Now, don't get me wrong. The majority of the time I prefer for my video games to be the total package. I want the great gameplay, an engrossing story, believable characters and a sweeping soundtrack all rolled into one. And I'm happy that the industry is moving in a direction that accommodates those tastes.
But is it really so wrong to want to aimlessly bash hordes of baddies from time to time? Or maybe shoot dudes in the face without some hackneyed military conspiracy yarn weaving through the background while a meticulously crafted orchestral score punctuates all of the big set pieces?
Of course it isn't. That was a rhetorical question. But I feel like, somewhere along the line, I
(along with many others) forgot how to let myself just unplug and enjoy the ride.