Video games, they're not what they used to be
Just completed COD MW3 as the kids call it in 6 hours (not in one sitting)
Now i’ve been playing games for years on and off but that seems like a right rip off if you’re not into playing online.
Took me bloomin weeks to even get half way through Sonic the Hedgehog on the mega drivePosted 6 years agoDufferMember
The Call of Duty series has been this way for some time. They seem to assume that ALL of their customer base only want to play online. The single player mode is nothing more than a token-gesture after-thought.
That’s why i don’t bother buying them.
Any game by Bethesda will give you hundreds of hours of gameplay, though (if that’s what you’re after!) I’ve recently played Fallout 3 and New Vegas, and now i’ve started on Skyrim…Posted 6 years ago
It’s not just the play time that has got worse, but I just find most newer games boring in terms of the gameplay. Seems like more effort goes into making things look and sound great than it does into making them fun to play.
Best game I’ve played recently is Limbo. It’s pretty short but it’s so fun and pretty scary considering how minimalist the graphics are. Got it for £1.50 in the steam sales.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1vexQzA9Vk[/video]Posted 6 years agoDufferMember
One of the best games of the last decade is Portal. You’ve no doubt played it. The only thing wrong with it is the lack of replayability. Once you’ve played it, there’s not a lot of point playing it again. At least not until you’ve forgotten the maps.
Before that, the biggest impact a game has had on me personally, is Final Fantasy vii.Posted 6 years ago
I don’t understand the TV adverts that show ‘Not actual game footage’ – so why show it / why do the adverts appeal to people then?
Have any adverts in the last couple of years actually had this, though? Back in the day cut scene graphics were always used as the pull to get peoples attention in adverts, but at the moment the in game graphics are probably on par with the, diminishing, cut scenes in games.Posted 6 years agosamuriMember
Skyrim is very good, really enjoying it.
Portal portal2 also.
Yep, single player MW games, not great although the OP is clearly better than me at them, not really my secen to be honest though.
Red Dead was ace, big game, lots of interest.
I’m looking forward to the the next Grand Theft game. GTA4 was an awesome game. It was a bit linear though compared to something like skyrim where you can wander off and do side missions a plenty for all you are worth. Or just go around making money/killing trolls/exploring.Posted 6 years ago
I loved GTA:SA, maybe more than Vice City actually. The storylines on those games are great. I always dismissed gta til I decided to stop running around shooting people and actually followed the missions. Hours of fun. Me and my mate completed SA twice in our last year of uni.
Oh and isn’t there a new Hitman game coming out soon? Blood Money was great.Posted 6 years agoSmudger666Subscriber
I reckon The only real comparison of ‘then and now’ is playability – the original doom was groundbreaking and had me hooked for hours – mw3/2 has also had me hooked for hours(120for mw3 so far ). So compare the two (esp multiplayer) and I know which I would be/am playing now.
Skyrim also has me hooked – compare that to the hours playing original colossal cave and I know which one I’d be playing! You are in a maze of twisty passages all alike – bollocks to that!
What the OP is saying (as i read it) is that it didn’t work for him – I’ve bought games that didn’t work for me – trade it and move on but don’t try to make out that today’s games aren’t as good as those of yesteryear, otherwise we would all have N64’s playing rockfall.
Seriously,, if. You think old games are the best, get a copy of MAME and see how long you play each one!Posted 6 years agoPJM1974Member
+1 for the original Elite here – I managed to rank as “Deadly” but didn’t make “Elite” until I got stuck into Frontier. The only modern games that have come close in epic scale are the Grand Theft series.
Try googling Pioneer Space Sim if you miss lurking outside Lave station ready pounce on some Vipers.Posted 6 years ago
I think I worded my original point badly….or just plain wrongly.
What I meant to write, through the miasma of a bottle of Baileys, is that back in the day the cut scenes were used to sell a game. This was a bit shady, as the in-game graphics could never hope to live up to what was represented. Now, however, I think they show custom built animations to advertise the story in a short advert length time span, rather than including footage from the game that by itself might not convey the story arc of the game. So it’s less you are being shown something you cannot have, and more its just a promo tool to show what will be in the game, albeit not condensed in 30 concise seconds.
…or something.Posted 6 years agosamuriMember
And what was that tank driving game? Pacific Islands? Awful graphics but you could hide in wait for hours just waiting for the enemies tanks to roll past a gap in the trees.
Aah the hours wasted, I could have been chatting up girls. Who’s laughing now?
And don’t get me started on Civilization. “Oh, is it 7 in the morning? I appear not to have slept…at all. Time for college/work.”Posted 6 years agoRealManMember
I actually shat myself once when playing ‘Aliens v Predators’, when something nasty suddenly jumped out at me.
Try playing dead space 2. I flat out refuse to play that on my own. Terrifying.
Alone. On a spaceship filled with hideous aliens. In deep space. Everything is really dark. And you’re going scatty and hallucinating about your dead wife or something.Posted 6 years agoracefaceec90Member
or try this for a great psychological horror game [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21s45Yel5VM[/video] also if you want longevity in a game (after elder scrolls series e.t.c) try playing one of the zelda games (especially twilight princess/wind waker)/final fantasy VII (kicks the c*&p out of ocarina of time imho 😉 runs off before being hit by flaming bottles e.t.c 😀Posted 6 years ago
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