08 Jun What games should be about, but what is it really about?
Gamers are a mixed bunch at best. There are so many games on the market that drawing the conclusion on what exactly all gamers want can be a huge task. But for starters let’s get one thing straight; gamers hate DLC, and the benefits DLC brings to player skill. Initially when the whole DLC thing came out; people were able to greatly improve their skills and effectiveness by unlocking new weapons that under normal gameplay would be impossible to unlock. But these days DLC has moved on to an aesthetic place, where buying a particular thing will not transform you into a better player all of a sudden nor will it give you any form of boost by providing you with greater weapons.
A lot of mobile games have gone down the route of having a ton of DLC infused in them to provide them with a greater probability of making a profit. But what they fail to realise is most gamers are quite a patient lot and will work with the system, if it means that they will get to the end goal. But companies like EA still try to milk every penny out of the modern day gamer, and that is what irks most gamers.
The second thing that gaming companies get wrong is that they believe that the single-player gaming industry has faded and fallen apart. In all honesty, the truth of the matter is that recent single-player games have bombed because there has been an over-reliance on graphics and aesthetic appearance with poorly written storylines. The reason why a game like Skyrim still has so many active users is because the storyline is amazing and coupled with no DLC, you have a recipe for success. The recently released Far Cry 5 did not reach the heights of its predecessors because the storyline was a bust and the company that released the game relied too much on the great graphics that it provided. We can only look at one game in recent times that has hit the right notes when it comes to great graphics, smooth gameplay and impeccable storyline; we are talking about the recently released God of War 4. God of War 4 represents everything beautiful about the gaming industry; it is game that is beautifully made and the graphics never overshadow the game, it is and as it should be complementary to the storyline.