I imagine young gamers today, in my opinion, have missed the best years of gaming. I started gaming mostly during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and of course onward. I have also played older games during the latter years, having transitioned them over into the new millennium. Games that I learned of which either released before my lifetime or didn't quite know of, yet still enjoyed.
Other, older gamers, perhaps yourself, that began gaming during the 1980s, or perhaps even the 1970s had played through their golden yeras. Many golden years of gaming have gone by, only to be missed by today's and tomorrow's gamers with each passing generation.
Pokemon in its prime was probably my most cherished memory, though it truly is difficult to have any specific favorite memories of back then. For me, anyway.
All-in-all, I'd like to know what your thoughts and feelings are regarding this subject, things you remember and sentiment. Feel free to share your stories. What do you believe were or are the best years of gaming?
Confirm or Deny: Current and next-generation gamers missed the best years of gaming. -Confirm.
Nostalgia is a very powerful thing. I remember playing Megaman X and Super Mario RPG when I was a kid; I stll consider them to be two of my favorite games of all time, but it was only because I was a kid when I played them and things always seem better when you are younger.
Deny. The best years of gaming is kind of subjective to what each person really wants from a game. And it's not like current and next-gen gamers will forever be unable to experience earlier gens anyway.
Deny. The only reason why it seems like they were the best years is cause you were younger and grew up with them. 15 years from now people will say the same about the COD generation.
I consider this generation too much better games, even though I started in gen 6. The 7th gen brought online multiplayer for consoles and it was easily the most fun I have had, especially with the CoDs, Gears and Halo. I also enjoyed many great single player games as well and am looking forward to the future with a smile. Everyone has nostalgia goggles for their first gen, but it's important that you actually realise why you loved it the most.