Complaining, Are You? Look at All of Your Games.


People are greedy beings. Nothing is too much.

Oftentimes when people claim that a video game system has no good content, there is indeed interesting content, but that aside, many video game players have way too much of a backlog of games to complain about a lack of games to begin with.

Gamers love to complain about a lack of games, and when they do get games, many them just don’t complete said games. Look at your backlog of games before you complain about a lack of games or ask for more games. There is such a thing as just wanting the next big thing.

It would seem that there are gamers who just want to have a wide range of experiences, and even though they may buy a game, it seems like they’re just taste-testing most games. Hence a backlog builds up and as these people look for the newest experiences, they forget entirely about what they already have, and complain.

It’s alright to buy numerous games and not get around to many of them for some time, but it is unjust to complain about a lack of games on a specific system when you have so many others to play. The ideal of complaining about a lack of games is not logical. Too many games come out each year for any person to play and complete.

Naturally though, not everyone has a huge backlog, but as mentioned, there’s always something on a console to play, if you are willing to expand your horizon. Wii is a great example, because it’s a console where people widely complained about a lack of games. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbados’ Treasure is a Wii game that most people ignored. It was an absolutely amazing game that most people could and would have enjoyed if they only played it. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is another great example that was largely ignored on Wii, which may appeal to those who thought Zack & Wiki was too cutesy. There’s also the Playstation Portable, which was ignored to some degree, and yet the game had an amazing range of RPGs, that should not have been ignored.

Besides, there is replay value to a multitude of games. It’s most definitely possible to play a game entirely through once and play it once or twice more because it was so good. Resident Evil 4, Metroid Prime, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, Halo Reach and many others fit into this scenario. Then there’s also games just built around replayability like Mario Kart, Star Fox, Sin & Punishment, Little Big Planet, Halo (once again), and so forth.

If you have a backlog, go back and play those games before complaining about the lack of this game on this console (Going back to your Genesis or Super Nintendo games would even count), or the lack of general releases or whatever the case may be. Also be sure to check out some of the more obscure games that you may never have considered before. Don’t just taste-test a game and be done with it and complain about a lack of games in the future, complete those games you tasted and check out those obscure games.

Nothing is too much for many, and people are greedy, but maybe a smarter way of achieving that goal could be reached, if things as said above are done.

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