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Playstation 4 = My reboot to games

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Im not sure what happened but somewhere along the line I fell out of love with gaming... Maybe it was life experiences or responsibilities but yes I fell out of love with gaming. Started playing video games way back in 93 on SNES.... Got my first Playstation in 1995 and have gotten every Sony and Nintendo system thereafter. Still remember the great memories of finally beating FFVII and fighting Praying Mantis in MGS. Loved the PS2 and that wonderful Blue Box it came in 2000; by far the most memories I have are on the PS2. Remember waiting in line for PSP and getting addicted to Lumines. Remember coming home with my PS3 on 11/17/06 and spending days playing Resistance and being in love with my Playstation 3..... But then....

 

Not sure what happened.....

 

PS4 was announced and my gaming life is returning back.... I consider it my reboot into gaming. Super excited just as I would get when I would see a Playstation UNDERGROUND package waiting for me at home....

 

11/15/2013 can't get here soon enough.....

 

Any similar experience????

 

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The problem was this console generation was what i call the modern dark age of gaming. This generation was bland and consisted of mainly recycled franchises and over worked cookie cutter game models.

 

It was until the last year that we started getting really good titles on this generation. This upcoming gen seems to have reawakened the creative minds of the industry and we can finally move past call of duty, madden, and halo.

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DannyK11 wrote:

The problem was this console generation was what i call the modern dark age of gaming. This generation was bland and consisted of mainly recycled franchises and over worked cookie cutter game models.

 

It was until the last year that we started getting really good titles on this generation. This upcoming gen seems to have reawakened the creative minds of the industry and we can finally move past call of duty, madden, and halo.


Are you high??

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Oct 25, 2013

Divino wrote:

Im not sure what happened but somewhere along the line I fell out of love with gaming... Maybe it was life experiences or responsibilities but yes I fell out of love with gaming. Started playing video games way back in 93 on SNES.... Got my first Playstation in 1995 and have gotten every Sony and Nintendo system thereafter. Still remember the great memories of finally beating FFVII and fighting Praying Mantis in MGS. Loved the PS2 and that wonderful Blue Box it came in 2000; by far the most memories I have are on the PS2. Remember waiting in line for PSP and getting addicted to Lumines. Remember coming home with my PS3 on 11/17/06 and spending days playing Resistance and being in love with my Playstation 3..... But then....

 

Not sure what happened.....

 

PS4 was announced and my gaming life is returning back.... I consider it my reboot into gaming. Super excited just as I would get when I would see a Playstation UNDERGROUND package waiting for me at home....

 

11/15/2013 can't get here soon enough.....

 

Any similar experience????

 


I was just find until the annoucement of next generation. With the games annoucement. IT was nothing I was interested in, or at least wasn't been there done that.

 

I'm going to start my out fall shortly once I finish Persona 3, Phoenix Wright, and SMT IV. I canceled my PS4, and I'm going to take a winter break and see what spring begins anew.

 

Good to see your going to enjoy it.

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With all due respect CaptainAlbator, DannyK11 isn't the only one who felt that way. I went through a phase where I wasn't as enthusiastic about gaming either. There were always fresh, creative and unique IPs, but for a time, they were few and far in between. The 7th gen treated you well if you primarily played fps, sports games and generic action games, and enjoyed them enough that the lack of variety didn't matter to you. Even existing IPs like RE bent over backwards to become more like the kinds of games I mentioned. Games in other genres existed, but most weren't quite as good as similar games from the 6th gen. I went back and played games like Persona 4 to remind myself why I was once passionate about gaming, and I couldn't help but wonder what happened.

Things started to bounce back with the rise of the indie gaming scene. Now creativity is in. I noticed that once the current trend took off, even devs behind AAA games started to employ more creativity. I wish we had more games like The Last of Us in the middle of the 7th gen, and I think we can thank indie games to some extent for encouraging others to start pushing the envelope. I can say that for the first time in a long time, I'm optimistic about the future of gaming.
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tross88 wrote:
With all due respect CaptainAlbator, DannyK11 isn't the only one who felt that way. I went through a phase where I wasn't as enthusiastic about gaming either. There were always fresh, creative and unique IPs, but for a time, they were few and far in between. The 7th gen treated you well if you primarily played fps, sports games and generic action games, and enjoyed them enough that the lack of variety didn't matter to you. Even existing IPs like RE bent over backwards to become more like the kinds of games I mentioned. Games in other genres existed, but most weren't quite as good as similar games from the 6th gen. I went back and played games like Persona 4 to remind myself why I was once passionate about gaming, and I couldn't help but wonder what happened.

Things started to bounce back with the rise of the indie gaming scene. Now creativity is in. I noticed that once the current trend took off, even devs behind AAA games started to employ more creativity. I wish we had more games like The Last of Us in the middle of the 7th gen, and I think we can thank indie games to some extent for encouraging others to start pushing the envelope. I can say that for the first time in a long time, I'm optimistic about the future of gaming.

tross88 I guess you and DannyK11 have felt my pain. Love the way you put it and to your point the indie community has sparked the creativity and imagination of the major developing companies. The Last of Us is a great game and I personally consider it to be refreshing. I believe that the generation that's upon us will be full of great games that are going to push the envelope and astonish us. At least that's what I'm expecting .......... 

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To be fair, Naughty Dog was always a good dev, so I won't discredit them in any way for creating TLoU. It was ultimately their creativity that made that particular title what it was. But, it's not like devs never play other games, or draw their inspiration from elsewhere, and great games like that appeared after the indie wave started gaining momentum. It could very well be a coincidence, but I've noticed even devs like Capcom, who once went out of their way to try to cash in on the mainstream market at the expense of their fanbase, claim to want to head back to their roots. We'll have to see how RE7 turns out, but I hope they'll go back to the Capcom I used to like. If there's any concern it's that the 7th gen has proven that trends are more important than ever, and trends can change in a blink of an eye, but I guess I should count our blessings that the current trend is a good one as far as variety and creativity is concerned.
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