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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by Zing Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:53 am

christopher85 wrote:I used love video gaming

So why not go back and play games from the period you enjoyed? That's what I do. It's rare that I enjoy a modern mainstream game and even more rare that I enjoy an "indie" game. I just stick with games I missed the first time around from the 16/32 bit days.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by BoringSupreez Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:06 am

Zing wrote:
christopher85 wrote:I used love video gaming

So why not go back and play games from the period you enjoyed? That's what I do. It's rare that I enjoy a modern mainstream game and even more rare that I enjoy an "indie" game. I just stick with games I missed the first time around from the 16/32 bit days.

Every single game that's going to come out next-gen could be absolutely horrid and I'd still have more to play than I ever needed. Previous generations have already given us an enormous amount of great games to run through.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by Jmustang1968 Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:11 am

o.pwuaioc wrote:
RyaNtheSlayA wrote:I'm not really in the mood to discuss this further since it's been done to death on this forum. Nobody's opinion ever changes. So I'd rather just avoid the subject all together frankly.

Frankly, if you have to resort to namecalling over people's tastes in games, you probably ought to avoid it. No reason to get that upset, as it doesn't affect anyone anyway.

Funny how so many people get angry when someone says what they like is shit, and yet shrug their shoulders when bank bigwigs threaten to collapse our world economy, when innocent people are dying by impersonal drone attacks, when politicians are ignoring sound economic advice leading to starved economic policies, when radical Islamists burn down libraries with ancient manuscripts and bomb neighbors, when Iran is inching closer to acquiring a nuclear weapon, when China is becoming more imperialistic with regards to Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam, and when a fellow forum member is about to go off to fight in one of the nastier wars of our time. I just can't get angry about someone not liking recent games.


:roll: C'mon now. I could follow both sides of this tired argument until this came out of left field. Was all that really necessary?
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by MrPopo Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:22 am

Food for thought: this exact argument has been happening in the music world since music was invented.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by Menegrothx Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:39 am

Retrodude wrote:ZombiU seems pretty original. If you die, you stay dead and start over as a different character and lose all your inventory. If you want your stuff back, you have to track down your previous character (who's now a zombie) and take it from them. I can honestly say I've never seen a game like that before.

There have been zombie mods before DayZ that had the same concept IIRC and rogue-like elements have been implemented in other games before (Diablo, early MMORPGs and so on).
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by o.pwuaioc Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:55 am

MrPopo wrote:Food for thought: this exact argument has been happening in the music world since music was invented.

As well as literature, and much more recently movies.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by flex wood Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:44 am

o.pwuaioc wrote:
MrPopo wrote:Food for thought: this exact argument has been happening in the music world since music was invented.

As well as literature, and much more recently movies.

And people have been saying it about video games too.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by o.pwuaioc Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:36 am

flex wood wrote:
o.pwuaioc wrote:
MrPopo wrote:Food for thought: this exact argument has been happening in the music world since music was invented.

As well as literature, and much more recently movies.

And people have been saying it about video games too.

That's...sort of a given, considering the thread...
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by AppleQueso Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:29 am

Here's something to chew on:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgr ... DifvopMfA0

A usenet discussion from 1990 about how modern games suck compared to older ones.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by o.pwuaioc Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:34 am

AppleQueso wrote:Here's something to chew on:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgr ... DifvopMfA0

A usenet discussion from 1990 about how modern games suck compared to older ones.

I remember reading this before. We've discussed here before somewhere the fact that a lot of people blamed the rise of the NES for killing the classic arcade-style game. That is certainly true, and I know that I at least much prefer to play Galaga or Centipede at the arcade than Super Mario Bros or even Contra at the arcade. 3D brought a whole new era of gaming, too.

Edit: clarified.
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