Basically everyones golden age should be when they were like 13-18 doesnt matter the system or what games came out. Im 28 now and i will never have the feeling of playing final fantasy 10 as a teen with any game that comes out from now till whenever --- The Official Pimp Hand of the Tampa Bay Rays...
I'm thinking the current one. Games are creative and powerful, they incorporate many different ideas and genres, sometimes mixing the two. And if you want your oldies fix there's lots of backwards compatibility (though some has been cut in recent years) and if a developer finds there's a problem with a game they can patch it up. (I'll not consider the possibility that the game may have been left unfinished since I think that's more consumer myth to make game devs look bad than it is truth, at least in most cases.) --- Welcome....to the next best thing http://highresgaming.blogspot.com
5 years ago I would have said the good old first days of the MMORPG. 10 years ago I would have said THIS VERY MOMENT. And then a game like Dark Souls comes out, I buy a console to play it, and lose 200 hours of my life and talk about it with my friends in my early 20s while drinking at bars.
Only including the games I played in this period, not what was released (Have played many more on these consoles since)
Gamecube (My favorite console ever!): Mario Sunshine Paper Mario TTYD Wind Waker Metroid Prime Tales of Symphonia Animal Crossing Super Smash Bros Melee MGS the Twin Snakes (Never had it on PS1) Luigis Mansion Pokemon XD Sonic Adventure 2
PS2 (I was young at the time and it was my brothers, so I didnt get to pick the games, only had a few): Jade Cocoon 2 Metal Gear Solid 3 Nicktoons Unite Harvest Moon Back to Nature (PS1 game I played it on the PS2, still play it regularly) Crash Bash (Also on PS1)
XBox (Didnt own, but friend did): Halo Halo 2 Need for Speed (Not sure which one) Spy vs Spy Thats all I specifically remember playing on it
Dreamcast (Friend had one, only played it once): Sonic Adventure
GBC: Pokemon Gold (I have FAR more nostalgia for this game than any other game, show, experience, or place in my entire life, expanded the period back to 200 just to include this)
GBA: Pokemon Zelda: Minish Cap Pokemon Banjo Kazooie Gruntys Revenge DBZ Legacy of Goku 2 Pokemon Mario and Luigi SS
DS: M&L Partners in Time Mario KArt DS Super MArio 64 DS Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue
Wii (First home console that was exclusively MINE): Wii Sports Super Paper Mario Zelda Twilight Princess Metroid Prime Trilogy
I feel like I'm missing a lot from each. I know I'm missing a lot from the XBox and PS2, because I wasnt able to play those consoles pretty much whenever, unlike the others.
I feel like since then gaming has SERIOUSLY gone downhill. --- CoD claims to be M for Mature, but it is really M for Manchildren - Emerald_Melios
PSX: Gran Turismo 1 Gran Turismo 2 Need For Speed III: Hot Pursuit Ridge Racer Type 4 Test Drive 5 Eternal Eyes Guardian's Crusade (both obscure and pretty much cult favorites, RPG players will hate both)
I apparently beat Jade Cocoon when I was 10. I don't remember how I beat it.
Game Boy/GBA: Pokemon Red, Yellow, Silver, Sapphire
GameCube: SSBM 007: Nightfire TimeSplitters 2
PS2: Gran Turismo 3 Soul Calibur 2 Need For Speed: Underground Need For Speed: Most Wanted Metal Gear Solid 2 Metal Gear Solid 3 --- cogito ergo zoom
Quote:5 years ago I would have said the good old first days of the MMORPG. 10 years ago I would have said THIS VERY MOMENT. And then a game like Dark Souls comes out, I buy a console to play it, and lose 200 hours of my life and talk about it with my friends in my early 20s while drinking at bars. @dankmana
I said 16-bit era, but I could have easily said this gen instead. I just didn't want to vote for an era that wasn't over yet. Newness can color perception more than nostalgia, and it's too soon to say if any current gen games have withstood the test of time.
Dark Souls, by the way, is the first game since Persona 3 in 1997 to give me that feeling of awe that was so common in my teen years. --- Sent from my iPhone via PowerFAQs 1.9 Blog: http://www.red-grenade.com