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The Game Developer's Conferences is pissing me off.. AGAIN!

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The other day the GDC had some stupid slides were they said that hardcore gamers LIKE AND WANT frustrating and overly long games... Fine, consider me a retro indie gamer then...

But now Chris Heckler of Maxis says that the Nintendo doesn't give a sh$t about gaming as art....

O.K., I'm seriously beginning to think developer's have forgotten that games are supposed to be... I dunno... FUN?

Secondly...Since when art is all about power? Does this mean anything that isn't done with the latest technology isn't art?

And hasn't he heard about all those art galleries dedicated to old games? Oh wait, I guess those aren't art because they were made with a 5.000$ 3D modeling program, right? ¬_¬
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From:salkryn
Date:March 8th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
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What do you consider "overly long?" I personally love games like Disgaea, Star Ocean 3, Shin Megami Tensei, etc. You know, games that give you potentially hundreds of hours of gameplay. This is especially true of Disgaea, as it's still funny the tenth time through. However, I am against games where the very act of going through the battle system (which is usually one of the main draws of any good rpg) is a chore...Xenosaga ep 2 was extremely guilty of this, for example. I really want more games that give me countless hours of FUN gameplay and a good plotline...is that so much to ask?
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 8th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Well, any non RPG should be beaten in one weekend or two, and any RPG shouldn't be over 80 hours. And if it is over 80 hours, they shouldn't let you notice, by making the game not frustrating or monotonous...

I wouldn't mind a game that took 200 hours if they were filled with fun either, but once it gets to monotonous grinding, I lose interest...
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