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SanadaUjiosan
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Playing Games Late

Post by SanadaUjiosan »

Title could mean a lot of things, but what I mean is like you get around to playing a game a long time after it's released. For example, I've just now gotten around to playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Looking at the date on the menu screen, I remembered that I wasn't even out of high school when the game came out... and here I am, finally seeing what all of the commotion is about in my own place :? .

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is it really considered late when the console the game was released on is still part of the active generation?

I played HL1 about two years after finishing HL2, and I didn't play HL2 for about a year after its release. you do the math
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I'd consider it late, but if others don't, that's up to them. It's subjective.
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I usually go back to playing very old console games that I never had a chance to play when I was young because I didn't own the particular console or the game wasn't released here.

Mainly Jap snes games with english patches
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Gnomre wrote:is it really considered late when the console the game was released on is still part of the active generation?

I played HL1 about two years after finishing HL2, and I didn't play HL2 for about a year after its release. you do the math
Twilight Princess was originally released for GameCube...

Anyway, I (finally) recently completed Conker's Bad Fur Day. :wink: Once I've finished Super Mario Galaxy I'll probably go for Metroid Prime or DK64.

(I also plan on picking up Ocarina of Time on ebay...)
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Doesn't really matter when a games been released does it? If it's good it's good, a lot of new games are crap.
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its better to play them late because your rig can usually handle them on max graphics
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maackey
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Post by maackey »

Pretty much every single game I've ever played was "late". I don't really pay any attention to new games because publishers like to hype stuff a lot. (Hello, Spore) so I wait until other people get cut on the bleeding edge of things and cherry pick the good stuff after its been vetted.
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I do it a fair bit. E.g. I started playing through hl2 a week ago, finished today. Fantastic game. After Ep1 and 2, I'll probably move on to Oblivion and Fallout 3 :D
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Probably the game that I have played the latest(as in way behind others) would be gundam battle assault 2.
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smoth wrote:Probably the game that I have played the latest(as in way behind others) would be gundam battle assault 2.
My first gundam game, and what a fun one it was.

It seems a lot of people have discovered HL2 late. I went through it about a year ago, I think. I guess what it really says is just how hardy the game is, able to stand up so long after it was "new."
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HL2 was amazing when it was new. So many games have physics and crazy graphics now. At it's time I remember playing through that game I was utterly stunned just how amazing it looked.
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Star Control II/The Ur-Quan Masters port.
I was only four when that game came out.
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I dont think I played any games late, I played them when they came out with 10 or 100fps I didnt care.

Ok I maybe played doom 1&2 late, just because I was in elementary school when they came out.
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not so old as mentioned above but

dragon age and uncharted 2

FUKKKKKKK
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SwiftSpear wrote:HL2 was amazing when it was new. So many games have physics and crazy graphics now. At it's time I remember playing through that game I was utterly stunned just how amazing it looked.
Hl2 is still amazing
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I actually gave up on HL2 when I first got it since I was so bored with load-times and painful choppy speech.

I should probably pick it up again.
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I just played Red Faction a month or so back.
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I tried M.A.X. again after 13 years break... wasnt so good as it was before :? somehow its just too slow paced game, gets boring to click every small thing you could just automate instead :x

I also played Duke Nukem 3d, and that game is still damn good. Wish it had more maps tho.

What else... Heroes of Might and Magic 3, also still a good game.
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I finally decided I'll head over to the Sears (now SearsKMart) to pick up one of those "Pong" TV games that was so popular. I've been putting it off long enough.
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