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Old 08-15-2007, 07:26 PM   #33
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I think it's us, not the games or the internet.

My nephews give me perspective. A nephew was staying with me, and noticed Madden. He asked about it, then talked about how much he loved Madden.

His version was a few years old, on the Gamecube. His favorite team is the Seahawks, and favorite player was Marshall Faulk. So he'd always trade for Faulk, and create himself and his brother (maxxed out, of course). Then he'd try to get Marshall 300 rushing yards a game.

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He had a blast because he was treating it as what it is: a toy, a game, a disc of fun.
I agree w/ you 99%...I grew up in that golden age of gaming, 88-92 (I was 12 in 88). It was fun! RBI baseball was fun, but my fav. was Bases Loaded, a game wih all imaginary players - imagine THAT!

The 1% of me though, recognizes that what we got in 86 (or whataver year it debuted) with Nintendo was better than anything before it in EVERY way imaginable.

With PS3/360, it is only a given for the graphics to be better. Gameplay, options, etc. are too often arguably better on PS2/Xbox. And THAT is where I beleive the fun gets sucked out of it for us older guys.
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:00 PM   #34
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This is so funny, my cousin and I were talking about this exact same game and the occasion fight on the phone not 10 minutes before I read this. What a fun game.
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:23 AM   #35
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I still play games for hours at a time. I don't get to do it as often as I would like, but The Show is an amazing game. I quit using sliders pretty much and that has increased my enjoyment of games 10 fold. NASCAR 08 is a really fun game as well. I bought Madden on Monday Night and played 2 games and just haven't really took the time to play it again. It's a fun game, but life and reality often get in the way.

I grew up with the NES, Genesis, and then the Playstation. Those were the best days of gaming IMO. I never got tired of playing some of those games on NES, but I sure don't miss trying to get them to play.
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:32 AM   #36
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The 1st NHL game is huge from the good ole days. It's responsible for a lot more hockey fans than people think. My brother and I had no idea til that game came out.

I also remember the thicker the manual the more excited I got about the game. Now they're paper thin no matter how much is in the game.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:29 PM   #37
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How could I not mention NHL on the Genesis? What a huge oversight. I didn't even know hockey existed until I got my hands on NHL.

But Joe Montana Sports Talk Football will be something that lives on in infamy with my mom until her dying day. From time to time she'll come over and catch me playing a football game nowadays and she'll still look and go:

"Wow...these things have come a long way since "better...hurry".
Good call on NHL. We'd have tournaments in our dorm room using NHL 94, and we'd have a schedule to stick to. If your came was slated for 2 am, you'd better get up and play! lol

I also remember Sports Talk Baseball on the Genesis. That game was awesome. My buddies and I would always mess around with the commentary in that game. We'd move our defense around really fast, and then just sit back and listen to the commentator try and catch up:

"Infield in. Infield back. Infield in. Infield back. Infield in. Infield back."

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Old 08-16-2007, 02:50 PM   #38
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I'm hoping that when Tecmo releases its new Tecmo Bowl, it sticks to the gameplay that we all loved back in the day. That, with some graphical improvements and totally customizable rosters and teams, would make for the most fun football game ever.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:42 PM   #39
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I feel the same... but I'm a few years younger, so my game was Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball. I LOVED, I mean LOVED that game... I played 20 games a day sometimes just because it was that fun. I destroyed season after season because I was so addicted to the simple, yet fun gameplay it offered. Never again have I liked a baseball game as much as I did Ken Griffey Jr.
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:22 PM   #40
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I feel the same... but I'm a few years younger, so my game was Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball. I LOVED, I mean LOVED that game... I played 20 games a day sometimes just because it was that fun. I destroyed season after season because I was so addicted to the simple, yet fun gameplay it offered. Never again have I liked a baseball game as much as I did Ken Griffey Jr.
was that on the N64?
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