This is Why The Division 2 Will NEVER Be a 10/10 Game...
So I'm ngl, this guy can get cringey at times when he briefly references "SJWs" and "paid reviews", but if you want to get to the parts of the video that I'm making this thread about, which I find to be pretty significant, just skip about 10 minutes into the video and watch from there.
If you really need a tl;dw, though, here:
He basically talks about how video games are increasingly becoming a frequently boring grind for rewards that have very little or zero value or depth (ex: character skins, weapon camos, and shit along those lines).
How people will replay sections of games over and over that they don't even enjoy just because they want some new cosmetic item that looks really cool.
It seems like people are starting to play video games less and less for the actual experience
(as in, the gameplay). Games are developing more and more "content" yet less and less actual depth with the experience itself.
For my own personal experience, I do find it striking how despite Black Ops 4 being the most heavily-supported CoD game post-launch, often with weekly playlist updates and weapon patches, I still get more enjoyment going back to basic-ass Modern Warfare 2, which I have already put almost 50 days
total playtime in, and was only updated around six or seven times in its entire lifespan, and the only new content it EVER got was two (2) map packs. And the reason for this is simply because MW2 is just more fun.
The CORE gameplay of MW2 is better than many CoD games that came after that, and for that reason I can still play it today and not care that I'm not unlocking anything I haven't used a hundred times before.
What are you guy's thoughts on all this? Do you have any video games you played a ton of but ultimately felt like it was wasted time? How much have you spent on DLC that you ended up regretting?