Me and a friend of mine were just talking about “hard” games today and we have both come to the same conclusion. Games back in the golden era of gaming were “hard”, but they weren’t how people remember them and I think a lot of times nostalgia has a tendency to cloud a person’s judgement. A lot of classic games were hard, but I viewed them as puzzles or chess, you learn a pattern, or a weakness or something and you learn as you go.
A lot of newer games are advertised as “hard”, butt he problems I am having with them is they aren’t the same kind of difficult that retro games were. Instead of being a game about skill and precision and learning, instead they are just “bullet hell” games where enemies are bullet sponges. The game is over the topic and ridiculous, but not for the same reasons some of these classic games were and I just feel like they’ve lost their way.
I am often highly aggravated with the direction the gaming industry is going and I doubt it’s going to change, I hate to say it but I feel like the new generation of gamers are so wrapped up in retro appeal and gaming fads that the industry is slowly sliding back down into oblivion. How many games need to be made out of cubes? How many new generation games need to look like they were programmed on an Atari 2600? I like to move forward with the future, not backwards and if I do want to get nostalgic, then I play the classics, not these lazy money grabbing imitators.
Those NES games made true gamers out of us.
It goes both ways. A lot of games back then were the bad kind of hard. E.g. Ninja Gaiden.
Oh maaaaaaa Megaman 3 (and Megaman 2 perhaps, for those cloud propeller platforms?) those were GOOD times! Hard times, but good times! And yeah, just keep at it don’t give up… good lessons for life :D
I think this is why I’m so super stubborn in life! :)
Heh. Mega Man. An old friend.
Maybe he misses you! :)
Actually, I think this might’ve helped me with life stuff a little, just now. Thanks, man.
That picture is really stupid Joe!
I remember getting the first version of this game, though we all called it ”Rock Man!” since that was the label on the cartridge :O then people kept on correcting me calling him mega man haha…until I showed them the actual Cartridge…I think Because originally it WAS called Rock man before it was changed to Mega man for the states?
That’s cool that you had the original cart! Wow!
Nice synchronicity: Just this morning I was thinking of writing a blogpost using videogames as a theological metaphor –I’m gonna name it The Gospel According to Mario :P
I might link your video too ;)
Thanks! That would be awesome!
Oh man, when I learned that Top Man’s power worked against Shadow Man, I nearly had a heart attack. Not only does it work, it kills him like, instantly! Shadow Man’s power basically made the rest of the game possible. Memories. MM3 was my first Megaman game. It got me hooked on the whole series.
The gaming scenes make for some nice variation. I like that. :)
Moving the shadow along with the head – when the kid shows determination – looks unnatural, but is probably the best shortcut solution.
I checked & found that the shadow under my chin grows longer when I move my head down – light coming from above, of course.
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