View Full Version : Classics vs the modern day games.

Strike the Blood
September 7th, 2013, 12:16 PM
What do you guys prefere the classic video games you loved as a child, or the modern day extremely photo realistic games of the modern day?

I personally have more of a liking for the classic games, such as Donkey Kong Country, Bomberman and the n64 Zelda games, this is mainly due to the fact I loved them as a kid and kept that love going through my life, Once I reached college which was a gaming course, my love of the classics was allowed to blossom even more and I feel that is why I have such a love of the Hoenn pokemon games, because of simplicity yet great features.. of course modern games like Bioshock and Borderlands which really get my graphic juices flowing and of course I will always be a sucker for the FPS games like Halo, COD and Battlefield, but in the end I will always have a love of the classics more.

So i ask you all, Classics or Modern? Also what games do you enjoy now and as a child?

September 7th, 2013, 12:23 PM
Some part of me preferres the classic games (Red Alert 1, StarCraft 1, Tiberian Sun, NFSU2), and the other part preferres the modern games (StarCraft 2, Borderlands 2), but im going for the classics since they made me love the games i love now.

Serene Grace
September 7th, 2013, 12:29 PM
I much prefer the modern day derivation of every genre of games apart from puzzle games. Old school puzzle games rock!

September 7th, 2013, 1:05 PM
Oh boy do I ever feel old if Need For Speed Underground 2 is considered a classic game o.o

Strike the Blood
September 7th, 2013, 1:14 PM
Oh boy do I ever feel old if Need For Speed Underground 2 is considered a classic game o.o

Released 8-9 years ago I suppose in once sense you could call it a classic but I was looking at possibly Playstation 1 and futher back from there.

September 7th, 2013, 2:31 PM
I love playing modern games more than classics. Modern games offer more gameplay and mechanics that just make them more enjoyable. The higher quality graphics and VGM are also a plus. Of course, I don't mind playing the occasional classic game. Many series that I play now started out as a classic.

I've Come to Bargain
September 7th, 2013, 7:59 PM
I love the games that I grew up with, and I really appreciate all the moments that they've given me, but to be honest, I prefer modern games over them. The graphics in today's games are so much better, the sound quality makes you think that you're actually a part of the game, and the integration of internet-based game modes allow us to play with anyone that we want to, regardless of where they are in the world. I still play some of the old games on my computer and tablet, though, just so I can relive my memories. :)

Starlight Sprite
September 7th, 2013, 9:37 PM
I don't have a preference for classic or modern games. I just like to play games that I think are fun. I find Pac-Man and Katamari Damacy to both be enjoyable. Looking back at gaming's rich history, there's titles in every era that are good and those that aren't so good (generally speaking; everyone has their own opinions). I don't use age as a factor in my preference for games. When it comes to long running series however, I may show a preference for a particular era in the series history if things changed in a way that made me like or dislike it. For example I'm less fond of modern Final Fantasy games (though I still enjoy and play them) than I am of older ones because I enjoyed the turn-based and ATB battle systems of past titles. That doesn't mean I won't play them. Action battle systems are fine, and that's the general direction RPGs are moving in, but I will miss turn based.

Nakala Pri
September 7th, 2013, 11:19 PM
I knew someone would ask this one day.

It is so hard to decide! I mean, Ocarina of Time and well, everything else vs. Eternal Sonata and Pokemon Black and Conquest. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Brain exploded.

I guess I'm going to have to go with modern. I mean, there are so many vast improvements, though I will miss the freaky, chip-tune games with the weird controls... *sigh* xD

Ultra - Retro Reviver!
September 8th, 2013, 1:04 AM
I am too much a retro gamer, honestly. I love the classic SNES and GB games. They will always remain with me. Some of my favourites are...
>Chrono Cross (PS1)
>Chrono Trigger (SNES)
>Radical Dreamers (SNES)
>Kirby's Dreamland (GB)
>Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
>SMW2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
>Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie (N64) (R.I.P RareWare of the 90's. Thee shalt be missed!)
>Zelda 2: Adventure of Link (NES)
>Megaman 1-8 (NES, SNES, PS1) (DAT MUSIC!).

These are just a few names. I do enjoy some modern games though, but not as much as the retro's.

>Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
>Pokemon Platinum (DS)
>Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) (Extra-hyped for the 3DS one! http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/smilies/cerulean/10.%20giggle.gif)
>Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
>Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
>Megaman 9 & 10 (Wiiware / Xbox Live Arcade) (Again ... DAT MUSIC!)
>Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 (PS2)

I clearly favour the retro games more then the more recent ones. But I'll keep playing the recent ones as long as I find something that looks appealing. (I honestly think that a vast few games from the more now-a-days are quite "bleh". But meh, things are actually looking very good now with some of the more recently released / announced titles.)

September 8th, 2013, 5:58 PM
I like both sides, but I am leaning more on the retro side. They are usually more simple, but have layers of depth. Most popular games today *cough*callofduty*cough* are too overly complex, when the gameplay is pretty shallow to me. I do love me some Valve, Nintendo, and indie games today though.