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Which generations should be included

5th gen and down 11 36.67%
 
6th gen and down 14 46.67%
 
7th gen and down 5 16.67%
 
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VGPolyglot said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

I'd say 6th gen would be retro now

Question: What would be the cut-off at PC gaming? DirectX 9 (DX 10 came out in 2005, which would be a similar timeframe as 6th gen - but since the 7th gen was still based on DX9 GPUs, that survived for way longer than it should have)? A specific date? Something else?

Yeah, with PC gaming it does get a bit murky as there are no clear lines, I'm not sure where exactly to cut it off. Crysis maybe? Considering the technical showcase it was considered to be.

I still wonder why Crysis is considered such an unprecedented technical marvel considering they made Far Cry before that - and that one was even more ambitious and taxing on the hardware. I mean, it released 2004 on PC and it took 10 years until it got ported to PS360 in 2014. It doesn't look like much today anymore, but in early 2004 when it came out, even the best rigs had trouble getting stable framerates on medium settings!



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Bofferbrauer2 said:

I still wonder why Crysis is considered such an unprecedented technical marvel

Maybe because it looks like a modern game more than 10 years after its release.



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m0ney said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

I still wonder why Crysis is considered such an unprecedented technical marvel

Maybe because it looks like a modern game more than 10 years after its release.

So did his predecessor Far Cry, but that one doesn't get praised



drbunnig said:

Almost finished my annual Tomb Raider II run (halfway through Ice Palace at the moment. No medipacks, all secrets of course). After that I think I'm going to dig into a bit of Mega Drive / Genesis action. I grew up with the SNES and I feel I've missed out on a lot. Anyone got any game recommendations? Maybe some hidden gems that don't get mentioned much? I'm familiar with:

- all Sonic, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Shinobi, Streets of Rage, Ecco games
- Landstalker
- Aladdin

Golden Axe games, Gunstar Heroes, Dynamite Headdy, Castlevania Bloodlines, Contra Hard Corps, Micromachines 2, Mega Turrican, The Story of Thor, Light Crusader, Phantasy Star IV. Ristar and Alien Soldier look good but I haven't played them so I can't recommend them.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
m0ney said:

Maybe because it looks like a modern game more than 10 years after its release.

So did his predecessor Far Cry, but that one doesn't get praised

Nope, Far Cry doesn't look modern today, it was designed for CRT screens, it looks like a PS2 game on steroids (like most PC games of that era).



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m0ney said:
LiquorandGunFun said:

what is a game ageists?

I mammal who thinks that only the latest games are worthy of playing.

oh  lol   thanks!

i gravitate to the older games, but some titles i will get new.



 

m0ney said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

So did his predecessor Far Cry, but that one doesn't get praised

Nope, Far Cry doesn't look modern today, it was designed for CRT screens, it looks like a PS2 game on steroids (like most PC games of that era).

I said before already it doesn't look like much nowadays. Keep in mind there's almost 4 years in between both releases (February 2004 to November 2007). But calling it a PS2 game on steroids isn't giving it justice - unless you want to call all PS360 games like that, because for years they couldn't do any better than that game outside of bullshot trailers.

Also, Crysis doesn't look that much better these days. The textures are blurry, the models have very low poly counts (especially on foliage and enemy models), texture quality changes pops up all the time. It looks almost like an Indie game made on Unity now. Definitely not look modern anymore by any standards.



VGPolyglot said:
OK, so before I even get started on how I want the OP to look, I first need to know what you guys want this thread to cut-off at! So, I've picked a few time frames:
1. N64 and below
2. Original Xbox and below
3. Wii and below

This is mainly so I know whether or not 6th and 7th gen games should be part of the discussion here. I'll make it a poll too for this thread.

There was a playstation retro sale on the ps4 in the last few weeks here in the EU.... it included resident evil 4.... 5..... and 6 I actually cringed a bit when I seen it, but then I think that retro gaming is completely down to the individual user, some people think that gaming on a tradition gaming device is retro as it needs a TV to play, rather than just a phone screen (seriously, I've suffered this conversation.)

Me personally I always viewed retro gaming as before the turn to 3d, so anything prior to the PS1/N64 basically (3d at 10fps in star fox is still pretty retro) But I'm equally aware that you have people who use this forum who were not alive when the PS2 was the main console in peoples homes, it's terrifying, but that's how it is. Think retro is just down to the person though if you can justify your ideas that a certain game has a retro feel to it like Shovel Knight then it doesn't even come down to what generation those came from, because you won't find Shovel Knight on anything before the PS3/360 gen.



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m0ney said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

I still wonder why Crysis is considered such an unprecedented technical marvel

Maybe because it looks like a modern game more than 10 years after its release.

Naw

The stage geometry and textures, even at the highest setting do not come close to modern offerings in the same genre, the game has aged , would take some heavy nostalgia googles to maintain this game looks in the same leagues as something like Bioshock infinite from a few years ago or the likes of

Unless you mean those modern games... running on the base model X1/PS4 or the Switch, then maybe... but still stage geometry and lighting has advanced a long way in the last decade.

 



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The project fell through because the broken AGS-101 Gameboy I bought from eBay was lost during shipping (and my 45$ along with it ).