Why modern games are worse and worse with passing years?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by 0wing, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Gaming journalism. Take this retard and his Div:OS2 review for recent example.
    https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/15/16316126/divinity-original-sin-2-review

    TL;DR of this trash article - game provides too much freedom and I DON'T LIKE IT. WHY DO THEY GIVE PLAYERS SO MUCH FREEDOM? I WANT TO EXPLORE THE MAP AND RIDE THE STORY RAILS. I'm an imbecile who writes articles for "polygon".
     
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  2. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    At this point I've just shut off any forms of gaming journalism, no point to it.

    I cannot treat them seriously when they give mindless FPS shooterfests 90/100, and give actual unique games 60/100 'not enough explosions'.

    Honestly most of them are actually just incompetent at gaming, see Polygon's Doom review playing, fucker shot at medpacks for some reason instead of PICKING THEM UP.
     
  3. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    You may stick your head in the sand but developers actually react to these retards, most of the modern gamers still trust reviewers and such critics and you yourself know what happens next.
     
  4. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    I fail to see what you're getting at.

    I should take their words and accept it?

    What else can you do other than ignore them? Go to their buildings and commit arson?

    Developers are fucked, they lack artistic integrity, they get bullied around by publishers, DRM shills, and more.

    Either you support the developers/journalists/other gamers/etc, or you just leave.
     
  5. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    I say you underestimate the problem.
     
  6. eissa

    eissa Gall óGlaigh Lady of War

    Jan 7, 2016
    wait what, a crpg suck because it gives player too much freedom?

    cant wait to play Divinity original sin 2
    thanks!
     
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  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Why would anyone read Polygon?
     
  8. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Normies have no other place to go to read about gaems. And polygon is just one well known example. Everyone is like polygon these days. Incompetent, I mean.
     
  9. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Wow... the writer missed the mark by a mile.

    Well, I guess this means Divinity OS 2 is a masterpiece then.

    I feel dirty for giving them a view.
     
  10. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    I gave a TL;DR for a reason.
     
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  11. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    I don't.

    Download AdNauseum, it blocks ads, and falsely clicks on them in a way to ensure they cannot push any data to you.

    Basically, it gives them nothing, and forces them to refund to ad companies.
     
  12. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Had to see the travesty for myself. I can't wait for the inevitable negative review that gets them yelled at by the game's audience.

    I'd rather stick with basic AdBlock plus I doubt the extension actually has that much of an effect.
     
  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Or just don't visit the site?
     
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  14. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    And there's the best solution of all.

    In fact, I would never have checked out the article had it not been posted here.
     
  15. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    Oh you'd be surprised.

    Online advertising is a giant mess of malware and tracking, use it for as little as a few months and it'll rack up hundreds, even thousands of dollars worth of false clicks.

    Remember companies want their ads to work.

    They see 'X clicks should equal Y, but we're getting X2 equalling Y?' and ask for refunds, which fucks google up.
     
  16. Alphons

    Alphons Prophet der Auges

    Aug 9, 2017
    Because games are getting where movies were(propably still are). They are too popular. So games that were niche try to open for newbies. Dead Rising loses time limit and interaction, Fallout loses tongue, left lobe and balls, Overlord is turned into single-player LOL.
     
  17. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    Gaming journalism is... an iffy subject. It's important to note that critics are people too, but unlike film critics, game critics tend to be a bit more aligned with the general populace in terms of what they deem "good" or not. Unfortunately, we are not the general populace, so we'll be naturally at odds with much of what the critics say.
     
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Game Journalism is a joke. I think all game journos know that, which is why they are so desperate for recognition by inciting outrage and such.
     
  19. MPPlantOfficial

    MPPlantOfficial First time out of the vault

    Aug 24, 2017
    Don't worry buddy. 2 months from now this exact same asshole will be praising this game for the amount of choices and shit on some other game for the opposite reason.
    It's a growing trend in "Gaming Journalism."
     
  20. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Leave Zeno alone, he just wants to seem edgy by doing the lamest shit imaginable.
     
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