(06-13-2012 11:32 PM)andyrockin123 Wrote: Opinions, opinions everywhere!
As an ex WoW player, I can say it is most certainly not the best game, especially after the Cataclysm expansion (which for those who don't know, many players have dubbed it the worst expansion yet). Level progression has become extremely linear (in other words, boring), and there are no high levels of competition anywhere in the game, (ie Arenas or Raiding) which is the main reason I left. WoW is designed to be addictive and take people's time and money away. It is generally a game that caters towards the "casual" player. PvP is generally a joke, as it revolves more around class than the actual player's skill (ie a bad Rogue can kill a good hunter without trying). Raiding (PvE) is simple, assuming you can get 10/25 players to communicate/do their jobs properly (which has a very low chance of happening). Raiding never appealed to me because there is always someone not doing their job correctly, and it costs everyone else. 5/10
I find it interesting that the OP included several specific games, like Deus Ex: Human Revolution/Crysis, only because I beat them recently. For Deus Ex, I enjoyed how it allowed the player to modify the protagonist in order to fit their style of playing. For me, it was very reminiscent of the original Splinter Cell games (as in not solely based around shooting/killing everyone like in the new Splinter Cells, but being more stealth oriented and tactical). For the ending, I felt like the creators of the game got lazy (I won't reveal any details about it in case anyone is interested in it). 7/10
The Gaming industry is just selling out. All the major company's keep pushing forward mindless FPS games so mediocre gamers can feel like pros. FPS are the easiest kind of gaming to "master", seeing how anyone with a controller and common sense can learn the mechanics and be "good" at it in a day. Little/no competition present in modern gaming. Activision doesn't even have to try anymore; they just slap a new title on a CoD game, add a few new guns and improve the graphics, and it automatically is the best selling/best reviewed game of the year.
Becoming a PC gamer is the best thing I've done gaming-wise. There are so many independently made games that could easily beat any console game in terms of gameplay and story, but even the best are unheard of by console players. It almost makes me feel sad for them, knowing they'll never experience the intense emotion behind "To the Moon" or the true terror of "Amnesia: The Dark Descent".
Never included Deus Ex Human Revolution or Crysis, meant the original Deus Ex.
But honestly, people. Cataclysm basically made 1-60 much superior, and 80-85 was amazing. How anyone can say that it made levelling boring is beyond me. They added phasing to most zones, the quests were all fairly innovative but of course there was the standard boar quests etc.
The questing was much better, and opinion or not, I cannot see how anyone says the questing got worse, same with WoTLK. Sure I can see how you would think the raiding and pvp began to deteriorate but.. questing? No. Can't imagine how people think it got worse, other than that I respect your opinion on this.