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Poll Results: Do modern FPS game suck ?

 
  • 46% (76)
    Yes
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    No
  • 10% (17)
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post #31 of 65
New fps's are pretty meh,my faves are still Doom and Quake I & II.
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post #32 of 65
I think it's the same as its always been: Every year you get a few great FPS's and a bunch of mediocre to crappy ones.

I believe it's your selective memory only remembering the great ones and forgetting about all the crappy ones in the past. When you start rattling off a list of great old school FPS, you still need to realize that most of the time these games were released years apart. That every year there is really only 1 or 2 great FPS released. It's unfair to compare only the games released in 2011 to the last 15+ years of FPS gaming.
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post #33 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by foxhaze View Post
Developers are removing skill from games. FPS isn't the only genre that's sucked for years.
Ya like SS4. Dragon punch is now just push your joystick diagonally and spam punch. Before you had to zig zag punch.
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post #34 of 65
Honestly I have not played that many modern FPS games for the PC. I think games just phase to be honest with you, I remember when I was younger there were soooo many WW2 FPS games it was retarded. Now everyone has moved onto something else. I personally like the hybrid style shooters like Borderlands - where you get to shoot things but at the same time you get a progressive storyline and variable character interactions. Too many shooters are just wham bam thank ya ma'm. Honestly, why should companies care? So many people now days don't even play the campaign, they buy games just for the multiplayer. Why be unique when people don't really seem to want it? I don't think the games themselves suck as much as the mentality behind them does.
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post #35 of 65
The problem with modern FPS games is that nobody is trying hard enough to make a good product anymore. They are relying on brand name (CoD/Crysis) for a sale rather than actual content/storyline or just flat out stupid silly fun.

There's games that have a ton of potential but fall flat. They're so close to being pretty good too (Brink).
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post #36 of 65
I've pretty much given up on FPS games. There really hasnt been any great ones since early 2000s.
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post #37 of 65
Yes but only till they release the new Counter Strike.
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post #38 of 65
I think that the new fps games are great. Video gaming industry has just been hit really hard like everyone else and anything ground breaking is too risky and nobody wants to invest. Also why MS and Sony hasn't put out a new console yet.
post #39 of 65
Back in the good old days we had Marathon, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstien, and Duke Nukem 3D. They were all pretty different as far as gameplay (the Id games' HUD was similar though). I burnt out the CRT on my iMac 333 from playing those games (ahh memories). Now we have a cruddy Duke Nukem game, Doom and Quake while good, are not the same, Wolfenstien was ok but not anything memorable, and now all the new FPS games are short unless you make the game harder, graphics heavy, and shallow. What I would like is a game that gets into a really deep story, has good graphics, and takes a month to finish. THAT would sell!
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On Crysis 2: That game was a total backflip in every aspect. Crysis 1: Excellent video, audio, cutscenes (realtime, too), volumetric skybox, etc, average story, decent gameplay.

Crysis 2: Pre-rendered cutscenes, DX9 at launch, crappy controls, crappy suit functions, crappy field of view, static skybox, story made zero sense, and the game very much a grind.

That's what I'm thinking. Modern FPS games are a grind, from start to finish. There's no fun, it's all grinding through waves of enemies, grinding through the story, beating the game, then grinding through the multiplayer for maybe 20-40 hours then finding something else to play.

I'm not even motivated to play Crysis 2 again. I don't care for it. Don't care if it has DX11 now, it should have had it at launch, and it shouldn't have gone multi platform, for that matter. If you start on PC you're expected to finish that series on PC and PC alone, the players or fans of the game don't take kindly to a game going multi-platform mid-series. If you start with a multi-platform game, it's a different story. Each game you have a chance of not churning out a "one size fits all" type game.

A perfect example of a good multi-platform game is Metro 2033. Awesome graphics, really good sound, excellent story (that's a given seeing as it's based on a book). Its' only downfall is the fact that it's very linear. I would have liked to explore the metro, but I guess that didn't fit in with the story. I've got high hopes for Metro: Last Light.
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