Games On Net - Devil's Advocate: You Donít Want Innovation, So Stop Asking For It.
You hear talk about how there are only seven basic plots running throughout the stories we tell in our lives. How many movies can you name that are simply clever re-tellings of a Shakespeare play? And why stop there, when we can dig even deeper and realise that many of Shakespeareís supposedly epoch-defining works are nothing more than retellings, or ruthless cribbings, of ancient myths and other classical sources? Get used to it: telling, and re-telling stories, is a central pillar of the human condition. People donít want innovation because people havenít changed in literally thousands of years - okay, weíve got better dental hygiene (except for games journalists, maybe) but other than that weíve still got the same hopes, fears, and special places in our heart for the stories that speak to what it is to be human.