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    Phatshady912 is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    Default Am I getting older or are games getting worse?

    I am not even old yet (1 but it seems like with each generation past N64/PS that games are getting boring. I remember being over a friend's house when games like Golden Eye, Resident Evil 2, Gauntlet legends, Mario Party, Super Smash Brothers, Final Fantasy VII/VIII, Metal Gear Solid, Mario Kart, Star Fox 64, Ocarina of Time, Soul Caliber, came out.

    And whether the game was multiplayer or not we would end up in somebody's house taking turns and staring in awe at these games.

    The first time I saw FFVII I was instantly in love, still am.

    When Resident evil 2 Came out we would all sit on the couch or floor in someone' room late at night laughing at whoever jumped in fright "Stop wasting bullets idiot, I'm next!!!"

    When I first brought home FFVIII me and 3 friends watched the opening FMV atleast 8x before playing.

    I remember having intricate discussions on the easiest way through the water temple during class in 5th grade.

    Multiplayer games were an after school ritual every single day without fail, the only thing that could possibly get me off a remote during smash brothers would be if everyone else got tired of being whipped so we decided to go play some football/basketball (only 3rd and 4th place had to give it up :P)

    I could spend hours playing video games when I was younger, I could still spend hours playing those same games now, but newer games just don't have that magic to them.

    A few caught my interest since that generation FFX(Ok I would probably play 100+ hours of pong if you put it in a shiny box that said FFXIV on it.), FFXII, Warcraft III, WoW, Smash Brothers Melee, Halo 1,2, but for the most part I felt even sequals of great games just weren't as good anymore. I loved Metal Gear Solid yet every MGS since has been...meh.The Zelda games get progressively more monotonous.

    Mario Party died after they took out spinning the joystick... I mean come on you have to admit that any game where kids were willing to spin the stick till their hands bleed is a masterpiece, and tool of natural selection all at once.

    Maybe the prime for playing games is 8-13, who knows, but I definitely have lost a great amount of my love for them that I never lost for other childhood things, sports, anime, music. I hope it is just be and there are still kids sitting infront of their consoles gaping in awe, and groups of kids huddled together in a basement having more fun than I ever did.

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    Gaming is a hobby, some people grow out of it and get either get bored or have no time, or they keep it up and play no matter how old they are. I just think right now you're in a nostalgic place and you try to recreate the feeling games gave you when you were a kid.

    Face it, you'll probably never feel the same. You're older now, you know more and what not. Some people keep the love, make gaming a part of their life and appreciate each game for what it is, not what it wasn't. Stop comparing every game you play to a game you've played (at least until you've finished it) and you will probably start liking game a lot more. This goes for movies, TV and Anime as well.

    Games really haven't gotten worse, it's just that we've seen most of the innovation and great games that will come out, so new ideas are rare, at least they are for us, because we've played a lot of old games. I'd say stop playing games altogether if they're that uninteresting.

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    I loved Metal Gear Solid yet every MGS since has been...meh.The Zelda games get progressively more monotonous.
    1) Metal Gear Solid:
    MGS2 was a direct sequel, so obviously there couldn't be much changes. It did feature a new character. MGS3 provided a lot of backstory, was set in a completely different environment and introduced some new stuff.

    2) Zelda:
    OoT provided the base. MM worked on masks, time cycles and large NPC interaction. WW had a new setting, new characters, new graphics... Only TP is OoT v2.

    I can agree that you fear those series will get monotonous, but really, there's only been a few games since the first one came out. MGS4 will introduce new items as well, and will supposedly end the main MGS storyline. Miyamoto says Zelda Wii will be radically different. TP perfected the OoT gameplay. These series are not getting stale. They're perfecting what they started and adding new elements in the process.

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    I think the proble is that you are getting older, so the novelty has worn off, but also that games aren't as inovative these days.

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    Its most likely that you don't like video games anymore. Because every year, there's at least one classic game that comes out. LOok the PS2 is still pushing out title like "God of War 1 and 2" which i think is a classic series: concept, graphics and gameplay. it has it all. Of course there are other games too.

    And don't forget Madden which is a cult game. With X360 and Ps3 out, i don't see how can games get boring. Of course there will be more bad games than good games, but these good games will be worth your time.

    Games will never get boring as there will always be a company thats comes with new ideas which u or any of us for that matter haven't seen before.

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    One game counters everything you've said:
    Spore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    One game counters everything you've said:
    Spore.
    I raise you two Ouendans and a Katamari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile View Post
    I think the proble is that you are getting older, so the novelty has worn off, but also that games aren't as inovative these days.
    +1

    game creators are more and more too scared nowadays, and thus games tend to be dimer and dimer...
    (not that there is much choice as a game costs more and more money and thus has to be sold to more and more people to keep being profitable, but that's a fact)

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    Be pleased that PSN and XboxLive Arcade (and hopefully Wii's VC) open space for little original games.

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    I can understand what you mean bout games getting worse, but come on less face it, most games that everyone considers "classic material" or just good games is hard to come by, cause we seen alot of crazy storyline type games that were on old systems that alot people loved.

    Too me, theres no reason to even compare to "old games" to " new games".
    The way you felt bout the old games wont be the same as of now, everyone just has to wait till we see one of "Those" games.

 

 
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