I personally love FPS games. But there comes a time where even someone like me comes to a conclusion and says, "okay, been there. Done that. Whats next?" From being over-cumbered by WW2 shooters, and nowadays over-saturated by military shooters. What can the FPS genre do to make itself feel fresh again?
#1. Stop catering to a generation of casuals with a challenge deficiency.
#2. Remove quicktime events.
#3. Stop making variations of the same weapons, it's a balance hazard; countless patches prove it's too much for Developer's to wrap their mind around.
#4. Remove perks and additional toys that detract from actually earning a fair score.
#5. Remove modifications to weapons; see balance hazard.
#6. Stop rewarding Veteran players with toys that disadvantage newcomers from an equal playing field; see balance hazard.
#7. Stop placing spawn points around maps randomly, go back to the old triangle three base spawns on both sides of a map.
#8. Any and everyone who supported lag compensation to commit seppuku at E3.
#9. Stop charging bloated prices for three maps a pack.
#10. Stop making four hour campaigns.
#11. Bring back boss fights.
This genre hasn't evolved, it's devolved for the most part.
<message edited by Eiffel on Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:25 PM>