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New facts have been released about the new far cry insincts game for the PS2 aparently you play the same guy as the Pc version but you you have been infected with a virus that gives you super powers as such. This is an obviouse copy of snow blind which copied it off Red faction 2(great game). Is this how all the FPS games are going to be, a clone of the one before or is it just a faze?
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Well, its called natural progression, if we take things in that direction it would lead to number of discusions as to who first started the "fps" genre or who though of a computerized game. The point is, the the idea of "fps" is there, all you need to do is think of a story to match the gameplay and you've got a game. Since there are numerous titles, its harder and harder to diferentiate your game from the others out there, therefore "farcry" (ps2) for instance matches some of the story aspects of Project: snowblind. You've got to understand that imagionation is limited and simalarities like these arn't big enough to cause major problems.
This is why I carefully chose my titles, doom and hl series have shown much diferentian from other titles, and inspire further game development of this genre.
Fair enough point, but nobody wants to by the same game with a different name, its like the old lisencing of games. Game developers could just slap a name on the front of a box with a famouse name, this would lead every body to buy it but not like it because it was the same as the other lisenced games. Its not natural progression because one developer is innovative and the rest follow its lead, natural progression is when each developer is doing something different but just as innovative as the other developers. This point aplying to the games you mentioned, Doom 3 and half life 2 sure they follow the same frame work as the rest but they diferenciate themselves that is natural progression. If they all became the same no one would buy them because once you have bought one you have bought them all. Where the progression in that?
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During the interview with the popular Japanese gaming site, Harrison listed Resistance: Fall of Man and White Knight Story as two of the titles which he feels as the most potential, and are getting the most attention in various parts of the world.
At the moment, Sony has yet to official reveal a list of titles in development or a list of launch titles. The PlayStation 3 will be launching on November 11th in Japan and November 17th in North America.