Gaming Then and Now: A Side-by-Side Look

I just ran across an interesting piece put up by Fosfor Gadgets. The article provides a side-by-side screenshot comparison of games from various genres – one from today and one from somewhere around 20 years ago. It’s amazing how technology has advanced.

But with the incomparably superior visuals of today’s games, has the gameplay become “more fun?” I don’t think so. Not overall. Perhaps this is why I so enjoy playing with the old hardware. The old games.

What do you think?

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One Response to Gaming Then and Now: A Side-by-Side Look

  1. DavidNYC says:

    I agree – older games are more fun, at least in my opinion. Because graphics were so meager (or even non-existent), games had to be all about gameplay. Hence such classics as Wasteland, which so thoroughly evoked a post-nuclear holocaust world despite crap graphics. Or even an inventive game like Lemmings, which had slightly better graphics but really still relied on ingenuity to be fun.

    Obviously, different strokes for different folks. And the sales figures for modern games certainly are one testament to their popularity. But at the risk of sounding like a “Golden Ager”, I say that older games were better.

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