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But Tim Shafer is involved, and that guy can make just about whatever the fuck he wants and it'll probably be gold. In the past his games have been funnier than 95% of the comedy movies and sit-coms out there as well as being great fun to play. After playing the demo I'm thinking this will be no exception.
instead of re-hashing the same trite shite with better graphics like the industry's been doing since the 360 came out.
Game culture is in a serious downward spiral atm, lowest common denominator style Michael Bay nonsense.
which is only natural (if depressing) seeing as how much the industry is worth these days. And much like blockbuster movies the AAA title games follow a very rigid formula. But much like the movie industry aside from the few tent pole franchises there are a fair few more leftfield titles being made by the big developers and plenty more smaller companies making weird and wonderful games. You've just gotta dig a bit deeper these days.
With games available on the internet and iphone, there are loads of smaller games. Lots of these will be rip-offs or unimaginative time-wasters, but there's also going to be innovation and small-scale creativity.
Also, with Live Arcade, wii-world and the PS3 download service (or whatever they're all called) classic games can be made available and new games made in genres that have previously fallen out of favour (2d platformers, shoot-em-ups, etc.)
Complaining about the same games being made with better graphics has always gone on - i'd say the last few years have been incredible in terms of the amount of quality games available.
xbox live arcade has been amazing recently
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this is by tim schafer, the demo was good fun, and i think i may pick it up once its down in price.
The key problem is that when quirky, leftfield stuff does get pushed by the big companies, it falls on its arse sales wise, resulting in yet another fifa, call of duty or other franchise game which appeals to the masses being boshed out.
case in point, mirrors edge, dead space and soon to be brutal legend i fear.