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Anybody else tired of retro games?

07-26-2009, 06:06 AM
#1
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Anybody else tired of retro games?

I might not be one of the older gamers, so I guess retro games don't appeal to me very much. However, I'm getting more than fed up with the huge amount of retro games that are hitting the app store.

Most of them are lousy ports that companies are putting out hoping to make a quick buck. Few are inspired, given appropriate makeovers and do the iPhone justice. The iPhone has established itself as a unique and capable gaming platform, and few companies have taken advantage of this and produced games that really define it.

I don't want to see games from 1980 and 1990. I want to see games from 2009. Games with fresh graphics and fresh gameplay. In short, I want to see more games like Rolando made.

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07-26-2009, 06:09 AM
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No.

How dare you insult Tyrian, Myst, and Enviro-Bear >=O

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07-26-2009, 07:02 AM
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There was a similar thread made a while ago. Anyway, i don't mind the good retro games, like Monkey Island. They remade it and it's awesome to play, I can't wait for the rest.

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07-26-2009, 07:28 AM
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Here is a point of view of an "older player".
I agree that there are a few ports that were made badly. Some games look way too pixelated and should have been given some kind of facelift before being released. On the other hand there is no denying the nostalgic value of those games. Tyrian for example was very innovative game in it's time and very few similar games today can rival it's complexity depth and content. Many of these games could benefit greatly from the graphics upgrade but with most of them it's not going to happen, so at least we can enjoy the gameplay itself.
07-26-2009, 07:31 AM
#5
plus i think theyd sell well. The older players will want to go back to the games from years ago and new players will hear these are good and will buy them. Its an easy market to hit.

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07-26-2009, 07:32 AM
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Hey Camzy, while not everyone likes classic game. Believe me, everyone hates crappy port, classic game or not.
07-26-2009, 07:37 AM
#7
Im only 15, when i was a kid i was not allowed video games till i got a gamecube at 13 and i love retro games, super mario brothers 3 is one of the best games ever made in my opinion

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07-26-2009, 07:53 AM
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You're 15 and a professional at appmania?

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07-26-2009, 07:59 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Bat Outta Hell View Post
You're 15 and a professional at appmania?
If one is going to ask me what I wouldn't take for guaranteed nowadays. I would reply "youngsters"

Never, ever, underestimate youngsters of today
07-26-2009, 08:34 AM
#10
actually appmania isnt a site anymore so no hes not

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