Currently third-person open-world (GTA style) games made specifically for the console (Xbox 360, PS4 Xbox One) are ruined by unnecessary content. Two words come to mind when I think of games made by Rockstar and others: Unnecessary Vulgarity. Many of these games such as Red Dead Redemption, Saints Row, GTA may feature great looking graphics and capabilities but that is about where they end in the “great” department. They all had the potential of becoming quality, high standard games but with so many unavoidable directed narrative missions, unnecessary profanity and vulgarities wrapped in sickening lewdness makes these games simply not worth buying (or playing).
Now I know many people disagree but I believe it’s because there exists no alternatives to the vulgarity that permeates these types of games. In the end the millions of us who want a competitive alternative lose.
Now I have written previously about my displeasure at gaming companies that will not make a decent, exciting, action filled third-person open-world game geared toward adults like me (and teens). For example, where’s the sandbox style third person game that does not revolve around profanity, lewd sex acts, nudity, blaspheming God’s name and murder at ever turn? Of course people (including the developers) probably hate God and have no problem with the list I just mentioned because that is precisely who the developers target. But what about us who actually care about what God thinks? What about us who enjoying gaming and challenges but actually care about true justice and doing the right thing?
Let me be clear, I believe gaming should be fun, exciting and action filled. The bad guys should lose and the good guys should win. The innocent should be protected and the police praised. (There is too much of the bad guys winning in real life I don’t need more.) It’s time for a game company to make a truly quality, visually stunning third-person, action-filled sandbox game that is actually open to explore. My kind of game would be truly open-world as the name implies. The map would be huge and there would be no mandatory missions with endless cut-scenes wrapped in a story just to “complete” the game. A true game of exploration would mean the replayability would be a first. It’s time for such a visually stunning game to be made that features explosions, driving, trains, planes, cars, helicopters, horse riding, killing the bad guys, stunts, free exploration and action, without unnecessary vulgarities or nudity. If I was a game company this is what I would do and it would not only be popular but a big seller too.