Five games that time hasn't been kind to
A rundown of five games that in my opinion haven't aged all to well. So I know some of you might disagree, but playing some games from your past might not be as great as they used to be.
Editor's Note: Nostalgia can be a tricky beast, but can great games really lose their luster? g1 Noble Team 1 has some answers.
Some games are consider timeless classics games that no matter how many times you played it throughout the years it still holds up well, but not every game is able to do that. Time isn’t kind and as technology improves going back to some games might not be the best as your memory and how you see the game in the present might not conclude the same. So here is a Top 5 games that time hasn’t been to kind with, but are these games bad? No, just some of the mechanics that made them great in their heyday haven’t aged too gracefully. (p.s. I DO own all of the games here)
The first 3D Grand Theft Auto is still fun but some the improvement made in the open world genre show how much Grand Theft Auto III has aged. So In GTA III if you ever face a large crowd of enemies that surround your pretty much dead and unlike like recent games like Red Dead Redemption and The Ballad of Gay Tony you can’t just restart.
The handling just feels loose for everything except the tank, as most cars feel too light and loose to handle as having any collision with any other cars like leads to you spinning off. Well the last thing that I would say is that any escort mission can be a pain since the AI can be brutal for the enemies, but dumb as all hell since the auto aim will likely target the wrong person most of the time.
Now I had to try out the old school Twisted Metal with the recently released PS3 title in the series and the first one is very basic. Another game where getting the control down might take a while as the was one of the early PS1 titles and if you don’t have anyone to play this title with than the game isn’t as fun.
Basically the game has two modes one being story mode where you pick a character and win the Twisted Metal competition which is really short and easy. This title also does look dated by today’s standards and when you see what the new Twisted Metal looks like you have to wonder wow I can’t believe my eyes aren’t worse thanks early to mid 90’s polygon graphics.
Now this is a game that I loved to play but I tend to pick Adventure 2 over it for a couple of reasons. The first and the most important is that the camera in game isn’t as great as I remember it and makes the game harder for some points. The second thing Big the Cat is still useless as ever so lucky that was solved in Sonic Adventure 2.
The third thing was that the Knuckles sections here a hassle as back then and they seem to have gotten slightly worse over time. Sonic Adventure still has a good sense of speed and can be fun whenever the game doesn’t feel like glitching
I love the weapons in this game and can be a great experience but one thing might prevent you from doing that the control. I had a problem controlling this game back then and to this day I still do as in contrast to other N64 First person shooters Turok just seems bad in contrast as the for movement is just strange.
Most of the Time I try to replay this game it is me dealing with controls plus using the control pack is also pretty lame. But once you have the controls down and can get others to join in for multiplayer you can have fun with this game.
When anyone talks classic Star Fox one title is usually mention the N64 one and with it comes a damn “Do a Barrel Roll” joke but rarely does anyone talk about the first game. Early 3D hurts to see and Star Fox's early polygon graphics aren’t a pretty sight to see now.
Pre-analog Star Fox is a challenge as it just is a lot harder to control in contrast to the other Star Fox titles. The controls are what make this game either extremely hard or easy as once you mastered them get ready to play the levels again and again.
With only two modes training and the main game the first star fox is bare bones, but is still fun once the controls are master by you the player.
So that was my take on some games that can still be fun but just don't expect the best thing ever and hope my fellow g1's have enjoyed my blogs and thanks for the support!
You're not a big fan of Sonic Adventure? That's one of my favorite games still!
I agree with all of these except for maybe Star Fox. It certainly shows its age, but it still plays well enough. However, with StarFox 64 basically being a hugely superior remake of it, it does seem upstaged.
I actually think Star Fox aged fine. It's a bit slow but still a lot of fun.
Cute. I'd really like it though if you ran this article by an editor or gave it a few more once overs as there is some really terrible grammatical mistakes in here. Also doing a few 1 to 1 comparison screenshots to best show a bit of the difference between back then and now(in terms of graphical quality or lack thereof) .
Went back to play Sonic heroes, still good but hasnt aged well either
I agree that the camera in Sonic Adventure was bad, but I don't know how that makes the game age poorly, and I simply don't understand the other two points. Overall, good list.
Well I am still improving as a blogger there are a couple of thing I will be trying out soon, plus your series is on g1 features which is pretty awesome too
Sonic Adventure is still one of my favorite games ever, and I think it aged pretty well in my opinion. Your blog is pretty good though! The format looks nice.
well I started gaming around that era when 3d was taking off so yes
One thing in common: these were all 3D polygonal games
You can't edit your post after it's been promoted.
I hope that was meant to be taken sarcastically.
I still play through sonic adventure from time to time just to hear the incredible voice acting and watch the masterfully directed cutscenes. "All's well that ends well."
i still think SA is awesome. But like you said it is a matter of opinion. For example I used to think Army Men Sarges Heroes 2 was awesome, but it was short and buggy as hell the last time I played it.I couldn't even finish one of the levels on hard mode because the last enemy was trapped inside a building I couldn't enter. The cutscenes where still funny, but the gameplay was busted. That made me sad, especially when I played the First Sarge's Heroes on the PS1and It was so much better than the 2nd. Anyway decent list.
exactly, If I want to go online and play as Spider Man I want to have a chance of winning, rather than getting blown up by infinites, and overpowered characters like Magneto and Cable. And the best part, if you lose the enemy can't hit after the match. There is not much in MVC2 that is more demotivational than that. I mean I think MVC2 is great, but it is so busted its annoying sometimes.
GTA IV is going to be on a list like this in 10 years time (fuck, it deserves to be on this list now). Graphically Sonic has aged superbly, but yeah, I feel you; in hindsight there could have been a lot of fat trimmed from that game.
I still like my classic SNES Star Fox because I grew up with it, but....yeah it hasn't aged well at all.
Not just GTAIII, I personally have had a very hard time getting in to any of the GTA games that came out before IV.
Its a shame but I have to agree that these gems have aged badly to most people but god damn I will still be playing the original, Starwing (Starfox in the states) in the future actually I play all my retro games at least once per year.
There are many games that have aged badly some I've grown away from and some I'm still attached to.
I did hate on MVC3 last year but the 12 extra characters in UMVC3 plus the great youtube show "Assist Me" changed my mind and bought the game I prefer this over MVC2. MVC2 was only good because it had jill vallentine in it while the rest I never cared for the visuals were ok but nothing spectacular or anything.
I love Star Fox, but god does it hurt my eyes.