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post #31 of 42
I've been wanting to play Castlevania SOTN, Pandemonium 1&2, Wizardry, Ocarina of time, Too bad no re-renders like the video for FPS Mario for old titles
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post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by mott555 View Post
when there was no such thing as good graphics and so the game had to have good gameplay to sell.
actually there was good graphics in the game, when Unreal and Quake 3 came out everyone was like woah, the textures look amazing, they weren't good by today's standards, but for 1999 they were good.
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post #33 of 42
I'm playin old games just because I'm too broke to buy newer ones

Just finished playing through FC2 for the second time, right now I'm playing through Star Wars Republic Commando (also for the 2nd time), forgot how fun it is, even though the graphics are terrible.
     
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post #34 of 42
I play HL2 alot and started playing cs:source more ....but I completley love Bad Company 2. I remember when I first played it I was not sure if I was going to like it. Now I'm addicted.
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post #35 of 42
I would have to agree I did the same thing (july 10) I play a lot of older games for the most part. I feel the reason for this is because of lack of devlopment for 90% of the newer games out there. Instead of doing this thing called beta testing they let the customer do that for them then decide if the player base is big enough for a patch to be cost effective.

The stories for newer games are either bland or the gameplay is bland. ME2 has a really good storyline but the gameplay crippled it as it turned into a take cover, shoot, repeat. But the real kicker for newer games is a realtively small community, whereas games where anyone can mod (CS:S) there's a huge community out there which adds to gameplay as there's clan matches, tournaments, etc.
    
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post #36 of 42
I certainly have found that, I've been only playing good old Mega Drive games (Skitchen, Sonic, Paper Boy & California Games) and PSX games (FF's, Chrono Cross & Tomb Raider) on my emulators!

I tried playing Commando's 1 the other day on my system, it ran like it was on acid at at a rave, the game was moving at about 10x the normal speed, it reminded me of how fast I used to think Wipeout on the PSX was when I first played it back in 95 (16 years ago).

Anyone else suddenly feeling really old too
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post #37 of 42
New games have better graphics, art design and storylines but at the expense of length. I remember when it used to take months to finish a game. I have less free time now yet somehow it's rare to find a game that even takes a couple weeks to finish.

There still are some gems though. I played FO3 and ME2 a long time
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post #38 of 42
i play quake2 online every day, and just started playing quakelive again (basically q3), 98 release for q2... played some doom2 1v1 online not TOO long ago

i play ut2k4 every time i go to a lan with my friends, play painkiller there as well and i watch the occasional competition that the small pk community runs in euroland

honestly my favorite new game right now is magicka lol

this year is promising for new games though duke nukem, brink, rage, portal2
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Empire Earth is a favorite of mine, it's easy to run on netbook specs, and I can just transfer save files over and continue my civilization anywhere I am New games are only fun if they can catch my attention, and sadly, the only game I'm looking forward to is BF3. Not even Portal 2, unless they can make it WAY longer then the first.
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You really should see the look my friends give me when they see me playing older games on my rig. They almost want to kill me for playing games like Red Alert 1/2, System Shock 2 or Majesty when I can max out games like Crysis

A lot of people will say that we only think old games are better because we look through rose colored glasses back at them. But that's just because they haven't went back and played them again. If Red Alert 1 actually came out when Crysis did and at the same price, I'd actually buy Red Alert!
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