Have you been chasing the perfect game? Have you found out?
I don't think it exists… anymore.
I once thought it did, several times over. Sure, there are lots of games I like and lots of elements of different games I like. But I have concluded that there is no such thing as the perfect game.
The games that are out there and even those currently under development are as diverse as the people that play them. Different platforms, different genres, different levels of difficulty.
As we continue to devour the content we love, we yearn for something more.
Hardcore, casual, MMO, RPG, FPS…
There are certain elements I like and crave more of. But what I desire in a game is not the same as the next gamer. We disagree on what would make the perfect game.
The only thing we gamers can agree on is that we like to play games.
Innovation is a double edged sword too, yet many of us cry for it.
Change can be scary… taking us out of our comfort zone of how to proceed through a game. Being too similar to other games can lead to a lot of criticism as well. (And sometimes unfair judgment.)
If a game concept is innovative, it can be difficult to produce because game development costs money. If it's uncertain how well a title will sell… it may never see the light of day.
What if the perfect game just isn't able to receive the financial backing it needs?
We need innovative games to be produced and we need to try games outside our comfort zone sometimes…
Who truly knows what the next big thing might be?
We don't want a game that's too easy or too hard. We want challenge, but not work. We want to beat it, but not have it end.
We want balance and polish.
We want a rich world with intriguing characters and deep stories that draw us in.
Or maybe, we is just me?
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