Bad Gaming Trends

Stop releasing buggy shit. Please see my post here.

Big Price Tags
Ok, ok, I know the next gen games cost more money to make. In fact, development costs have been rising for years now without a price increase of games. I expect the new games that come out for the xbox 360 to be $60. My issue is that multi-platform titles should have the same prices. There is no reason why an xbox 360 version of Gun should cost $60 when I can buy the xbox version for $30. And its not just Gun, there are a lot of xbox 360 games that are also available on xbox that cost at least $10 more. Most of these games don’t even offer much of a graphical improvement. It is completely bullshit.

Different Game, Same Title
The first game that comes to mind is Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 2: Big Red One. The first title is a xbox 360/pc game and the second title is a current gen xbox title. Both are developed by different companies and are entirely different games. I am willing to bet that most of the people who bought Big Red One thought they were getting the other title, which scored a lot higher in reviews. Then there is Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2: Modern Combat–are those the same game? Is one an expansion for the other? No and no. Two totally different games

In-game advertising
The images speak for themselves:

Now you can be dynamically robbed of cohesive gameworlds…at no extra cost to you, the user! Because, let’s face it, the one thing every sci-fi-themed action game is missing is ads for some stupid real-life movie or soft drink.

Long and Stupid Titles
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Never Ending Tomorrow
A testament to the sheer number of Gundam games that exist, the titles need to be excessively long if only to make at least one notable difference between them.
Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
You’d think King Kong would be enough to drive the point home, but the marketing geniuses behind this title obviously thought something else about the game was more poignant.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge
As opposed to that other guy’s Nightmare Before Christmas. We understand that the movie came out a long time ago, but a longer title isn’t necessarily going to jog people’s memories any faster.
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose
Changing the subtitle to German is probably just a really clever cover-up for the fact that it’s the name of another video game (Beyond Good and Evil).
Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005
As with Gundam games, the length of this title can only be due to the number of Yu-Gi-Oh games in circulation, approximately as many as there are letters in the title.