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post #21 of 39
I feel somewhat the same. I think mine comes from age though. As we grow older, our taste changes in many things, including games. I'm pushing mid 30's now, I have pretty much lived through the entire gaming evolution starting from pong. Over the years I've went through several issues like this, and almost every time a change in genre or sometimes even a complete break From gaming was the only fix. Jump out of your norm, play something from a different style that you normally doing play.
post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by jbobb View Post
I think the reason we get underwhelemed with recent titles is because they are hyped so much more now than they used to be. We see all the good parts of the game advertised over and over again and think "oh, that will be a kickass game". Then we get the game and find out that good part was only a small part of the game itself and are let down. I think there is too much hype now around upcomming games, that leads to unrealistic expectations, that leads to let downs.
I definitely agree with you. For me at least, this leads to me not wanting to fork over the $60 for a brand new game only to be let down by it. Even-though i'd very much like to support some developers, it's very hard for me to pay that amount of money and then have the game only last 5-6 hours with no replay value.
post #23 of 39
I've only purchased one full price game this year and it was Witcher 2 and--knowing me- I'll let sit for a month to see if a patch comes out. Before that, I was addicted to BC2 and I didn't like that feeling I played just waiting for those really fun moments with lots of ho-hum in between. But with a heavy Steam backlog, I feel so overwhelmed I don't really know where to start. I had to wipe my drive recently and haven't reinstalled anything yet. So I guess for me, it's motivation, too much stuff and nothing really yelling at me to play. So I don't feel underwhelmed, I just feel guilty when I think about adding more to the pile.
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Pretty much, portal was decent, it was one of those games I was looking forward to, but didnt deliver to the level I expected. Bulletstorm was probably the only game so far that preformed beyond my expectations.

btw ME3 is next year
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Since I am already complaining lets air another:

So many games are so buggy anymore. I would like to think I have a machine that is capable of running nearly every game smoothly yet that rarely seems to be the case. I went to play Fallout:NV last night only to find it keeps crashing yet it is a not even a new game and it has mediocre graphics . Even portal 2 didn't run smoothly for me until I made a radeon pro profile. I don't know if it's crossfire issues, or ATi drivers or just plain poorly made games. I was considering getting the witcher 2 but there seem to be a number of reviews claiming poor performance or performance bugs. Quite frankly I am tired of spending 30 minutes to an hour tweaking everything to get a game working right, when gaming is supposed to be a leisure activity.


I guess this quickly becoming a thread for the rant and rave forum.
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I dont think that there is a lack of games, its more of a lack of games that will push my system. There is really nothing thta has been releases other than Crysis 2 and The Witcher 2 that really push your system. And even then, both games are sequals so nothing brand new and original for me. I do plan on getting Witcher 2 though, since I never played the first one. Im just waiting on the next Elder Scrolls game to come out...
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post #27 of 39
i completely stopped... will wait for m.e3 and tes 4

until then... it's pretty much my ps3 (demons souls)
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in StarCraft II, disappointed, I am not.
 
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post #29 of 39
The Witcher 2 is all I need for a long time.
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I have to agree, I'm feeling quite underwhelmed. I played my xbox for the first time in months not to long ago to play the gears 3 beta, otherwise, it hasn't been touched. PC wise, nothing has really caught my attention. Just waiting for skyrim to come out..
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