Originally Posted by brucethemoose
The problem comes when people keep coming to the mediocre restaurants anyway while ignoring the better ones (think how chains drive out mom-and-pop stores). As great as capitalism is, man's sheer stupidity and laziness will always be a problem. When they get used to something (COD style FPS gameplay, for example), companies naturally cater to that, and potentially better gameplay gets the boot.
Watch some kickstarter videos. Devs hear the complaints, and HATE this lack of creativity as much as us, which is what drove this crazy crowdfunding wave in the first place.
I'm aware of Kickstarter. No one forced these studios to sell out to larger publishers for the promise of big bucks (i.e., DICE) who then "make them" create derivative content.
And it's not my problem to drain time and money away trying to help devs solve a problem that is not getting solved. I purchased Interstellar Marines on Steam after watching a very encouraging dev video talking about how much they're doing it "For the Love of the Game," and all I got were empty maps with one gun and not even the ability to jump (in other words, the devs were scam artists and it was a ripoff, something they apparently have done before).
I'm not a huge fan of capitalism, but the fact is these people are creating the trailers because they want me to give them my money. And I'm telling them in response as a consumer that I'm not paying for the same stuff all over again. That should be sufficient to motivate them to do what they were once capable of which is to create new and interesting gameplay. If they cannot do it, I'm not going to buy their product and will spend my money elsewhere.
Possible exceptions are games that look truly promising like Star Citizen, which I may support. But in general it should be pretty simple. Create something good, original, and new, and I may buy it. Do not, and I won't.