May 20 2013
I couldn’t beat Skyrim. Not because it was too tough, or because I kept getting lost in the massive game. No, I couldn’t beat Skyrim because I was one of those people you read about who had a game-breaking bug. I couldn’t open up a door I needed to go through to finish the game because a crucial NPC fell through the floor, in the EXACT second the game auto-saved, and I never saw him (nor ever got to get the door open) again. Considering the hundred plus hours I had spent with the game, the final conclusion I had was that was just not okay. If a game is not finished, what right do developers have releasing it to the public? I may be a small sect of the game playing population, but as awesome a Skyrim was, every single person I know experienced atleast one glitch in that game.
Granted, most of the time the glitches were kind of funny, but in my case, they sucked out the enjoyment and made my OCD ass go crazy because I LITERALLY could not finish the game. That was the single moment that really got me thinking what I want out of the slew of next generation systems coming out down the line. With PS4 announced, and the newest addition to the Xbox family being announced later this month, I thought it an awesome time to write out a wishlist for what I would want from the future of gaming. Keep in mind a great deal of this is based solely off of speculation, and is merely me just dreaming out loud, but feel free to take to the comments and let me know what YOU want out of your next generation of gaming. The future is now, people, but maybe it’s not too late for us to help mold it.