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10. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 26, 2013, 01:26 Simon Says
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 21:20:
Simon Says wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 21:03:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 20:13:
Console Games Have Helped Save The PC.

Well, I'd say that ports of console games then made available via digital distribution "saved" the PC.

But at what price? Massive dumbization of FPS games for once. I can't recall the last FPS that was worth it post Q3A and UT tbh, especially for MP. They removed so many stuff it's mind boggling.

-Proprietary sounds for each items picked up, giving auditory clues to whereabouts. ( That's something I mastered at Q3A and it gave me a HUGE advantage )
-Complex maps.
-Health packs.
-Maps sometimes better suited for some kind of weapons, rockets for closed environments/corridors, then sometimes for others, like rails for open world, etc.
-Choices of where to go next where of prime importance. Counterstrike then implement the "it's mostly get to the front, spray and pray the crosshair expansion is mercifull and nets you more hits than misses" gameplay. Somewhat alleviated today by the gunsights.
-Back then it was furious fast paced and you actually had to have reflexes and strategies. I can't remember how many times outsmarting my opponent while being more accurate than the other guy saved my ass because of guns reload time and some things like grenade launcher/corner flight time calculations and strike while between shots kind of thing.

Right now it's all CoD Clones crap. I can't bear to even look at someone else playing.

And that only 1 example for only FPS games... Really.

Um you can't call console FPS games dumb, then say Quake 3 Arena was better when all you had to do was jump and shoot, same with UT. Auditory Clues on objects that don't make noise? When's the last time a gun made noise without being fired?

I'm sorry Simon but your post is full of so many holes it might as well be a screen door on a submarine.

Then you can't graps the curse of mainstream. It's that curse of moneymaking, of dumbing down stuff. Happens for music styles, happens for lots of other stuff and it seems videogames styles aren't immune to shareholders either... Frankly nowadays, I don't think anything is immune to them anymore.

Oh and of course...

*hint* games aren't REALITY, they're 'games' *hint*

I rest my case.

This comment was edited on Oct 26, 2013, 01:31.
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