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30. Re: Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted? Oct 25, 2011, 07:39 Beamer
And as for what the genre's ultimate manifestation is... you believe it is "summer blockbusters". You know what? I am so fucking tired of summer blockbusters. And I am even more tired of never-ending bombastic, meaningless games that imitate them.

This confuses me to no end.
Yes, mindless action movies blow. No one is questioning that Michael Bay has made one half-watchable movie (The Rock) and an endless stream of worst movies ever made (Transformers.)

But it's mindless because you're watching.
Video games are NOT mindless because you're orchestrating the chaos. Do you guys want Driving Ms. Daisy - The Video Game?

Remember Syndicate? That game had probably the biggest explosions I can remember in any video game. It was a summer blockbuster. How about Deus Ex? Summer blockbuster. Fallout 3? I set off a nuke, which I'm pretty sure makes it a summer blockbuster. Pretty much any game with any kind of action is a summer blockbuster. They're giant levels, or set pieces, linked together. Some have good plots, but in general none come close to a good movie or a good book because plot doesn't matter quite as much and serves to control the action. Do you know why MWs plots are incoherent junk? Because they prefer to deliver the plot during loading screens rather than make you sit through cut scenes. Overall it shows a lack of talent, but I'd prefer less plot in a game designed to blow stuff up real good. Yet I wouldn't call it mindless, again, because I'm the guy blowing that stuff up.

Doom and Quake didn't even have plots. Are you guys against them now, too? Jagged Alliance had the most unrealistic, goofy characters. Should they have been better written? X-COM didn't even have characters, its plot was solely an idea thrown together in a poorly animated intro. Summer Blockbuster!
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