- Dec 18, 2010
Developers have known what works for over a decade - just look at Doom, Diablo, Diablo II, Warcraft II, Half-Life, Duke Nukem,,,,,,. All of those games were made over a decade ago, and are still considered some of the best games ever made.In recent years they've gotten pretty good with the graphics, now they just need to finish figuring out the rest of the puzzle. Yeah its an art, but its also a science and business and these things don't happen overnight.
Its a matter of developers taking the time, and having the imagination to make a quality product. Just because someone that can write C++ code and played halo while in college does not make them good at making video games.
I am willing to bet that Metro2033 appeals to a certain group of gamers, people that want to play games set in some kind of worldwide disaster.I bet if you had focus group of gamers and asked them if they wanted to play a game with a load of Russian guys living in a subway they would say no.
Its kinda like cars appeal to one type of consumer, and trucks appeal to a different type of consumer. Take a focus group from down town New york and ask them how many need a 1 ton truck for pulling a horse trailer, how many are going to say yes.
I would much rather play a game like metro2033, borderlands or left 4 dead, then play a call of duty style game.