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Anybody else find it impossible to be "wowed" by games anymore?

#21LOLIAmAnAltPosted 5/7/2014 12:00:51 PM
The last game to 'Wow' me was Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
Everything about that game 'wow'ed me to no extent.
Graphics, art style, gameplay, humor, everything.
The only issue I had was that it was about an hour or two too short.

Since then, I have found some very fun games. An example is CS:GO is solid, solid is beyond great, but does not wow me.


The videos that i have seen for Black Desert legitimately wow me. Can't wait for that game (And I don't even like mmo's too much)
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#22Combo MasterPosted 5/7/2014 12:09:14 PM
I could sure go for a new fear effect game right now. I am wowed how well fear effect 1 and 2 aged considering they are ps1 games.

We need to have a crap ton of games that are aimed for adults that are non porn obviously to get me really excited for most games.
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#23Worknofun370Posted 5/7/2014 12:19:33 PM
LOLIAmAnAlt posted...
Since then, I have found some very fun games. An example is CS:GO is solid, solid is beyond great, but does not wow me.


Here's a question.

Does getting wowed watching people play CS:GO count? Cause i've been flat out wowed watching some tournaments before.
#24JonWood007Posted 5/7/2014 12:43:50 PM
I tend to personally be more jaded than I was and harder to impress. Not impossible though. It's just that the bar is high and I have certain preferences.
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#25EasysicksPosted 5/7/2014 12:49:51 PM
noimnoturdaddy posted...

I don't really keep playing because it's interesting, more out of habit, whenever I "quit" I realize there isn't much else to do with the time I'd otherwise be spending playing games anyway.


*same* feeling here. I have a lot of spare time, because I can easily afford not working. Since most people have a working life, and I generally only get to see people when they're free / not busy with family (I don't have nor want a family myself) there's *tons* of time for me to kill.

I play games because it's effective time-killing, I don't think I was ever majorly smitten with games to start off with, but I like 'em enough to keep playing, provided the game is good enough. The only games I've ever actively gotten addicted to were WoW and Fallout 3, and even then only in monthly bursts. The rest of the time I game out of absolute boredom / when I don't feel like reading or doing digital art.

I doubt I'd even game if I had an active life. It doesn't mean much to me.
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#26noimnoturdaddy(Topic Creator)Posted 5/7/2014 1:06:47 PM
Easysicks posted...
The only games I've ever actively gotten addicted to were WoW and Fallout 3, and even then only in monthly bursts.

Yeah for me the only games I've ever felt actually addicted to were MMOs, and it's because they're designed that way.

Easysicks posted...
I doubt I'd even game if I had an active life. It doesn't mean much to me.

This pretty much, which is how I feel about TV now. Let me put it this way. HBO pretty much revolutionized TV for me. If every TV show that came out was "Sopranos", "Eastbound and Down", "True Detective" etc. quality, then TV would be amazing, but most of it is Law & Order / Days of Our Lives serial TV crap.

Gamers used to get more "HBO quality" type video games, now even the stuff that costs a premium ($60+) doesn't deliver a premium experience anymore. Even if you go the extra mile and buy all the DLC and whatnot to have the ultimate experience, it usually feels shortchanged. So now even the "ultimate" packages of games feel more like "serial" garbage, just there's more of it in the "ultimate" package. Basically paying more for the quantity > quality approach, instead of that money being used to deliver something greater than other products.
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#27Worknofun370Posted 5/7/2014 1:10:15 PM
noimnoturdaddy posted...
This pretty much, which is how I feel about TV now. Let me put it this way. HBO pretty much revolutionized TV for me. If every TV show that came out was "Sopranos", "Eastbound and Down", "True Detective" etc. quality, then TV would be amazing, but most of it is Law & Order / Days of Our Lives serial TV crap.



Two fails

1.) Not including Curb your enthusiasm in the list of HBO shows

2.) Don't you ever talk bad about Law and Order! Dun dun
#28noimnoturdaddy(Topic Creator)Posted 5/7/2014 1:10:55 PM
And if we're being honest $60 for a game is kind of dumb. I bought Chrono Trigger for $120 when it was new. Part of that was price gouging, sure, but some games just cost more to make. I like RPGs because of all the depth they have. $60 for a deep RPG doesn't cut it these days. That isn't even a full tank of gas. I really think if a game like Chrono Trigger came out today (as in, revolutionizing the genre for the modern industry), it'd have to have a starting pricepoint of $100+ to compensate for the risk of the added resources required.

Inflation hits everywhere, I mean yeah, they're making more money than ever making games these days, but there's also bigger risk involved in it due to increased team sizes. FFXIII and FFXIV 1.0 pretty much hamstrung Square for a while, unfortunately the economy of our time ends up leaking into everything.
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#29noimnoturdaddy(Topic Creator)Posted 5/7/2014 1:13:53 PM(edited)
Worknofun370 posted...
noimnoturdaddy posted...
This pretty much, which is how I feel about TV now. Let me put it this way. HBO pretty much revolutionized TV for me. If every TV show that came out was "Sopranos", "Eastbound and Down", "True Detective" etc. quality, then TV would be amazing, but most of it is Law & Order / Days of Our Lives serial TV crap.



Two fails

1.) Not including Curb your enthusiasm in the list of HBO shows

2.) Don't you ever talk bad about Law and Order! Dun dun

1) I love that show, but I didn't include it because I'm not going to list every original HBO show out there. My favorite part of that show? The gay kid making Larry a pillow with a swastika embroidered onto it.

2) It's the Call of Duty of TV. It started off good, but now there's how many episodes? They have to be nearing 1000 now. It's just like, come on, die already, there are no more tricks in the hat.
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#30Worknofun370Posted 5/7/2014 1:17:22 PM
noimnoturdaddy posted...
1) I love that show, but I didn't include it because I'm not going to list every original HBO show out there. My favorite part of that show? The gay kid making Larry a pillow with a swastika embroidered onto it.

2) It's the Call of Duty of TV.


haha, I figured as much, just wanted to give a little crap since i've been on a curb binge lately. They really need to do season 9.

My favorite is still the episode where Larry David wears panties to cover for Jeff. "My name is Larry David, and I happen to enjoy wearing women's panties" Or the episode where Leon claims that women were put on earth to catch balls.


It is the Call of Duty of TV, but man was Call of Duty an amazing game when it first came out. ;)