View Full Version : Anyone getting kinda burnt out on video games.

08-24-2002, 10:11 AM
I just don't have the excitement like they used to when they were brand new. It seems every concept has been touched and everything seems predictible.

08-24-2002, 12:03 PM
Well.....welcome to hell my friend. I have been there for a long time, yet I still buy them. The result is about 20 games that I want to play, but have never even opened. *sigh*

08-24-2002, 12:30 PM
Not here. I play FPS's mainly, so it's all the same, but the new interfaces, and locations, and stuff kind of take the monotony out of it.

Rogue II
08-24-2002, 03:53 PM
Sometimes I lose interest in games rather fast, so I bounce back and forth between PC, N64, PS2 and genre of games.

08-24-2002, 05:40 PM
Yeah, I have every game system available. Of course, I can't find the time to play any of them. Oh well.

08-24-2002, 05:55 PM
I hear ya. I remember the days where I would get all excited the summer before all the great games were gonna come out the following fall. Now I am only looking forward (not really excited) to a handful of games, most notably Unreal Championship and GTA Vice City. Otherwise the rest of the line up doesn't really get me excited. The big N has the worst line up IMO. The only game I'm remotely interested in for this fall is Clone Wars and maybe Zelda for next spring, but thats it. Star Fox looks stupid, no thanks to new Metroid, what the??? Wario World is a side scroller??? give me a break. :rolleyes: Yep not much too look forward too. Oh well.

08-24-2002, 06:39 PM
I'm with you guys, but I don't think it's the industry that's changed, I think it's us. If were were fourteen years old, I bet we'd be frothing at the mouth for Shinobi and Metroid and so on. I'm looking forward to Dead to Rights, Shinobi, Red Dead Revolver and a few others, but my world nowhere near revolves around them as it once did. And now I'm afraid it's getting to be that way with movies - I haven't seen LOTR, Spider-Man, The Windtalkers, heck, I still haven't seen Blackhawk Down!

08-24-2002, 10:32 PM
Wario wil be a side scroller? Sweet. :D

08-24-2002, 11:31 PM
I think it will be years before the technology is advanced enough for games to truly "wow" us again the way the first 3D games did in the 90s. Remember how cool it was to play Doom when it first came out? Or Mario 64? Or Final Fantasy 7?

The problem with the new systems is that they are far from revolutionary. They are simply improved versions of the previous systems, like the SNES was an improvement over the NES or Game Boy Color was an improvement over the Game Boy. The truly revolutionary systems are still a ways off, maybe the Playstation4.

Anyways, I'm not even close to being a hardcore gamer as I only play a few games and am not very good at most of them. I pretty much just hold out for any new Zelda game. Speaking of which, I do plan to pick up a GameCube so I can play that awesome new cell-shaded Zelda. Seeing the latest pics of that game has kind of sparked my interest in video games again.

However, once we get to the point of having real time graphics that are Ep2 quality and fully interactive, then I will probably start buying more games.:)

08-25-2002, 02:37 PM
I went through a lull in my interest in games for a little while, mostly because of my limited funds that wouldn't allow me to buy a ton of new games. What brought me back? Buying a Gamecube, believe it or not. I have Mario already paid for, Smash Bros is just simple, brainless fun, and I just picked up Pikmin and am amazed at how original and fun it is. My PS2 has also been getting hit with Devil May Cry and Virtua Fighter 4. There are still great new games coming out (Shinobi will be great whether you're 14 or 54, it's a Sega game afterall). Oh yeah, and if gaming gets stale, there's always Dance Dance Revolution...

08-25-2002, 10:24 PM
I lost intrest in all but one game GTA3,and the only game I am really excited about GTA Vice City,I actually think Super MArio World is better then most of the games coming out,Headhunter was supposed to be a great game,I hate the controls.anyone hear of the PS2 Online games?I will not spend 40 bucks to get the add on,the games are terrible,theyve been done before(check out Game informer magazine).video games are becoming extremely hard to control,getting very dull,and becoming too ridiculous.When an exciting,original,3-D,and easy to control game comes out,Then maybe I will regain intrest in video games.So right now I will have to play GTA3 till GTA Vice city comes out

09-05-2002, 12:33 PM
Well.....welcome to hell my friend. I have been there for a long time, yet I still buy them. The result is about 20 games that I want to play, but have never even opened. *sigh*

That seems to be the problem now, when we were kids we could not pay the games with our own money...or at least we couldnt pay for more than 2 games...But now that we can pay for all the games we want, we simply dont have the time to play them...this started to happen in the 64 era...(Saturn...N64, etc.)

Anyway...i still enjoy playing VG a lot...when i have the time, that is.:D

10-04-2002, 02:54 PM
I will forever be excited when Samus graces me with a new game. How can you not be excited with the screenies they've shown?

10-09-2002, 12:47 AM
What is all this evil speak of video games burning people out? I feel as if this topic is sacreligious. Being the child raised on NES, I feel that Imust stick up for my video game heritage.
Come on people, so many good games are coming out, or are already out. Lets list......
PS2: The Mark of Kri, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2, Timesplitters 2, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Hitman 2, Socom, Red Faction 2, the list just goes on.
Gamecube: Mario Sunshine, Animal Crossing, Zelda, Metroid Prime, and I'm forgetting some.
X-Box: Halo 2 (even though it's a ways off), Steel Battalion, Macross, and I'm still forgetting some.
Look up kids, our gaming world is getting better as the months go by. We're are gonna have so many games to destroy our social lives and daily heigene. I for one am happy. Don't worry... I still get out plenty.