bamb00k wrote:I've been thinking about this so much..
90% of games nowadays are coming without any love or soul into it and even average quality. So only teens can play in that with any interest. (not talking about multiplayer). And these plots....So banal and poor...
I'm 21 and I just can't play in another one need for speed or call of duty and really have fun. Maybe some game's innovations can make interest for me for a short time, but i haven't seen anything cool since gta iv physics (but its great game in all ways) or prototype sandbox's lvl.
Err, no, it might be 90% of games YOU saw, but there are a lot of good games out there, just that not a lot of them get hyped by media so you don't hear about them that much.
Yes, game by small or medium developer often wont have top-of-the line graphic (altho one can argue a lot of AAA titles could be better but console ports -_-), or high amount of polish but there's a plenty of good story, quality or just plain good gameplay.
Other reason is, well, the more games you play the harder it is to find something new.
Another probem is, well if someone like EA or Activision owns dev studio, they make something awesome and popular, what sad people in suits say ? "Make a sequel, we will earn more money". Not "make some new innovative game" but "polish this that and that, add a bit of new things and increase number after title". And while it does make a good games and it does make them tons of money it doesn't exactly encourage innovation.
IMO the big 'hope' for more innovation is game companies using kickstarter to get money for development, because then it's basically "game get funded when enougth players want it" not "game gets funded when sad people in suits thinks it will sell milions". That method have some problems, but very interesting posibilities.