When I judge a game as look at how its presented(gameplay and graphics) and how long it actually keeps me entertained.
So what the hell happened? Sure games look greater then ever (no they don't, the art sucks monkey), but they play awefull and keeps my attention for what seems like 5 minutes compared to the "Great Ones
" (The Great Ones blog soon to come).
I remember games that kept me playing for months. Games like FF7, Suikoden, Tekken 3, Gran Turismo, Super Mario World, Fallout, Civilization, Monster Bash, Heroes of might and magic 3 etc. These are all games that I probably have 10s of thousands of playtime on them.
The only 2 games the last 2 years that have kept my attention to this extent is COD4 and Valkyrie Profile 2. I bought COD4 on launch and I still play it.
Now just to get it on record that I have bought almost all heavy hitters like Oblivion, Assassins Creed, R6V and R6V2, Motor storm, Bad Company, Enchanted Arms, GTA4 and Sins Of a Solar empire.
All of these had something wrong with them that completely destroyed the game.
Oblivions leveling system, R6V was crap ported to the PS3 which was the system I played them on, Motorstorm's boring environment, Bad Company was so generic that it I simply got bored, Assassins Creed wasn't a bad game per say just not a game for me, Enchanted arms... it simply sucked, the gameplay and the graphics where horrible, GTA4 was simply just GTA with a lot less of what made the other GTA great and SOASEs diplomatic system just made me hate the game.
Then you have ok to great games like MGS4, resistance, Bio Shock and Painkiller that simply can't keep my interest for more then a few days before I get bored of them.
When I pay 100 to 120 $ for a game I want it to last for a couple of weeks before I get bored of it, NOT a couple of days. And yes, that is what games costs in $ here in Norway.
So tell me i am wrong for wanting a game that actually keeps me entertained. read