>go to friends house in 2004

>go to friends house in 2004
>he pulls a game out of the shelf that you've never heard of and pops the disc in the console
>he hands you a player 2 controller and you spend the whole day playing that one game, you're having an absolute ball and stuffing your face with chips and soda
>somewhere in the world this game has 3/10 review scores plastered in multiple different gaming magazines and websites but you're completely unaware of it all. it doesn't matter, it never mattered.

>buy a game in 2024
>first thing you learn about the game is the review scores online
>then you hear the complaints. its too short, it gets repetitive. there's not enough to do
>"ah well better just save my money for a game that everyone agrees is good"
>proceeds to miss out on what could have been a fun time

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bruhs.. .

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's your fault for being terminally online and caring what any "reviewer" has to say.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buy a game in 2024
    >first thing you learn about the game is the review scores online
    This is only true if you use a shitty service like Steam.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You enjoyed that shitty game because it was your friend's so you got it for free. I definitely had many experiences like that but it doesn't make the game good.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do games these days even have coop campaigns anymore though?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Geoff's Game of the Year revealbait shows gave GOTY to BG3 and "it takes two" which basically advertise themselves on co-op.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >do games these days even have coop campaigns anymore though?
      A surprising number of Nintendo's games still do, like Luigi's Mansion, Yoshi, Kirby and Pokemon Let's go.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Uh oh, class, moron alert moron alert.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Someone didn't do the multiplayer features.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Someone has down syndrome.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why's that file say (OP)

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not reading your blog, you homosexual-ass moron. kys

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kids these days will literally never have a sleepover and play 8 person halo for 16 hours straight.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Kids these days will literally never have a sleepover because none of their friends are straight.
      ftfy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't see how that precludes a sleepover. It just means they'll be too tired for halo.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you're having an absolute ball

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      drink bleach and have a nice day in the mouth, you dumb fricking sack of shit

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The important difference is that one is being played with your friend and one is being bought and played with on your own. I had fun playing 5/10s like the narnia PS2 game with my friends because we enjoyed hanging out, even if we were just laughing at some crappy licensed game.
    I'd uninstall it in half an hour if I was buying it to have fun on my own.

    It's important to play random pocket change steam games every so often, though. If you really hate it, refund it. If I stumble on something really cute and throw 10 hours into it then it's well worth it.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The difference is that games now are ONLY made to make a profit, and will cut corners everywhere they can. Games back then were bad because they were compared to other games on the market.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The difference is that games now are ONLY made to make a profit
      This is why games don't go for local co-op anymore. Having online only multiplayer means more copies sold.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do feel bad for kids that they wont get this experience anymore. Back in the day sales of games were much less concentrated. Every kid's house you'd go over would have video games you'd never heard of. So each new kid you met was a chance to play some new game for free. Especially because almost no one's parent would buy them multiple consoles so you'd be a Nintendo kid or a sony kid or a sega kid (lol) and get to play on a whole different console.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >parents got me and my brother snes, Genesis, Playstation, n64, Xbox, gamecube, and Dreamcast
      >every year for my birthday I had an entire weekend long sleepover with 8-10 friends
      Life will literally never get better than this

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >See game I think looks cool
    >Play game
    >Have fun
    I just stopped thinking about pointless shit like review scores and what Ganker says, follow your gut is the best advice for vidya

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there's a big difference in these situations.
    games 20 years ago were mostly developed by passionate and talented programmers that loved their craft and knew how to optimize.
    now games are pumped out by megacorporations who utilize hordes of midwits and consultation companies to make sure people's sensitivies are not offended.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You wouldn't believe the shit games I had to force myself to finish in the early 2000s, I'm very glad I can skip them completely now

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay??? Then just.... don't fricking read or pay attention to reviews? What is the point of this thread? Does anyone who frequents Ganker actually still pay attention to "reviews" from "games journalists"? Frick you

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As a kid I always had a "grass is greener on the other side" attitude with games I owned.
    I had Ratchet and Clank 2 but I saw a friend play Ratchet and Clank 1 at his house so I wanted that.
    My friend gave me a choice of Super Mario Bros 3 on GBA or Super Mario World and I picked 3, later on becoming obsessively fascinated with Super Mario World.

    Every now and then there would be an exception like Dragon Ball Z Budakai Tenkaichi 3. That game I felt confident I had the best DBZ game.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Start thinking about some obscure game I had fun playing way back in middle school
    >Look up reviews

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Man a 6 in 2004 is as good as a 9 today so thats not too bad honestly

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is a twofold problem. First is that as a kid, you have way worse of a measuring system for "quality vidya games", whatever that is for you. It's less about how good a vidya is and how fun you found it at the time. Second is that these days a frickload more games are being made than in the 2000s, even if you are thinking you are missing out on a potentially good game because of "fell for the online review meme" or whatever the frick, the fact is that there is probably ten other games that can give you a similarly good time as you would have had in your imaginary scenario about a potentially good vidya.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    games are always more enjoyable with friends

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >better just save my money for a game that everyone agrees is good
    i was like this at one point but i learned my lesson after being fooled into buying the last of us on ps3

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had such a blast playing the last of us they should've called it the blast of us

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol same, I was in highschool when it came out and that was the final straw
      went back to playing katamari and my "gay games". I stopped giving a frick.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nah I play and enjoy plenty of games that people say are bad
    if the reasons people say its bad are moronic and they just don't understand then idc about their opinion and often time niche games have this problem and I have a great time with them.

    There is a time and a place for listening to others, all of it needs to be in context though

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Biggest thing I miss about the 2000s is how quick games were developed

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