68,181JaxonHTue 7th Feb 2023 I've always equated it to only listening to Lady Gaga and other trendy pop songs on the mainstream radio stations. It's catchy music and there's nothing wrong with liking that, but if that's your obsession to the extent you snub your nose at any music from an artist that's not guaranteed to top billboards, you're cheating yourself. And lying to yourself if you think just because those albums sell the most records and win all the awards, that means it's actually the best music. Almost every game I play nowadays is AA. And that's not because I specifically seek AA games out. It's just how the cards fall. It just so happens that all the good stuff that appeals to me seems to not be AAA, because as was previously mentioned, AAA is confined to a very specific recipe nowadays, to the point those genres are homogenized more and more each year. There's a few AAA I love, like Monster Hunter Rise, but for every one of those, there's a dozen Fire Emblem's and Octopath Traveler II's and Triangle Strategy's and Mario Rabbids and Xenoblade 3's and Trails of Reverie's and Pikmin 4's and Redemption Reaper's and Persona 5's and Splatoon 3's (though I suppose you could categorize Splatoon 3 as AAA). I haven't played Hi-Fi Rush, but it looks exactly like my kind of game. I've always felt Xbox had high quality fun gameplay in their games, but because of their proclivity to follow Sony in making nearly every game a massive AAA or bust, they miss so many opportunities to appeal to Switch gamers. Halo Infinite with gyro, Gears 5 with gyro... these games are straight fire. Ori games? Straight fire. And now Hi-Fi Rush too? Instead of investing in 5 massive AAA titles, invest in 3, and take the resources from the other 2 and pump out half a dozen AA games that don't need to be constricted by that mega-budget cookie cutter. Not only would it flesh out their release lineup, it would provide far more variety. Those games may not sell to their core base but it would certainly appeal to gamers like me who aren't their core base. And if they want to grow, they need to draw more gamers in than just those who love western AAA and gamepass freebies. Edited on Tue 7th February, 2023 @ 22:57 by JaxonH PLAYING NS: Metroid Prime Remastered, Metroid Fusion SD: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (dual analog gyro) XSX / PS5 / PC / 3DS: [none] Jesus is Lord.
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