sscott wrote:While lads want to shoot people in the face the FPS will persist... So that's forever then.
Anyone thinking they'll move to CAVE SHMUPs or something is being a little naive.
I dont think they'd do THAT. Good grief.
I just wish they'd, you know.... have more variety. Do fighting games, do sports games for all I bloody care. Hell, go play freaking Starcraft or something! Alot of those I meet/know that are into FPS types.... that's ALL they do.
...not that I actually CARE most of the time, mind you. I simply ignore everyone if they're going on about those. ...which means I dont talk to them all that much, really.
One way or another though, I find it a very deeply boring genre.
Though, that's all beside the point of the topic here.
I really dont think western game development has "fallen" or anything. FPS or not, there have been more than enough high-selling titles. And even ignoring THOSE, and just looking at, say, the indie scene, there's plenty of stuff there, too. Or stuff like MMOs, and whatever. Sure as heck is alot of those out there.
I'm much more interested in what's going on with Japan's side of the industry. FPS games dont dominate over there, so I have muuuuuuch more interest. But, always hearing things about how it's on the decline, and not doing so well, sales are low, blah-de-blah-de-dah. I dont usually see any concrete info, though, so not quite up to speed on just what's going on over there.
retrojc wrote:Takinga step back, btu my argument above maybe void, in regards to the diehards...
Most people whom play cod, work/go to school etc, they may sink in a few hours a day+, but I sink that in on the internet, and I'm nto quite bored of the internet just yet - however I am always bored of the internet.
Hmm, personally it's all down to taste..
I eman, how many shmups can you play before they get boring? or racing sims? or rpgs? etc etc.
Rise and fall.
Aye, a good way of putting it. I get really perplexed when someone can JUST play one genre all the bloody time. Much as I'm into shmups, too much of them at once will make me crazy, and likely break the controller. Gotta have other genres as well.
It's kinda the same as those who, say, play WoW all the freaking time, or other MMOs. Those are fun and all, but..... 8-hour sessions?
I dunno. Just baffles me.
I've lost track of where I'm going with all of this. Provided I was going anywhere at all. Bah, need caffiene for sanity.