Originally Posted by ComradeNF
I sold my gaming desktop a while ago, and since then I have been playing a lot of older games on my laptop with integrated graphics and other consoles until I get my gaming laptop for college. The past few months I played through the following: Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy 6 and 7, Diablo 2, Majora's Mask, and Oracle of Seasons (I know some of these games are up to 2001, but still).
Anyway, I had an extreme amount of fun with all of these games. I haven't ever been hooked as much to a video game as I was with these. I could literally sit for 3 hours and play Diablo 2 and still not get bored, whereas I often stop playing video games after the first 30 minutes or so because I get bored. Especially with Final Fantasy 6: 2 weeks ago I played for 5 hours straight, which is something that I have only done with video games a few times in my life (I was in a car going on a trip, but 5 hours is quite a lot for me).
This got me wondering: Do you guys who are 22+ years old even enjoy today's games? After playing these games modern games seem quite bland to me (with the exception of some of course).
Also, what are some other games that I should play? I still have another 3 months to go without Battlefield 3 since I have no gaming PC, so I figured I would try a few games out. Console doesn't matter. One I have heard a lot about is Chrono Trigger so I thought I might give it a try.
Forgot to mention I was born in '94. First video game that I played was probably Pokemon Red when I was around 7-8.
First off: Thank you for creating this form. It's easily my favorite question I've ever been asked. And thank you for being brave enough to stop playing COD long enough to actually play a game that isnt in High Definition or stars a space marine or soldier.
Secondly: I'd like to mention, that I have been gaming since the 80's! In my lifetime I've played over 6,798 games and counting. And I can tell you that 3 hours is nothing. When I was a teenager I remember regularly playing 9 - 13 hours a day, everyday. I'd even skip school, or even sleep to play games. I think alot of gamers back then did that. Since our games were long, difficult, and often lacked the ability to SAVE. So naturally quiting the game to sleep and lossing all you're progress was unthinkable!
Thridly: I'd like to begin with answering you're question about game suggestions (here's a few must plays):
1.) Zelda Major's Mask (N64)
2.) Tomba 1 (PS1) & Tomba 2 (PS1)
3.) Mario Bros 3 (NES)
4.) Final Fantasy 9 (PS1)
5.) Mario Bro 64 (N64)
6.) Mario Bros 1 & Super Mario World (NES & SNES)
7.) Megaman 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (NES, SNES), X, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6 (SNES, PS1)
8.) Crash Bandicoot 1, 2, 3 (PS1)
9.) Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis)
10.) Skies of Arcadia - Legends (Gamecube)
11.) Chrono Cross (PS1)
12.) Resident Evil 2 (PS1) & Resident Evil 3 (PS1)
13.) Parasite Eve 2 (PS1)
14.) Kingdom Hearts 1 (PS2) and 2 (PS2)
15.) Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes (Gamecube)
16.) Final Fantasy 8 (PS1)
17.) Final Fantasy X (PS2)
18.) Xenosaga 1, 2, 3 (PS2)
19.) Battletoads (NES)
20.) Resident Evil (Gamecube)
21.) Mario Land (Gameboy)
22.) Turok 1, 2, 3 (N64)
23.) Zelda Minish cap (GBA)
24.) Zelda: Links Awakening (Gameboy)
25.) Wario Land 1, and 2 (Gameboy)
26.) Ghosts n' Goblins/Ghouls (NES/Genesis) & Super Ghosts n' Ghouls (SNES)
27.) Zelda: Wind Waker (Gamecube)
28.) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (Gameboy)
29.) Breath of Fire IV (PS1)
30.) Tomb Raider 1, 2, 3 (PS1)
-Now to Answer you're question about "how do us 22+ yr old people play 'modern games' without getting boored":
The simple answer "I think alot of us are or do". I know I myself, have found that since last fall, I have all but practically neglected my consoles for the first time in my life. Instead I've been playing tons of ROMS, and only playing games like SKYRIM and Witcher 2 on PC, so that I can use MODS.
Intrestingly enough, aside from ROMS of everything from NES, Genesis, and Gameboy - PS1, N64 and even PS2, I've been playing alot of Wii stuff lately. I feel that NIntendo still has some of the magic, that made me love games to begin with. And with recent titles Like Zelda: Skyward Sword, Return to Donky Kong Country, and Mario Galaxy 2, they'res alot to love.
And I think that the lack of insperation in the gamemarket today is whats kiining it.
I'd also like to mention 1 last thing to you; you remmber when you asked if how 22+ gamers enjoy todays games? Well, anotherway for me to have answered that would be to say this:
Most of todays 22+ gamers are able to enjoy games because 90% of them didnt actually start playing games until they became culturally excepted - which was sometime between 2004 and 2007.
You're probably too young to remember this, but before 2004 or so, gaming was a hobby that carried stigma. And if you where a football player growing up, you didnt let you're bros know you played games or had a Computure, cause only nerds did that. And girls literally wouldnt date you if you did.
I remember my grandmothers church members thinking I was doing 'devil stuff' because I played videogames. I remember when they blamed 'Columbine' on violent video games and said that Mortal Kombat, Doom 2, and comic books would create a generation of serial killers. I remember a time when the President of the United States was talking about 'banning' videogames.
I even remeber a time when noone even knew what they were, and you had to buy them from a Sears catalgue or hunt in the corner of a Pawn Shop for a few games.
Hell, I know grown people who in 2004 had never played a videogame in their lives, and now are practically addicted - so these people, even though the're old, are like you, with little experience and so they missed those great old games.
I remeber being the only kid where I lived, and in my school who 1.) owned a Computure, and 2.) played video games.Edited by Magicka Emperor - 4/26/12 at 5:34pm