old games you used to like, but feels outdated?

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  1. eriol33
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    mine would be, resident evil, suikoden 1 (maybe 2), xenogears (still playable, but not sure I will be able to play it had I missed it), heroes of might and magic series
     


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    a lot of games feel outdated visually.
    But after some time, you don't mind and get used to it. you play it for the story.
    I can play NES games without complaining for graphics, just see the game for what it was possible to achieve on that console.
     
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    I'm testdriving some games on an older linux pc, lately. And I actually have the opposite. I start them thinking "oh, crap, this is going to be soooooo bad..."

    ...and then they turn out to be still equally awesome as they were (except compared to today's visuals and sounds).


    Still...some mentions:

    -mystic quest (game boy): it had some moody music, but when replaying it, it just felt awful.
    -starcraft 1: obviously, this game is by all rights and measurements a classic...but when I tried it the other day, my first thought was "okay...now how do I change the resolution so I can see more that just my own character?". Turns out there is no way to change it, and playing it on a monitor that is nearing twice the screen size than my old CRT just makes it extra awkward.
    -Duke Nukem 3D: yeah, I finished it again and loved it...but keyboard and mice weren't exactly standard controls back then. There's this unresponsive, blocky movement to it. Perhaps because it wasn't 3D rendered, but still...:unsure:
     
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    If it was made on the N64 then probably that. Of course with most of the notable games being remade for the 360 and later consoles that did not help.
    Obviously the graphics but a lot of the gameplay as well.

    You say HoMM.... 1 I can see but 2 with all the expansions still holds as it is a somewhat balanced game. Some of the later ones can vary this a bit but I was not a fan of most of those at the time.

    Most of the Tony Hawk series, how much of that is actual age and how much of that is EA's skate is up for debate.

    By similar token to the N64 a lot of the post quake/unreal tournament and pre first modern warfare stuff is not great for me today. Most notably a lot of the old Tom Clancy games. A pity as I missed out on a lot of those.
     
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    in the case of HOMM, I maybe have overplayed it. I remember the days when they were the only games I could play. but when I tried to replay it again, I couldn't find the addiction and excitement I felt when I first played them (I used to love homm 3 and 4 to death). honestly I feel sad. wish I could always enjoy games as if I played them first time.;)
     
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    I still love it.
     
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    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

    But despite feeling outdate, it's one of the best Dragon Ball Z games with a spectacular soundtrack and covers the story accurately whereas others have a hard time to do.
     
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    Earthbound!
     
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    Russian Roulette. Used to be everyone had a Smith & Wesson handy. Now it's all Desert Eagles and Shotguns and it's just not the same.

    I don't know, maybe it's just me.
     
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    that game got a debuff.. its so easy now... with the toy pistols and medical improvements is not the same fun...
     
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    Quite a lot of games really, but the one that stands out to me the most is Fable The Lost Chapters. I loved that game when I was younger, played it all the time. Bought it on Steam a while ago and tried playing it again, but I just couldn't enjoy it as much after playing other RPGs.
     
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    This is considered outdated?
     
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    Personally I am doing great with that, so much so that I am always happy to let my opponent go first.
     
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    PSX era Crash Bandicoot. Tons of repeat levels plus no exploration=series which doesn't age well.

    Also Naughty Dog blatantly ripped off Nintendo twice with CTR and Crash Bash. I know Nintendo is ripped off regularly by Sony, but Naughty Dog was especially blatant of this offense. Mind you this has nothing to do with the topic, I just enjoy trashing an overrated developer. I much prefer Insomniac.
     
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    Wait what Nintendo title is anything like Crash Bash?

    Also making a kart racing game isn't copying Nintendo.
     
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    Crash Bash=Mario Party. And if you don't believe the success of Mario Kart 64 in 1997 spurred on A LOT of copycats you're ignoring history. Take a look at all the mascot kart racing games in the late 90's.
     
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    Does that include the XBLA remake of Perfect Dark? In terms of multiplayer gameplay design I hold Perfect Dark has a lot over most things after it and to this day.
     
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    None really I don't tend to replay anything any more though I still play through Castlevania SotN every couple of years.
    I'd love Iga to come back and make a new 2.5D MegaVania (same for Ninty and Metroid) but I think those days are long gone.

    Saying that though I was surprised how great FFXHD turned out after 13 years from the original release. I was pretty much addicted to it for three weeks from release day!
     
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    That's actually the dumbest comparison i've ever seen.
    Crash Bash is NOTHING like Mario Party aside from various "minigames". the only way to achieve something similar would be to go to that free-mode where you can select any minigames you want and then they're sort of maybe the same.
    However the core experience is nothing even close to similar.
     
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