• 9 years 2 months ago
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    Why are people releasing such dumb games nowdays? in my opinion the only good games are the ones with the retro stuff. (ill make a few exeptions in the nowdays like Unreal Tournement and hunting games.)
    The newer companies are doin a bad job.. wha'd you think?
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      • 9 years 2 months ago
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      Pickles_are_Cool wrote:
      Why are people releasing such dumb games nowdays? in my opinion the only good games are the ones with the retro stuff. (ill make a few exeptions in the nowdays like Unreal Tournement and hunting games.)
      The newer companies are doin a bad job.. wha'd you think?


      There are a few good games nowadays, mainly PC games, but I also like games better back in the day, they just seemed more challenging and exciting since you couldn't save, you lose your lives, you start over. Now with all the games having a save option, I can conquer most games in a week. But theres still a few games I do enjoy (Doom series, Quake series, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto, Metroid, Zelda)
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        • 9 years 2 months ago
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        I love many new games. For example Half Life 2 is one of the best games I have ever played. There is lots of crap nowadays and lots of quality stuff.
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          • 9 years 2 months ago
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          I doubt I'll win any friends with this, but there hasn't been a truly good game since Doom 2 came out, and it's all Doom 2's fault. Everything these days is either a shooter, or ultra-violent. I don't have anything in particular against fantasy violence, but I'd like to see games where there is something ELSE to them.
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            • 9 years 2 months ago
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            I suppose it depends on what you play. PC games & console sports games have never been better. And RPG customizable technology and online gameplay make gaming more real then it's ever been. But, there is a down side to that by its very nature. More real isn't always more fun. The silly factor has gone down a lot. Would somebody create a game like Donkey Kong or Pac-Man today? It's impossible to say for sure. I must admit I've never had a game match the fun factor of playing Tron in the arcade or Asteroids on Atari. It's a tough question.
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              • 9 years 2 months ago
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              Man i wish they would bring back those days...
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                • 9 years 2 months ago
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                I miss oldschool gaming in one particular reguard.
                They didn't baby their players. The original Legend of Zelda had a HUGE world, with TONS of hidden stuff in it. If you couldn't figure out where to go next, there wasn't any stupid fairy to tell you where to go. You had to actually EXPLORE and find it for yourself. The original Metroid didn't have any hint system saying "Go back over here!", you had to use your brain to figure out what to do next (granted, you could turn the hint system off in Prime).

                Heck, even the Pokemon games have this big "This is how you play the game. A button makes you pick things up, B button makes you...". Screw that. Thats what the INSTRUCTION BOOK is for. I don't want my video games spoonfed to me. I want a game where you have to be damned good just to hold your own, and crazy good to actually WIN the game.

                I mean, dude, you beat Mario 3 without using warp pipes, and that was a freaking sense of accomplishment!

                But you see, back then, they had one advantage we don't have so much today. The graphics were crap. If you wanted a good game, you had to make the GAME good. You couldn't just say "Here, look at my shiney graphics!" and expect it to fly. Where they couldn't do graphics, they had to focus on making the game itself kick ass, and they did.

                Of course, Ninendo's iron grip on the market helped too. It prevented crap games from getting made. Ah, how the mighty have fallen...

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                  • 9 years 2 months ago
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                  I deffinatly agree with you! I've never thought about that actuly... but your right and i agree with you 100%.
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                    • 9 years 2 months ago
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                    There are a few good newer games out such as sims 2. But retro games are by far the best.The NES and Atari are the best!!!
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                      • 9 years 2 months ago
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                      Rose colored glasses are always best when you look to the past. It's a never ending debate about the good old days versus today. Yes games baby their players today, but the game companies are trying to keep the games accessible (for all ages sometime). Plus every game magazine I read lambasts a game if it doesn't give you somewhat of an idea of what to do next, but Grand Theft Autos open ended game play has made it one of the best selling games of all time (but there are still set missions it directs you to, in order for the storyline to progress).

                      To be truthful Atari had a whole world of possibilites open to it when it came unto the market. I mean nobody else had made video games before so every idea was new and different (or so it seemed), but they still had awful games back then (ET anyone). The NES also had a wealth of crap to spread around, not to say that there weren't a equal number of great games to wash the foul stench away.

                      There are still and there will be great and innovative games, but game companies make games that sell. Unfortunately simple games sell and are easier to make. Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox harkened somewhat back to the old days of playing for hours to hone your skills so you could survive. The save controversy is something that started with the large amount of people that don't have time to sit down and play a game straight through for hours. Plus the majority of people have become spoiled by the feature and expect to be included in every game, and whine and cry when it isn't (game magazines included).

                      The bottom line for me is, I liked the games back then and I like the games now. From time to time I'll go back and play some of my old favorites, but I also look to find some new favorites in the current crop of games coming out. But to each his or her own.
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                        • 9 years 2 months ago
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                        side scrollers for life! ;p~
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                          • 9 years 1 month ago
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                          A few new games are good, but most of them are too short and easy. Plus there's hardly anything original coming out anymore. Everything's been done before. I barely ever buy video games anymore.

                          I miss how challenging old 2D games were. They could make some pretty bad ass looking 2D games nowadays. Really long games too, instead of these crappy 3D games that take one day to beat.

                          I'd love to see a new 2D Mario or Metroid. Metroid Prime is alright, but the latest Mario games have sucked.
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                            • 9 years 1 month ago
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                            I can honestly say I enjoy gaming today. I just recently reviewed F.E.A.R which I absolutely loved. I am currently playing Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC) and I will be playing Shadow of the Colossus next.

                            This does not mean I do not enjoy retro gaming though, far from it. I still own an NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, Sega CD, and a Dreamcast and many games for each that I still play. I also love the compliation game discs that are coming out now such as Mega Man Anniversary Collection, Midway Arcade Treasures and Capcom Classics Collection =)
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                              • 9 years 1 month ago
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                              Games are mind blowing now for the most part.

                              In fairness if you actually buy a midway/atari/sega classics compilation, it's amazing how quickly the games become tedious.

                              Yet, there will always be games from the golden age of the dawn of the nineties, like Another World, Speedball 2, Moonstone, Dune 2, Chaos Engine and of course the sideways scrolling beat em ups (SOR 1 and 2, Final Fight, Golden Axe) that could p*ss on a lot of modern competition.

                              In fact, Christ I'm nostalgic. Who wants to jump into a time machine with me, leap back to my 1992 bedroom and spend the afternoon on an Amiga with some of the best 2 player games ever? (P.S bring your Megadrives along!)

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                                • 9 years 1 month ago
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                                I think it is a mix. There were plenty of great games back then that are still fun, and there were also a lot that sucked. There are a lot of fun games today, and plenty that aren't so fun.

                                I like retro gaming. One of the titles for Gamecube that I want to get sooner or later is the Megaman Collection. Also, I pretty much got a GBA for retro gaming.
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                                  Autobot Matrix wrote:
                                  In fact, Christ I'm nostalgic. Who wants to jump into a time machine with me, leap back to my 1992 bedroom and spend the afternoon on an Amiga with some of the best 2 player games ever? (P.S bring your Megadrives along!)j

                                  Hey, count me in!

                                  For the most part, I think too many game developers out there concentrate their efforts entirely into eye candy rather than an interesting and original storyline and gameplay. Many FPS titles just feel like a downright cookie-cutter rehash and knock-off. If it's got nothing to do with WWII, then you're definitely up against Satan...and this "new" gun shoots globs of heavenly cow snot. One of the most unique FPS's I've ever played would have to be the Thief series.
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                                    • 6 years 9 months ago
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                                    Games today are good but have beengetting old by making constant sequels and knock offs which hlaf the time aien't no good. The retro games are really cool still but the to had some bad ones. The real thing is it depends on who makes the game.
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                                      • 6 years 9 months ago
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                                      Pickles_are_Cool wrote:
                                      Why are people releasing such dumb games nowdays? in my opinion the only good games are the ones with the retro stuff. (ill make a few exeptions in the nowdays like Unreal Tournement and hunting games.)
                                      The newer companies are doin a bad job.. wha'd you think?


                                      I completely agree. I honestly didn't care that much about gaming until 1989 when megaman 2 came out. And then after chrono trigger in 1995 I didn't find anything that was blowing me away anymore. I found I kept going back and playing the same old games over and over (and yes I played every new cool game that was released). So that's why I started collecting these old games.

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                                      Pickles_are_Cool wrote:
                                      Why are people releasing such dumb games nowdays? in my opinion the only good games are the ones with the retro stuff. (ill make a few exeptions in the nowdays like Unreal Tournement and hunting games.)
                                      The newer companies are doin a bad job.. wha'd you think?


                                      There are a few good games nowadays, mainly PC games, but I also like games better back in the day, they just seemed more challenging and exciting since you couldn't save, you lose your lives, you start over. Now with all the games having a save option, I can conquer most games in a week. But theres still a few games I do enjoy (Doom series, Quake series, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto, Metroid, Zelda)


                                      in most final fantasies you can only save at certain points and there's pretty far apart. Even my gba remakes of the snes ff games have the save points in the same spots and sometimes I don't make it to the next save point before I get to wherever I'm going.
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                                        Rygar had no password or save... damn Tecmo...
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                                          Nyeman wrote:
                                          Rygar had no password or save... damn Tecmo...


                                          ....I love rygar....and the lack of saving or passwords is a big part of the reason why
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