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11700 No. 11700 [Edit]
Who else here prefers old video games over new?

I know people are probably sick of hearing this but I just have such incredible nostalgia for the games of the late 90s and early 2000s. It felt like every major release was something I was excited about, and they were games that other people were excited about too - Majora's Mask, Final Fantasy X, Metroid Prime, etc. Now every headline-grabbing game is yet another generic open world RPG and/or FPS, and I just don't feel like keeping up with the mainstream gaming community at all. I played 2 hours of Skyrim and it bored me to tears. Fallout 4 is such a normie thing, it's disgusting. I basically only play Nintendo games and other japanese games now.

I'm pretty excited about The Last Guardian and Shenmue 3 though, and other people are excited about those too. Gives me some hope.
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>> No. 11702 [Edit]
What happened to all the fun games on the PS Vita?
>> No. 11703 [Edit]
In OPs defense it doesn't work too well when you want to change the image.
>> No. 11705 [Edit]
I'm rather fond of ps2 era games myself. It might just be the nostalgia talking but I felt it was the perfect time for games.
It was at a time when videogames could have good production values because budgets were still tame compared to games today. There was lots of room for experimentation and trying new interesting things which you can't get away with on today's games that cost millions to make.

visually speaking technology was at a point where games looked pretty decent in 3d compared to the ugly mincraft style shit often seen in the previous gen. Hell, a little known fact is if you have the right cables you can play some ps2 games natively in 1080p.

The gen after that admittedly blew me away with some very impressive graphics for the time, but I found a lot of the games were really lacking in substance. This gen I didn't even feel like bothering with as diminishing returns seems to be really hitting hard. Games don't look much better than before and big releases seem few and far between. Then you have endless squeals, remakes, HD releases, and clones of other games. That last one being my issue with the current state of indie games which for the most part try to rip each other off at every turn. Every time I check out steam it's always a sea of letsplay simulators and mineclones. Thank Haruhi for emulators.
>> No. 11707 [Edit]

I do as well but it's not really nostalgia in my case. My family was poor so I couldn't really afford to play (m)any games in my childhood. I can now though and in my opinion the overwhelming majority of modern games are simply garbage and I just gravitate towards older stuff.
>International video game revenue is estimated to be $81.5B in 2014. This is more than double the revenue of the international film industry in 2013.
When video gaming grew into a massive multi billion industry it dug its own grave. Now the games cost increasingly more to produce and as such they have to sell more copies to turn in a profit. And the easiest way to sell more is to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
>> No. 11708 [Edit]
I don't really care how old a game is.
Quite a few of my favorite series have gotten worse over the years but some stayed true to themselves and I really like those new games, so I would lie if I claimed to prefer old video games over new ones.
>> No. 11740 [Edit]
I get depressed over nostalgia personally, not that I don't play older games but I do feel a ping of sadness about memories.

Is it better to have loved and lost than to never loved at all? Kind of thing I guess, apart from the 'love' is meaningless and not character building.
>> No. 11741 [Edit]
Yeah, no doubt fam. I have an Xbox One and I haven't even bothered with Halo 5 yet, I'm sure its gonna suck.

I listen to a lot of podcasts where people talk about old games but I don't usually go back and play them myself. I mostly play roguelike games these days.
>> No. 11742 [Edit]
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There's always good new games coming out, usually indie or AA titles (AAA games don't take the risk of doing something new or interesting the majority of the time), but I generally don't pick many up because I keep playing older ones instead. For example, I have no reason to switch to a modern fighting game when I can play a bunch of older ones on fightcade for free.

I have a fondness of the old art as well. Older PC-98 art, for example, is amazing and still holds up (not suggesting they should go back to it but it stratches an itch modern art doesn't do for me) but in terms of things with older 3D - I still love it more than all the shiny and realistic stuff they can make now. It's impressive what they can do now but, maybe I'm just nostalgic, I prefer seeing what they did on older titles.

The PS2 is one of my favourites as well. I keep discovering new games for it every time I look. Same with the PSP, though that's not really old yet.
>> No. 11748 [Edit]
I don't, in fact I started to get into videogames since they started to look decent.

for examply, i tried hard to like counter strike, but it just looks so shitty...
>> No. 11749 [Edit]
>they started to look decent
Do you mean graphically?
>> No. 11796 [Edit]
I've genuinely lost interest in video games. I just use them as a way to re-experience old childhood memories if I do play them at all.

I think the last game I truly immersed myself into was Deus Ex: HR which I decided to give a go this year. Unforunately, I started to get bored of it by Chinatown and then my PSU died. Due to the necessity of wiping my HDD, I lost all my progress and I haven't seriously played a game since then.

It's so sad. I bought so many games on Steam, hoping that one day, I'd have an awesome PC to play them off of. Now I have that PC and you know what? I had more fun building it then I did on any of these games.
>> No. 11825 [Edit]
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There is no Diablo3.
Only Diablo & DiabloII.
>> No. 11832 [Edit]
Diablo II is casual garbage.
>> No. 11835 [Edit]
If DiabloII is casual trash, then D3 is colorful plastic junk at the bottom of the waste bin.
>> No. 11853 [Edit]
I'm in the same boat.
How old is too old?
No old is too old, i say.
The games are still brand new.
But we become old.
Don't let your minds rot away.
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I still like playing Megaman.
>> No. 11884 [Edit]
I like both new and older but som genres were definitely better before like RPGs and FPS. I'll take Baldurs Gate over anything by modern Bioware.
>> No. 11897 [Edit]
Tales of Symphonia is out on steam but i've heard negative reviews on the porting team.
The gameplay mechanics seem untouched but some texts were blatantly ripped or altered.
Since i don't use steam i can't say for sure how much is altered/missing from the GC/PS2 version, just bringing some news.
>> No. 11904 [Edit]
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Gaming has changed.
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Darkest Dungeon ~ rogue-like game even with Sanity checks for extra-difficulty but nice graphics UI. Best of classic & new!
>> No. 11946 [Edit]
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StarCraft lore & gameplay were better than anything in SC2.
Only the cinematics & graphics are better in SC2.
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Can't improve on perfection that is SSFIIX

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