Will we ever have the feeling of playing Mario 64 for the first time again?

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3 years ago#1
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately after going back to watch the commercials for Super Mario 64. The whole time they were basically talking about how revolutionary the game was, and to tell the truth, that's probably all anyone was thinking about the first time they tried it. It was literally the first time most of us had ever seen a video game we could play within a fully 3D environment and have the freedom to choose where we wanted to go. I remember my mind being completely blown. I couldn't even fathom how it would work, the restrictions that would have to be in place, how it would control, or even just hearing Mario speak for the first time. The fact that a character I was controlling was going to be occupying real three-dimensional space inside my TV felt straight out of a sci-fi movie. But you know what? It felt so right. It worked perfectly and captured me in everything it accomplished.

Since the Wii U released and I've spent a good chunk of my time getting to know the ins-and-outs of it, I really do feel like it's very revolutionary for our time... However, nothing since Super Mario 64 has given me that sense of excitement and wonderment. Have we become so jaded by the rapid increase in technology and advancements in gaming that it's impossible to be truly impressed by something as innovative as this? Maybe it was partially child-like innocence and nostalgia, but for a game to leave such an impression on me that I actually remember where, when and who I was with when I played it the first time, that seems like a revolution to me. Hell, I was 9 at the time and looking back as a 25 year old guy I still get sentimental over it.

I honestly feel bad for kids today in a way. They are growing up with this technology already in place. It's sad to think they may never have an experience like playing Super Mario 64 for the first time. I'm proud to have grown up with so much joy thanks to these games. I just hope, in the future, they'll find a way to create that magic again.
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3 years ago#2
Most likely never. But hey I guess we can be hopeful.
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3 years ago#3
Yes, PS4/720 launch games will recapture that feeling.
3 years ago#4
Go download SM64 from VC or play the DS remake?
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3 years ago#5
Hitagi posted...
Yes, PS4/720 launch games will recapture that feeling.


Lol uh nope. Not unless they include VR or something.
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3 years ago#6
Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and Halo CE gave me the feeling of wonderment. I haven't really got it since
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3 years ago#7
I think until virtual reality is possible.
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3 years ago#8
last time a game gave me pure awe was dark souls before that was alan wake
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3 years ago#9
GoombaX posted...
last time a game gave me pure awe was dark souls before that was alan wake


You must be very easily awed.
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3 years ago#10
Never.

Because you grew up.
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