Last edited by 1-800-STFU; 01-28-2013 at 07:21 PM.
Personally I have to go with old school systems, mainly NES and SNES. I still remember getting my NES in 89 for my birthday, that was a bigger deal to me than getting my first bike without training wheels. I still have that same NES and it still works, which is a lot more than I can say for my playstation 1, playstation 2, xbox 360, and my first 2 playstation 3's. My SNES that I got in 93 also works perfectly fine, as do all of my games.
I guess the main reason is there are 2 main servers I play on and I know everyone on there and some I know on a more personal level. So I think the social factor plays alot into it. You just dont get that in COD's games and others. Thats probably why CS has remained so popular.
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the correct answer is ps2
Thats tough. I have favorite games from every generation. From Zombies Ate My Neighbors to SSX3, all the way up to MGS4. Playing Zelda and Mario on the SNES? Streets of Rage and Sonic on the Genesis?? Those were the days..
I mean, technically games are a lot better now, but can you really beat Pokemon Red, or even Tetris? CAN TETRIS REALLY BE BEAT? Is Demon's Souls the perfect game ever, by definition making this the perfect generation? These are all questions better left to men in ties.
The biggest negative about the current gen is how xboxlive killed the community feel of online games. Never again will I ever experience a game like Socom 2/3 again.
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On the RPG front I think Mass Effect, Fallout and The Witcher 2 can compete with all prior wRPGs.
What troubles me with this generation is, that seemingly everything converges into a TPS/FPS or Hack and slash, with some stuff attached to it. It mostly applies to big budget titles. On the other hand through XBLA/PSN/Steam, there are many interesting smaller games that do stuff differently. There are some real Adventure games (although that genre had a steady supply of games especially in Europe over the past years.) and some off shoots like the Walking Dead.
It's hard to say really nostalgia would probably say the late 90's were the best, but I think there are some outstanding games and IP's in every generation. The only thing I really can't go back to are early PS one games and the like. The graphics are just to offensive for the eye. Early 3D graphics just didn't age well, combine that with a horrible resolution and you're in for eye cancer.
I think it's normal to look back at classics and think that it was so much better back then. But many of those old games weren't just difficult, they were frustrating and often just unfair. Older Adventures had the nasty habit of not checking, that the player has every item he needs to advance, you missed something on the 3rd Screen and 3/4 through the game you were stuck. Yeah that were the fun times .
Gaming is big money now so, the game has changed Triple AAA titles have to appeal to a broad audience and it seems that most people like to shoot stuff.
Agreed on Witcher 2.
Yep. RPG's have turned into action/shooting games with RPG elements. No game does turn based combat anymore out of a VERY select few. I understand it's outdated to an extent, but it still can be innovated upon as I have seen of recent games I've played.
I dont mind the graphics too much when I do go back and play older games. I can play a game from 1999 (Monster Rancher 2) and still enjoy it. Early 3D was TRASH though. I remember the 3DX or whatever it was called that had Virtua Fighter on it. Dear god....
Agreed(again). Most were designed to be quarter munchers to max profit. The babbys first videogame levels of difficulty (I'm looking at you Assassins Creed) still really turn me off, and when games try to be "hardcore" and put in a harder difficulty it's usually just doubling the HP of the same guys you just fought(Skyrim is a culprit of this). Then I play games like Dark Souls, CS:GO(when playing against legit people), P4 Golden on very hard, and Starcraft 2(again, when playing against someone good), various fighting games online, and I realize those same games ARE out there, just gotta look a bit harder.
Last edited by 1-800-STFU; 01-29-2013 at 12:04 PM.
I mostly play games from two genres: Sports and RPGs. Most of my favorite RPGs -- the ones with the most replay value, IMO -- are from the retro systems. The sports games benefit a lot more from the technological advancements (graphics, controls, etc). If I still played as many sports games as I did in my youth, I think that I would definitely vote for new ones, except for Tecmo Super Bowl. That game still rules.