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News EA says sequels are boring, skies open

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 11 Jul 2007.

  1. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    I really think that the gaming industry could use a new game with a kick ass storyline like they use to make before graphics became the main focus. good example Half Life. then wait a year or 3 and release a new story , and repeat. (and maybe add a sequel here or there)
     
  2. Xir

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    EA really focusses on sportsgames. And seeing any sportsgame updated every year without much changing but players shirtsponsors, yeah, I guess even EA can see that that is boring.

    Of course, in sportsgames it is difficult to innovate, the game is the game.

    On other sectors, FPS or Racing, this also applies, but limited. There is no need to update a FPS every year because in real life the teamsponsor changes. *g*

    In FPS the sequels often offer a big difference in Gameplay, (most are combinations though):

    FPS with Horror (FEAR)
    FPS with Racing (GTA)
    FPS with Roleplaying (Vampires / Thief)

    The really big change is the level of interaction has risen. First you'd be happy if your FPS person could push a button, then conversation entered, then vehicles entered, now you've to worry about squad tactics befor running in somewhere.
    Not to mention the complexity of a nearly fully interactive world. (Oblivion)


    Hmmm, do EA make any roleplaying (Oblivion-like) or adventure games?

    Just some random thoughts :D

    Xir
     
  3. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Isnt it ironic coming from a company that probably has more sequals than any other company alone in just to sport field alone.
     
  4. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan What's a Dremel?

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    And still EA manage to release:

    For XX = 01 to 2000

    FIFAXX
    FIFASTREETXX
    NBAXX
    NBASTREETXX
    NASCARXX
    NFLXX
    NHLXX
    SIMSXX
    NCAAXX
    TIGERWOODSXX
    NFSXX

    Next


    Yeah right....
     
  5. Guest-23315

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    Thinks like Fifa and NFL are basically the same game, but updated, where as NFS:U and U2 were really very different, I don't think they can be classd as a sequeal the way Fifa ect. is.
     
  6. Bungle

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    The thing is, when you look at it, we are partly the problem here. That's right YOU mr Joe Public. Everytime we dip our hands into our wallets and hand over cash for these titles, we are basically asking for more of the same. Guess what, that's what they did. Same as the music industry, they gave us manufactured "talent" and we lapped it up like a thirsty kitten. Gotta remember, we are the driving force behind what direction these companies take with developement. "The needs of the many out weight the needs of the few". Vote with your wallets on what you want produced.;)
     
  7. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    EA are a business. they will take the profitable path, be it at the cost of creative output, just like any other business. It's easy to look at the games industry with some magical fanboy spectacles where every new title released is new IP, pushes the boundaries in new and unexpected ways, and goes on to sell millions. Fact is, those games ARE released occasionally, and 80% of the time they tank. Clover made Okami and God Hand, two outstanding, and original games. Where are they now? they shut down. Same story many many times over. Doing something different --> taking a risk.
    let it not be said, however, that EA are not innovating. some of the stuff they have been putting out and announcing recently, pretty awesome :)
     
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  8. Faulk_Wulf

    Faulk_Wulf Internet Addict

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    Final Fantasy, Need For Speed, Unreal Tournament, Quake.

    not all sequals are bad,
    more its the serials that are bad.

    Its not even that the sports games are "same old same old"
    its that its "same flaws same flaws" with few bug fixes in between.

    Sequels, if given the love of the original, can be amazing or innovative.

    Resident Evil? Two and Four are often highlighted as excellent games.

    Just my 2c.
     
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