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Do you enjoy older games like PS2 games more than games this generation?

#21angry_cowtipperPosted 2/9/2013 6:11:26 AM
No
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#22kel25Posted 2/9/2013 9:04:19 AM
Yes, and before someone drops the nostalgia card on me. I've spent more time playing previous games than current games this generation.

All generations have their share of great and awful games but I feel this generation has fewer great games than previous generations. This is mostly because of what I feel are gimmicks. Things like pointless motion controls.

Granted there are some modern games that use these gimmicks in a way that will actually enhance the game but most are tacked on crap that was on a checklist of things to add to the game.

It's nice that developers can patch bugs out of their games but this also seems to have caused a problem with developers pushing out broken games with the plans to just patch them later, which they may never do. Granted there were a lot of games that have been released with bugs (especially back in the early days) but it seems to me there are more bugs in new games than ever before just because of this attitude. I'm getting sick of buying new games and having to wait a week or two (if they ever get fixed) for the developers to fix something that should have been fixed before the game even shipped. At times I feel like we are the bug testers and they are selling us a $60 beta. I get that games are massive today and it would be difficult to catch everything but their are some obvious bugs that even the dumbest of testers should be able to catch.
#23GodzFollowerPosted 2/9/2013 9:25:10 AM
Some games yea, their were some classics that have yet to be matched even without the nostalgia factor in terms of fun. But overall this gen has been my favorite.
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#24Seifer_usPosted 2/9/2013 9:30:50 AM
Generally speaking, yes. Just look at my tophies. A good portion of my PS3 games are either HD remakes or rereleases. Hell, that's not even including the nearly 80 PS1 and PS2 games I bought digitally. That's not to say I haven't enjoyed this gen, but I certainly preferred the earlier eras.
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#25You_Need_A_LifePosted 2/9/2013 2:29:40 PM
I do. Gameplay comes first for me, and graphics aren't my second or even third priority. I don't care what a game looks like unless it hampers the gameplay, like, for instance, in a platformer where you can't tell what you can stand on and what's just part of the background.

This gen has been all about graphics and sound, and the gameplay has taken a HUGE dive. Games are shorter, more linear, have less replay value, they're way too easy, and most sacrifice gameplay innovation and depth for tacked-on multiplayer modes.

Each gen that's come out has been better than the previous. NES, SNES/Genesis, PS1 and PS2, but this gen is the first since the NES where I feel previous gens were far better.

In all honesty, most of my favourite PS3 games are just HD remasters of older games. That's not a good thing.
#26JoveHackPosted 2/9/2013 2:56:33 PM
You_Need_A_Life posted...
I do. Gameplay comes first for me, and graphics aren't my second or even third priority. I don't care what a game looks like unless it hampers the gameplay, like, for instance, in a platformer where you can't tell what you can stand on and what's just part of the background.


I'll go along with all of that. The reason I push component cables isn't for the graphics improvement, although that's a nice bonus, but the ability to see what's happening. Particularly in platformers.

This gen has been all about graphics and sound, and the gameplay has taken a HUGE dive. Games are shorter, more linear, have less replay value, they're way too easy, and most sacrifice gameplay innovation and depth for tacked-on multiplayer modes.


You can have HD, or you can have gameplay. What gets me is that animation has taken a step back. Silent Hill 1 had better human movement in cutscenes on the PS1 than Batman: Arkham City does. SH1 had natural movement, could have been a movie. B:AC characters move stiffly, like ceramic dolls with joints.

Another problem is lighting. It's like every scene has been put through a photo processor that smooths out the light and dark spots, removing pitch dark and bloom, dimming overbright areas, brightening up backlit people, etc.

The end result is a totally unrealistic image, crammed with detail, but bland. To fix that they add highlights and cel shading (black edging) or "halos" (bright outlines). Then they dump on tons of specular highlights, which make everything look shiny, like its wet or made of metal.

Each gen that's come out has been better than the previous. NES, SNES/Genesis, PS1 and PS2, but this gen is the first since the NES where I feel previous gens were far better.

In all honesty, most of my favourite PS3 games are just HD remasters of older games. That's not a good thing.


Too true.
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#27este914Posted 2/9/2013 2:58:39 PM
MORE then the games of this gen? Ehh..... not more, but equally as much, I'd say.
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#28ironbruPosted 2/9/2013 3:02:16 PM
Yes, I honestly think this gen is worse than the SNES / MG (GEN for those of you in the USA and Canada) generation never mind the PS2 / GCN / Xbox generation.
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#29Stanger5150Posted 2/9/2013 3:11:19 PM
No, but I do enjoy the 3rd and 4th gens more. I like my PS3 library more than my PS2 ones, minus a couple exceptions.

I rank them by number of games owned/number of games I love=favorite gen.

Out of 160 PS3 games, I love almost 100 of them. That's the best record of all of my consoles besides the NES and SNES.

Admittedly though, I have had worse luck with the PS2. I have bought a LOT of s*** games for it due to lack of research.

Example: Ford vs Chevy sits proudly on my shelf just to taunt me.
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#302NIKNIMPosted 2/9/2013 3:12:51 PM
I still continued to play ps2 games fairly often any way, but 2012 was very much a dry spell for me and this gen so I got through a large chunk my PS2 back catalogue, so yeah. I kinda do enjoy them more.

2013 is a different case already though as the line up is looking good.
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