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Ajax said:
Final Fantasy is one of the best examples of a series that has become easy to the point that it is no challenge anymore.


LOL based on what?  A lot of people say "Games are Easier" but honestly I don't really think they are.  If you actually go back and play those games that gave you trouble when you were little, you usually skull crush them.  We just used to suck!



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Well Dark Souls is one of those games that feels like the older games...Finally reaching a point that you thought is impossible and the satisfaction you get is incredible...



Not really. I was born in '86, so the previous generation of gamers for me are probably baby boomers, and they feel superior in every facet of life, even though they've done the most damage. I just tune them out.



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My first gaming console was PONG. So, i have been plying on consoles for nearly forty years. I agree that games are different today, but no less hard or no harder. Games back in the early days focused more on one's ability to hit a button at precisely the right instant at precisely the right spot. The games were very linear. Add to that, the controllers be only minutely accurate, it was a challenge.

Now, with the capabilities to accomplish a goal or task from multiple different locations, it is completely different. If anything, games now prove who has all aspects of skill versus one or 2.



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The problem you have is that you read the YouTube comments.



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Psychotic said:

I just watched a Youtube video by Rich from ReviewTechUSA where he almost &#$@ himself because apparently today's teens can't play NES games very well. That's pretty dumb, but when you look at the comments...

Today's games hold your hand all the time!
Today's games are too easy!
Finishing a game used to mean something!
Today's gamers suck at gaming!
Mainstream games are made for toddlers!

...reminds me of my grandpa talking about how I dress or talk.

(I started gaming in 1996, so I'm not a complete newb either, but I don't look down on younger gamers for not enjoying the games I used to play back then, because I realize that's just nostalgia value and these game suck compared to today's games...)


I'm not a dick to young gamers but it IS true... most of the COD teens couldn't beat the original Ninja Gaiden if their lives depended on it. Us older gamers have a skill set they will never have.



prayformojo said:
Psychotic said:

I just watched a Youtube video by Rich from ReviewTechUSA where he almost &#$@ himself because apparently today's teens can't play NES games very well. That's pretty dumb, but when you look at the comments...

Today's games hold your hand all the time!
Today's games are too easy!
Finishing a game used to mean something!
Today's gamers suck at gaming!
Mainstream games are made for toddlers!

...reminds me of my grandpa talking about how I dress or talk.

(I started gaming in 1996, so I'm not a complete newb either, but I don't look down on younger gamers for not enjoying the games I used to play back then, because I realize that's just nostalgia value and these game suck compared to today's games...)


I'm not a dick to young gamers but it IS true... most of the COD teens couldn't beat the original Ninja Gaiden if their lives depended on it. Us older gamers have a skill set they will never have.

But they would never need it. So is that a big deal? And frankly those games are BS with their diffcuilty. I grew up on NES. I have my NES. And use it all the time. And won't play that series, ever. There's a point where hard becomes BS. I love playing TMNT 1, for example. It's annoying as hell with all the enemy spawning and junk. But Gaiden goes beyond that.



No, I respect the older gamers and the old games they played. And I try my best to go out there and experience the old games and consoles.

I am not the model teenage gamer? :P



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archer9234 said:
prayformojo said:
Psychotic said:

I just watched a Youtube video by Rich from ReviewTechUSA where he almost &#$@ himself because apparently today's teens can't play NES games very well. That's pretty dumb, but when you look at the comments...

Today's games hold your hand all the time!
Today's games are too easy!
Finishing a game used to mean something!
Today's gamers suck at gaming!
Mainstream games are made for toddlers!

...reminds me of my grandpa talking about how I dress or talk.

(I started gaming in 1996, so I'm not a complete newb either, but I don't look down on younger gamers for not enjoying the games I used to play back then, because I realize that's just nostalgia value and these game suck compared to today's games...)


I'm not a dick to young gamers but it IS true... most of the COD teens couldn't beat the original Ninja Gaiden if their lives depended on it. Us older gamers have a skill set they will never have.

But they would never need it. So is that a big deal? And frankly those games are BS with their diffcuilty. I grew up on NES. And won't play that series, ever.

Whether it was cheap or not, it was very possible to do. The difference is, you had to KEEP AT IT. It took more will, more drive and more dedication to beat. You died over and over and over again to the point of madness and only the strongest willed gamers survived.



Gnac said:
2Ultra said:
I hit level 99 up hill, both ways, in snow, speed run, perfect health, no armor upgrade, and the only difficulty that existed was Contra.

Do you even Takeshi no Chousenjou


Oh, you mean training simulator 1.0?