Every year video gamers everywhere are wowed as video games get more and more impressive. But once the video gamer picks up the controller to start to play the game the complaints that stack up are usually very small things. As great as video games are today, there are some very obvious things that should be in every video game but for some reason some video games miss the boat. These are just a few of the things that every game from 2009 and on should have.
Every Video Game From 2009 and On Should Have: Control Over Cutscenes
The year was 1996. I was in high school and I was playing on the original Playstation. I loved cutscenes but always got frustrated when my Mom would call me for something and I’d have to tell her to wait until the scene was over. Other times there was a really long cutscene I had seen before and couldn’t skip over. So I just had to sit there wasting time. It is now 13 years later and some games are still the same. If your video game has cutscenes in it then we need two things. 1) An option to pause the cutscene. 2) An option to skip the cutscene.
Every Video Game From 2009 and On Should Have: Subtitles
I wish I could say that every video game should have good voice acting but that just isn’t realistic. Some games have bad voice acting. Other times I might just be in the mood to listen to music instead of voices. That is why all video games should have subtitles for those who want to read the story instead of listening to the story.
Every Video Game From 2009 and On Should Have: Multiple Save Spots
This is one of the things I was talking about in the opening paragraph. The option to have multiple save slots is a very little, tiny detail and yet if you don’t have multiple save spots its a major grip. What if you end up saving in a spot where you can’t go back? Then you’re totally screwed and have to start over.
Every Video Game From 2009 and On Should Have: Online Play
I don’t bring up online play because that is what I want. I don’t really like online play that much. When I tried Xbox Live Gold for a month I used it to watch Netflix movies on my television, not to play video games online. But most of the other video gamers other than me are now demanding online play for everything these days.
Every Video Game From 2009 and On Should Have: Franchise/Dynasty Mode
Okay, so not every games should have a Franchise Mode or Dynasty Mode but every sports game should When sports games went from just having two teams play each other to seasons, the games with just teams playing each other were no longer relevant. Now as sports games have gone from seasons to franchises and dynasties, games with just seasons are irrelevant.