I was 5 when Quake came out - I started PC gaming at a young age, however we only ever had home computers, not special gaming ones. Basically, I was limited to older games for a long time because my mums computer couldnt handle newer ones.
Anyway, point being, when I was around 10, I had just started PC gaming, and I started with the older games. I had Command and Conquer red alert, and Quake, and Heroes 3, Might and magic 8 day of the destroyer, Baldurs gate, Planescape Torment, Battlezone, and a game called Army Men 2, I think it was, (you played with little green plastic toys) Age of empires 1 and 2
These are the games I was playing int the early 2000's, and I was not allowed on the internet so I did not know what the latest games were, these games are all I knew.
I remember buying the Medal of Honour allied assault and Battlefield 1942, when I must have been around 11-12, and running them in 640x480, with everthing on low, and I did not even know what anti aliasing was
Games these days, are just absolutely no way near as FUN. Sure, I have a hell of a time blasting through baddies in battlefield 3 and staring at the sun in Crysis, but they just dont have the FUN they used too...The big developers seem to try and spend so much time trying to make their game, state of the art - amazing looking etc, because if they dont meet or exceed the standards, they get shunned down that they have less time to make the game any real FUN...
Games like minecraft are good though, they make you remember that gameplay>graphics.
I still bust out Quake almost daily, have a game or two of Heroes 3 every week, and occasionally a match of Age of Empires.
Games these days are being made too easy, they are almost like a book, they pull you toward a predetermined story, rather then letting you be the story, too much, and they make them too easy. It is not the developers fault though, its just how the industry is going, and the developers dont want to be left behind...Edited by jacobrjett - 11/2/11 at 11:20pm