There was just too many good series introduced last gen that hasn't really been matched this gen.
I dunno, I'd say this gen has seen the best franchises in gaming. Sure, I miss a few last-gen franchises, but I don't suspect they'd have much new or interesting to offer-- it's easy to remember them fondly, but about the only 2 series I'm sorry to have seen gone are the core SMT games (I know Persona's still around, but I consider it a spinoff) and the Shadow Hearts franchise, and both of those mostly because JRPGs have been absolute garbage on home consoles this gen.
The one thing I do miss this gen are 'B' gems. Game budgets have gone too high to allow games to go without advertising or promo material, so there are no more surprises anymore. Used to be I could stop by TRU on a weekday and find something I'd never heard of at a bargain price and just sometimes, go home with a winner. Only example I can think of this gen is Deadly Premonition. --- "'Grab the guns!' 'What about the troll?' 'Leave the troll.'"--ATHF
^^^^I think you're kind of on the track I'm thinking. Those non AAA games that were just good fun games. I guess just seeing so great series just either die off or not show up this gen kind of bothered me as well.(Onimusha no show....Ninja Gaiden...3) --- GT:Triple S 06 PSN:Triple_S_09
People on gamefaqs are so depressing these days. I mean no offense to any one, but nostalgia seems to rule this site. --- It is my opinion that Halo is the best thing to hit gaming since the creation of games itself.
Gaming feels to gimmicky right now, with motion controllers, 3D and touch pad devices. I know get with the times, I guess I'm old :( --- Who remembers playing the NES and seeing; "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another DLC"?
It's been better in the past but my viewpoint is now skewed, since I no longer have the time to game like I used to. Not to take anything away from the games of today but to me it was better in the past. --- --> [ este914 ] <-- The One & Only !
Last year was one of the best years for gaming ever, with indie/small studio/niche games blowing AAA games out of the water and all that.
So yes, gaming is definitely in a good spot.
I agree with this. Very few AAA games have the same creativity as the indie stuff these days. Portal 2 is one of the few that comes to mind. Online marketplaces are now where all the gems are hidden. Also, many amazing old games from previous generations were made available to download in recent years which is nice.
If you judge gaming based only on what's happening at retail, it's in a bad spot. Stores only carry big budget games and shovel-ware. And most big budget titles are boring. --- XBL gamertag: Peltz | Wii U NNID: Peltz-0 3DS Friend code: 1161-0129-0691.