The Angry Gamer 06.10.04 – Write Your Own Goddamn Column

Here’s a novel (read: lazy) idea: rather than me picking a subject to bitch and moan about next week, why don’t YOU, the readers, give me an idea or two? I know for a fact that I’m not the only angry gamer around here. Hell, judging by some of the vehement feedback I’ve received (especially when I’ve ripped into Final Fantasy games and slash fanfics), there’s definitely some pissed-off gamer geeks out there in internet land. Well? Make your presence useful! Instead of bitching me out aimlessly, give me something you want to see me tear into with the force of Booger’s belch from Revenge of the Nerds.

In the meantime, I think I’ll offer a few words about the current state of 3D gaming. And those words are, “What the f*ck?!” You know, developers have been regularly working on 3D games for a decade now. With that much experience, why the hell do we still have games with shitty camera angles?! Since every major home console now has dual analog sticks, there’s really no reason why there shouldn’t be a precise level of camera control in 3D action/adventure titles. Games like Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker worked quite well; games like Beyond Good and Evil and Mega Man X7 missed the boat somehow. Compounding all of this is that some early 3D games like NiGHTS into Dreams had perfect camera angles. If they could get it right then, why are they f*cking up now? And let’s be honest, NiGHTS was back in the days of shitty 3D. There’s really no excuse anymore.

Enough ranting…start firing off those emails!