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kljesta64 said:
Player2 said:
kljesta64 said:

1990 : arcade game cant rembember the name you fly with an airplaine and kill dinosaurs (also my first game ever)

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Prehistoric Isle?

 

OT: Long gone are the 16 bit days, when devs put effort to match the quality of first party offerings

dude i think thats it thanks! is the last boss a little baby t-rex ?

It's a t-rex, but I wouldn't call it "baby":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmUIrUv463U&feature=player_detailpage#t=1200



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Player2 said:

It's a t-rex, but I wouldn't call it "baby":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmUIrUv463U&feature=player_detailpage#t=1200

O.O

In that game the T-Rex is 426 feet, that's one big dinosaur !



Player2 said:
kljesta64 said:
Player2 said:
kljesta64 said:

1990 : arcade game cant rembember the name you fly with an airplaine and kill dinosaurs (also my first game ever)

(...)

Prehistoric Isle?

 

OT: Long gone are the 16 bit days, when devs put effort to match the quality of first party offerings

dude i think thats it thanks! is the last boss a little baby t-rex ?

It's a t-rex, but I wouldn't call it "baby":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmUIrUv463U&feature=player_detailpage#t=1200

4:35min there is the baby first boss lol

what can I say I was only 5yo



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I feel that games have lost a bit of it`s touch by trying to be too realistic.
I look at the new games coming and feel like it`s becoming less game and more something else.

Games, during the NES and SNES were more about fun than games are nowadays. They try to be too serious.



No, games don't have the same heart they once did.



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DélioPT said:
I feel that games have lost a bit of it`s touch by trying to be too realistic.
I look at the new games coming and feel like it`s becoming less game and more something else.

Games, during the NES and SNES were more about fun than games are nowadays. They try to be too serious.

Well said.



The to key to getting more games out for each niche audience is lowering development costs and none of the big 3 are trying to combat them.



Right now? No they aren't. It's not necessarily anyone's fault though. Gaming is reaching an age where there have been so many thousands of games made, new releases are mostly just repeats of prior ideas. You aren't ever going to be able to re-create the feeling you had when you played Super Mario Brothers 3, Doom, Quake, Duck Hunt, SM64 etc....when they were new.

Also we are in a current wave of game releases being all about dev's and pub's wanting to be rich and not caring nearly as much about release quality. That also will pass though. What I think is going to happen is technology is going to cause a revolution in gaming and the freshness will be restored. Possibly Virtual reality or something of that nature.

It will be very very interesting to see what comes from John Carmack's move to his new job as Head of Technology with Oculus Rift. He is a visionary genius, (no pun intended) and the Rift seems to have lots of potential to reinvigorate gaming. For someone who has given more to the gaming industry than most everyone else, I wouldn't be surprised if he breaks new barriers again.



It just makes me sad that I want to play indie games more than big budget blockbusters nowadays, it just feels the big players are just keeping the status quo and only put all their resources on improving graphics slightly and then into marketing. Shooters just go for small arena multiplayer with same gameplay/modes and RPGs have been butchered. They are as linear as possible with choices having little effect on storyline, with skill being the important aspect than character planning. Some games are also so easy that it takes an effort to fail.

Most of interesting games for me have come/are coming from Kickstarters, u have tons of people with good ideas and willingness to make games that may become classics.



Started gaming in the 2000's and that is undoubtebly when I played the best games.

I'd say games were best in the early to mid 2000's and also mid to late current gen.