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It's sad how today's games are and people going for PS1/PS2 classics

#1_PerfectionistPosted 7/26/2013 2:37:48 PM
I just had a thought while playing Dynasty Warriors 5 (PS2 Classic) which I downloaded from the store after finishing Persona 3 FES. Old games are much better than the new ones. I'm planning to get DMC HD collection after I didn't like the DmC demo. I'm planning to get FFX/X-2 remaster because of how crappy new FF has become. People, including me, downloaded and/or downloading Resident Evil 1-3, Code Veronica HD, and RE4 HD like CRAZY while the new ones are completely s*****.
What is happening? Are there no more worthy games? are we going ahead to a generation full of generic shooters which are no different than each other?
#2TheCapPosted 7/26/2013 2:47:24 PM
Game developers are trying to make games look nice instead of playing well.
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#3toadiemanPosted 7/26/2013 2:48:14 PM
It's not all s***. Quite a bit is but not all of it.
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#4plus1zeroPosted 7/26/2013 2:49:58 PM
I just like that on those old games you mentioned, every one of them is a complete package. Not a single one of them had a bazillion extra downloads. Whether it be skins, maps, whatever.
#5MaurithPosted 7/26/2013 2:53:25 PM(edited)
Yeah, I find that very few games this gen are on the same level as what would be considered great back then. Very few companies are willing to do anything new. When I'm looking at my PS3 library to see if anything inspires me to play it, it usually feels like a lot more effort when compared to my PS1/2 catalogue.

They just ride the success of other games. I don't know where it began (Fallout 3?), but the whole post-apocalyptic wasteland full of monsters and/or savage bandits with gritty violence is doing my head in.

My most enjoyed PS3 games? Okami HD, Metal Gear Solid HD, ICO/Shadow of the Colossus HD, Bioshock...._maybe_ Skyrim (what do you know, so many dragon-themed rpgs lately...). The rest I can live without.

[Edit]: It's not that this gen has bad games (though some of them, especially recently, are over-rated to death), it's just awfully stale, and very few of them stand out as imaginative.
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#6SoaringDivePosted 7/26/2013 2:53:04 PM
Ah the good old days. Back when cameras controlled terribly, your character controlled like wet soap, voice acting was a joke, and every other wall had you glitching through it.
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#8SagovicPosted 7/26/2013 2:58:52 PM
There was more variety back in the day, you had masterpieces like Oddworld, Broken Sword, Silent Hill, Wip3out, Alundra, all from different genres. Today's gaming has definitely gone downhill, sure we still get some good games, but it's a far cry from the good old days.

Though I disagree with you with Code Veronica, that game was mediocre back in the early 2000's and I don't consider it a classic better than today's REs, it's the worst in the series.
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#9sethharris1191Posted 7/26/2013 3:09:00 PM
Don't know what you guys have been playing, but I've been gaming for almost 35 years, and this is by far my favorite generation of games.
#10enigma2274Posted 7/26/2013 3:25:46 PM
sethharris1191 posted...
Don't know what you guys have been playing, but I've been gaming for almost 35 years, and this is by far my favorite generation of games.


Same here. 33 years gaming and eachgen is better than the last for me.
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