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When I play games like...

Zelda Breath of the Wild
Xenoblade 2
Mario Odyssey
Smash Ultimate
Octopath Traveler
Persona 5
REmake 2
DMC5
Dragonball FighterZ
Valkeria Chronicles 4
God of War
Horizon Zero Dawn
etc

I say gaming is just as great as it has ever been. However when I play games like...

RDR2
Star Wars Battlefront
Mass Effect Andromeda
Anthem
Destiny
Crackdown 3
Sea of Thieves
etc

I feel like games are either not up to the standards they used to be, or heavily overrated. However there were bad games in the past as well, so that is not saying much. As a whole, I feel games these days for the most part are the same greatness that they have always been. It is just that the bad ones have found new ways to be bad, and perhaps that is why you might notice it more than in the past. Afterall a good game is a good game, and nothing changes in that regard. But seeing how bad games have become bad for different reasons (micro transactions, rushed games to be patched later, online overly focused with lackluster results), and given the fact that as humans we are more likely to take notice of changes im general, I feel it is just a matter of perspective in this case.



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No i dont think so. Games are still fun today however the heavy reliance on visuals, innovation has dropped off. Nintendo are probably the only main Devs that actually try to break the 4th wall. Thats mainly because they dont focus on hardware specs.



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



think-man said:

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've been playing games more or less since late 80s. And I'd say games today are better than ever & more enjoyable to play. Some games like Red Dead Redempion 2, The Witcher 3 and Sea of Thieves are more than just games for me, they are amazing experiences. Sure I have some fond memories of playing games as a kid. Playing Alone in the Dark for the first time for example.. it was so freaking scary. But I also can't forget all the problems and frustrating crap those old games had.

Got to mention Red Dead Redemption 2... holy balls. When I was a kid I could not even imagine one day there'd be a game like this.



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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 play likes games is GTA 5, Asphalt 8 Airborne and Score Hero Game.



LudicrousSpeed said:

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

Haha, I don't even remember making this thread, why it suddenly got bumped is beyond me xD 



ironmanDX said:
think-man said:
ironmanDX said:
Agreed. Games are getting worse. They're getting easy. Way too easy. GTA V, it's awesome and all but it's just so damn easy! Also, the post you quoted is basically it. I couldn't have said it any better.

Yep GTA 5 has the auto aim that never misses xD raise your gun and your going to kill somebody everytime.

Not just the shooting, the driving is just ridiculously easy. What's up with these "special abilities" too? I'm loving the game so far and I think I'm a decent way in but jeez... Too damn easy!

I stand by this.



Veknoid_Outcast said:
In my opinion, games just aren't as good as they used to be. The "golden age" has passed and we're in a period of decline now. That's not to say there aren't amazing games being produced every year. It's just that the last eight years or so have produced far fewer all-time great games than the generations before.

I agree, especially Zelda. Man has that series gone down hill!