The producer for the latest Prince of Persia title, Ben Mattes, has been chatting to IGN and has come out and stated that he was anticipating more virtual pats-on-the-back from the gaming industry for their unique take on the Prince of Persia gameplay.
Honestly this is something that has been bugging me for a couple of months now and I have to agree with him. Everyone has constantly complained about companies regurgitating sequels and not adding any spice to the industry for years.
Now two companies (EA Games and Ubisoft) have gone out of their way to bring innovation and uniqueness to the industry and both have seen their review scores plummet and sales suffer. While rehashed titles like FIFA2009, Tiger Woods and Call of Duty do fantastically well.
I have said it before and I will say it again, it is our (the gamers) fault for the rehashed crap that we are going to be given in the next couple of years. The companies should have been given a little leeway when they strode out into the unknown genres.
The number of failed great titles really stacks up this year and is a testament to how poorly we as a society accept change. Mirror’s Edge, PoP, Dead Space, Spore and LBP are prime examples of that.
Last Updated: December 29, 2008