drawing in some of the more hardcore PS supporters by rewarding them with some excellent upcoming titles sure to instantly draw us in hook, line and sinker....cause lets face it, that small jedi/sith inside all of us wants to face our friends in a saber battle and still look cool while doing so.
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(This marks my first Blog on here, im hoping its one of many to come)
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