So many want better and better technology. But some, like former Capcom boss Keiji Inafune, believes we've actually gone too far.
In speaking to Play Magazine (as cited by NowGamer ) about Inafune's latest title, Soul Sacrifice for the PlayStation Vita, Inafune expressed his indifference toward more technological advances.
"In the 25 years of gaming history that I have witnessed, there have been many technological revolutions and evolutions in the creation of games. However, recently the specs and technology have become too advanced, and I feel that the element of surprise is lost.
When thinking about the next level of creativity, I thought that I could implement emotion in to the game system, such as 'emotional conflict', 'doubts' and 'the suffering of having to make the ultimate decisions' therefore taking a challenge with Soul Sacrifice that no-one has taken before."
You know, this isn't the first time we've heard a similar set of statements. Quantic Dream boss David Cage believes we need to put emotion and innovation ahead of power ; Inafune seems to also want "emotional conflict" rather than prettier pictures. And to some extent, one can't help but to agree with both these guys.