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post #61 of 65

I don't have time to read through the whole discussion so I will only answer the question from the title of the thread.

 

"I've become disinterested with video games. Is this a part of growing up?"

 

My point of view is that games are getting worse and worse within each year hence It may create an impression that as we get older the games become less fun. I have recently played few older games which I started with when I was younger and maybe it is some sentimental factor but I really feel these games were better than extremely shallow CoD which comes out every single year and seems to be nearly the same.

post #62 of 65

I have an off and on relationship with video games.

 

Currently I'm in off mode, whereas last year I played through every game I bought right away. As of now, I have two games on my PS3 completely untouched (still sealed) and four that I've popped an hour or two into, but haven't gone back to. I'm the same way with books, I buy them and then they stack up unread.

 

I still have those Sam & Max games that I need to play through on my PS3, so considering they're short, I may just make an effort to go through those soon.

post #63 of 65
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Originally Posted by Professor00179 View Post

 

My point of view is that games are getting worse and worse within each year hence It may create an impression that as we get older the games become less fun.

 

Agreed, as far as console gaming and arcade gaming is concerned, I feel that I was a kid in the golden-age era of arcades and consoles, arcades were much more alive, and console gaming was much more passionate and exicitng back then, all the way from the Atari 2600 (when I was like.. 6) to the Sega Dreamcast when I was a teenager, it peaked with the NeoGeo and PS2, around this time the golden-age of arcades started to diminish, and since then it has only gone downhill, the arcade culture is only really still alive and thriving in places like Hong Kong and Japan and a few select underground cultures in Europe and South America and so on.

 

What has kept arcade cultures alive in Hong Kong, Japan and South America is mostly the genre of Music Games, in South America they have Pump It Up, and in east-asia they have the Bemani franchise, in Japan alone there are 4000+ individuals that will go to arcades every day to play music games in a highly competetive and fun environment, these games are practically non-existent outside of east-asia.  I know the figure is at least 4000 because they all have ID cards they put in the machines which submits their scores and data to an online database which I can look at online, and that is only for one game.

 

The only gaming genre which has really took off on a worldwide basis in the last decade is online gaming, as far as console gaming is concerned I feel it focuses too much on hype and marketing and graphics, profit-churning and short-lived fun.  I'm not trying to say Bubble Bobble is a better game than StarCraft, but I'd rather play Bubble Bobble at an arcade next to a pinball machine with friends and then have a pizza, than sit alone in my basement grinding an mmorpg.

 

At the same time I feel gaming culture still has hope, and that lies in technological advancment.  New interactive controllers and long-awaited technology such as VR should dawn a new horizon and time will only tell what lies ahead.

 

 

 

 

post #64 of 65

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Originally Posted by Professor00179 View Post

 

Agreed, as far as console gaming and arcade gaming is concerned, I feel that I was a kid in the golden-age era of arcades and consoles, arcades were much more alive, and console gaming was much more passionate and exicitng back then

 

Luckily, some ppl realize that: http://www.gameindustry.com/review/item.asp?id=465

 

"Konami and Treasure reunite to bring us back to 2D heaven. Shooter fans have been waiting for a return to a once forgotten genre like this for a long time, and Gradius V does not disappoint as well"

 

Gradius V is a dream come true, old school gameplay w/ state of the art graphics/music. Sometimes, you find truly addictive games that don't put it all on the eye candy. It's the child of Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga, pure shmup adrenaline. Build yourself a genuine SANWA stick, play it on a big screen and you'll be 10yo all over again.."insert coin" :D

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