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Poll Results: Do modern FPS game suck ?

 
  • 46% (76)
    Yes
  • 42% (70)
    No
  • 10% (17)
    Can't decide
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post #21 of 65
No modern FPS has given me the thrills like "Duke Nukem 3D" did back in the day. But on the other hand, I guess with most popular aspects and themes already covered with current FPS-es it is hard to create the WOW effect (leaving out the gameplay and game mechanics and all such) when you are accustomed to lifelike graphics and expect no less from new releases ahead.
post #22 of 65
It depends on what you define as modern. If by modern you mean last 2 years, then yes, innovation has been nonexistent. The only decent recent game that came out was Metro 2033, and even that was very, very similar to STALKER.

Something I do like a lot is that there are a lot of foreign developers creating original, terrific games (Stalker, Witcher, Mount and Blade). Previously, most games were developed in Asia or US. The European devs are pushing out some great stuff - and that's where I expect the innovation to come from. Most US developers are treating video games as cash cows.
    
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post #23 of 65
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Originally Posted by j0zef View Post
It depends on what you define as modern. If by modern you mean last 2 years, then yes, innovation has been nonexistent. The only decent recent game that came out was Metro 2033, and even that was very, very similar to STALKER.

Something I do like a lot is that there are a lot of foreign developers creating original, terrific games (Stalker, Witcher, Mount and Blade). Previously, most games were developed in Asia or US. The European devs are pushing out some great stuff - and that's where I expect the innovation to come from. Most US developers are treating video games as cash cows.
I assume this is because video games are in fact cash cows
    
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post #24 of 65
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Originally Posted by Havokr505 View Post
you know what? I dont play new FPS's, Ive never played or owned a COD Game, Nor Have I Own a Battlefield Game. I stick to Counter Strike Source
You're missing out.
I've played around 3-5K hours of CS:S and some of the other games out there are awesome.
CoD 1, 2 and 4 are decent, BF1942 is still good and the desert combat mod is worth trying out. BF2 and F.E.A.R. combat are both awesome.

At a lan, F.E.A.R, CoD2 and BF2 are all great alternatives to CS:S. If you're ever sick of beating your lan buddies at CS:S you should give them a try.
I find I prefer them because my friends don't play much CS:S and I do so it's a more even playing field.

Edit: But I'd agree with the OP, most modern games are sub-par. Then again, maybe older games sucked for the most part too and we just overlook the bad ones because they weren't memorable.
Edited by Mike-IRL - 8/18/11 at 8:50am
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post #25 of 65
Yes, they are all too linear and scripted.
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post #26 of 65
@OP

There are scores of games that I'm sure you never even played as your list doesn't go too far back in the genre, but there are some definitive improvements to the games that have happened over the years.

* Better movement
* Better control
* Better graphics (obviously)

Even then you can say, "Sure, but the CoD series is just a rehash!" And yes, that's true. Crysis may follow similar but not total suit and certainly nothing changed in CS from 1.6 to Source (albeit for horrible netcode and some other things). But in all, what you're not seeing are the FPS (true FPS, not FPS-RPG or RPG-FPS) games employing things like:

* Non-linear map-based single-player stories
* Moving away from the three common themes of FPS games (realistic, war, aliens/tech)
* New co-op style game play modes or multiplayer modes
* Better AI

Because of those things missing, most FPS games feel like nothing has changed, even though a lot has. Would you rather play RoTT or CoD4 / BF2 / CS:S? Would you rather play Delta Force 2 or Sniper: Ghost Warrior?

Games have advanced - but only in areas that we've been seeing improvements in for a decade. It's just time for the games to advance in other areas now.
    
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post #27 of 65
Not going to lie, starting to hate them. BF3 is the last one I'll buy for a WHILE (unless C.S counts).

Wish their could be a new Quake/TF hybrid
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post #28 of 65
Developers are removing skill from games. FPS isn't the only genre that's sucked for years.
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post #29 of 65
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I miss MOHAA.
Good ol' MOHAA!



Ironically, published by EA. Then the devs revolted and went to Activision. Then they revolted again and went back to EA! Hahaha.
    
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post #30 of 65
Funny I cause hate old school fps, never really liked counterstrike, halflife or doom and stuck to strategy games at that time. Only fps that caught my attention was the Battlefield franchise, however since 1942 came out in 2002 I guess it cant be considered classical.
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