Do you know what shit games are? Those three are far from it. They might be paint by numbers but they are not crappy. There is a lot of skill within those games and if they were released 10 years ago, they would be put into the same "do you remember when" category.
I'm not arguing that this generation has better games. I'm just mentioning that the idea that this generation has nothing is ludicrous.
This is a new gen with more capabilities. The fact that you have to say "If this released with the launch of last gen it would be well remembered" just shows that it's a subpar game for this gen. The shittiest car today would be hailed as an engineering masterpiece 50 years ago. That doesn't make it good today.
And when people say this gen has "nothing", it's not to be taken literal. It means the truly amazing choices we do have are sparse considering the fact that we're already halfway through this gens console life.
Despite that, I can at least agree with Zack below. It would be better to compare this gen to last gen once it's console life is up since it will likely peak towards the end like last gen did (though last gen was doing better by this point too). I can give the benefit of the doubt, for now. Especially with the releases of Nioh, Horizon, and Mass Effect all so close. That's shows some promise.
Last edited by Arachnid1 on Mar 6th, 2017 at 06:38 PM
The problem with this gen is there haven’t been many truly great gaming experiences. There have been quite a few “good” games, but very few games that I would consider to be “great”. Looking at Smasandian’s list I am left completely unimpressed and underwhelmed. I find most of those he listed to be mediocre.
So far, this gen has been mainly filled with sequels and rehashes. Boring! It seems we are beginning to see promise with Horizon and BotW but at this point we are already over halfway through this generation’s lifetime. By a similar time last gen, we had Uncharted 2, Super Mario Galaxy, Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed 2, Red Dead Redemption, etc… These are games that are hailed as classics and often cited as some of the greatest games of all time. So far this gen we’ve had, what, Witcher 3 and the recently released BotW?
I'm not arguing this generation has better games, or even games on par with last gen.
I'm just saying that the idea that this generation has "nothing" is complete bullshit. You might not like some of the games that have been released but a lot of people do.
Some great games released in the last three years.
Zelda: Breath of Wild
Super Mario Maker
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Not including games like:
Watch Dogs 2
Shadow of Mordor
Forza 5,6 and Horizons 2, 3
Dragon Age 3
South Park: Stick of Truth
And a ton of other games.
And in reality, it's only been three years. The systems were released at the end of the 2013. I roughly looked back and a lot of those "great" games were released in 2009, which is roughly around the game this generation is in.
Personally, I’d disagree with most of those games being great. Most of them are certainly not on par with the games I’ve listed. But we will see. The gen may turn things around in the next few years.
Another problem I’ve had with this gen is it really hasn’t advanced gaming much. Last gen completely revolutionized online gaming but this gen basically only has improved graphics. And even then, the graphical difference between a PS3 and PS4 isn’t as noticeably vast as that between PS2 and PS3.