Quantcast
What matters next gen (Power or innovation?)

Forums - Gaming Discussion - What matters next gen (Power or innovation?)

What matters next gen (Power or innovation?)

Raw Power 36 31.86%
 
Innovation 76 67.26%
 
Total:112

The innovation of raw power.



Around the Network

I'd rather see something new than something that's similar to before but with extra grunt. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't want both...



VGChartz

EL_PATRAS said:

I hope innovation wins because I'm tired of seeing FPS clones dominate the market.  It has to end at some point.

Are people really getting hyped up for this?

yes, yes they are.

and with good reason



EL_PATRAS said:
Mordred11 said:
EL_PATRAS said:

I hope innovation wins because I'm tired of seeing FPS clones dominate the market.  It has to end at some point.

Are people really getting hyped up for this?

You chose Killzone to troll,really?There are much,much better examples of games that are lacking innovation,like COD,Mario,NFS...


who's trolling now?

Antway, It's just my opinion, I find KZ to be a generic grey shooter just like most of FPS that have dominated the market this gen.  I'm looking forward to see how the market shifts in the future and which genre will take FPS's place at the top.

umm, since killzone is such a generic FPS, what other game has it copied, or is very similar to it. if its generic there most be many games just like, no?



adsl said:
EL_PATRAS said:

I hope innovation wins because I'm tired of seeing FPS clones dominate the market.  It has to end at some point.

Are people really getting hyped up for this?

I don't want name any game, but a tired of gray/brown games.

you're in luck, have you seen Killzone's, snow and jungle levels



Around the Network

um both? nintendo once again doesn't have to go for the kinda power sony/Microsoft will prob be pushing for but they definitely have to do a significant upgrade this time around, it's prob best to look at 3ds for what their strategy for the wii next will be(one key new innovation, upgrade in power and a push for third party support at the least amongst japanese developers). the other two , i presume that they will go for more power too with a gimmick ( used with a positive connotation) and prolong this generation so that they can launch at a cost effective and market acceptable price. 

Actually in the end neither matters, it will forever be the software that in the end wins out, motion controls alone did not sell the wii, the use of it in games like wii sports did, same goes for the touchscreen in the ds. and if you look back in history the most powerful console, handheld whatever has almos never won out. In the end making games that compels people to buy your system is what really matters. 



 

Xenostar said:

NGP seems to offer both hurray! Why compromise?


this!



RolStoppable said:
Mordred11 said:
EL_PATRAS said:

I hope innovation wins because I'm tired of seeing FPS clones dominate the market.  It has to end at some point.

<snip>

Are people really getting hyped up for this?

You chose Killzone to troll,really?There are much,much better examples of games that are lacking innovation,like COD,Mario,NFS...

You are really reaching. Two of the three series you named aren't FPS or even anything remotely close.

Biggest fail I've done in my life so far...how the f*ck didn't I see the word ''FPS''?:|,just gonna cry in my little corner now...



Of these, neither. What matters is games. If a system doesn't have the games, it dies.

But if I had to pick between these 2 only, easily innovation; it's more influencial than power over every gen. Observe:

  1. Pong won, despite being the simplest game known to exist. It innovated by creating gaming.
  2. Atari 2600 won, for introducing arcade games at home and interchangable cartridges, despite both its main competitors (Colecovision and Intellivision) being stronger.
  3. NES won, for bringing about quality control, and completely redoing the controller. A stronger Master System could not topple it.
  4. SNES won, for continuing to innovate the controller. Admittingly, it also got to ride on the Nintendo brand, however, the arcade power in the Neo-Geo could not overtake it.
  5. PS1 won, for making the CD standard from day 1, though, while also on the earlier Saturn, the power also brought about the FMV (and in my eyes, the fall of gaming, but that's for another thread) propelling it past the superior in power N64.
  6. PS2 won, though it was the weakest system this gen. I can't point to any significant innovation at all though.
  7. Well... it's the current generation... I think the verdict will be obvious here...


-dunno001

-On a quest for the truly perfect game; I don't think it exists...

You're placing the power to win the console war in the hardware space.

Hardware doesn't win console wars, not ever. Games do. Games that leverage hardware, like Wii Sports, sure - but the games matter first.