- Sep 6, 2009
I happen to feel exactly the same way about WW2 shooters as I do JRPGS. To be clear I don't hate them, I'm just used to them being pretty much all the same. I still think they are fun to play. I prefer JRPGS to most of the western ones, the storys are usually deeper and more compelling plus the art direction is more pleasing. Compare the story and Art Direction of say Lost Odyssey to Dragon Age (bright and colourful as to dark and brown).tklivory said:So how come we don't feel the same way about the FPS? Especially WW2 FPS? I mean, have the Nazis ever won? It's not like the story and characters ever change in that regard (though Saboteur at least tried, bless its little misguided Scottish accent's heart).008Zulu said:I don't think we grew out of them, we just grew used to the same story and characters being rehashed over and over again.
I love Bioshock. LOVE it. (Never played System Shock 2, so don't bring it up!) Tried Bioshock 2 and went, 'Meh, same old same old'.
Now, I bought Demon's Souls and Uncharted 2 the same day. Played a couple hours of Uncharted 2, got bored. Played Demon's Souls and only stopped when my husband reminded me of what day it was.
Story and characters are important as an enhancing factor, but rarely have I played a game solely due to the story. Been attracted by, yes. Been driven away by, yes. But only because of the story? No.
It was the gameplay, I think, that got repetitive, not the story and characters. However, I also like Lost Odyssey and Magna Carta, and of course, YMMV.