Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone
As one of the older generation I think we grew up with a high sense of entitlement in pc gaming. In fact that underwhelmed feeling has been there for 5-10 years. People said Crysis was so good and a tech breakthrough when in fact it was filled with bugs and the actual gameplay was just okay. You can like ME/ME2 but even those compared to what we thought PC games would be are just disappointing titles. When the first Witcher came out it brought back some of the glory that games like Fallout 1 and 2 had. With the new Witcher 2 game, it really shows how old in terms of a PC gamer I am. When I saw the quick time sequences for the first time I just facepalmed. As for "great" games (according to most people) like BC2, people rave how good it looks but forget there's only one dx11 feature and the actual graphics are just so old. Just as a side note, how can dice forget to limit the number of players who play a class type in a rush game. Having more than half the team being sniper is just plain retarded when they're just sitting around dueling other snipers.
I can partially agree with some of your comments.
BC2 is a fine improvement, while graphics might not be cutting edge best, they do up the ante with the destructable environment that means that the game never plays out the same way. That is truly a defining feature of the game that pushes the genre forward. I also do not feel it is correct to blame dice for the fact that some people refuse to work together as a team. Its the equivalent to blaming valve because in tf2 your team doesnt get the proper mix of classes or defend their objective.
QTE are not new, they have been around since the 80s, as a pc gamer i would think you would remember them. They are well used in the witcher 2.
But in terms of story, depth of character building, modern games have been lacking in many ways. A few stand outs survive, neverwinter nights 2, dues ex, The witcher 1 and 2. Bioshock 1. Alpha protocol(yes this game took story telling and consequences for your actions to another level, just like the witcher 2.).