E3 is in full swing and game developers are all trying to impress us with their new games and gadgets. So far, most of the commenters seems to be rather unimpressed. I hear talks of uninspired games, repeat of content already seen and useless peripherals. Sure there’s some excitement going around but I’m strangely reminded of movie critics who never seem to like anything. How often have you enjoyed a movie panned by the critics and told yourself “Those damn critics don’t know anything!”. I think the same can now apply to video games.
I’ll illustrate by talking about Star Wars: 1313, a new game set in the underworld of Coruscant who aims to be a mature action oriented game not unlike the Uncharted games.
Why not allow ourselves to enjoy a game?
There’s two-way to look at this game. You can be cynical and call this game a rehash of Uncharted with a Star Wars skin over it, say it’s predictable and a waste of your time. Or you can do like me and allow yourself to be excited because it’s fricking Star Wars and you love Star Wars! Why should every game be a bold reinventing of video games… why can’t a game simply be a fun ride?
The game may turn out to be a disaster or not but I will give it a fair chance and I intend to play it for what it is and not what I think it should be. I wish more people would do the same.