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Old 30 June 2003, 08:47   #34
Twistin'Ghost
Give up the ghost
 
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Originally posted by misfit
Actually, he does have a couple of valid points. Retro-gaming is a bit...well, disappointing at times. Don`t get me wrong, I still love a lot of the old classics, but how the hell can games like Last Ninja, California Games and Gauntlet compete with System Shock 2, Deus Ex, Counter-strike, Zelda, Eco and Metroid Prime? They simply cannot.
There are better retro games than the ones you mention, and there are worst modern games than you mention. Your analogies are unfair.
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Originally posted by misfit
It would be unfair to compare old games with old movies. A classic Kurosawa-film will always have the exellent story or Mifune going for it. What does the old games have? Graphics? Neeh. Sound? Gimme new remixes over the old beeps and blips. Playability? Ok, a lot of old games have plenty of playability, but still...how can they compare to the total package you get with an evening of CounterStrike? I have probably put more hours into CS than 75% of all c64-games put together. The adrenalin flowing, your winning-instincts taking over, sneaking around, waiting for your opponent to make a mistake...just a small sound is enough to locate him and give you the upper hand...I could go on and on :P
Then please do. (not!) Yet more flawed, intentionally misleading comparisons. How about the graphic splendor of Rainbow Islands, Speedball II, SWIV, Shadow of ther Beast, Disposable Hero, etc. compared to flimsy, samey, blurry modern games that all use the same bloody engine? Beeps and blips? Obviously back in the day, you were playing CGA games on your IBM XT. Or something. Shoulda bought an Amiga. But whatever old system you were using, you are comparing its worst with your favorite modern games. If cheating is the only way to get your point across, you have no credibility.
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Originally posted by misfit
Actually, every now and then I flip through some old magazines like Zzap just to read about the old games. I look at what the reviewers write and say "yeah, I remember that as well...what a cool game." Unfortunately, If I actually sit down to play it, I go "hey, was it really this crap?".
Maybe your tastes have changed. Maybe you were playing it on an emulator in a tiny window and not on the real thing. Maybe your tastes have become soiled and you can only enjoy a game that looks like every other modern game. I know kids that are like that about modern rock. If the singer isn't screaming or whining, it sucks. If the band doesn't have tattoos and body piercings, they have no musical skills. If there is no hand holding a gun that bounces around pointing at blurry texture maps, the game sucks. (yawn)
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Originally posted by misfit
Sad, but true.
Sad, indeed.
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