Posts Tagged ‘shooters’

Rant: The Decline of the Shooter (or lack thereof)

September 1, 2013

If you wander into the right circles, you’ll find a group of people that insist Doom (or sometimes Quake) was the epitome of gaming, that modern gamers are stupid, and today’s shooters are excessively linear and loaded down with extraneous elements like cutscenes and set pieces. Now, I’m not going to attempt to defend Call of Duty as the best thing since sliced bread (since it isn’t), but I am going to say this: Anyone who thinks that shooters went downhill after id’s classics is insanely arrogant and completely ignorant. (more…)

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