Originally Posted by Strat79
Fake or not, I'd wager most couldn't or at best wouldn't(give up prematurely) beat games like the original or SNES version of Metroid. The SNES version I still play to this day from time to time. It is still every bit as hard as it was back then if you don't use any save states or game genie/game shark codes. Of course back then there were some games that were ridiculously hard to the point that it wasn't any fun and were easy to give up on; NES Top Gun for example. Those are not the types of games I am talking about though. Even the epic fun games like Zelda, Metroid, Perfect Dark, GoldenEye would be extremely tough for those that grew up in the post N64/PS1 era I'd say. Highly doubt it would be 90% but I bet it would be a majority failing rather than the minority.
Maybe that sounds elitist. I don't mean it that way. Just a guess based on what I have seen from nieces/nephews and some younger cousins.
I grew up in that era and I never played the RPG's like Zelda because they have you run around aimlessly without telling you what to do or where to go. That is not difficulty, it's poor game design.
I had Wing Commander, Master of Orion, and X-com instead.