Why do so many criticize control gimmicks, but few are willing to criticize HD?

#1Emerald_MeliosPosted 2/14/2014 10:39:35 AM
The Wii U has such staggered releases. The PS3's biggest games seemed to be downgrades from predecessors on older systems. Why do so many ignore that and just rag on Nintendo for choosing different gimmicks than Sony/Microsoft?

In my opinion, the HD graphic standard is one of the worst gimmicks, since it resulted in a dramatic reduction in game quality. If you look, really look, at many of the games that came out on HD systems last gen, and then compare them to games on DS/Wii/PS2/PSP/SNES, you'll probably notice a sharp decline.

So, I ask then, why is it considered bad for Nintendo try different control schemes like motion controls and touchscreens, but it's not considered bad that many mainstream games had to be dumbed down in overall quality to meet HD graphics standards (and remain profitable)?
#2Sexy_L4DYPosted 2/14/2014 10:41:44 AM
This topic is terrible and you should feel bad.
#3Fusion916Posted 2/14/2014 10:45:58 AM
You can't be serious.

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#4DarkAdonis123Posted 2/14/2014 10:47:47 AM
It's simple. People like HD. Not so much for control gimmicks.
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#5Kromlech06Posted 2/14/2014 10:48:40 AM
Just wait for the AAA bubble to burst and repost this. You'll get a "better" reaction.
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#6DeathSoul2000Posted 2/14/2014 10:48:56 AM
Because resolution increase is not a gimmick.
#7HeroC114Posted 2/14/2014 10:50:13 AM
The PS3's biggest games seemed to be downgrades from predecessors on older systems.

What does that even mean?
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#8Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 2/14/2014 10:51:10 AM
This is a joke topic right?
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#9sharinaginPosted 2/14/2014 10:52:29 AM
Yeah man you've totally got a point. Why can't we go back to old green and black displays from DOS computers from the 1980s. Color is really the biggest gimmick of all when you think about it.
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#10Emerald_Melios(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 10:52:58 AM
DeathSoul2000 posted...
Because resolution increase is not a gimmick.

If that's true, why then is there such an increase in budgets and in many cases decrease in gameplay value? It should be as simple and designing a PS2/Wii game and simply setting it to display at high resolution, but that's not happening.....