The Excess of Video Games

By Subservient
Dec 18, 2005
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  1. I love video games. I LOVE them lol. But lately, there has been too many games being released at once. There would be nothing for two months, then 6 new games come out at once. Normally, this wouldn't be too bad, but most of the recent games are all concentrated on graphics and cinematics and the games get old too fast. For example, Half-Life 2, which had lots of hype, was amazing the first time around, but no replay value. Doom 3 got boring before I hit the middle of it. Quake 4 has amazing graphics.. but the gameplay is pretty bad.

    ...OR, I'm just an ***** with bad attention span who can't stick to one game. What do you guys think?
  2. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 394

    Well, the ultimate replayable game is Unreal Tournament 2004. The matches are always different. Also, try Halo. I never get board from playing it.
  3. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    one word...multiplayer
    go online and own some people
    make some friends....
    endless reply..
    just find a game you liek that has multiplayer and youll be ok for months
  4. smtkr

    smtkr TS Rookie Posts: 131

    I don't like how next gen games cost so much.
  5. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    theres always ebay
  6. Genome852

    Genome852 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Well, buying multiplayer games from ebay isn't the smartest thing to do. Cd-keys... you know?
  7. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    thats why you always read the small print...
    and im sure there is a way wround cd keys....(illegally)..but there is, if your desperate
    just make sure you buy a game that comes with its key...
  8. barfarf

    barfarf TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I agree my attention span for single player game is way short. Unless it has a kick **** story i soon end up cheating to see the ending and get it done with. Even then games lasting more then 20 hours or are too long for me. Now multiplayer is the way to go. Being 1942 or Warcraft III killing friends makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
  9. Otmakus

    Otmakus TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Yes, I agree multiplayer games is the thing now, adventuring alone can't beat adventuring with friends, mugging unsuspecting people in a dark alley, or just chatting ingame. And of course nothing can beat the satisfying feeling of blowing ur friends' head with a sniper rifle from a distance.
  10. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    preach it brother(s)
    amen to that
  11. lithiumdeuterid

    lithiumdeuterid TS Rookie Posts: 88

    I think the Golden Age of video gaming was from about 1987 to 1994. Games these days are, as you said, too focused on impressive graphics, and have little ingenuity, originality, or replay value.

    If you want a true classic, check out Epyx's "Rogue" for DOS, released in 1984. Now there's a game with replay value. It features randomly-generated maps, so every game is different. Plus, there's a function to make the game disguise itself as a fake DOS command line (to make it seem like you were busy working, rather than playing games). A must-have for the 1980s office worker!
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    oh, I am fond of playing MAME from time to time. I relive my high school years.....

    My all time favorite is burgertime.
  13. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    dang tedster...i liek classics to
    but burger time, i bout punched the crap out of my comp playing that game
    (dont worry i didnt puch the computer though)
  14. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    ah... but on MAME you can CHEAT! (But I don't need to- after it playing it so much, I learned the patterns in the game!)
  15. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    tedsters a cheater!
    cmon youve gotta have a better classic than that?
  16. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    if ya ain't cheat'n you ain't trying..... if you get caught, you're not trying hard enough!

  17. cyrax

    cyrax TS Rookie Posts: 69

    god, UT2004 had such an amazing replay experience. While i had to set the graphics on low, it still was so much fun. And of course, righnow are going through pains of overcoming better graphics for better gameplay.

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