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5 pioneering games that time forgot

Pioneers have always been a very important part of the video game industry, they mark the few occasions where someone tried to do something different and that something different actually turned out to be kinda cool. So cool in fact, that everyone else starts to incorporate it into their own projects. Eventually after enough games use that “something different” it then becomes the new standard that everyone has to adhere to if they want to be taken seriously.

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MaxXAttaxX2346d ago (Edited 2346d ago )

While Guitar Hero/Rock Band is basically a direct rip of GuitarFreaks, Drummania and Karaoke Rev/SingStar...
Gears of War is also a rip of RE4's perspective, WinBack and KillSwith. Even in design, it's like UT.

Then again, I guess no game is completely original.

And what about Metroid? I believe that game provided more than a couple of things to gaming. And Super Metroid perfected the formula.

rumplstilts2345d ago

Metroid is not *forgotten*

CaptainGreece2346d ago

Winback is the first Ps2 game i purchased.

Statix2346d ago (Edited 2346d ago )

Blackthorne in 1994 (Blizzard game for 32x, PC, SNES, Genesis) had a pop-out-and-shoot cover system.

Guildenstern2345d ago

That's true! You didn't exactly use “cover” though, but it’s still defiantly a game worth remembering for that mechanic!