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(241 votes)Modern games are sooo much better
(427 votes)Nope! Nostalgia for the win
(1313 votes)Both are good
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Got a new idea for another poll: Do you still use CDs or DVDs for games?
I personaly use CD's only tbh
Oh wow really? :D
practically digital only
i think cds are better as you have it physically, and it could be like a collector kinda thing
Honestly "nostalgia" games are just good because you remeber your childhood, if you didn't play it as a kid, then you'll probably think it's horrible.
But what if I play these games now and I think that they are awesome?
"Modern games are sooo much better", but they are never good enough. Stardew Valley, Terraria, Assassin's Creed Origins, and so on and on, they are all MODERN games...
Both are good. There was great games back in the day, as there are today as well. The same works for bad games.
I think both are good.
I would say that the biggest issue is finding games that are good now as we are spoilt for choice (there are far more games now than 'back in the days').
Two other problems come into play:
1. General knowledge of the diversity of the Indie Scene is not as big as it should. Most people know of AAA games or cash grab mobile games due to the ludicrous amount spent on ads. If I didn't know of the Indie Scene, I'd easily say that games back in my youth were so much better.
2. Money seems to corrupt even the best (BUT not all). Take Blizzard for example. When they were new they created gems like Warcraft, WOW, Starcraft (not to everyone's liking but no one can argue about their popularity and impact on gamers globally). It was obvious that when they created these games, they were doing it as a passion, as much for themselves as for gamers.
Now, all you need to do is look at Warcraft 3 Reforged and you can see that this is not a passion project, it's a corporate project with 'revenue' in mind as well as 'how to stop things like DOTA slipping through our fingers'. I'll reserve my judgment for Diablo Immortal until it's released though.
This is spot on. Creativity and passion, as you mentioned, are the aspects suffering the most. But thankfully, motivated indie developers are set on bringing it back into the industry.
I can list a lot of great games which are modern games, but I just have to look at my Steam or GOG account and see that it is chock full of old games which are amazing and love them to this day. So yeah, I'm more of a "everything was better in the past" guy.
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Amazing modern games!