What's a 'Classic' Game and Why..

A feature on gaming nostalgia, classic games and my own personal experience playing some of the gaming industries most beloved titles.

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Retroman3315d ago (Edited 3315d ago )

metal gear,resident evil,sotc
those are not classic games


Gohadouken3315d ago

Yes they are , you are being foolish .

Their age , cult status , gameplay innovations and sales warrant them the status , just as much as your list

Retroman3315d ago (Edited 3315d ago )

NEVER PLAYED THOSE OPEN WORLD GAMES so i would not know if sales or age warrant them as classic.

hate open world games
being foolish?? speaking my opinion do not make me foolish just a old school gamer willing to speak up for REAL classic games.

no, i dont play those type of games. dont care to know which one is or is not open world far as im concern they ALL military type games.

Gohadouken3315d ago (Edited 3315d ago )

Out of the 3 , only one is open world you know ... so basically you are BSing your way about games you dont even know .

irrelevant , next , so we wasted both our times

EDIT :: they aint even all military nor shooter or anything else you'll come up with lol . Dear god at least read a vague description on a catalogue of a game YOU DECIDE to mention . You wouldnt know if you play those type of games , you dont even know what they are

Warj3315d ago

My gut reaction was to brush this article off as one designed to simply create controversy, or at least, the author can only appreciate a game if it has guns and no exploration. However, to be more fair, one aspect I did like was the point that nostalgia can mask imperfections and raise the status of a past experience beyond what it truly was. I wish more time had been given to utilizing this aspect to craft a compelling argument or critique instead of the article devolving into an opinion piece. I would have liked to see a fleshed out view from the eyes of someone who had never played these titles before. Instead, it left me with a feeling of someone who can't appreciate exploration of a fantasy world, since the 3 titles the author dismissed were similar to each other, and far different from the other two which, while still excellent, are more in line with today's mainstream titles.

NukaCola3315d ago

Agree. Play Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Metal Gear Solid today. Those games are difficult to control and work around the technical layouts.

LAWSON723315d ago (Edited 3315d ago )

MGS controls fine, and this coming from someone who grew up on PS2, 360 and did light early childhood gaming on N64 that finely played MGS about 2 years ago and it is now it is one of my fav games of all time. However RE2 was a pain when I tryed it, it took me about 30 minutes and 20+ deaths just to get past the starting area.

e-p-ayeaH3315d ago (Edited 3315d ago )

Practice makes it all better, games today have "technical layouts" as well but since also most games are less demaning in difficulty nowadays (game overs are mostly gone by now) people tend to forget those problems.

crofterz3314d ago

Got to say @Warj nailed it on the head. The point you raised about nostalgia masking imperfections is something I found and touched on in the article but I definitely feel a whole article dedicated to this subject is a grand idea. Perhaps a follow up piece is in order.

For the record, I don't dislike ICO, SOTC or OOT at all. They are 3 brilliant games and I immensely enjoyed playing all 3. My issue was that they are being held in the same regard as others, when they are (IMO) undeserving.

An interesting caveat on the whole "technical layout" in modern games debate. Modern games no doubt control and look better, does that automatically mean they are by default better games than some of our most beloved classics? And if not, why?

Anyway thanks for leaving comments though guys, it's really appreciated. Especially when they are actually (for the most part) intelligent and coherent. A rarity on the internet.