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Possible to lose skill as a gamer the older you get?

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2 years ago#1
I'm playing through castle of illusion on genesis again in preparation for the remake and am having a real tough time with it. Every time you die you start at the beginning . I don't remember it being that difficult. I also fired up duck tales and dear god is it challenging . I was so much better at these games as a kid . Have we as gamers been that spoiled with checkpoints and save systems over the years or are my skills as a gamer going down the tubes? What gives?
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2 years ago#2
Old people. Can't even match my skills.

Suffer in admiration of my youth.
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2 years ago#3
It's called "retro-fog". You were never really as good as you think you were, especially when it comes to high difficulty challenges in the 16bit era.

Fire up the Star Wars games on the SNES and see how bad you really are.
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2 years ago#4
Im 33 and i notice in my older age my hand eye and other reflexes arent what they used to.be...

Games like bf3 i get constantly killed because u cant see far away enemies with my eyesight...
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2 years ago#5
Games are getting easier on average, you're probably rusty because barely anything challenges you.
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2 years ago#6
FTWWholeFnShow posted...
Im 33 and i notice in my older age my hand eye and other reflexes arent what they used to.be...

Games like bf3 i get constantly killed because u cant see far away enemies with my eyesight...


Dont you wear glasses?
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2 years ago#7
33 here too and have noticed the same thing with a lot of fps online. Oh well that's life I guess
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2 years ago#8
From: TheBlueStig | #003
Fire up the Star Wars games on the SNES and see how bad you really are.


Let's not talk about those games. It isn't possible to beat Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar or a cheat.
2 years ago#9
is this a serious question?

answer is the obvious FOR SURE.

Everyone will be different but when you age your motor skills decrease, reflexes slow down, hearing loss, vision loss, etc...

Didn't we pay attention in health class ;)
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2 years ago#10
GGearX posted...
FTWWholeFnShow posted...
Im 33 and i notice in my older age my hand eye and other reflexes arent what they used to.be...

Games like bf3 i get constantly killed because u cant see far away enemies with my eyesight...


Dont you wear glasses?



I do, i have my coke bottles. Yrs ago i was on a med that totally f'ed w my diabetes and my eye sight sucks now even w glasses i still have issues
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