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Best video Game generation?

Gen 1: Magnavox Odyssey/Color TV-Game 6 2.04%
 
Gen 2: Atari 2600/Intellivision 1 0.34%
 
Gen 3: NES/Sega Master System 10 3.40%
 
Gen 4: Sega Genesis/SNES/TurboGrafx-16 75 25.51%
 
Gen 5: Nintendo 64/Playstion/Sega Saturn 57 19.39%
 
Gen 6: Dreamcast/PS2/Xbox/Gamecube 93 31.63%
 
Gen 7: Xbox 360/PS3/Wii 31 10.54%
 
Gen 8: Wii U/PS4/Xbox One 21 7.14%
 
Total:294

PS2 was the bestestestest.



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Well, your life, not mine. Have fun.

Personally, I've found tons of excellent games that break the status quo, but to each his own.



                                                                                                               You're Gonna Carry That Weight.

Xbox One - PS4 - Wii U - PC

Have fun! I'll be enjoying the glorious 8th gen gaming.



 

                          

 

KLXVER said:
Well good luck with that.

Ill enjoy both old games and todays interactive movies thank you very much.


fixed it for ya :)


Get a time machine and bring some 90s dude to our time. He will ask you "Why do you use a controller for movies? This are supposed to be games? And what happened to the colors? In my time snes can display 32,768colors why can your "games" just display grey and brown?"



For me it is not so much the games becoming realistic, but the fact every gen we getting closer to a PC but the system is too closed.

I would be very happy if I could managed my updates/patches and back them up as I see fit. i.e. last night Wolfenstein on PS4 decided to get a 5gb update. Now it be great if I could back that file up somewhere (IF THERE IS SOMEONE TELL ME PLEASE). Especially now that you need to install the full game to play it so 500gb space seems useless if I can't manage the additional files that gamers require these days.

Now people will say yo can get them again, but what about after the gen ends? I am mainly a retro game but also play new games. I would love the PS3/PS4 your xboxes to become retro machines in the future but to me it feels like once the gen ends the online service for that device shuts down eventually and no more patches.



 

 

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Glad someone else mentioned games being more like movies these days.  In the old days, we use just jump into the game play.  The mechanics were simple and each level got progressively harder.   Upon completion of a level, we may get a short clip as a reward.  They were usually cute and entertaining.  Now, it seems like I have to sit through an hour of CGI movies before I can even start playing a game.  Just let me blow some stuff up first.



OneHappyGamer:) said:

1. Games are trying to be realistic!? why the hell are we striving for this? I live in a pretty realistic world called real life, I don't think I want to sit on my couch playing it on a TV screen with worse graphics.

PM me when you have to go to war, kill thousands of people for treasure, or the zombie apocalypse happens.



JazzB1987 said:
Get a time machine and bring some 90s dude to our time. He will ask you "Why do you use a controller for movies?"

That's because the graphics are just that good.



I switched to Retro Gaming a long time ago. To be honest, my interest in the newer generations died and if I wanted to do Modern Gaming, I would just be a Nintendo-only gamer or play franchises that I like from Retro Systems. I'm willing to give anything a try, but I hope that enjoy what I'm getting out of the game.



OneHappyGamer:) said:

Thats it, Im finished with this generation, and probably all future generations until things dramatically change. In my opinion there is plenty wrong with this generation that didn't plague earlier retro consoles, atleast not anywhere near is much. those problems being in no particular order...

1. Games are trying to be realistic!? why the hell are we striving for this? I live in a pretty realistic world called real life, I don't think I want to sit on my couch playing it on a TV screen with worse graphics. plus usually games that try to look realistic, don't age well at all. just look at some games on early PS3/360, and PS2. awful, and not memorable. sure it was good for its time, but it aint pretty to look at now.

2. Downloadable Content (DLC) everyones had problems with this, and on paper it doesn't sound like such a bad idea but its been abused and taken far out of hand. Capcom and EA especially. I don't think I need to explain this whole thing, just this pic should explain it well enough.

 

3. Most games... well... have just lost their magic for me. when I played a Super Nintendo game, or N64, Genesis, or even playstation, there was a sort of wonder and magic about it. it has a sort of "Je ne sais quoi" that most games now don't have. I have a very hard time being pulled into a games world now, compared to back then. when I play a game now, I feel like im playing a game. when I played a game back then, I felt like I was in a different world.

Nintendo has been the only one In my opinion to keep this magic, and I was kinda glad they were so late with hopping on the DLC bandwagon. but recently I just havn't been feeling it. Im only keeping my Wii U now for the new Zelda, after that im sellin it

now the good thing about Retro gaming is that they all have MUCH better replayability then modern games. so I can see myself playing most of them over and over again. which is a good thing since there is no new releases coming out for them. still plenty of games I havn't experienced yet! I just ordered a SNES with Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Legend of Zelda, and Killer Instinct. will be getting an N64 next, and an NES later down the line.

most people would probably disagree with me on most of my reasons, but a lot could admit that things werent as good as they used to be. things just got so over complicated :/

 

EDIT: okay yes, I dont seem like a very happy gamer unlike my name implies -__- If I could change the name I would, jokes getting kinda old guys. I get it.


Bravo my son. I share every opinion of yours. The only difference is, I feel that magic with Nintendo games still...but only Nintendo. The Wonderful 101? It's a pure throw back for me. If it weren't for Nintendo, I'd go 100% retro as well. When they bow out? It's NES/SNES/Genesis forever for me too.