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Too Many Video Games Are Repetitive



Cordova, TN; January 17, in the year of our Lord 2014--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is exploring the repetitive nature of video games. Too many video games are like a hamster wheel. Enter a room and kill three people. Go to the next room and do it again. The third room has four guys to kill. Yet the same thing happens in room after room. First person shooters are some of the worst offenders in this. Maybe there is some massive explosion for a minute or two to distract you from shooting the same looking guys over and over again. Puzzle games, action games, adventure games, and more all have gamers repeat the same actions thousands of times.

One of the ways companies hide the repetitive nature of video games is to change the atmosphere. The first world is meadows, then forest, then ice, then fire, and finally a castle. Yet the same thing is done in every single world. We play through a few levels, then a mid level castle, then a few more, and finally and end level castle. World after world it is exactly the same thing. Not only that but we do the same thing in each of the levels. Go from the left to the right. Jump over the holes in the levels. Avoid or take out the enemies. The point is there are constantly enemies in the way. Remakes of past video games are even worse.

Is this laziness from video game developers? Have they found a formula that works? No one wants to make waves and try something new? Just put in better graphics, and sound. Is that the mentality? Can video game developers come up with new concepts? Can realism be added into video games? Real consequences for actions. Real differences within how the games are played. Real challenges for gamers, instead of repeating the same actions over and over again. Can the video game industry rise to the challenge?

God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming


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