A game that's a complete bug fest, nowhere close to being polished, very little content, no real progression, just randomly dropping, looting and killing. And this is the most played game on Steam by an insane amount at all times of the day.
Really, is this not alarming? I personally find this appalling for two reasons. The first reason being that this is obviously what the majority of gamers are actually enjoying nowadays. And the second reason, what does this say about other releases, and why haven't they been able to share the same level success? You know.. actual completed games, that are pretty polished and bug free. How does something unoriginal, unpolished & unfinished blow these other AAA games out of the water?
I don't mean to come off as hating on PUBG, I've enjoyed my time with it, messing around with friends. And I'm somebody who has thousands of hours into previous Call of Duty's, so I understand how progression and variance in gameplay are not always the deciding factors between a success or failure, but the levels of success PUBG is reaching is phenomenal, and in my honest opinion, unwarranted.
What does this say for the future of games in general? Are we really about to head into a half decade or more of battle royale copycat games being at the forefront of the gaming community?
Typical disclaimer for the angsty forum dwellers who have 0.1 second enrage timers: My purpose here is not to roast the game, people who are enjoying it, or the devs. I can understand why a game like this is popular, I just don't understand how it got THIS popular. I'm merely trying to create a discussion to see how other people are viewing PUBG's success. And by no means am I trying to discredit PUBG or the devs for what they've accomplished thus far.
When all is said and done, more is always said than done.