That is why you are bored^
Next you will stop gaming alltogether to collect antiques and stamps.
Well, I've got to admit that I'm starting a collection of stamps and coins. I'm truly getting old.
There is more variety now than there ever was. No matter what kind of gamer are you their is something for you out there. There are more price points too for people interested in playing games catering to wide spectrum of budgets. Also more devices can play said games than ever before.
I agree, the biggest difference is the sheer amount of games available to play. When i was a lot younger, we had an atari 2600 and an Intellivision and a coleco vision. There were only a few games for each system. It was even more expensive back then to be a gamer. So we traded games with friends and family to get more choice. Either way, there are more games for either the XB1 or the PS4 at launch than a lot of the systems had in their first year or 2 back then.
Today, gamers can play not only the 10's of thousands of older games that now exist, but they have 100's more each year to play.
This is truly the golden age of gaming.
I agree. The most important part of my gaming experience is having different types of games to play. Although we can say that we've got too many shooters and open world games today, in the late 90's I was fed up with platforms. Mario, Sonic, Batman, Contra, Spiderman, Whatever, Metroid, Castlevania, they were all platforms.
That's why I started to like games more after PS1 got out. I still like a few SNES games, but I wouldn't play 100 of them at all.
|Mr Puggsly said:
Yes. The problem is that when you're a kid you have a very limited frame of reference and are therefore much easier to impress.
I think we become more and more jaded every year. You don't even have to go as far back as childhood.
That's true, as we get older and old, we start losing enthusiasm. I guess it's also a sort of decade thing. From 20-29 you have more energy and enthusiasm for new things and such, but from 30-39, things start feeling odd. You don't have the same energy and the same free time and you just have to become more selective. From 40 on, thing's will get even harder.
I believe in the end the only thing that we really enjoy and never get tired of is having a good meal. Food is the only pleasure that goes with us close to the end.
(and of course the spiritual pleasures, when we believe so)
They're better than ever and I would go as far as to say modern games are factually superior to the simpler games of old.
The difference is one you played as a naive full of life and imagination little kid, thus you feel a special connection. The other you play as a jaded adult beaten down by the world and just waiting on sweet sweet death. So there's less emotional attachment there.
Gran Turismo, for example, used to be my favorite gaming franchise. I have tons of memories of sitting around with friends and my older brother building a stable of bad ass cars and racing each other. But factually, racers are much better nowadays. One of my favorite NES games was Guardian Legend. But give me Rogue Legacy over it any day of the week. etc etc
edit, holy fuck this thread is from 2013 and I even already replied with my first account. I've been here six years? Got damn
Yes, I agree. Even if you don't like shooters and open-world games, there are still simple games today that are far superior than NES and SNES stuff.
I love gaming to bits but I find im constantly trying to recapture those experiences I had when I was a kid. Alot of recent games impress me but they dont come close to providing that same magic as the games I grew up on. Maybe its just part of growing up?
Are games getting better? I don't think so...
Your younger self is better than you, he had more wonder, had a better imagination, more accepting of faults or just didn't see them, lived in the moment, happy to goof around, happier about life
You cant compete with the younger you, he was just a better person
I'm not sure. Our younger selves have lots of problems too, while our old selves can be wiser, more tolerant and more selective. Youngsters waste too much time doing useless stuff. They've got no idea how short is life. They truly believe they'll be strong, free and healthy until they're 80.
Movies are the same.
The issue is we grew up seeing all this done for the first time.
We are in a generation where we started in an analogue world where we played outside and now living in a digital world and using it.
The generation before us are hesitant to use it (not all but most). The generation after us is all they know.
We have seen the greatest changes and been wowed by them essentially. Now it is mostly evolution and can feel like you seen this before. Yer it looks prettier but its been done.
I personally disagree about movies, but I will not argue with you. It's just my experience.
I've watched hundreds of films. I've a list of more than 1000 films that I've watched and given stars to. The golden age of films is really crystal clear to me. I can pick up a film from the 50's and really enjoy it, while today, it's been very hard to find a good film that can beat the ones from the 40's, 50's and 60's that I've watched.