Why the 8th generation is the worst in gaming history

Why the 8th generation is the worst in gaming history

After playing the the last of us 2 which is one of the worst games ive ever played in my life I think is time to talk about this generation and why I think it is the worst generation in gaming history. let me know if you agree or disagree in the comment section below. Note: sorry about the gameplay its a not HD

39 Comments

  1. KerrBox on May 3, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    i have a love hate relationship with the 8th gen, i won’t deny that i have played some awesome games this gen, but i also think that games have become way too reliant on the internet, with things like patches and updates, which isn’t necessarily the developers fault, they’re given a deadline and they know that they can just finish the game after it’s been released, i just wish it wasn’t such a common practice. i also really hate how live service games became popular, with gta online and fortnite being the gold standards – release one game, and keep releasing microtransactions for as long as possible

  2. An Angry Juicebox on May 3, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    I find the Generation Alright, However it’s NOT as Special as 6th or 7th gen

  3. Photoflowey on May 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    It can’t be worse
    Gen9 :
    Shortage // pay to play online // More proprietary stuff // … 100$ a year for XBOX LIVE.

  4. AlchemistOfNirnroot on May 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    What I think when it comes to 7th Gen:
    Dead Space, Oblivion, Fallout3/NV, Uncharted, TLoU, Bioshock, Resistance, Killzone, Black Ops/BO2/WaW, Condemned, GTAIV, Crackdown, InFAMOUS, Dishonored, LBP, FC3, Journey/Flower.
    What I think when it comes to 8th Gen: Dying Light, RE2 remake, Tomb Raider.. ummm idk maybe something else.

  5. Carlos Mireles on May 3, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    DLC greed nonsense, macrotransactions, graphics over quality of the content, broken at launch and fix later mentallity, rise of broken and lifeless live services, HDD cancer (COD MW 220 GB). lies, tell me sweet lies., "16 times the detail", "it runs perfectly well on current gen consoles". yeah. this was a will ride from hell

  6. 7dogguy on May 3, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I would say rpgs and fighting games are the only genres that are decent but even so they dumbed the fighting games down. man it feels lonely having these opinions though like there so many people who think I’m crazy for thinking this gen sucks but there is literally nothing good or everything is just political or has the worst art style ever.

  7. ZaRaVaN on May 3, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I agree with you by most part, in my opinion 7th generation with xbox 360 and ps3 was gaming at it peak! Halo 3, cod mw series, fallout3, fallout newvegas, TES:skyrim, gow3, gears, metalgear 4 and sooo many gems that im playing even untill this day. This generation however was generation of Remasteres. Companies became greedier then ever and added microtansactions to the singles player games (deus ex, shadow of war) and former money hungry companies become even greedier and foucsed even more on lootboxes and ruining potential good games (remember SW battlefront2, destiny2 and overwatch? ) but there is always light even in darkest caves. Games like bloodborne, Horizon zerodawn, gow, RDR2, witcher3, monster hunter, ghost of tsushima and hopfully CP2077 carried this generation and i say this generation was ok so far.
    R6 is a good game the worst part of it is bugs and it’s toxic comunity that holds that game back. Overwatch on other hand was fantastic game at first but after GOUT and how they handled it, game Died ofitially.

  8. Joey Do on May 3, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    OK no offense I agree with your opinion but you really need a script or something, you repeat your yourself to often or take to long to get to the point of the video

  9. Joel Pettersson on May 3, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Take a shot every time this guys says generation

  10. Bluewave 168 on May 3, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I will agree that this gen is the worst in recent memory. However, I will say that I think the actual worst generation is the 2nd generation with the Atari 2600. Back then, pretty much everything, and I mean everything, was garbage. It caused the crash of 1983 and for the industry to be picked up by Nintendo and Sega. Yes, this gen sucked, but it doesn’t hold a candle to how the 2nd gen crashed the entire industry

  11. Lucky King on May 3, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    God of war 4 definitely sucks bro acension is better for me.

  12. Otsutsuki 99 on May 3, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Bloodborn , Horizon zero dawn, God of war, Sekiro, Dark souls III , Hellbade Senua’s sacrifice , Detroit Become Human , those games are the best I’ve ever played, totally my own tastes – of course huge fail on tlou2 that kept me pissed of even til now, I just know where to spend my time and money now. ( Never again on naughty dog nor blizzard nor EA ) I’m not an online player at all after have seen how it is , so there are a lot of game I just don’t care about anymore. I like new stuff , looking forward Ghost of tsushima / Horizon zero dawn 2 / Project athia / demon souls remake / Elden ring / Mortal shell / Godfall / Cyberpunk / and a lot more smaller indie games that look pretty cool .

  13. Toshiro Hitsugaya on May 3, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I agree with you. I hated this generation of gaming. The only games I liked this generation were Persona 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Yakuza 0, Metal Gear Solid 5, Final Fantasy 7 remake, Final Fantasy 15, Ghost Of Tsushima, Doom 2016, I haven’t played Doom Eternal yet but I heard it’s awesome. And Uncharted 4.

  14. Xander Malcolmson on May 3, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    and it looks like the 9th gen is going to be just as bad with these cartoony, cringey games with no target demographic, e.g gotham knights etc

  15. Tanishq S Basak on May 3, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    The only game i enjoyed this generation is Spider man PS4! I wonder why God of war is so praised , it’s wayyyyyyy downgraded compared to the PS2 and PS3 games which were INFINITY times more fun to play!!!! Gawd!!! Today’s era is so soft af

  16. K177ER on May 3, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    My opinion why 6th gen was best and still.
    No dlc – you paid cash and get full game from start to finish if there was some new storylines/levels of game they were unlocked when you finished the main campaign.

    What now? You finished game pay some 20-30 bucks more to get full game bro!

    Splitscreen – Almost every game had it back then that was way more better when you sitting with you buddy or girlfriend and just playing game on one console not in muiltiplayer.

    Speak of multiplayer – back then there was no multiplayer emphasis like now storyline was more important.

    Free multiplayer – But thanks to Microsoft they put paid online in Xbox 360 while PS3 had free online and in 8 generaion Sony catch this idea and put paid online to PS4.

    There was no feminism and lgbt propaganda in games that made games even more bad.

    That was golden age of gaming no stupid things like now.
    "PAY HAS NO LIMITS"

  17. Cara Verderosa on May 3, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    When the ps3 launched I was in the 5th grade and never owned any game consoles. Except the n64 I missed the the whole 8th generation gaming consoles and video games ever since the ps4 and Xbox one and Nintendo switch when I was still in highschool. The ps5 is no exception it’s a must

  18. jack decoy on May 3, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    I heard they are remaking the last of us one how about a remake for part two instead? 😂

  19. Colin Miller on May 3, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Birth years that spent most of their childhood under the 8th generation
    2006 (w/ 7th gen underlap) – 5 years 7th gen (2009-2013), 6 years 8th gen (2013-2018)
    2007 (w/ 7th gen underlap) – 4 years 7th gen (2010-2013), 7 years 8th gen (2013-2019)
    2008 – 3 years 7th gen (2011-2013), 8 years 8th gen (2013-2020), 1 year 9th gen (2020)
    2009 (peak 8th gen kid) – 2 years 7th gen (2012-2013), 8 years 8th gen (2013-2020), 2 years 9th gen (2020-2021)
    2010 – 1 year 7th gen (2013), 8 years 8th gen (2013-2020), 3 years 9th gen (2020-2022)
    2011 (w/ 9th gen overlap) – 7 years 8th gen (2014-2020), 4 years 9th gen (2020-2023)
    2012 (w/ 9th gen overlap) – 6 years 8th gen (2015-2020), 5 years 9th gen (2020-2024)

  20. Andrew Fennewald on May 3, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    As a JRPG fan the 7th generation was the worst from my perspective. A lot of the developers of those types of games mostly retreated to handhelds for a while.

  21. Zer0Diamonds on May 3, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    By far this was the greediest generation.

  22. ParanoiasRevenge on May 3, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    you deserve so many more subs bro

  23. C Alvz on May 3, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    The amount of times you say ‘generation’ is stupid annoying

  24. KONG-GIG on May 3, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    7th may have been the generation that laid the foundation for all these money grabs that we saw more and more during the 8th gen.

    However, I’m glad how much 7th gen tried to stay active by offering so much variety, be it Indie-Arcade-AA-Shelf fillet-AA-AAA-Mobile-DS-Psp-Pc or through its wide range of each genre.

  25. Taker-of-TAGS brunson on May 3, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    The only way they go save the last of us is bringing multiplayer back

  26. handsoapJack on May 3, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    I kinad thought the last of us 2 was not bad

  27. 7dogguy on May 3, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    We need to spend less time focusing on indie games in focus more on double-a Developers usually a good console generation has about 20 to 50 AAA games that are really memorable and they have about 50 to 150 double A games that are really great (depending on the game library size) now there are only AAA or indie studios. By the way there were probably less than 10 AAA games worth playing on each console this gen lmao

  28. Me llamo jeff on May 3, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    8th gen was terrible because of konami

  29. Alex Netherton on May 3, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Live service games and bloated budgets are killing the industry. Sixth gen was absolutely a pinnacle time for 3D games, and if you didn’t live it, you really don’t get it. Steam Deck has been the only hardware release this generation (excluding Switch) that I’ve been highly anticipating. Sony & Microsoft seem to have forgotten that exclusives sell consoles. Why bother trying to get a PS5/ Series X when Sony are releasing their exclusives on Steam and Xbox has PC Game Pass? Even Halo Infinite was a bit of a let-down in the multiplayer department, and its *specifically* because they’re following a live service model rather than the box model (you pay for it *once*, and everything’s on the disc).

  30. Trent's World on May 3, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    I’d call it the best and worst generation. Triple A has pretty much died in a car fire, but the indies have brought me some of the most incredible games I’ve ever played.

  31. William5000000 on May 3, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    With how you view gaming now, you have these choices:
    A) No story route: Go back to the fourth generation and lower, act like it was the TRUE golden age, and never go past the fourth generation ever again.
    B) Semi-story route: Go back to the sixth generation and lower, stick only to games from Nintendo and/or Sega, and act like Sony and Microsoft never existed in the first place.
    C) Decent story route: Go back to the sixth generation and lower, stick only to certain games (original "Ratchet & Clank", "Sly Cooper" trilogy, original "Spyro" trilogy, et cetera), and avoid franchises ("Resident Evil", "God of War", "Halo", et cetera) that not only continue in the seventh generation but also don’t get true conclusions or send-offs (whether they’re strong or weak) in the sixth generation.
    D) Main Nintendo route: Stick only to Nintendo, with some third party games ("Rockman", "Sonic", "Crash Bandicoot", et cetera), along with some indie games (both "Ori" games, "Axiom Verge", "Horizon Chase Turbo", et cetera), and act like they were the true dominant company all along from the third generation all the way to the eighth generation and onward (even during its missteps with Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii).
    E) All of the above.

    The sixth generation was the last great era. In my opinion, gaming started going downhill at the beginning of the seventh generation, starting with downloads, patches, updates, et cetera. Those things can partly be blamed on Microsoft, starting with the original Xbox in the sixth generation. One could say it was the Internet itself that changed gaming.

    Gaming as a quality entertainment medium died in 2020. "The Last of Us Part II" turned out to be very polarizing on its story and direction, with a lot of people loving it, a lot of people hating it, and others (myself included) being mixed on it. "Cyberpunk 2077" turned out to be a complete disaster for everyone with its broken launch, realistically on ALL platforms. The latter is the one that truly finished gaming off. So it’s either time to go back to the sixth generation and lower, check out more indie games, or give up on gaming permanently.

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    As for my experience with "The Last of Us Part II", I thought it was the ultimate test on bias, endurance, patience, mental, determination, tolerance, et cetera. Some people were able to put aside those feelings, some people were unable to for obvious reasons. Luckily for me, I didn’t have those problems. But then again, I rarely have favorite characters in most games and I play them for challenge and originality (which is WAY more than what I can say for "God of War (2018)"), so there’s that. I never thought it was Game of the Year worthy, but I fully understand what they were going for. Admittedly, the story is fundamentally flawed. There’s a lot of divisive stuff about the story, both good and bad. It’s still not going to hit the mark with everyone. It still doesn’t sit well with everyone. I’m in the middle, understanding both sides. All I can say is, try to empathize with people (preferably ones who know others hate the game for obvious reasons) on why they love the game. Trust me, the game WILL be talked about for years, whether you like it or not. Just try to empathize with those who love the game, that’s all I’m asking. You don’t have to agree, just understand why.

    Personally, if I had to choose between "The Last of Us Part II" and "God of War (2018)", I’d rather play the former. It’s not a crowd-pleaser, but at least it has more originality. Meanwhile, "God of War (2018)" abandoned the older audience in favor of a newer one, with almost no originality used. Sometimes a bad game is better than a bad game with almost no originality. I was way more disappointed with "God of War (2018)" than "The Last of Us Part II", with the latter not disappointing me in the risks being taken. That’s another problem: PS4’s exclusives look and play exactly the same. And with PS5, the exclusives problem will likely get worse.

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    As far as I’m concerned with conclusions or send-offs for franchises in terms of storytelling, here are my takes on franchises I once had interest in.

    – Despite "God of War III" not being the best in the trilogy, it definitely was the conclusion to the franchise for me. I absolutely have no intention of playing the later ones, as the soft reboot abandons the older audience in favor of a newer one.
    – Despite "Resident Evil 6" being the black sheep in the main series for obvious reasons, I thought it was a fittingly thunderous send-off for the franchise. I absolutely have no intention of playing the later ones, as I consider the next one a complete reboot that returns the franchise back to its classic roots.
    – Despite "The Last of Us Part II" being very polarizing for obvious reasons, I thought it was a fitting conclusion to the franchise. Whatever the next game will be titled, I won’t be enthusiastic about it, not because of how "Part II" turned out (there was bound to be disappointment anyway, be it the safe route or the risky route), but mainly because the length turned out to be about 24 hours on average, and that was officially my limit on the length of linear games.

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    With the way things have been going, I’m not sure if I can look forward to new Nintendo games after 2021. Only Nintendo is going strong for now. I’ve been a loyal Nintendo fan, but to be honest, even their quality is starting to decline. I will retire in the eighth generation relatively soon, and I will simply watch what happens in the ninth generation going forward.

  32. I don't have a name on May 3, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    6th gen and 7th gen was sooo much better than the 💩 8th gen

  33. Hamidu UK Bello on May 3, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Agree with you on most but definitely not the indie scene, some of the best games i played this gen were indies really

  34. Subcultured Outcast on May 3, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    My problem is that there isn’t enough variety. companies want to make money so bad companies will make a game boring just so we will give them money to have fun.

  35. Zebure on May 3, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Heard from many who say that alteast the indie market was really good.

    Which it was, though during the 7 gen we had a strong indie market combo with arcade / Wiiware / Psn, AA, AAA and many console exclusive console titles, Phone games, portable gaming, exlusive pc, motion,Vc

    Each part of this could constitute a completely complete library.

  36. Tuomas Sallinen on May 3, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Agreed 8th gen was dissapointing. Only shining stars were bloodborne and red dead redemption 2 really.
    Games in 5th gen and 6th gen are far better overall.
    I mean doom 3 is 17 years old and it’s still relevant. It got new vr version and it’s played and told till to this very day can same be sayed about most games today.

  37. Pao Chongloi パオです。 on May 3, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    I can’t say anything but try God Of War PS4, Spider Man, Ghost Of Tsushima & Death Stranding.
    (PS4 exclusive) were the only game which were full worth price.
    These are the games I could say worth the hype & didn’t false advertise or didn’t loot players.

  38. MAL MAL on May 3, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I think the 8th generation of consoles being a let down is one of the reasons allot of people have switched to PC, but I think the 9th gen is going to be great, been loving playing games at 4k, 60-120fps on series x, getting these games for free on gamepass and allot of great games coming. Next gen consoles are great and have great value, especially considering you can do so much with them, keyboard and mouse? Sure, social media? Sure, microsoft office? Sure, streaming services? Sure. If you wanted to keep things simple, you dont actually need anything other than an Xbox now a days, to do your work, play games at 120fps, watch tv and movies, no problem, but the games need to be good. Also, you can get great Playstation exclusives day 1 and Switch can be taken anywhere amd has great exclusives.

  39. Zebure on May 3, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    In my opinion, 7th gen was the starting point for everything bad that became standard in 8th gen.

    Dlc
    season pass
    broken games(Patch)
    mictrotransactions
    Fake E3 gameplay
    cringe worthy E3 events
    Hd remasters over and over
    the need to be the next A-B-C.
    the need to focus on casual.
    Milking ips
    Preorder DLC

    However, the 7th gen atleast had so many good games, that one could accept and ignore when EA or other companies tried there new money making plan…Example Dead space 3 mictrotransactions or when Square enix removed the ending in FF13/2 in order to sell it as DLC.

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