Now I was just thinking, and perhaps it's only me that thinks this way but has anyone else noticed the complete lack of difficult in most games being produced ? Now I'm not talking about being shot once and dying, being lost, etc. I'm talking about how Game Developers are trying to hold your hand throughout the whole game. I began playing Dead Space 2 as I stated last night in my last entry, mainly to scare the hell out of my Fiance but ! I realized something while reading one of the blogs I follow, who does excellent reviews on Games you should check him out. He deserves many more followers than he has but back to the topic.
Alan Wake Review Keep up the good work !
I've realized through playing many of these new games, Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma, Metal Gear Solid 4, Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2, etc. That all of these games, save for a few have an Auto-Aim feature, now I'm not exactly sure why they thought this was a good idea being as you're playing a shooting game. Do you auto-aim in real life ? I sure wish I did.
Auto-Saves/Save points EVERYWHERE, I'm only into Chapter 5 of Dead Space 2 right now, so that's why I haven't written a review on it but I've already hit about 17 Save Points in 2 hours worth of gameplay, I remember when games were quite a bit harder and when dying used to be something you're scared to do because you'd get thrown back pretty far. Maybe it was to alleviate repetition I don't know.
Everything. Dies. In. Five. Hits. I can't stress this enough, most normal enemies die fairly quickly in today's Video Games, now granted if the game warrants Stealth, and the fact its obvious you can kill someone fairly quickly I agree with it. But if they have a Barrier, Shield, And a full health bar, and it only takes one hit for me to kill them. Something is wrong, I'm always playing on the Highest Difficulty to get the most out of games but I just don't understand it.
Now I can think of one game in Particular that I heard was one of the most horrible games hands-down. And I had the time of my life with it, because it did not hand you everything on a silver platter, there was no auto-save feature and when you died you started over from the beginning of the level losing all of your "Money". Maybe it's just my style of game, Demon's Souls. I've played it quite a bit and enjoy it much more than most games, even though everyone else has told me otherwise.
Maybe that's just my style, maybe I'm looking too much into it.
I usually don't write long winded stuff sorry about that, but I've just been thinking about this for awhile. Love to hear comments.
Also, Dead Space 2 is great, I'd recommend it to anyone who loves this Genre and Gameplay style.