Thursday, October 8, 2015
Knowing When To Shut Up
So something right now I am really sick off. Why cinematic type games like the Uncharted series get looked done upon. Now even calling Uncharted a cinematic series is a stretch in itself. Sure it has many cut scenes to progress the plot, but there is a substantial amount of gameplay to back it up. This isn't a Beyond Two Souls type of thing where the gameplay itself is minimal and doesn't really matter what you do the story still progresses.
What is it that has got me all angry? A game and a series like this is looked down upon by some of the reviewing community because it does what it does better than anyone. Yet they praise games like Grand Theft Auto. Why? Now don't get me wrong I like the Grand Theft Auto series, but no one who knows anything about gaming and what makes a good game would ever rank a Grand Theft Auto game ahead of an Uncharted game. I really would like to understand why this is the case? Is it the popular thing to do? Is this a hating of Diablo III all over again. Reviewers think it is the cool thing to do and the masses of moronic idiots follow?
There is no doubt in my mind that the Uncharted games are some of the best ever. The require thought, planning, and have a story to back them up. Now I don't know if this is a xbox thing which has spured some media attention at the Nathan Drake Collection release because they will never have a series like this for their system. But give it a rest.
You can not like a genre of games and you can respect it. You can also rate a game highly even if you are not a fan of the genre, but being jealous or envious of a series just because it does things better or it might be the "cool" thing to hate on just shows that your really know nothing about what you are talking about.