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What is it with all the "OLD" games??

12-07-2012, 11:42 AM
#11
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Originally Posted by Haruhi View Post
Is complaining about true "console-quality" games in the App Store a thing now?
10 year old "console quality" games...? Yeah!
12-07-2012, 11:59 AM
#12
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
10 year old "console quality" games...? Yeah!
Sorry, I just don't understand your argument. How exactly are the releases of 10-year-old games unhealthy for the growth of the platform? It's not like the influx of older games is crippling sales of new titles. If anything, it shows that there is a market for console games among the iOS owners who are usually seen as casual gamers by mainstream media.

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12-07-2012, 12:01 PM
#13
Really why complain about old games being ported? It's not like there has been a sever shortage of original titles. I would personally love to see a ton of my old games ported over as I would love to play them again but have grown up and no longer have the time to sit in front of the TV so playing them on the go is awesome.

I'm hoping more developers like Capcom and Konami decide to port over a ton of their titles. I would love to play old school MegaMan, Castlevania and many others with added GameCenter achievements whenever I want.

I believe there is a serious market for this especially when you add little achievements and general ITunes pricing structure.

If nintendo did this on their 3DS with their backlog they would make a killing. It's time for them to open their eyes.
12-07-2012, 12:22 PM
#14
Joined: May 2009
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Those old games are better than a lot(most?) of the newer games out for the iOS platform.
12-07-2012, 12:25 PM
#15
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Originally Posted by S.I.D. CrAzY View Post
Those old games are better than a lot(most?) of the newer games out for the iOS platform.
Not true, at all. Just look at the graphics...makes me wanna ****
12-07-2012, 12:27 PM
#16
Joined: May 2009
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
Not true, at all. Just look at the graphics...makes me wanna ****
Oh wait. You're one of those people. Nevermind then.
12-07-2012, 12:32 PM
#17
Quote:
Originally Posted by S.I.D. CrAzY View Post
Oh wait. You're one of those people. Nevermind then.
Yea its pointless to argue. Hell I don't see ps3/360!people argue about playing old school games
12-07-2012, 01:00 PM
#18
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
Recently, I've realized there are just too many old games being rebooted on iOS, and I think that this is unhealthy for the growth of the platform. Seriously, if you played a game 10, 20 or 30 years ago, what purpose is there to play it again? Why not try playing new games set and made for the modern world?

There's been Jet Set Radio/Crazy Taxi by Sega, whole list of Final Fantasy by Square Enix, GTA games by Rockstar, Raiden Legacy, Carmageddon....and really so many more that I don't bother to care about.

When will this madness end?
What a ridiculous thing to say. Graphics may age but gameplay doesn't. There's 10000s of games out there. There's games I don't like, I don't buy them. I don't get annoyed by them on the App Store

Do you not watch any old films then as they look dated? No films from your youth? I bet you'll be happy in 10 years time when you can play an Xbox favourite on your new 'iPhone 12'. Imagine some kid laughing at you for playing that old game, be annoying wouldn't it

Graphics don't make a game. It's all about gameplay and its a shame you have such a narrow minded approach as you're missing out on some great games
12-07-2012, 01:01 PM
#19
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^^I was going to say something but he stole my thunder.
12-07-2012, 01:41 PM
#20
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If the games don't appeal to you, don't buy them, simple as that. It's not like there haven't been original titles released and this is all you get. Some of these are classics and it's great to be able to play them on the go, laying in bed or just sitting on the couch.

It's your prerogative as to whether or not you want them, but frankly, I admire the fact that I can play some older games that I grew up on and even some that I never got a chance to play.

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