What, exactly, is wrong with casual gamers?

#11Tman144Posted 12/13/2012 1:18:19 PM
There's nothing wrong with casual gamers. Life is too short to be "hardcore" about everything. What bothers people is when their favorite game company waters down a game to appeal to a wider audience.

It's like if you were a hardcore music fan and your favorite band waters down their music to appeal to a wider audience. You would think the band "sold-out." However, it's not the casual music listener's fault the band caters to them, it's the band's fault for not staying true to the people who made them famous in the first place.
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#12Bigj089Posted 12/13/2012 1:18:25 PM
MC2011 posted...
Games be too easy, yo.

If you actually think Dark Souls was challenging, then lol.


Hey, that game was challenging. If you tried to play it like Dynasty Warriors on the easy setting.
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#13R41NB0W-D45HPosted 12/13/2012 1:20:05 PM
Yeah, who wants the Mona Lisa when you can have Paint-By-Number?
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#14WiiareVenomPosted 12/13/2012 1:25:53 PM
Bigj089 posted...
MC2011 posted...
Games be too easy, yo.

If you actually think Dark Souls was challenging, then lol.


Hey, that game was challenging. If you tried to play it like Dynasty Warriors on the easy setting.


I actually found This game harder at first XD
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#15TheBestFallerPosted 12/13/2012 1:29:08 PM
What I'm seeing here is a lot of misplaced blame. It's not on the "casual gamers" shoulders that games are being made more accesible and/or easier to play. It ties into the CoD fad. The devs have to find some way of broadening their own fanbase before they get brushed under the rug for failing to put up CoD-like numbers. Also tied in with the money grab of yearly releases, it's just a bad cycle. It's the same as how thought provoking, deeply emotional or significant movies never make as much as Micheal Bay films.

So, in a sense, it's the dumbass general public's fault for being so easily entertained.
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#16daveliciousPosted 12/13/2012 1:29:38 PM
There's nothing wrong with casual gamers. It just sucks for longtime fans of series to see decisions made in sequels that make the game more accessible to casual gamers at the cost of some of the depth that made the game so appealing to the original fanbase.
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#17ilapostaPosted 12/13/2012 1:30:56 PM
Its simple really. "Causual" gamers are people who work, or go to school, maintain relationships with their significant others and friends ( in person not in a chat room or online game lobby ), raise children, and do other things than play games all day or for hours at a time.

Casual gamers are people who grew up thru the early days of gaming, developed a love for it, and then grew up and have other responsibilities that keep them from being able to really put a good dent in the couch by playing games all day.

There isnt anything wrong with being hardcore or casual when it comes to gaming because it is meant to be a way to pass time and be enjoyed the way you want to.

I really have no care for the title of casual or hardcore. I only care about the title Father, Husband, Christian ( my thing you can be you and believe in what you want ), Employee, violent anti-social narcissistic psychopath, and Good Friend.

So if some D***less S*** gets off making fun off "Casual" gamers more power to them. Me I know Im going to kiss my son on the forehead, my wife on the lips, praise my god, cash my work check, beet some poor slob who looked at me funny, and have my boys over to CASUALLY play my xbox or ps3.
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#18Dtothe3Posted 12/13/2012 1:30:59 PM
Not sure what's wrong with them actually. I played Skyrim loads when it first came out, bored myself ****less and stopped playing.

Now I'm doing a task or two and playing something else or doing something else, the game is much more enjoyable bitesize. My main complaint is that if you don't "wind down" (Sell your junk and ready an empty inventory/brew more potions) you will get really annoyed.
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#19suksassPosted 12/13/2012 1:30:59 PM
TheBestFaller posted...
What I'm seeing here is a lot of misplaced blame. It's not on the "casual gamers" shoulders that games are being made more accesible and/or easier to play. It ties into the CoD fad. The devs have to find some way of broadening their own fanbase before they get brushed under the rug for failing to put up CoD-like numbers. Also tied in with the money grab of yearly releases, it's just a bad cycle. It's the same as how thought provoking, deeply emotional or significant movies never make as much as Micheal Bay films.

So, in a sense, it's the dumbass general public's fault for being so easily entertained.


Is CoD reaaly that popular?
#20TheBestFallerPosted 12/13/2012 1:34:17 PM
suksass posted...
Is CoD reaaly that popular?


Each new installment breaks the sales/pre-order record set by the last.
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