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Mike Haggar: "Games nowadays are for sissies"

A light hearted comedy piece contributed by gameplayer.com.au forum member, Mike Haggar - a user who does a convincing impression of the famous mayor from Final Fight.

From the site:

Irreverent forum wanderer Michael Haggar dropped us an email the other day that offered up quite an amusing/unique opinion on the state of gaming today. In the interest of encouraging up-and-coming writers - and to avoid getting 'piledriven' into the pavement outside the gameplayer offices - we've decided to hand the mic to Mike and see what his years of wisdom can teach us...

Worth a quick read and a chuckle, Final fight fans will not be disappointed...

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Poor Xbots3399d ago

Poor Xbots

Poor Xbots, fixme dvd players are for "sissies".

Poor Xbots

Homicide3399d ago

I agree. Ninja Gaiden 2 was the easiest game I've played this year.

FordGTGuy3399d ago (Edited 3399d ago )

I suggest that he try Over G Fighters on Hell Mode. In hell mode you are forced to use a Mirage F1 or a 1960's French jet fighter. There is nothing wrong with a game being hard but I think being fun can take presence over difficulty.

I think the other problem is that people pick up a game beat it on the easiest difficulty and then complain about how easy the game was.

Maedhros3398d ago

It's very tongue-in-cheek. To an extent, our games have definitely become easier, but I think this is more of a result of better design (a lot of NES era games were hard because they were poorly made) and appropriate difficulty scaling. That, an a shift towards aiming for an immersive experience over a challenging one.

But it's not like there are no hard games any more. Devil May Cry 4's Legendary Dark Knight difficulty (over on PC) basically embodies "unfair". Mario Kart is always actively cheating you. Final Fantasy always has a dozen superbosses hidden away. So I'm not too worried about my games becoming completely unchallenging.