I miss side-scrolling beat 'em ups. Final fight, etc. I know these kinda things are still around on the indy scene and the smaller games, but I miss the heyday of them. Also, adventure games.
I Miss 2D Fighting Games.
Open world collect-a-thons like Banjo-Kazooi, Donkey Kong 64, Spyro and such. I really enjoy games like that but it's been a dead market since N64.
I miss railshooters as well. Visiting a friend to find a railshooter game with a gun. Ooooh man you knew that hours of fun was ahead of you. Those never got old.
I think SF4, 3D graphics aside, is still a pretty good 2D fighter. But yeah, they're not usually concentrated on too much. It's turned into a particular niche market rather than mainstream.
I always loved railshooters more when I played them on an arcade machine. Having said that, I loved House of the Dead: Overkill. But yeah, the excitement of a console WITH A GUN! Man, that was exciting. I remember being intensely proud of playing Duck Hunt and shooting from the hip.
(07-06-2012 08:51 AM)B.S.B Wrote: [ -> ]I Miss 2D Fighting Games.
Like King of Fighters XIII, Skullgirls and BlazBlue?
Not trying to be rude, but, you still get those.
There are no genres I miss... I mean... I never played that many games anyways...
Top down run-and-gun or hack-and-slash stuff. Gauntlet, or Chaos Engine, for example.
(07-06-2012 08:42 AM)Beardy Wrote: [ -> ]I miss side-scrolling beat 'em ups. Final fight, etc. I know these kinda things are still around on the indy scene and the smaller games, but I miss the heyday of them. Also, adventure games.
I remember those games from the 90's where it'd say "GO!" and then you'd walk and people would just pop in from the right. Good times
I remember picking up a lampost and being annoyed because my friend (whose game it was) wouldn't tell me how to drop it. I ended up saying that my character had had an enlightenment and didn't want to fight anymore. Serves him right.
Yooou knowww......YOOOU knoooowww!
I miss the first person point and click games like The 7th Guest, Myst, Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster, Lighthouse, Shivers, John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles, Scratches ect.
Bayonetta. DMC5 coming out. Also Bayonetta 2 has been announced. Check Max Anarchy too.
Sherlock Holmes Nemesis is pretty good. It may not be first person but Gray Matter, Zak and Wiki and Machinarium is definitely worth checking out; if you haven't already.
I'm going to agree with the side-scrolling beat-em ups. I miss Final Fight, because Mike Haggar is a ******* boss!!
RTS. Not the Total War kind of RTS. The Age of Empires/Warcraft kind of RTS. Starcraft never caught my attention, so it won't do. But some RTSs went on sale on Steam this week and I almost bought one of them. I think it was Command & Conquer series. Never played it, but it seemed cool.
But something's going on with my credit card... It doesn't work anymore. D:
Adventure is a gender that I never got to play much. Almost all of my Adventure experience is from Sam & Max. I played all season one and went until season two, episode two. I tried some old adventures, like Full Throttle, but they looked too smart for me and I got stuck too often, so I ended up abandoning them.
I have to agree with a lot of the genres brought up, but I do miss Beat 'Em Ups. I never got the chance to actually play any in arcades growing up, but I really wish I could have. Consoles were the next best thing though, and a lot of great ones were made. Final Fight and Streets of Rage are classics and two of my favorites. I would play SoR just to hear Yuzo Koshiro's brilliant soundtrack blaring out of my tinny TV speaker. Every time I play these and other titles in the genre, I get nostalgic for days long past.