Seeing as there's an album review coming up in the next couple of days I wanted to talk about reviews for a bit and I think this video, despite being focused on video games, raises a valid point for reviews overall. Watch it and then join me below the break.
Sexist meme picture aside, I've been following the new consoles (PS4 and Xbox One, not counting Wii-U) since they were announced and I noticed something quite different from other generations. In every other generation there was "that game" either released at launch or at least announced that made me want a next-gen console no later than yesterday. Most memorable was perhaps Metal Gear Solid 2 and later Gears of War. This generation had nothing I was dying to play on next-gen consoles, it had some exciting games up to a degree (Assassin's Creed IV for example) but every cross-gen game (released on both generations, PS3, PS4, 360 and One) until now hasn't really sold me on the idea of forking out my hard earned money for one. Only two games are drawing me towards this new horizon at the moment and one of them is cross-gen.
Most of you who actively follow the world of video games are most likely aware that Ken Levine recently announced the "change of focus" that caused Irrational Games to change from a AAA studio filled with talented and passionate game designers, programmers etc. to being an 15 person team focused on making "make narrative-driven games for the core gamer that are highly replayable."