well I also morn the retro gaming.
now my old dos box is dead I can't play most of these.
I have a friend that likes old music and that stuff from games i can play and I
do play said stuff.
>Yeah, I know. The retro gaming movement is certainly an interesting
>aspect to PC gaming as it is directed towards old school gamers like
>me who basically grew up with the Atari 2600, Colleco Vision,
>Nintendo, Super NES, etc. Some of the Megaman games and Castlevania
>games didn't have great graphics, but that was made up for in killer
>game play and a decent enough story. I just don't see new games that
>capture the gaming public the way those games did when they first hit
>Back in 1996 when everyone was trying to cash in on the new Windows 95
>PC market Edos Interactive released their first treasure hunting game
>Tomb Raider. At the time it was a smashing success. I loved that game.
>However, over the passed few years the series has steadily been going
>down hill. Edos new Legends engine has extremely awesome graphics, as
>seen in Tomb Raider Underworld, but the game content isn't the same
>any more. In my opinion Edos took a very bad turn after the Last
>Revelation when they killed Lara Croft off in the game universe, and
>then tried to undo their mistake by saying she secretly escaped from
>the trapped ruins, and locates Dr. Von Croy in Paris in number 6 where
>she ends up framed with his murder. Plot wise the game took a dramatic
>turn for the worst. They officially killed Lara Croft in Last
>Revelation, Chronicals was a series of short adventures that happened
>pproceeding her death in Egypt, Angel of Darkness was more or less a
>story to try and bring Lara back from the dead and having her hunt
>downsome missing paintings, and Legends was basically about Lara's
>search for what happened to her mother and father. Although the later
>games did have some treasure hunting in them that really was no longer
>the focus or aim of the games. It all got wrapped up in Lara's
>personal story, and her eventual showdown with Natla in Underworld.
>Someone who Lara had killed clear back in the original Tomb Raider
>game, or was suppose to have until the last two games were Natla ends
>up resuming her roll as nemesis.
>It is hard to put my finger on it, but Edos has clearly lost the magic
>that made those games successful in the 1990's. The new games just
>aren't the same or as good as they were. The sounds are better, the
>graphics are better, but they games are actually flops. Oh, I like
>them well enough, better than some stuff that is out there, but I'm
>loosing interest in them myself. Unfortunately, I'm finding the same
>problem throughout the gaming industry. Games seam to be anywhere from
>bla to so so at best. For me there has never been another Tomb Raider,
>Castlevania, double Dragon, whatever that just grabs my attention the
>way those games did. At least not from the mainstream market.
>As far as accessible gaming goes Entombed has put a lot of fresh
>content out there, and looks like it is a smashing success. Even I'm
>hooked on it although I see where the game could be better. More
>traps, several bug fixes, more adventures, etc and I think it would be
>a very awesome game.
>On 3/7/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
>> well these days there are games for serious game players, and games for
>> casual graphically obsessed people with no imagination, ---- generally the
>> serious games enthusiasts hate the trend, and indeed that's a chief reason
>> behind the retro gaming movement, ---- games these days are easier, more
>> cinematic, more concentrated on gimics and less on gameplay than in the
>> past, --- -such is the thinking anyway.
>> Interestingly enough, i remember reading a topic on the Angband roguelike
>> forums from someone who was sick of what they called cliched, unsystematics
>> console rpgs, and much preferd roguelikes for that reason, ---- and from a
>> sighted point of view, you don't really get more minimalist in terms of
>> graffics than aski.
>> There are of course stil games, ---- such as the Metroid prime, Final
>> fantasy, Grandia or Mega man series (not counting battle network), which are
>> very much aimed at the old school, serious game playing fraternity, ---- but
>> now it's become a minority interest, rather than being the norm as it was in
>> the past.
>> Indeed I've heard that's why Final fantasy 7 is regarded as one of the best
>> games of all times, it was cinematic enough to catch the eye of the generic
>> kids, but interesting and deep enough in gameplay and plot to keep the die
>> hard gamers happy.
>> Btw, my brother, and various friends of mine are very much die hard gamers,
>> hence my knolidge of the subject.
>> Beware the Grue!
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