It seems to me that the only game console of today's generation that seems to be almost getting it right is the Wii U (despite the hate that it's getting from people), which I honestly think has potential to have sold more units than it actually sold had Nintendo marketed the console better and have a larger game library for them. Unfortunately, Nintendo has apparently already gave up on the Wii U and are now working on their next home console called the Nintendo NX, thus making me lose my faith in this generation of video gaming.
- It's just you.
- I feel the same way.
- I'm only just a little disappointed of this new generation of video gaming.
Most Helpful Girl
I jumped on the Wii U bandwagon early. Nintendo seems to keep pumping out quality games. The market has rejected the Wii U in favor of Sony/Microsoft but I'm not sure why. It's a fantastic console that has provided me with countless hours of fun (same with the 3DS). Sure the graphics aren't quite up to the same standards, but what good are graphics when all you have are the same crappy RPG/FPS titles? Nintendo's games are polished and extremely addictive. How can you not have a blast with Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, Mario Party, Splatoon, Pikmin 3, Bayonetta 2, Super Mario Maker, Legend of Zelda Wind Waker, etc? ZombiU was an underrated title, so was The Wonderful 101. Right now I'm loving Resident Evil Revelations. The library is smaller but there are more than enough quality games to justify the purchase. Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X are on the horizon, and of course the new open world Zelda. Nintendo still equals fun. I don't give a rats ass about sales figures or processor speeds.
Most Helpful Guy
It's not just you, man. AAA gaming companies are ruining the industry with their greed and incompetence. Especially the top companies like EA, Ubisoft, and Activision. And you know what's the biggest contributor to the shit quality games we keep getting? Fucking pre-ordering.
People are so blindly dedicated to these companies that they are willing to pre-order their games. And so many people pre-order the games that the companies are able to make most (if not all) of their money back before the game even comes out and those same people realize that the companies jerked off and realized half-assed, unfinished games. Take "Assassin's Creed: Unity", "Destiny", "Batman: Arkham Knight", and "Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric" for example.
Unity was so fucked up the ass with glitches and errors that Ubisoft had to release a day ONE patch to try and fix the game, and it took WEEKS for the game to be mostly playable for everyone. SO. FUCKING. LAZY of Ubisoft to do that bullshit, that's what they get for annualizing the franchise instead of taking their fucking time to actually finish the game, like they did with Assassin's Creed II (they spent 2 years after the release of Assassin's Creed on that game).
Destiny. Fucking "Destiny". If there is one thing I can give credit to Activision, is that they know how to market the shit out of any game. They overhyped Destiny and fooled so many people into thinking that Destiny was going to "change gaming forever", that it was going to set the new standard for FPS games and even MMOs. Then it came out and people realized how mediocre to AVERAGE at BEST the game was. Of course they were too late to realize it because not only did Activision and Bungie make their money back in the first week (all 500 MILLION dollars), they set the record for the biggest new franchise launch of all time.
"Batman: Arkham Knight" is another example of company laziness. The game didn't ruin the franchise or anything, it's still a great game although it was a big disappointment since you spend almost half the game using the fucking Battank (that's right, it's a fucking BatTANK, not a BatMOBILE) as it becomes a chore. Besides the BatTANK, it's still an awesome game... on consoles. I'm pretty sure the PC port is STILL not available on Steam (correct me if I'm wrong).
And I don't even need to reiterate about Sonic fucking Boom.
If these companies don't get their shit together, they're going to create the second big video game industry crash.
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