View Full Version : Have You Ever Changed Your Opinion of Older Games?
01-14-2010, 02:15 PM
When I played Sonic and Knuckles as a kid, I didn't like it as much as the other Sonic games for some reason. Earlier today, I gave it another shot on the Ultimate Genisis Collection and am absolutely loving it. For those of you who have played any of the games on the Sega Genesis and then again on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, has your perception of any of the games changed? It can be from worse to better or from better to worse.
01-14-2010, 04:56 PM
-I think every time I play Shinobi 3 (Return of the Ninja Master) I like it a bit more...
-When I was a kid I liked Sonic 3 the most but now days I like Sonic 2 a lot more.
-Also when I was a kid I was really terrible at Comix Zone but when I figured out it was just as much about solving puzzles in the enviroment it became one of my favourite Mega Drive games.
-I still can't get into Ecco...
01-14-2010, 06:25 PM
some of the games I liked I no longer do and vice versa, and some that I never could finish because of lack of skills or whatever I now can, and I get some kind of satisfaction out of that.
02-10-2010, 04:00 PM
When I was little (10 and under) I got easily frustrated with a lot of games. I didn't have any big systems at home other than NES and SNES so it was hard for me to get good at them. Now that I've got a lot of the classic systems I'm playing them and finding there's a ton I didn't like at all that I love now.
Of course I have to factor in that now I'm a game tester for a living (that makes your skills go through the roof!) so games like the Sonic series are so much easier for me now. I think a lot of it is because I know how to think like a designer - so I know there is a way to beat the level - I just have to figure it out. That attitude helps a lot I think. :)
It's fun to wonder how we'll feel about all the latest games given about 20 years.... :) will any of them withstand the test of time!?
-I still can't get into Ecco...
I don't even understand Ecco.
02-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Nope. One of my main traits is being stubborn, so it's no surprise my outlandish views haven't changed. :D
02-14-2010, 12:13 PM
Yes, growing older has made me be a LOT more patient when playing games. I used to not even be able to beat Billy Hatcher O_o.
02-14-2010, 04:04 PM
No matter what age I become, Vectorman will never get old on me.
Gust of Wind
02-15-2010, 07:32 PM
I don't know why but as i've grown older i've started to appreciate older games more and more by the year, maybe it's just nastalgia, i'm not really sure...
If i had to put it down to something though it would be that older games offered atleast some sort of challenge and it was an accomplishment to complete titles back in the old day. These day's people are expected to complete any game they get, because they're just too easy now so they can cater to a casual audience too. Don't get me wrong there are still some pretty difficult games out there, like... Ninja Gaiden and... Ninja Gaiden. But no where near the skale of yester year.
Perhaps the difficulty wasn't intentional though lol and it was more to do with inferior developing skills :P
Some of the Sonic titles do bore me slightly now though, mostly Sonic 2 but i think that has a great deal to do with the fact i've completed it over 20 times lol I know that game inside and out.
03-17-2010, 01:41 PM
The only thing I'm concerned about is some games nowadays are over in a few weeks. With the Megadrive (probably because you coudn't save your games/always started at the beginning. I remember a lot more what happens in Megadrive games than next gen ones
03-19-2010, 02:27 AM
I still have my N64 in the cupboard, so that says something.
Overall, my opinion hasn't really changed a great deal (I still love the Sonic platformers, I hate Sonic Spinball, same with Ecco, and I still believe Streets of Rage 2 is the best in the three made).
One game that does stand out in my mind that I've changed my opinion on is Sonic R. When I was a kid and it was on the Saturn, I loved the game. I re-played it a few years ago on the Sonic Gems Collection (I'll also admit that it was the first time I ever played Sonic CD as well. More love is needed for that Sega), and thought 'Why the hell did I ever like this? This is sh*t.' I did what was needed and never played Sonic R again.
06-27-2010, 11:35 PM
i still really like sonic 2 and 3. knuckles in sonic 2 is also amazing. its why i got knuckles on xbla
06-30-2010, 10:11 PM
Well,when I played Ecco the Dolphin 2 on the genisis,it was all boring...and when I played it on the genisis collection,it was way better because of the controls and two I was better at the 360 than any other system. Of course I now have have Ecco the dolphin on my Computer as well.
08-15-2010, 02:00 PM
I have more respect for these older games... too often modern efforts emphasis on incomplete offerings, releasing now with all the juicer additions coming as payed for DLC. Back then it was more about giving you the complete gameplay experience all in one place leaving less focus on cosmetic things like graphics - i mean look at all those sonic games, they all look almost identical to one another despite being released over a series of years until they bit the bait and tried 3D.
I played games like Shining Force 2 back in the day for weeks on end, finishing it and replaying it all over again. Now i find myself buying a new game, finishing it over a weekend and never coming back to it every again... changed days.
08-17-2010, 11:42 AM
I remember my mega drive,the six games that were included in it,i was a bit rubbish at Sonic The Hedgehog on the mega drive,i was only better at the pc version of sonic the hedgehog,Golden Axe i nearly pwned at that,Flicky was great at it,Kid Chameleon i was a bit good,Dr Robotniks Mean Bean Machine didn't get to the end but i got to that pig level,Altered Beast very rubbish at it,only good at the arcade,i still play them but my mega drive broke down,i have the ultimate collection but i'm only intrested in to PSII,Shinning Force,Comix Zone.
Starlight Rage Zone
08-17-2010, 11:45 AM
Most old games I have never played (Kirby NES is an example) and got to love some of them but I still haven't changed my mind on Mega Man games....
10-19-2010, 10:56 PM
Back then it was more about giving you the complete gameplay experience all in one place leaving less focus on cosmetic things like graphics - i mean look at all those sonic games, they all look almost identical to one another despite being released over a series of years until they bit the bait and tried 3D.
10-24-2010, 11:34 AM
When I played shenmue for the first time I got stuck and gave up too easily but after getting past that part I've been enjoying the game ever since
10-27-2010, 11:32 AM
I still have my respects for older games. Play them once in a while for that nostalgic feeling.
11-03-2010, 08:55 PM
Streets of Rage, my first ever game, immediately lost much of its appeal when i played its sequel several years later. From a game outside this collection? Well i disliked many games i've grown to love over time, like Metroid Prime, and vice versa, like Sonic Adventure 1 and 2. Games can often fail to stand the test of time, so i suppose this is to be expected.
11-05-2010, 07:18 PM
- I wasn't very fond of Sonic 3 around the time it was released. The new character Knuckles kind of disturbed me. Now I've been playing it on emulator and I beat it and I think it's a pretty good game, although without the S&K addon it's too short for me.
- Mega Turrican seemed so weird and boring as kid. Years later I rediscovered it and regretted so much that we sold it back then. Now I got a copy again from eBay.
- Chakan was a disturbing and hard game. Whenever I play it nowadays I still think it's a pile of !"#%!% it simply just ****es me off :P.
- Landstalker was a very hard game back then since english isn't my native. As soon as I learned the language I started loving that game more and more. I recommend it to everyone who's a friend of action RPGs, link in my signature.
There are games I liked more in the past and less today, and vice versa.
01-18-2011, 05:00 PM
I've always loved all the sega retros and still do even today. It has changed my retrospective on the new titles being released today. I am buying fewer games year by year because not much new games interest me.
01-23-2011, 01:00 PM
I remember playing Comix Zone. I hated that game so much due the fact that it was hard to play. Nowadays, I've decided to give it another try. I don't find it annoying that much like before. Besides, the graphics and enviroment of Comic Book feeling are very awesome and it makes the game much more interesting. However, the guys who did it should've made it a little less harder. Oh...and it should've had lifes (there are continues, but you only gain them after finishing the 1st level).
Altered Beast. That game was hard to play. I was always losing at the 2nd or 3rd boss. Nowadays, I still play it. I've seen the arcade version. I'm impressed by its looks. I wonder why Sega did not made it that way for the Genesis. Oh well...
ToeJam & Earl 2. Not fun like the 1st game. But then, after playing it for so long, it started to make me play it more. The only lame thing about it: the 2 player mode. Not that fun.
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