I just watched X-Play's Summer Games Preview and it reminded just how unoriginal the future games lineup is.
There's very very little I'm excited about to be released on next-gen consoles.
I'm tired of the flood of FPS's claiming to have something new, when it's all been done before under a different guise. I'm tired of games where online play takes president over single player. I'm tired of RPG's/ActionRPG's boasting to have randomly generated playfields or the choice to develop your character as good or evil.
Maybe I'm old school but I don't see online play as the future (I prefer a solid single-player experience), I despise randomly generated playfields (I like skillfully & artfully designed concrete playfields), and this whole 'choose your path and develop your character as good or evil' has never really panned out and given us nothing more than the illusion of choice (Star Wars:KOTOR, Fable).
At least good old-fashioned linear single-player gameplay is honest about what it is and is free of the nuisance some call "innovation".
Where's the original thought?
Don't answer with Will Wright and the delayed Spore. I barely consider Sim-City and The Sims to be games.
Super Mario Galaxy is one of few things that looks promising as here's to hoping it contains some original gaming content.