Is anyone else finding themselves just less and less excited by gaming? That the industry is perhaps running dry of innovation?
I've recently found myself disappointed with gaming, perhaps because I got stung by Watch_Dogs last year and The Division this year, regret buying the season pass I haven't used. My gut told me not to get No Mans Sky despite how hyped I was for it and it seems I was right, its a disappointment too. I find myself unlikely to preorder games and just get them preowned at a cheaper price and to also avoid season passes, one reason I avoided Star Wars Battlefront.
I was really hyped for Battlefield 1, having played Battlefield 4, so much so I was tempted to get the early enlister and jump in. Its been a while since I've been hyped for a game but after No Mans Sky and the rubbish season pass for The Division, I'm even tempted to give it a miss now. I'm swaying more towards caution rather than excitement and I miss that, the preordering a game, the excitement of counting down and then picking it up the day of release. I don't know if we as gamers just expect too much and over hype games or if game companies just aren't delivering anymore.
I love games with a good story so Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us fit this so well but I cant justify paying $100 for a game that lasts 15 hours. Battlefield 1 I could pile hours in online but there is no real story, just repeated shooting online and I feel over repeated grinding now, there doesn't feel like there is an 'end'. Same with other games, repeated shooting, or repeated racing or repeated beat em ups, they just all seem the same. Maybe I'm hard to please but I just find myself less and less excited about games and picking one to buy. I want to buy myself one but I can't decide what. The last game I can think of I truly got good hours out of, a good story and gave me an 'end' was Ni No Kuni.
What about you guys? What do you think.