- Jan 30, 2005
If video games were to stop being made then the industry would be doing us a favor. For the past 2 years not many games are released that I would consider to be a must play. Too many games with micro-transactions and DLCs that I feel like playing them is a waste of time. I bought Fallout 4 years ago and now they have like 8 DLC's? I can't even get achievements because I used mods.No offense since we're all friends here but consider that if everyone had this attitude, videogames would stop being made.
If a lot of gamers feel this way, I am suddenly feeling a lot less sympathetic to the GPU shortage impacting them.
As a game developer, you are standing on an industry that is enormous and you have to compete not just against new games but older games as well, because games don't age. You know this is true when Undertale a $10 game that has many hours and replay-ability is mimicking graphics from a Super Nintendo. Clearly gameplay is all that really matters. God of War is $17 on the PS4, Uncharted 4 is $17, Doom Eternal is $25, MGSV is $18, DMC5 is $24, so don't let me catch you buying Summer of 58 for $8 and telling me this is a good game that you get to play for 1hour, and yes it's 1 hour not 2. I don't know why people gave it a good review when it's clearly not a good game.
There are so many timeless classics that you could be picking up for much less than $8 that I'm sure most people haven't played. I know you haven't played Contra HardCorps for the Sega Genesis. I know you haven't play the original American McGee's Alice. A game like Summer of 58 is just one of many games dependent on YouTubers promoting their games to sell to a younger and ignorant audience who doesn't know what a good game is if it fell on their lap. People who bought this game felt they were going to miss out on something, but what they actually missed was their $8. You can't tell me that serious effort was put into this demo of a game when it can be finished in an hour. This is early access at best but even that has gained a bad reputation. You want to make $8 then do more than make a mystery game in 3D. There are flash games that do this better. Friday Night Funkin is free and that game will last you more than an hour to finish with replay-ability. They even got funding to make a full game that they will eventually release. That game was based on an old and forgetten game called PaRappa the Rapper from the 90's, much like Undertale.