God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!
What's happening gamers? I have something to talk about today, and it's not about new games and what's happening in the gaming world today. Ok, so I'm here to talk about why retro games are way better than new games today. There are many facts of why old school games are way better than new games. Every first generation video gamer like myself knows that in our days, video games used to kick so much ass whenever you played to get the highest score, playing GoldenEye 64 in your house, or playing old PC, NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Sega CD, PS1, PS2, and Xbox Games as well, long before the Wii, PSP, PS3, PSVita, and Xbox 360 ever existed. Nowadays many people who think themselves "true gamers", are the ones that play games that shoot anything that moves, all those war games like Call of Duty, Halo, Borderlands and many other FPS game that they can find to play. Let me tell those so called "true gamers" something. Call of Duty and other FPS games don't make you a true gamer, there are FAR better games such as Uncharted, Skyrim, Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Final Fantasy (although it's not as good as it once was), Assassin's Creed, and many more. Ok, so here are the top 10 reasons for why old games are way better.
10 - Cheat Codes. Everyone remembers all their cheat codes which at times got them infinite lives, health, and so on. Nintendo, Game Boy, SNES and Game Boy Advance had the Game Genie, while the N64, Sega Saturn, and PlayStation had the Game Shark.
9 - Tips and Tricks Magazines. The magazine is still alive up until this day, but I remember the old days with this magazine. We had every type of cheat code, tricks, and even tips as well. I was introduced to it by my gamer and comic book freak cousin back in 96 when I was 10 years old. What glorious days when I used to play SNES and Sega Genesis with my cousins. That was a kickass magazine alongside Nintendo Power, GamePro, and Electronic Gaming Monthly, long before PSM, Game Informer and Xbox Magazine ever existed.
8 - Playing at the Arcades. Remember the times when you needed a quarter to play in the arcades. I still remember that when I was a kid, but now you need 4 quarters or tokens to play in the Arcade. Sucks doesn't it?
7 - Channel 3. There was a time when you had to turn on your TV when playing Nintendo, Sega Genesis or Super NES, you had to make sure that your channel was tuned to channel 3. We retro gamers still remember all that.
6 - Harder Games. Many video games were so hard that a lot people loathed it for their unforgivable difficulty. Games like Contra, Ninja Gaiden, Chakan The Forever Man, and many others were so HARD, that would have many gamers of today bowing in reverence to them.
5 - Playing at your friends house. Going to play at your friends house was the best days whenever you had games like Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye, Diddy Kong Racing, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Street Fighter II, and so on. Those days were to socialize between friends and family, plus, we did not had to yell and curse at some random kid online, unlike today.
4 - Less talk about graphics. In the old days, a lot of gamers would talk about graphics, but not as much as now. Most gamers would focus on gameplay, music, story and graphics. But nowadays, all you hear today is a bunch of noisy 11 and 14 year olds scream, graphics this and that.
3 - Memorable Quotes. Many quotes have been burned into our memories after so many years, and right now, many have become internet memes such as Peppy's line: Do a barrel roll! From Star Fox 64.
2 - No DLC. There was a time when we did NOT need DLCs. Whenever a new game arrived in the old days, it had EVERYTHING, and some things were unlocked either through a cheat code, OR the hard way by beating the game in certain ways. For example, in Super Smash Bros you unlocked Luigi by completing all Break The Targets with all 8 original characters, Captain Falcon was unlocked beating the game on any difficulty under 20 minutes, Jigglypuff by beating the game, and Ness by completing the game in Normal mode with 3 lives without continuing.
1 - No Call of Duty Games. It was a very great time when we did not have Call of Duty games. Before Call of Duty, we had Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, GoldenEye 64, Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini, and more cool stuff. Nowadays you see a bunch of 11-15 year old kids cursing and yelling at some random kid while playing this damn game online. I gotta tell you one thing, Call of Duty HAS TO GO!
That was my talk of why retro games are WAY better than today's games. And let me tell you one thing, many other games we are tired of hearing about apart from Call of Duty are other games such as Runescape, Minecraft, and World of Warcraft (sorry TradeChat, I kind of got a crush on her. lol). That is all for today gamers.
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!
Video Gamer, Comic Geek, Movie Lover, Friendly and very spiritual.