03/20/2014 03:36 AMPerhaps we are just harder to please as a people evolved.
Posted by Planet
I don't think that is it. I was talking to my sister the other day about games, she isn't a big gamer but always loved the Final Fantasy series, and we both agreed that games these days have been made to easy for the newer generation.
I remember beating SMB on the NES and then you are told to try again on the harder difficulty, which is even harder as later levels have those jumps with massive gaps and only one small block to jump on. Then add in no save points, you lose your lives you start from 1-1 again.
The current SMB on the Wii U has a new item. A white Tanooki suit that appears if you die too many times and with it, you can't die from anything. Even if you try to fall off a cliff you float back up.
My wifes younger brother (9 years old) will get a game and if it is too hard will just give up in 15 minutes.
We just want a good game with a challenge and good itemization without having everything we enjoy nerfed or removed.
03/20/2014 03:53 AMI don't agree with everything they do, and sometimes I don't even think the games they put out is all that fun, but show me one MMORPG, APRG, RTS, or digital CCG with as much polish, fluidity, playability or direction as the aforementioned Blizzard products have.
Posted by YNDI
GW2 has pretty decent polish, is very fluid and is playable.
Torchlight and Torchlight 2 are great ARPGs, only most people don't like the visual style (more akin to WoW).
Command and Conquer was StarCrafts main competition and until EA completely killed it with 4, it still is considered on of the best RTS series of all time with great gameplay.
I admit, D3 has some of the best gameplay feel for a ARPG and so far, besides the Torchlight series, only Grim Dawn has the same feel as D3.
That said, I think that Blizzard, since merging with Activision, has lost what they used to do well as money has become a key to everything.