Forums - Gaming Discussion - Has 'Gaming' got better or worse since 2006-2008 era?

Worse, though IMO Nintendo has gotten better. HD + Nintendo is a freaking godsend. 



Around the Network

So, what are the things that are worse? Seems to be quite popular, but not much in the way of explination.



Stop hate, let others live the life they were given. Everyone has their problems, and no one should have to feel ashamed for the way they were born. Be proud of who you are, encourage others to be proud of themselves. Learn, research, absorb everything around you. Nothing is meaningless, a purpose is placed on everything no matter how you perceive it. Discover how to love, and share that love with everything that you encounter. Help make existence a beautiful thing.

Kevyn B Grams
10/03/2010 

KBG29 on PSN&XBL

Better for me personally.



Worse.

Nowadays you have to fear DLC for pretty much any game, so the likelyhood that you have to settle for an incomplete product is quite high. The major third parties have done their best to kill off innovation, so it has come to the point that indie developers are hailed as the saviors of creativity, even though they have a hard time to compete with the quality of NES games (which are 25-30 years old at this point).

Overall, gamers have begun to lower their standards in order to tell themselves that things are fine as they are. There is also the habit of gratitude for all the wrong reasons. "These companies could have screwed us over worse, but they restrained themselves. They love us!"



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Much worse, in both the way customers are treated and the excitement and awe I had/have. :(



Around the Network

It's gotten better and it continuous to get better. Some of the practices revolving gaming are very horrid however.



"Trick shot? The trick is NOT to get shot." - Lucian

Worse. 

Though I think is just me getting older. Don't find that much excitement in video games as I used too. 



Nintendo and PC gamer

I think the op means the first two years of the PS3 launch compared to the first two years of the PS4 launch, and with that, I say worse.

During 2006-2008, there was the PS3, 360, the PS2 was still being heavily supported, PSP, DS, and Wii. The last two years the PS4, Xbox One, Vita, 3DS, Wii U, PS3, and 360. What support the PS3 or Vita gets, it's usually on the PS4 as well, the 360 has been dead the last two years, the Wii U gets almost no support outside of first part, PS4 and Xbox One are ports of PS360 games with a couple of exclusives here and there, while the 3DS is getting the most support, but still lacking compared to past support.

Here's a list of games that released in just 2006 and that year alone is better than the last two years for this current gen.

Drill Dozer
Rub Rabbits
Grandia 3
Black
Onimusha Dawn of Dreams
Driver Parallel Lines
Oblivion
Suikoden 5
Kingdom Hearts 2
Mother 3
Armored Core the Last Raven
The Legend of Heroes Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch
Chromehounds
Summon Night Swordcraft Story
Dirge of Cerberus
Xenosaga Episode 3
Just Cause
Valkyrie Profile 2 Silmeria
Scarface the World is Yours
God Hand
Tales of the Abyss
Summon Night Swordcraft Story 2
Phantasy Star Universe
Final Fantasy 12
Gears of War
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
Yggdra Union
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin

I've used this wiki in reference since I don't remember all the games that were released. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_in_video_gaming



mZuzek said:
I personally didn't care for most games in the 7th gen, but I've really enjoyed the 8th one so far. I guess 2006-08 was still before the darkest times to me, but I like it more now. I'm not saying gaming as a whole got better, but my experience with gaming at least sure did.

We're the same person.



Official Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Thread

                                      

it declined due to creativity on what new IPs needed to be. and we are in an age we would have a ton of remaster HD editions.