ok ok ill give you that and yes they are all fun but after awhile you start to wonder is this all american developers want to feed us is shooting or killing something?
Eh? Why do you think it's only the American developers? There are plenty of 'shooting or killing' games from Europe and Russia as well.
but the PC use to be a place of vast choices in which FPS or RTS were only a small part of the choices that were avialible, games like MULE, ADVENTURE CONSTRUCTION SET, MAIL ORDER MONSTERS, ARCHON,STARFLIGHT,DUNGEON MASTER,ELITE,ULTIMA,WIZADRY,STUNT TRACK RACER,THE PAWN,SUNDOG..
Except that if I wanted to play any of the above, I'd go for the Amiga versions instead of the PC. In those days, PC games were often inferior ports of Amiga originals (esp with the PCs shitty sound capabilities).
But now all we get are copycat games cause we live in a copycat world where all are lazy and even if we get a innovative title like Morrowind or Black & White most of the innovation is gone from this cut and dry stagnit corporate desicion makeing gurus that are flooding the market with ME TOO titles and the sad truth is most if not all of the present gamers dont even relize there being used and abused and dupped.
Originality and innovation are not a guaranteed money-makers - so companies will rehash what has worked in the past. In the days when games were cheaper to make (and, indeed, some people were coding games from their bedrooms and garages), the financial risks were far less than they are today. You don't just throw a few million at an unproven but original concept and hope for the best. Sad, but true.
Now who in here even heard of Elite or DUNGEONMASTER? thought so.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but not everyone who posts here is some spotty, clueless teen weened on Playstation games. I've been playing computer games since the early Eighties and I'm more than familiar with Elite (which I found to be dull, classic or not) and Dungeon Master (which was good, but I thought Eye Of The Beholder was superior). That said, if I really want to play either of those games, I can dig out an Amiga emulator and be running them in a minute or two...