This had me thinking, should the console makers veer away from the graphical improvements of the next gen systems if they want to succeed? Seriously, if I was looking into buying a console for my kids, I would be telling them to enjoy what they have and get them some new games instead.
Also remember it's very early days as far as games are concerned.
Well to be fair Madden isn't really the best game to show off, usually those games have barely any discernable differences in terms of graphics, Madden 2013 dosen't look much better then Madden 2012 and so forth.
Dead Rising 3 looks amazing though, the 360 simply isn't capable of producing that kind of scale and look. I don't think console makers should veer away from graphics, they may not be the most important aspect but they do matter, I don't think developers should slack off in that area.
But personally, the last time the graphical jump between systems was actually "impressive" and made me think "wow" was for the Sega Dreamcast. Especially watching the sports games like NFL 2K. Back in the 80s and 90s, the jump was always amazing. But I think those days are done. I'm always tempted to think that graphics will eventually plateau -- either because the hardware power reaches a peak or because our eyes are no longer able to perceive the difference -- but I think that might be unrealistic considering the trend of the past 35 years. Instead, I think graphics will always be improving, but I think we've passed the point of gamers being amazed by the graphics of the new systems like we used to be.
I don't remember one, either.
Back in the day, NFL 2K blew everyone away on the Dreamcast. The graphics were "WOW!" inspiring. Like PSX said, those days *might* be over.
I'll be excited when Madden can replicate the horrible playcalling of the Lions. That would be awesome?
Also, in Extinction Mode (like Zombie Mode for the 360, except with Aliens), we couldn't play other people online or even SAVE OUR PROGRESS. That floored me. However, a few days ago a patch put out to correct that problem, and now we can save our progress and play with others online.
We only have two games: Ghosts and FIFA 14. I mentioned this in a previous post, but I was hoping that my son and I could play online with my brother-in-law who is out of state. We wanted to play on the same team against the computer, but we don't have that option. When we visited by bro-in-law last month, we were able to play against the computer, but you can't online. This is 2013, and to me, that's bogus.
I think things will get better for the X-Box One, but for the next few months, at least for me anyway, it's slim pickings as far as games go. If I could do it over again, I would have waited until mid next year to purchase the XBox One.