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Posted by Metalspy on Apr 22nd, 2011

I have been playing quite a couple of 'old' games lately and I must admit that I actually liked those games better than almost every 'new' game I have played recently. Deus Ex, Doom and Commandos, to name three of them, have crappy graphics, sounds, animations and presentation in general for today's standards, yet I was way more immersed than I was while playing Crysis 2 or Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Not the prettiest game in the world (on this screenshot a better textures pack is even used I think?), but the great gameplay makes up for that!

I was wondering: could this have to do with the fact that new games focus more on presentation and utilize newer, complicated techniques which cause the focus to shift from story/gameplay to engine features and all that? Or could it be me getting old (hey, I'm 20 already! >.<) and being nostalgic? And do you know any recently released games that have the same atmosphere and great gameplay as the 'golden oldies'?

Because as much as I like games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Dragon Age (Origins) and Fallout 3 New Vegas, they don't give me that warm fuzzy feeling inside that I get from playing those classics.

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zamaziko
zamaziko Jul 4 2011, 5:21pm says:

i couldn't have agree more with you.new games rely on it's "looks" more than what is under the bonnet. game developers are much interested in making large profit rather than making a legend out of their works and creating a truly loyal fan base...man i remember playing mechcommander 2 back in the day it was a demo,it had the worst bloody graphics ever..but...i enjoyed it..and a lot..how i wish for a new mechwarrior :'(

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jul 11 2011, 8:21pm replied:

Hehe I've never played mechwarrior games myself but I've heard a lot about them. The Crysis mod Mechwarrior: Living Legends seems to be amazing, but I didn't really understand how it worked so I got pwned, resulting in frustration and giving up on the mod.

I can understand developers/publisher are making games for the money, everyone has to make a living, but it's a shame most of those new games aren't memorable at all.

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