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Topic: What kind of games did you play as a kid , & do you still play the same way ?

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nomither6

Did you mostly play M-rated games ? Platformers maybe , or RPG's ; JRPGS even ? Was your game library more child-oriented , or did you have the catalog of what you'd have today ? Are you still the same type of gamer regardless of change in the gaming industry & do you feel that its gotten even better , or maybe worse , for you ?

(optional : also , do you think kids today have those same options & can have the same amount of enjoyment/satisfaction with games today , that you had ? )

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Voltan

I'm all about the narrative-driven adventure games that Sony excels in, and those were not really a thing when I was a kid.
I recently got back to playing quite a bit of fighting games too, which is what I did as a teenager. Back then I had friends to mash buttons with, these days they can be played online. Playing with strangers forces you to actually 'git gud', which I think is very cool.

Otherwise I don't think my gaming preferences changed much. Still not much into western RPGs and horror, still will gladly play a good platformer, puzzle game, shooter, jRPG, whatever

Voltan

nessisonett

There was a lot more couch co-op when I was younger and I played a lot of that. Other than that, I play a lot more ‘mature’ games now since I was a Nintendo kid and even when I got my PS2, I didn’t really have any games rated above a 16. It was the PS3 that I first played games like GTA, Skyrim, Red Dead etc.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

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render

I started out on 8bit machines so definitely don't play any games like that anymore. After that it was all Sega or Nintendo so plenty of platform games like Sonic and Mario. I'd play other stuff too like Toe Jam and Earl and sports games like NHL / NFL games with my mates even though I've never really cared about American sports, we'd just buy anything that was good. Then it was onto PC where things got a bit more interesting with games like Doom, Quake, Unreal, GTA etc but even then I got a bit bored with that lot.

Now it's mainly the PS first party output I tend to pickup or anything that looks interesting otherwise. Definitely no first person shooters or sports games for me anymore.

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render

Voltan

I guess in the 90s I really enjoyed some point-and-click adventures and there aren't many of those nowadays!

Voltan

render

@Voltan Good call, I got into those during my PC years. Particularly Monkey Island, Day Of The Tentacle, Broken Sword etc. They were good at the time but agree you don't see too many. I think that Beyond a Steel Sky, a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky, is coming out soon on PS. I remember the original was good so might be up for that at some point.

render

Voltan

@render Oh cool, I had no idea. Beneath a Steel Sky is one I haven't played but I remember it getting some praise back in the day.

Voltan

nessisonett

@Voltan @render Thimbleweed Park’s really quite brilliant and recaptures the Maniac Mansion vibes pretty well. There aren’t as many point and click games though, they seemed to evolve into Telltale games.

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TheBrandedSwordsman

As a teenager, when I first started gaming, I completed RE2, RE: Code Veronica, Silent Hill 1 &2 & Legacy of Kain: Defiance. The last was definitely my favourite game of that period, and although the combat got a bit repetitive, (there was just so much of it in that game) I saw it through to the end and enjoyed the final chapter with Kain and Raziel as your spirit-sword I still remember that final line before the last boss fight to this day, and then, as an adult, when I had a belated return to gaming it was RE4 & 5 in my 20s, Fable and then now in my 30s, Souls games and the Uncharted series all the way!

N.B in my tween years I completed the first two House of the Dead games and Spawn: In the Demon's Hand on Dreamcast and PC, as a child it was strictly the Worms games and Abe's Exoddus, Worms games were great fun, oh and then of course probably my first ever game, a demo of Descent 2 which I completed, I was ecstatic when I completed it.

N.B #2 Throw in Nightmare Creatures as a teen, great precursor to Bloodborne later in life.

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render

@Voltan Looking around Beneath is available on Steam for free if you've got a Windows machine and also on the Apple App Store if you've got an i device. I might give it a go to see if it's as good as I remember.

@nessisonett Cheers for the recommendation, that looks just like those point and click adventures of old so will definitely check that out. Even the actions menu looks like it's straight out of DoTT.

The thing that made point and click adventure games so good/infuriating for me was the fact that the really didn't give you much help at all so when you got stuck you got really stuck. I remember on many an occasion playing something like Monkey Island you'd just be going through the all the items in your inventory and trying them with every other item, or every item on screen with every action etc. There were endless possibilities. Ah the fun we had.

render

Voltan

@render I went to check on my iPhone and not only is Beneath a Steel Sky only €3 but the sequel is actually already out on Apple Arcade. I'll be getting both then! Good shout, thanks!

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Voltan

RubyCarbuncle

I used to play a game called Manic Miner quite a lot on the Spectrum ZX then when the Commodore 64 came out I found myself being glued to Park Patrol and another game called Paradroid. I sometimes played on the Atari but I forget the games I used to play on it as it's so long ago. I then got into the NES and Master System when they came out, got all Consoles that followed in the Sega and Nintendo family then Playstation came along and just swept Sega to one side which admittedly makes me sad looking back but at the same time I'm glad I got a PS1.

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colonelkilgore

I was all about scrolling beat ‘em ups as a kid and teen… Golden Axe, Final Fight, Streets of Rage etc. I vividly remember my best mate (at the time) stayed over the night before my 13th birthday… and as the clock struck twelve I unwrapped Streets of Rage 2 and we didn’t stop playing it until he left to go home around 11am the next day.

Now I’d say my favourite types of game would be souls-likes or your typical Sony First Party Blockbuster. I am keen to dip my toe into rogue-likes&lites next year too… haven’t tried one yet but I like what I see.

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CynicalGamer

Table top games. It's amazing how I could visualise characters in my head and create my own story. Nowadays I don't have that imagination and want narratively driven games like Witcher 3. I suppose Skyrim was able to bring my imagination out a bit.

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Iver

When I started gaming there wasn't really a massive amount of choice to be honest with you! I recall really enjoying text-based adventures and I suppose that has kind of evolved into heavily story-based narrative games of whatever genre they come in.

I've always enjoyed a very varied assortment of games from shooters, puzzlers, platformers, brawlers, sports, driving, RPG's and everything else in between but as I get older I am discovering that my tastes are narrowing a little bit. Perhaps due to the sheer variety available these days. Interesting question!

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