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Going too far?

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Date: Apr 12, 2009 - 03:22 PM
Negative Gamer offers up the opinion that "innovation" in gaming isn't what it should be.

Gone are the days of fresh, yet simple ideas. In this day and age games are created with a very formulaic style. Does it play well? Better add some multiplayer. Is it too short? I don?t care what you need to do, make it last five more hours. There?s a critical problem with popular, mainstream video games that isn?t as large with other mediums; they are expensive to make and require a lot of time and effort put in to create something masterful.
I have to agree - I've seen a lot of games, even a lot of sequels (looking at you, Super Smash Bros. series) wherein the "innovation" of titles became change for change's sake, and utterly destroyed game balance and playability in the process.

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