Why So Serious?

Video games are not all about world wars, political sabotaging, or saving the world from a cliché ultimate evil. We came from a very humble beginning, a beginning of stomping on weird brown monsters, using rainbows to squash bugs, and controlling fat pink things that suck up anything in their path. Well, I did at least. These games and franchises still exist, but it seems they have taken a back seat to more "serious" games, and everyone seems to think that being serious means catering to the "hardcore" player. This can't be anymore untruthful to me. Don't get me wrong, I love playing serious games like Darksiders II, and the Crysis series, but after a while I get fatigued; I get tired of not laughing, or not being able to have fun in an innocent way.

Some of you might be saying "well, go pick up a Wii and play Super Mario Galaxy" or something along those lines. Yes, I understand where you are coming from. But sometimes I just feel the need for the best of both worlds. I hope you guys feel that urge too. The urge to laugh maniacally as you shoot a cannonball towards a headless monster and watch it explode into a shower of crimson gore. The urge to say "I'm going to rip your head off and shit down your neck" and then see your character actually do it.

I guess what I'm saying is that I'm getting a bit tired of the same old "Russians and nuke's trying to save the world" kind of deals. Games like Borderlands 2 are a great breath of fresh air, but it seems they come too far and in between. By any means don't stop making serious games; I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying don't make ALL your games serious. Yes, we're all adults here, but we all love to laugh and enjoy a nice comical game do we not?

What do you guys think? Do you agree that the market is getting just a tad bit full of super serious games? I wrote this article because of Insomniac's "Fuse." Before when it was called "Overstrike" it looked good, and lighthearted. But now, it just seems too serious for me, and I'm a bit disappointed.