John Santina writes: "When there are so many great games released every day, what is the point in playing older games?"
Over the last two weeks i replayed The Witcher 1, played around in Doom (1), and am currently running through Jagged Alliance 2. There's something about older games that deserve greater recognition than the main majority of today's AAA experiences. They stand the test of time. I'm wary to go near most new stuff. They're expensive. They're designed around DLC and other exploitive content models. The "seen it all before" gameplay experiences. Only today, I saw people on Facebook commenting on a new Crytek Logo for an open-world Crysis sequel. Why? You know exactly how it's going to play. Old is Gold.
This, exactly this. Though there are many "bad" old games, the ones that stand out and being played to this day are being played for a reason! It's why I will defend the original Deus Ex and Doom games to death. I actually had to argue with a friend that I just played Doom for over two hours, and he said, "But how?" Timeless gameplay and touch is what I said. That's simplifying it immensely, but there is a love and craft poured into those games that you don't get from many triple A releases nowadays. I still love to play newer games and am excited for Sekiro (very much so), but there is value in older games. Just like valuing older books, movies, TV shows, etc. It shouldn't be looked down upon for not playing older games because of that! Anyway, just wanted to especially reply here because I was shocked at being asked why I am playing the classic Doom games. Those games FEEL good to play and are satisfying to run through! They'll never touch it, but they'll never understand it unless they do unfortunately.
Sorry buddy, but while I agree that older games can offer just as much enjoyment and entertainment as new titles, to make such a sweeping statement that new games don't stack up is completely disingenuous and this is from someone who has played the first 5 Castlevania games and the whole MGS series over the last 6 months. Over the last 2 weeks alone I have completed a second play through of God of War, a play through of Detroit and I am currently playing a NG+ play through of Nioh along with my latest purchase, Dead Cells. There has never been a better time to be a gamer, there are more new games released than I can keep up with. Old games are still relevant and I enjoy them immensely, but to say new games are no good is hyperbole.
@LoveSpuds "Old games are still relevant and I enjoy them immensely, but to say new games are no good is hyperbole." He didn´t said that new game are not good. He said that he cautiously aproach them nowdays. And i think that´s the truth for the majority of gamers. Doesn´t matter if a new game is good or not per se, gamers today are too sensitive. They have too many "reasons" to not buy a new game. The protagonist is female. The protagonist is gay Indies/Low budged tittles. Microtransactions Loot boxes DLCs Multiplayer Only Single Player Only QTEs Publisher Developer Brand That´s is just a few reasons at the top of my mind. Back in the day, gamers didn´t care for none of the reasons i listed above. Sad but true.
Is enjoying old movies, books, television, music, comics, manga, etc a waste of time when new projects in all those mediums are always being made? Your question’s been answered.
There must be something good about old projects to warrant many to be remade, but rarely ever surpass the originals.
I still visit and play my NES SNES Genesis I still love the 16bit era and 8bit era. One thing about older consoles no internet needed put the cart in bring over a few friends and have a few beers playing Mario Kart on SNES.
I was playing ghouls and ghosts for Sega last night 😊😊 such a good game love my retro games
I guess it's as much of a waste of time as newer ones.
I've seen some wholly stupid ass articles submitted and approved on this site, but what the hell..
Blame the moderators. Most of them are fresh out of high school.
They're not going to ban a stroy because you think it's stupid. Don't click on it. Problem solved.
They probably saw it as an indirect way to discredit backwards compatibility (which it is) so it got the pass.
Aren't playing video games in general kind of a waste of time? lol Playing an old game is like reading an old book. You go back to it because you want to experience it again.
Waste of time? Not playing the older games in my backlog that I've already bought just because newer games have come out would be a waste of time.
Is reading retarded articles a waste of time?
The same question can be asked of new games...If you enjoy what you are doing how is is considered "a waste of time"?
Nope this gen I've gone back and had a great time playing old games via ps2 on ps4 trophy support and 1080 up scaling makes old titles that look horrible on my 4k screen when played on my ps2 look quite good. I've replayed most of the rockstar ps2 classic range and loved them
Ok this is a stupid question. If it was a waste of time then why bother gaming at all? I surely wouldn’t want to play what everyone tells me to, and then buy new games when everyone tell someone me to. Playing old games is great. Same with other forms of media
I'm sorry, but this article is for such a ridiculous statement.
Is playing ANY game a waste of time? What a stupid-ass clickbaity article.
John Santina, you sir, are a waste of time.
No, I'd honestly rather play old games I never got a chance to play rather then an online game. There are so many ps1 ps2 games I never got to play. Hell theres a ton of snes rpg's I still gotta play
Definitely not. New games just aren't doing it for me atm and spiderman will be the next I get after not buying any in a good few months now. I have plenty to play but no will to play them. I did however, get a snes classic and hack it to play all sorts of classic games and it's refreshing to play those older games. Having a blast on donkey Kong country atm.
You might as well ask if being an archaeologist is a waste of time
I don't spend a lot of time playing old games. There is so much NEW and awesome stuff coming out of the pipeline that it's hard to stay caught up with it. I don't have to time to retread old ground again and again.
It's up to the person in question not a yes or no answer.
Depends on the games and console. I still hook up the NES from time to time to play Mario, Tecmo Bowl, Battletoads, Double Dragon, Ninja Gaiden, Kid Icarus, etc. I'll still play some PS titles once in a great while like an RPG or Legacy of Kain. While my PS3 has been powered down for a couple years now I did play quite a few PS3 titles in 2015 and '16. '17 and '18 I've been playing The Show during the Summer months which has helped me get through the slow-no release season. On the other hand the PS2 era I'll find hard to replay since games are in HD since PS3.
Will video games are one color of entertainment media, so as a whole you can relly revisit the channel as much as you want and as much as you want, and if it entertains me why not? I mean I rewatched FRIENDS, I rewatched DBZ, I rewatched Iron Man 1, I replayed FFVII, I replayed GTA VC, I replayed MGS4, etc. All these delivers me some most best times in my life whether because of the content or nostlagia.
What is this, look I think every gamer parent should start there kids off with a classic console so they appreciate the value of a game with no micro tran or paid dlc.
What is time really , life in-fact , it all comes to nothing in the end no matter what you do with it.
But isnt playing an old game that you havent played, the same as playing a new one? If you havent played it before then its new to you. Ive got an Xbox one s coming this week and i havent played any xbox exclusives, so even tho some of the games im getting are 'old' they are new to me. Looking forward to gears, ori and sso
Nope, older games are better imo :)
If you enjoy it, why would it be a waste of time. Makes no damn sense how people come up with this stuff.
The other day I was playing the amazing SNES game AXELAY, and playing Red dead redemption as well. I have a huge library of retro games on various systems. So question answered.
"So many great games released every day"? What world are you living in? Sure, we have a number of great titles these days--and I hate to sound like this--but there's a charm, magic and essence that's in older games when these weren't such massive corporate entertainment mediums and didn't have to meet accelerated profit desires of shareholders.
Are they fun? if so then no. Simple as that I Just started playing through the original Xbox's exclusive SEGA llbrary and im having the most fun i've had in a long time playing Outrun Coast to Coast. Not to mention MANY old games stuck to core principles of game design to put satisfying gameplay first, whereas it's really hard to find that even in most AAA games these days
dont let this mf tell you whats right n wrong. play whatever you want. I recently played manhunt, abe and etc. use twitch and you get a fan base.
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