I have see that people, at the moment that discover that a game is a on rail shooter, start associating this with a bad mechanic, or a lazy effort. Why is that? I played a lot of on rail shooter on arcade, and they were good. Start fox is a good game, and is on rail shooter.
Why people hate this style so much, or at least, don't think its is as valuable as others genres? Its not like some shooter areadly work like a on rail anyway, giving only the opition to move foward.
"Hardware design isn’t about making the most powerful thing you can.
Today most hardware design is left to other companies, but when you make hardware without taking into account the needs of the eventual software developers, you end up with bloated hardware full of pointless excess. From the outset one must consider design from both a hardware and software perspective."