Three games I'm not bothered about.
Three games I'm not bothered about
The title says it all really. Every year a slew of games are released, some good and some bad, but recently there have been a few which I know are going to be good, but I'm just not that bothered about them. If that doesn't make sense then let me explain below.
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 5 was the game that I said I would buy a Playstation 3 for. It was first announced nearly four years ago and I've even found a preview dated the 5th of December 2007. Years later I don't have a Playstation 3 and even if I had the money I wouldn't buy one.
The delays have been insufferable and what’s made it worse is that the competition has upped there game, if you'll pardon the pun. In those three years that GT5 has been tweaked and perfected games like Need For Speed: Shift and Forza Motorsport 3 have been released and what's more they have been very, very good. In many ways they've taken the Gran Turismo formula and tweaked it to make there games unique.
I now look at GT5 and I can't see anything, apart from stunning visuals that would set it apart from the competition. In many ways the delays have meant that it is out of touch with the modern gaming world and instead of getting GT5 this Autumn we'll be left with a graphically updated version of GT3.
Dead Space 2
I bought the first Dead Space and I was very impressed with it. The producers of the game were quite open about it and they said that they had taken the best bits of Sci-fi and horror movies and combined them into a game. It worked, the game itself was creepy, atmospheric and it had a good storyline.
The only problem with it was that it was successful, not only was it a good game, but it also had very strong sales figures. Now add in a producer who instantly looks at those sales figures and commissions a sequel and you have a recipe for disaster.
I've seen some of the videos for this game and I get a feeling that you'll be doing more of the same. You'll be alone, wandering through a derelict ship or space station and you'll be fighting a whole load of monsters that you saw in the first game. The whole premise of doing the same again doesn’t appeal to me.
Before I begin it should be noted that I bought, played and loved the first two Fable games and up until Peter Molyneux started mouthing off I was really looking forward to the third game. If you have seen any of his comments then you will note that he has labelled both Fable and Fable 2's story as rubbish.
Perhaps if he wants a better story he should look no further then to Final Fantasy 13. It has simplified the gameplay and focused on things such as improved graphics, a quality and complex storyline and ease of usability.
Based on Peter Molyneux's recent comments I have to start thinking about how much of it is just mindless propaganda. We all know that Fable 2's biggest flaw was the clunky menu system, but he doesn't have to go around and say so. If he wants to be a master of PR he should let the game do the talking and perhaps go the way zippy did (If you don't know who Zippy google it and you'll see what I mean).
What will happen after Fable 3 has been released and I've forked out forty pounds for the game, will he label it as rubbish or will he pat himself on the back and feed his massive ego. Based on all that Fable 3 is a game that I may pick up once the price drops to an acceptable level, but I've been put off from buying it on the day of release.
I did have more to add to this list, but based on my Fable 3 rant I'll end it here for now and keep it short and sweet.
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