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Next gen will be like the 2nd coming of the 16-bit generation.

#11StarGoyPosted 2/6/2013 3:07:18 PM
There's always talk about originality, or lack thereof, this generation. Almost every generation had clone after clone in its library. The only difference is the genre; be it platformers, scrolling shooters, or beat-em-ups, or racers. I've noticed that when many bring up "too many ___ games this gen" as an argument, it's almost always because their favourite genre has fallen out of popularity, and they're not particularly fond of the new genre darling.

The bulk of the PSOne and 16-bit consoles library is made up of hundreds upon hundreds of shovelware titles, with roughly twenty or fewer games regarded as subjective classics. There are more classics divided across between the PS3, 360, and Wii's retail and online games than I've ever seen in any generation.

But it's all subjective.
#12JKSonicPosted 2/6/2013 4:46:06 PM
From: metroidman92 | #004
Day-1 DLC, Disc Locked DLC, online passes, and other assorted shady business practices remind you of gaming's innocence?

Alright.


Bioshock 1 and 2
Mass Effect 1 and 2 and kinda 3
Skyrim
Oblivion
Fallout 3 and NV
Dishonored
Sleeping Dogs
Rock Band
Batman AA and AC
Dark Souls
Forza 3/4
Alan Wake
Saint's row trilogy
Gears of War
Halo 3
Dead Island
Dragon Age

I could go on and on and on. Some of my favorite games of all time have come this gen. Easily better than last gen and overall better than the 64bit days.
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#13FFTHEWINNERPosted 2/6/2013 4:47:40 PM
JKSonic posted...
That was this gen to me. For me this gen was like a throwback to the 16-bit glory days.

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#14Arucard05Posted 2/6/2013 4:51:45 PM
From: KtuluheroII | #008
From: StarGoy | #005
the 32-bit


Um did I miss a generation of gaming or something? I don't recall a 32 bit era.


Accurate or not, that's generally what people call the fifth generation. PS1, Saturn, N64.
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#15CammyApplePosted 2/6/2013 5:08:26 PM
KtuluheroII posted...
From: StarGoy | #005
the 32-bit


Um did I miss a generation of gaming or something? I don't recall a 32 bit era.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(fifth_generation)
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#16656stoogePosted 2/6/2013 5:10:09 PM
I think TC is on the money. Because I can tell you now, if consoles ban used games and require an online connection then my SNES and Megadrive are going to be seeing much more use.
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