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Are Old Games Really the Best Games?

This article compares older games to newer ones and why gamers may like older games more.

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yokokoroma1247d ago

While this is an opinion piece, it brings to light a factual statement, which is that older video games (5th and 6th generation) are better than newer games...simply for being a complete product (i.e. gamers got the entire game, including unlockables). Not only that (although the former is the most important), but the quality of the games was much better gameplay wise then it currently is now.

The focus in the 5th and 6th gen was on game genre variety, whereas now it is not. The author of this article says older games are not better than newer games, yet he finds hisself going back and playing older games over newer ones. He attributes this to "childhood nostalgia", however he doesn't want to admit the truth.

Older games...by a larger part, where more thought out than newer games. I'm not sure what console this author favored then (it seems like N64), but when it comes to Playstation...their 5th and 6th gen games, put their 7th and 8th to shame. So in the end...I suppose it depends on your console of choice.

Ghost_Nappa1247d ago

Age has nothing to do with quality.

Are_The_MaDNess1247d ago

older games are actually working and is a finished product.

this newer gen cater to the bad players so they make the games easier, and they rely on downloadable patches instead of trying to make a perfect game that is working from the start.

PiNkFaIrYbOi1247d ago

Not to mention older games tended to be a lot longer. Though not everyone cares about the how long a game is and prefers the quality of the game, or most games. For us we enjoy a game that tends to take 50+ hours to complete, and we are talking just the main storyline. Not counting any side quests or mini-games that might be involved.

ShaunCameron1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

Actually, most older games were shorter than even the shortest of modern games. The technology of the day didn't allow for robust, dynamic environments or greater character mobility/flexibility that made the game "big."

Zodiac1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

"Are the old games better than the new games? No. In almost every regard they are not"

I completely disagree. The fact that NES games are still being compared to games over two decades later shows that development quality hasn't progressed as much as people want to admit and they can hold their own against, if not beat, newer games.

Scatpants1247d ago

I'd say the amount of actually good NES games is about 6% and the rest are utter and complete garbage.

NexGen1247d ago

Assuming the 6% is correct...it's even lower than that today. We all remember Contra, Castlevania, etc. Do we remember today's "big" franchises a year later? Sure, some stand out, but more stood out back then.

DEATHxTHExKIDx1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

Could'nt rlly say. I will say the games I replay the most are usually on GC or PS2.

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