GB writes: "So there you have it, another decade is over. Fairly obvious this, I suppose, but the noughties (as they are affectionately, albeit irritatingly) known, have been the most significant period for gaming EVER!"
It was an awesome decade for gaming. I have a feeling things will only go up from here though: Think of the inevitable PS4, Next Xbox, New Wii, 3D gaming, Motion Tech, Onlive, and then think of said innovations accompanied by great franchises like: Uncharted, Halo, Gears, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, Killzone, Modern Warfare, Gran Turismo, Forza, the list is extremely long: Bioshock, GTA, Resistance, AssCreed amongst a long host of others and our conclusion will be united. The best years of gaming are ahead of us, yes in the future!
I just wish we had more platformers. I have a feeling with motion tech we'll be seeing more of these. Can't wait to find out.
imo, yes. The PS2 and Dreamcast are up there on my list of favorites and they both released during this decade. Not to mention all the amazing current gen games. It certainly was a great decade. Better than the 90s? Well, that's debatable.
its a tough question when you've been gaming for over 20 years, and yes i'm 25. yea well i'd have to choose this decade compared to last decade that also had awesome franchises that died or just went downhill when the new systems came out
of course, games like the Sims, MGS, Half Life 2 episodes 1 + 2, Deus Ex, UC2, the GT series, Halo series, Timesplitters series, etc. really a great decade the only thing I don't like is the death of local split screen multiplayer
+Bubbles With games becoming more social, you would of thought that local split screen multi player was the last thing you would want to lose as a developer
Couldn't agree more. I loved splitscreen shooters as well as some fighters, Bomberman, and co-op sports games in times gone by. Now, with games like Call of Duty 4 (still haven't gotten around to MW2), there are splitscreen modes, but there's no cool co-op stuff. Splitscreen is taking a backseat to online. There's nothing wrong with online; just sometimes I wanna have that kind of experience with people IRL.
In terms of appeal, absolutely. In terms of innovation and revolutionary gameplay that wasn't done the decade before, no. We even had motion controls before this decade in a sense, (SERCOS, anyone?) I am grateful for Jak & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank, Ico, Shadow Of Colossus, Uncharted, Little Big lanet and God of War, though. Aside from them games, not much else.
Bubbles for you. Couldn't have said it better myself.
the turn of the century brought with it GTA3, MGS2 and Halo CE. Unbelievable games and they only got better throughout the decade. We also have a great balance of online/offline games whereas before online gaming was a bit of a novelty. I love the retro consoles but it's hard to deny the quality this decade has brought with it.
not as great as the 90S but it was a great decade anyways.
That's like asking "Is eating really that important to your body?" Anyone who has been gaming lately can see the massive improvements every year. Ugh lol
Let's see. In the past decade, we saw: PS2, PS3, 360, Wii, which are all big and all brought something to the table. We saw GTA go 3D, which was one of the greatest things to happen to the series. Online play took off The games we loved before get brought back to life, mostly thanks to Nintendo and Sony. We saw Halo and the rebirth of Call of Duty, changing FPS forever. TPS games are a lot better when it comes to gameplay. Naughty Dog is still alive and show their genius with Uncharted. Music games are more advanced than before. Games with more artistic flare (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Heavy Rain, etc) shine thanks to wider online communities talking about them. I think this past decade was THE, if not one of the greatest decades for gaming so far.
Gaming technology progressed, HD gaming was introduced, great games released on all platforms. What the hell is wrong with it?
no it was boring then and is boring now.
Really tough to say, for the first half we saw a lot of genre defining titles, great game variety, and great gaming. The second half is been okay, there is a couple of games not many that have truly improved or change the gaming landscape which are: Assasins Creed franchise, Bioshock franchise, Uncharted Franchise, Little Big Planet, Batman arkham asylum, Killzone 2, Infamous, Forza franchise, MGS4, Resistance Fall of Man franchise and Far Cry 2. Outside of these games for the second half of the decade is pretty much the same thing as the first half only now in upscaled HD resolution not even native booh!!. So, towards the end of this decade we ended up with the once exclusive PC quirks like installing the game onto the hard drive, updating say games, patching broken games and lost video game variety along the way. The online play is the same as the online play of PC gaming. So, the 90's was the best decade of gaming.
The 90s was better for cutesy 3D platformers (well, mainly because the first few Crash Bandicoot platform games and Banjo Kazooie were released then) and certainly better for 2D platformers on the Megadrive and SNES. However 2D games have continued in smaller numbers- e.g Okami and Viewtiful Joe. However the 00s was clever at incorporating - before Little Big Planet put the 2D platformer back in the spotlight, Prince of Persia (which had existed as a series since the late 80s) incorporated the platform game with sword fighting and puzzles. Ico did something similar and then Uncharted (which is comparable to many other games and some films as well) had shooting instead of sword fighting. For some the 00s will be synonomous with open world games such as the GTA series or crime games (such as that again). For a time there seemed that lots of world war II shooters and the launch of the Xbox seems to have co-incided with more shooter games, including Half Life 2. MMRPGS have also become popular - not my thing and, after The Sims came Second Life and PS3 Home. Moral choices were one of things that people were talking about in games like Bioshock and Fable - before people realised that their implementation was relatively crude. Before then the Dreamcast ceased mass production but the games that it launched in the 00s arguably hold influence over series that have since been launched - Crazy Taxi, ported from the arcades to the Dreamcast in 2000, the Western release of Shenmue (arguably a precursor to the likes of Heavy Rain or the open world feel of GTA3) and Jet Set Radio, one of the earliest cel-shaded games and certainly one of its most memorable. Maybe Sega are responsible for inspiring the Wii to some extent as well, firstly with the many peripherals that the Dreamcast had and secondly with Super Monkey Ball, a game more about control and fun. A few Wii Sports games look Super Monkey Ball inspired.
The previous decade, for me, was a bit of both bitter and sweet memories. The first half of the decade was great with innovative titles like Shadow of the Colossus till being pumped out, and Game consoles like the PS2 and DS beginning their prime. The first half felt more like an extension to the 90's in comparison to the second half,which started great with releases like the Nintendo Wii platform and Super Mario Galaxy, but the over saturation of the Shooter genre hit a climax point with too many publishers focusing on realism and Multiplayer, and fewer titles, like LittleBigPlanet, I had to look forward to.
Technically, the decade doesn't start until 2011...Just Saying!!!
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