What year did video games die for you?

What year did video games die for you?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2006

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Essentially. The year 6th gen was effectively wrapped up, with only a few notable stragglers after that, and with westoids finally seizing control of the industry, death was certain.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never. There's always been shit video games. Just don't play them and you'll enjoy Vidya games for a lifetime

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      based lenny poster

      close thread

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, you're just focused on the western gaming market which has always been shit. If you stick to Japanese games (westernized studios don't count) there's still a lot of great and soulful games being released today.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, I think you misunderstood.
          Lenny poster is saying there have always been shit games, and there shall continue to be shit games, and simply avoiding them is the key to enjoyment.
          It seems like you read it as an indictment against current games, but he's literally saying "Just don't play bad games"
          dunno how you managed to drag "I only focus on western games" out of that, but I wish you well

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >No, you're just focused on the western gam
          SHUT FUCK

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Weeb

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sure, there have always been shit games, but back in the day supposed shit games were known to be shit. Now, shit games like CoD, Cyberpunk, Halo, etc. are shilled relentlessly by paid out journos to make people think they aren't shit. "Gachas" would not be as popular as they are if gamers weren't retarded cattle.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Sure, there have always been shit games, but back in the day supposed shit games were known to be shit. Now, shit games like CoD, Cyberpunk, Halo, etc. are shilled relentlessly by paid out journos to make people think they aren't shit. "Gachas" would not be as popular as they are if gamers weren't retarded cattle.
        There's more people playing games now than ever before. Back then it was a smaller group of autists and now average people play them like they watched movies or tv shows back in the game. The autists that actually know what a good game is shouldn't care about the normies. I hate using the word, but it's actually true lol. Video games were seen as nerd shit but now they're no different than other forms of entertainment and more people jumped over when it became more socially acceptable.

        The relative proportion of shit is much higher now than it has ever been.
        Stop deluding yourself.

        Because there's more games than there have ever been. Literally anyone can make a game now while not even having any knowledge on programming or game development. Just ignore the shit and play whatever meets your standards. Simple as. I like modern games too but a lot of old games are really good and I don't want to ignore them either.

        No, you're just focused on the western gaming market which has always been shit. If you stick to Japanese games (westernized studios don't count) there's still a lot of great and soulful games being released today.

        >there's still a lot of great and soulful games being released today.
        Same for indie games in the west. Although there are still bigger Japanese companies like nintendo that don't seem to be cucked with stuff like microtransactions while it seems that way more bigger companies in the west have adopted them.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >now average people play them like they watched movies or tv shows back in the game
          back in the day*

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nintendo literally runs 3 micro transaction gacha games as we speak, has a shitty subscription service to play peer to peer online games, and will only let you play some older titles on their systems if you fork over an additional subscription fee, what the fuck?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            oh yeah I forgot about switch online, don't know anything about the gacha thing, I'm too zoned out of what goes on.
            I guess indie/smaller game studios are the only ones left with true soul, with the small exception of a big company here or there.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            not that anon, but who gives a fuck. Their actual games still launch as complete packages. Cope, moron.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The relative proportion of shit is much higher now than it has ever been.
      Stop deluding yourself.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        So don't play shit games. It doesn't matter how much shit there is if you don't have to deal with it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, as bad as it is now, the proportion still remains better than when the Atari 2600 was the dominant console. So much interchangeable low effort trash back then, at least today we have all these old classics to go back to, back in the 70s this range of alternatives was unthinkable.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >WHY AREN'T YOU DEPRESSED JUST LIKE ME?!?!?!?!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It is, but there are also many more games than there used to be, so the number of decent games coming out each year is about the same.
        The difficulty is that finding them is getting harder.
        If you throw three darts at a list of PSX games you'll probably hit two that are pretty fun. Throw three at a list of Steam games and you might not get a single game that works properly.
        The key is finding creators or scenes that click with you and checking out their body of work so you can spend less time hunting and more time playing.
        I don't like every game Alicesoft makes but even the ones that totally suck usually suck in an interesting way that makes me think. If you feel that way about someone you've got a creator you can trust.
        Of course, you can just play retro games exclusively, as I'm sure many people on this board do. But if there are people out there still making stuff you think is neat there's no harm in adopting a mixed strategy.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >The difficulty is that finding them is getting harder.
          >If you throw three darts at a list of PSX games you'll probably hit two that are pretty fun. Throw three at a list of Steam games and you might not get a single game that works properly.
          An incredibly apt description. People can talk about all the shovelware on older consoles, but looking at a list of 100 random games released on Steam in the past month, and it's extremely unlikely that any of them are going to be even remotely good, a bunch will outright be broken.

          If you take 100 completely random titles from the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo, you'll get some duds, but you're very likely to find some pretty decent and even really good stuff. The amount of games is so enormous, and there's just no easy way to find a good indie game without going out and doing research.
          For AAA games, well, what's actually going around these days which hasn't been beaten to death for like 8 years now? I'm sure there's a few worth playing, but I don't exactly feel a big drive to seek out yet more Calladoodies, gacha skinnerboxes, or Ubisoft sandboxes where you climb towers.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        so be a mindful consumer and don't just buy everything that you see

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based

      Love retro games
      Love modern games

      Simple as

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ATTABOI LENMAN

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      SOLID post.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's tough because once in a while something good will happen. Probably around 2010 though. 2015 it really sunk in.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2009 when Demon's Souls was released, the last truly great game ever made. there were a few fun ones released into the early 2010s but it was a quick decline. not one good game since 2015 or so. good games are never coming back because instead of being made by some chad smoking weed in an office building in the 90s, they're being made by kids born in 2001, raised on GMOs, exposed to toxic levels of microplastics, who have been ruined with porn and feminism. it's impossible for good games to be made anymore because the people making them are inherently gay and retarded.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I unironically like the twist at the end of your story. Kids are getting dumber at a rapid pace. Not just locally but globally. I have been fascinated by this as a educator, on the government dole. I almost fled my job, for another state, but I found it is getting worse everywhere.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's funny in a way, but mostly sad, because it's the unfortunate truth. kids today are basically a bunch of 80 IQ mulattos raised on social media and mcdonalds, exposed to estrogenic chemicals all their lives, and force fed liberal propaganda. the circumstances which allowed for the creation of good games in the past simply do not exist anymore, because the people making them don't exist and they're never coming back.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Is the only way forward really just coping by playing retro games until either you die or society collapses?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            end of the day, games are just frivolities and your life is better spent working hard to becoming successful and having a big family. but if you do plan on playing a game in spite of this, yeah, you're stuck with retro shit. things only get gayer with time, you have to carve out your own little hole in the world and make the best of things.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The average IQ is decreasing everywhere and the fact it's not raising any questions is pretty worrisome.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The start of the 7th gen, that's when the videogame industry had a huge collapse in quality for me and its clear it didn't recover

      There are always exceptions, of course good games still get released in modern days but compared to let's say the 4th or 5th gen it is nothing, especially considering that the industry is way larger and richer than it has ever been.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped console gaming in 2000. Post 2000 I waited until old shit was in yard sales. Then I would buy whatever I wanted. I have no intention to buy anything past PS3 or WiiU. Not to draw out conversation on WiiU or PS3 but even with hacks and piracy I don't have more than a dozen games on those platforms. All current gen stuff seems less interesting than ever before. PC though has interesting fun stuff pop up a few times a year.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My Wii U is exclusively a GameCube in HD machine

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Exactly, 70ish GC games, 50ish Wii titles and 16 WiiU games...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I have no intention to buy anything past PS3 or WiiU

      Same here. I cared about PS2 era (and earlier) games. But PS3 era is pushing it for me. Only a few games I care about were from the PS3 era. I don't care about any console made after PS3 or 360.

      I also kinda feel like the graphics quality gains after PS3 were minimal. It wasnt a generational leap in quality like it was between PS1, PS2, and PS3.

      The PS4 is just a slightly sharper PS3. PS5 is a slightly sharper PS4. Some of the most popular mobile games look the same as Xbox/Xbox 360 games too. So it's not about graphics quality anymore for people.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2017. That’s when I stopped playing modern games and went completely retro. Haven’t looked back since. Been playing dragon warrior 3 for a month maxing all my characters.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What other kind of stuff do you play?

      And do you prefer these games, like Dragon Warrior to the 16-bit RPGs?

      I think in some ways the older the graphics the more imagination is filling in the blanks...

      Especially with these old adventures.

      Today I was playing TOME, an old angband varient, it's got a sense of adventure nothing else has.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The mid 80s After that games have been pretentious hollywood malarky I want a game i do not understand zelda and 3d crap never will peace

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2002, I guess. Morrowind and Medieval Total War were the last games to make me anticipate getting back to my PC asap every day.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2003 or so. had liked jrpgs on ps1, by ps2 they were all trash rehashing the same shit, press x to win. even more limit to player freedom and shit design and characters. my ps2 was used to watch movies.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think people give up on gaming. But there comes a point where you realize that you "aged out" of the target demographic and its harder stay current with games. I think for most people, it's when they graduated high school or college. That's when they no longer have the "kid approved" free time to dedicate to gaming. That's when society starts pressuring them to get jobs and careers.

    For me, I would say anything after the Xbox 360 era. I personally hardcore played the PS2/Original Xbox/Gamecube/Dreamcast era.
    My friends pushed into the Xbox 360 era. I casually hung on, but I wasn't as committed as they were. So I never bought a system for that generation. I would instead go to their house and just play 360 or PS3 games with them. But for me I was happy to play Nintendo 64, GameCube, Dreamcast, etc.

    I had a 2010s era gaming PC that I bought. I used it briefly for gaming, but I found myself just playing older PC games, and retro games on it. I personally am fine going back and playing old games I never got the chance to play from the 1980s to 1990s era games with MAME. I've found there are a lot of games I missed out as a kid and I would like to go back and try them out.

    Occassioallly I might peak my head out and try some franchises like Mass Effect (1 to 3) . But Most modern games don't appeal to me anymore. I'm not into the Twitch, streamer culture, or "e-celeb" culture that modern kids are into. I definitely don't care about Fortnite, Overwatch, Apex Legends, etc.

    Occassioally I might see a game made by an indie developer that looks unique and original. Something that has SOUL. I might try it. But that's rare these days.

    My only comment about the current generation of consoles is that I will give Nintendo credit for hanging in there with giants like Microsoft and Sony. Even though I don't play the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo keeps coming out with interesting designs for their consoles.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      im the same as you OP, play Subnautica and the shadow of mordor games, the only games with soul that i tried out .

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If I had to pick a year when the cracks started to show, I would say maybe 2012 or 2013. There were still some great looking games like Rayman Legends, but I didn't like where things were going, the Wii U looked like a mess, Vita being held back by Sony themselves, and the console space oversaturated by mature action games. Watching E3 didn't really instill much hope either for obvious reasons and I'm glad it's been replaced by better press conferences and Nintendo Direct. I was already collecting Chinese clone consoles that could play older games while doing half of the stuff the modern platforms could do using mobile technology. Pretty much right around the time Ganker was created I guess, lol.

      >I don't think people give up on gaming. But there comes a point where you realize that you "aged out" of the target demographic and its harder stay current with games. I think for most people, it's when they graduated high school or college. That's when they no longer have the "kid approved" free time to dedicate to gaming. That's when society starts pressuring them to get jobs and careers.
      I can relate to this, pretty much there was a three or four year period where I stopped playing games altogether so I could focus on working, then finally got back to it a few years ago but only with Game Boy stuff. Now I play a mix of SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, PS1, and a few others, but it took a while for me to reach that point. Can never really see myself going back to modern gaming, though. Just don't have a need for it I guess

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What modern indie games have SOUL?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Second half of 7th gen is where everything went to absolute shit and never recovered.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hasnt yet, but will if everything truly becomes some digital only/streaming only/games as a service end point hellscape. Shame, as i was kinda interested in VR, but now if i have to support that future. Nintendo will probably be the last holdouts I will stick too.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Some time in the last decade or so.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1100

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gamecube. The last new console I ever bought.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    As long as hentai games exist, never

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1998. All games have been trash since then.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what about postal 2?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        kusoge

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    7th gen was so abysmal that tons of people I knew stopped gaming altogether. You could probably write an entire book about just how bad that gen was.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      why? a lot of great franchises started there. Dead space, Bioshock, assassins creed, batman arkham games etc.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >ask "why"
        >post 4 extremely cutscene heavy franchises where its barely possible to walk between the content before getting interrupted
        7th gen was very awful outside of indies, Capcom and FROM.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Id be tempted to call it the best gen actually. Indie games rocked. Every platform had backwards compatibility. The souls series kicked off. Nier, catherine, little big planet and dishonored were really cool to name a few of my favorites. Lot of good rpgs on the ds. I dont get what the hate for this gen is, just seems like millenials got jobs during that era and became too busy for vidya. It reminds me of autists shitting on the 5th gen for low poly graphics or the 6th gen for supposedly lackluster nintendo franchise sequels (which was just 64 autism, if you play the same handful of games for 5 years it rots your fucking brain i s2g look at mario 64 and oot fans) or bitching about ps2 shovelware despite the fact that you could easily name dozens of classic ps2 games.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        7th Gen introduced paid DLC and loot boxes. Developers started releasing half finished games and patching it later.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >loot boxes
          I never encountered any. As for dlc, so long as its additional content created after the games release, and not just paying to unlock content that was already on the disc, whatever.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I never encountered any
            I never ubderstand why people say this phrase as if its evidence. All this phrasemeans is that you didn't play games with loot boxes, or you weren't paying attention to a game and didn't notice the loot boxes. Mass Effect, FIFA, Team Fortress, Counter Strike, etc... All had loot boxes.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              If i made it through a whole gen without seeing it, it cant have been that common. How am i supposed to give a shit about lootboxes when i never saw them

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >If i made it through a whole gen without seeing it, it cant have been that common. How am i supposed to give a shit about lootboxes when i never saw them
                Because no one here knows your game taste, or what games you played. For all we know you could have been playing "Barbie Island Adventure for Xbox 360" as your only game.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You are the one trying to convince me that lootboxes are ruining games, but where are they outside of ubishit that i categorically avoid

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >DLC
          Sometimes this was used basically as expansion packs, looking at games like Fallout New Vegas where it'd be a large new area and adventure with new stuff and all that, or one which adds a whole bunch of new weapons, upgrades, and exotic ammunition types.
          Of course, there was plenty of examples of EA cutting a chunk out of a complete game so they could sell it after launch as DLC, and wide ranges of pointless little trinket stuff which doesn't really add any substance to a game (and again, some which was cut out of the base game during development so it could be sold separately later).

          >Developers started releasing half finished games and patching it later
          That's not new, games being released unfinished wasn't too uncommon with EA in the 90s. Looking at Syndicate Wars, which shipped with a bug that made it impossible to actually beat (or even play) the final mission, along with cutting out an entire planned playable faction, then you had their progressive abuse of the Ultima property, Pagan could kind of be fixed a little with a patch, if you knew about it and had an internet connection, but it's still a rough as hell and obviously unfinished game, and the ritualistic cultic gangbang that was Ultima 9 is too elaborate for words.

          With more reliable and faster internet in the 2000s, it's easier to patch a game after launch, even console ones, and that was certainly exploited some to get away with shipping unfinished games with the excuse that they'll fix them (sometimes not delivered on), but it was also used by devs who did ship complete games where they realized some time after launch that there's a problem they missed, or they realized they could make the netcode better.
          In some ways, this is kind of better than shipping shoddy games in the 80s and 90s to basically tell the customer to go fuck themselves, in other ways it's not actually very different, barring that proverbial spitting on their dick EA started doing before bending you over.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            About the unfinished games thing, and being patched later -- i grew up with unfinished games that couldve desperately used more patches (games i wont name drop because i dont have the patience to defend them right now and it would derail this discussion i came to Ganker to get away from Ganker damn it). I know that in practice it gets abused, but in concept at least, the idea of using patches to salvage a game that had more potential is nice. Best thinf about the current gen is that that can happen

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              If internet patches existed in your generation, then game companies would have just released unfinished games even earlier, and charged you for each patch download. The games would have been janky and you would have gotten ripped off even more.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                This. A bad game was a bad game back then and treated as such. Now its a "game that will be improved post launch" and the quality of the product delivered at launch doesn't matter as much.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Unfinished games often managed to be good despite everything, or came close to being good

                And often the only thing holding them back was stupid producers rushing the devs to release faster

                In cases like that, patches wouldve helped

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        the hate comes from muh horse armor tier arguments and the popularity of shit like CoD. if you actually played games during this time, you knew it was great. dark messiah, culdcept saga, gears, dead rising, demons souls, disgaea 4, so many good games. the problem is there was a sharp drop in quality around 2011 and 8th gen hit shortly after. now everybody conflates 7th gen with 8th.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ive actually seen a lot of weird apologists for gen 8, sort of like the star wars sequels situation. Like, say what you want about gen 7 or the prequels but the fact is, almost everything wrong about them was much worse with gen 8 and the sequels respectively. The thing is, the audiences were simply ready to *lile* something again. Theyre not cynical teenagers and 20s somethings anymore, theyre soijack neckbeards with funko collections ready to force their old hobbies down their kids throats.

          Same with fuckin dbgt and dbs, ff7 advent children and ff7r, terminator 3 and those horse shit terminators that came after. Theres gotta be a name for this pehnomenon

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think it might partially be people realising they don't really care about the issues that much and learning to live with them but still remembering the feelings of anger when it first started happening.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Thats probably it. I kind of get that. Like holding onto anger towards something that no longer makes sense because you just remember feeling that way at the time. I think everyones probably done thst with something

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            gt actually had good ideas though, it's just that the execution was trash. The dragon balls themselves being the final villain was a really good final arc idea. The japanese ost was also amazing and the ending was kino.
            I was hoping super would pretty much be a reboot of gt at some point but it's clear they don't want to end everything which is sad. They're also recycling ideas a ton and bringing back characters like frieze for no other reason than fan service. It's clear toriyama doesn't have much input of his own anymore.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Thats kind of the point, i was comparing maligned franchise installments that ranged from near miss to surprising good
              Of the late 90s and the 2000s

              Versus more recent franchise installments that are observably, suffering the same flaws and more yet get away with it for coming out in a nostalgia craze era

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                ah I see, and yeah that's definitely true. I bet people wouldn't shit on gt as much if it came out today. Franchise fatigue they call it.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1965

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The year that corporations knew they could get away with "DRM" and "verification" to manipulate sales in their favor. Why does everything need to feel out of consumer control now? This is why I buy from GOG when it makes sense now and emulate consoles every chance I get.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The year that corporations knew they could get away with "DRM" and "verification" to manipulate sales in their favor
      So 1979?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Never believed in the amiable aussie bloke meme till now

        God bless australia

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2019

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The last new game I played would’ve been on the Wii, which I got as a wedding gift in 2010… so roughly 2010.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I enjoyed games all my life. But there was a point where things changed in the gaming world for me. That was when paid DLC and "Lootboxes" started dominating games.

    Game content that ordinarily would have come as part of the game now suddenly became DLC that you needed to pay for (ontop of buying the original $60 dollar game). And Lootboxes were just straight up gambling for children. This would be the Xbox 360 and PS3 era of games.

    I stopped playing modern games regularly during this generation. I felt like DLC and Lootboxes went against the spirit of gaming. It ruined it for me. Now I just stick mostly with older games, and very rarely maybe play a new game that looks like the developer is consumer friendly. Where theg aren't nickeling and diming the player for every little thing.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1995

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2004, start of brown n bloom

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bloom is awesome, its designed to filter boomers with age damaged retinas. Love it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        who makes posts like this on Ganker?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Im just fucking tired of bloom hate. Its a neat visual affect when used appropriately -- games with settings that call for it. It only gets shit on because it was everywhere and often without purpose. The hate is just typical bandwagon hate, one internet hipster takes a dig at it and everyone repeats him and thinks theyre smart because they also had two brain cells to rub together to recognize a pattern, a trend in the industry that ebbs and flows like everything else

          Why hasnt anyone gotten tired of mocap and cel shading and rim lighting?? Those are all fucking obnoxious 90 percent of the time

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Shut up Eric, Tron 2.0 sucks

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Idgaf about tron 2.0 either way, i dont remember the movie and i dont know who eric is, is that one of those nostalgia critic guys or something? A youtuber? A schizo poster?

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They haven't. AAA gaming? Probably a good decade ago, at least.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Around 2007. When the PS3 came out, and everything just got too complicated. Cinematic cutscenes and achievements and Bubsy-level chitchat. I find myself playing the same 20 or so games over and over and over from the Sega MS to PS2 era

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Cinematic cutscenes
      I still say the problem isnt the cinematic aspect -- i like narratives, i like cinematography just make the story unique and compelling. But the industry churns out weird wannabe hbo dramas where you play as sleeve macgruff and you gotta avenge and or rescue your wife and or daughter who were killed and or raped. What happened to scrimblo the lovable scrunko, teenagers killing gods, finding out you were the real monster was the player because you killed your wife, or going to martial arts tournaments to kill fascist dictators

      The fun stories are gone. Everyone thinks that shit is childish and trite i guess now? But im so fucking tired of watching hollywood actors faces being copy pasted into all my games -- that motion capture shit pisses me off so much.

      Gone are the realistic yet stylized faces of resi, silent hill, ff, sotc, drakengard,

      Say hello to fucking ??? Nikocado avocado????? I dont want to play these fat ugly fucks in their dumb ass stories about transgendrism abortion divorce and rape

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's what I meant by cinematic though - the generic Hollywood type crap, it's so lame. No-one's complaining about a grand cutscene of Oddworld Abe's Oddysee transitioning into gameplay, but like when I played the Ratchet Future trilogy I was thinking who the fuck are these people and I also don't care

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2012

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Around the 2015, when the woke agenda ruined the last of us 2 and other modern videogames.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2008

    The absolute lying Valve did with L4D2 opened my eyes to how scummy the industry had become and I basically tuned out after that.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2007 - it started dying
    2013 - life support
    2017 - fucking dead

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Actually it probably started in 2004 with Fable. I was so fucking hyped for the game to the point I was a moderator on some fucking Fable fan forum. I'm pretty sure it was both the first and last game I ever pre-ordered. It's a fine game but nothing we were promised.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Devs and publishers lied about their games well before Fable. Descent Into Undermountain was supposed to be a multiplayer dungeoncrawler, it's clear that the game was built around that, but because of the completely fucky mess which was that games protracted development, multiplayer was ultimately cut for all the different problems they were simply not able to solve (and late in development, the box and a lot of the marketing material still promised it).

        The game was never really fixed into a state which was half decent, it's at the best of times passable under ideal conditions, and it never featured the hyped multiplayer.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I guess around 2001-03.
    Dreamcast dead
    SNK dead
    Arcades dead
    Capcom low point
    PC gaming going through a rough patch
    I played many great games after 2003 of course but the good ol days are gone

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Final Fantasy 10 and Metal Gear SOlid 3 where the first games I played where I thought things weren't always getting better but they were slowing down in leaps forward.

    But they were still great games, just dissapointing to me in terms of progress compared to their predecessors.

    After that I had many good experiences, but the last of them that I consider real experiences were Oblivion and Metal Gear Solid 4.

    Even playing the PS3 was a return to gaming for me, the last machines I bought because I HAD to experience a game.

    But yeah after MGS4 there's never been anything that I probably couldn't have spent my time better on elsewhere.

    Maybe Bioshock...

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2008, just before Fallout 3 was released and the Zenimax lawyers DMCAed just about everything Fallout on the internet. I haven't given a penny to the industry since. Arr.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    meme answer: 1996, when the master system finally died.
    serious answer: never, every gen has good games. there were good games coming out in the 70's and theres good games coming out now

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