Is this really the end of the line for [decent] tactical shooters?
I'm a fan of tactical shooters, I loved of the original Ghost Recon and the SWAT games, since SWAT 4 though (That I've played in 2009 or something), I've never played another decent tactical shooter, I was talking about this to a friend and he gave me a copy of R6:V2, which he said I'm going to like also. I'm yet to receive it, but I'm wondering... what the hell happened to those awesome tactical shooters? I still remember the nights I spent playing the R6 games last millennium... the newer shooters (starting this decade) are all very simplified imho and this decade I'm yet to find a shooter more valuable than my sleep. I mean, nowadays games are all about shooting zombies or aliens, and I'm not a child any longer, polygonal zombies make me sleepy, the best example on how shooter are 'downgrading' is Crysis 1 vs 2 & 3 (I made a thread on this, NOTE: I consider Crysis 1 the 'bestest' 'action-focused' shooter ever).
Anyway, this thread is about tactical shooters... I always knew tactical shooters were a niche genre, but I think nowadays there are much more gamers than 15 years ago, so, that 'niche', which is a fraction of the total of 'gamers' also should be more attractive for developers. Or does this 'niche' actually shrunk (in absolute terms)?
I'm gonna repeat what I say in a lot of posts... if the thing keeps going like this (games being 'dumbed down') I'm going to stop being a (hardcore?) 'gamer' soon. Every year there's less games worthy playing imho. And this decade no game exceeded my expectations at all, not even Skyrim... when you read previews and watch videos you always end up a little disappointed when you get your hands on the game. in 90's it was exactly the opposite, we (90%) only had magazines but I remember that almost all games that drew my attention in the end exceeded my expectations.
Okay, enough of smalltalk. Do you think decent tactical shooters are going to stay in the past, and also, is there any decent tactical shooter that was released this decade?