Today's games are just Retro-games with a facelift? Basically any game (even an Amiga game) can be traced back to its bare bones in being it a Pacman
, Space Invaders
or any pre-1985 game.
I think the major point is that games don't progress anymore gameplay-wise. The last PC game I ever played was the mighty MDK1
in 1997. At least this game runned fine on my Pentium 90 -just.
Now I have my new supa-dupa PC I can finally play the latest games. Apart from improved graphics and sonics I cannot say the gamesindustry has progressed far in the past five years.
Here is my experience with some games I have played the past few days:
- New York Race
: Pole Position
revisited with floating cars;
- Voyager Elite Force
- DS9 The fallen
: Rick Dangerous 2
- Clive Barker's Undying
in a horror-mansion;
- Tomb Raider Chronicles
: Rick Dangerous
mutated into a busty woman.
Games which really grabbed me are American Mc Gee's Alice
with its weird and wonderful ideas and Evil Twin
(just bought it this morning for only 9 Euro
. Both are platformgames and being a fan of this genre I really like them.
But generally I have to say that I am disappointed about the quality of games I have played. They all feature fantastic sonix and gorgeous eyecandy but gameplaywise they are not better than their far-related predecessors in the Eighties.