Last edited by GodofHardcore; 03-30-2012 at 08:11 PM.
I don't plan to buy anything after current gen, and as a collector not too many current gen games have long term appeal for me because of all the patches and whatnot, don't really want to be buying broken games 10 years down the road when the download servers are long gone.
I'm sure those patches will be available by other means
OXM doesn't come with a disc anymore
This generation of games is far from shit. You just need to look harder.
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I don't know if I think it's going to hell, in my opinion it's pretty much the same as it's always been; there are loads of crap games, a bunch of enjoyable ones, and a few masterpieces here and there.
If you're referring to the debate about activation mechanisms to prevent second hand sales, or content on disc that you have to pay an additional sum to unlock, rest assured that they would have done exactly the same back in the old days if they only had the technology to do so. Hell, if I remember it right, Nintendo's swedish general agent, Bergsala, (which basically was Nintendo's bitch) actively tried to put small second hand shops out of business by starting legal processes against them, probably hoping their owners would give in without a fight, out of fear of not being able to handle the costs. They were just as dirty back then.
I do however miss the way games worked back in the 8- and 16 bit days; just slam the cart in, hit the power switch, and five seconds later you were playing. Now it's waiting for the console to boot, fiddle around some with discs taking care to not scratch them, wait for game to load, watch a bunch of unskippable completely unnecessary company logos, load savegame, load level, yadda yadda. It's somewhat of a project to play a game nowadays.
And yes, I tend to like 2D games better. I will probably do so until there's a way to project a true 3D world, and we aren't stuck with 3D worlds projected on 2D screens anymore. However, it seems like most people disagree with me, as new 2D games are pretty scarce nowadays. I'm so glad I have my old systems to take to for that.
Crap, I'm this close to start ranting about what I thought (and still think) of Nintendos decision to bring the Metroid and Zelda series into the 3D era just because they could and not because it made anything better, so I better stop now...
Probably my old boss was right when he said "it wasn't better before, but it was nicer!"
Last edited by kaput; 03-31-2012 at 03:43 AM.
Poor sonic doesn't get a label.
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Gaming is not hell, it's just evolving into the same shit that is the movie industry: Big centralized studios owning all labels, incapable of anything but following trends, and everything is controlled by businessmen completely out of touch with the gamers. There are exceptions: most notably Live Arcade, which allows indie devs to flourish, but also allows for endless rehashes and minimal ports by the big companies.
The industry just evolved to the point where it can make the most money with the least effort and capital. You can blame capitalism.
But I do agree that games haven't gotten any worse, in fact in a lot of ways they've just gotten better. The things I like most about this era of gaming are that people actually play fighting games again/fighting games are actually released, and that more obscure genres like 2D shooters and weird stuff like Child of Eden are actually given more of a chance and not released only in Japan. This was definitely not the case in, say, the 1995-2000 period, which was probably the worst time for video games in recent memory.
Last edited by Jamtex; 03-31-2012 at 01:36 PM.
Like anyone reads the rubbish in the signature.
Last edited by XxHennersXx; 03-31-2012 at 01:46 PM.
I doubt I'll ever go retro-only, but I do find myself buying fewer and fewer new games. I still buy lots of old games - I now have a total of 305 games, up 94 from when I last counted about a year ago (211). Also, most of the newer games I get are either ports, remakes, or sequels to older games. I just got the Gunblade NY and L.A. Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack for Wii, and man is that a fun game.
I have so many games now that I could live on the ones I already have for quite some time. I have quite a few games that I've only played once or twice, plus lots of games that I've beaten before but would love to beat again. I won't stop buy new games or old games, but it all depends on what interests me.