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User Info: yohabroha

yohabroha
1 year ago#41
you're about 10 years too late on noting that, and you know it. i make a yearly thread roasting you and other members lmao. relax lai.
"Myself I am a PC Gamer but I am forced to keep this side of me hidden because of who I am and my brand integrity." - dan_fs

User Info: kaufmaniac

kaufmaniac
1 year ago#42
Agree on RTS...the last semi-rts i liked was They are Billions.

User Info: Andreas2402

Andreas2402
1 year ago#43
ElDudorino posted...
Sounds like you're pining for the late 90s and early 00s, which to be fair was a great time for gaming on both consoles and pc.

eh, i know it's nitpicking, but the early 00's were pretty bad for PC devs.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Video_game_companies_by_year_of_disestablishment
bullfrog, looking glass, titus/interplay,ion storm,origin, papyrus,3DO, westwood,new world computing.

there was an interview by a dev who literally said the same. not sure which one, could be irrational games.

after 2000 there was quite a slump in pc games iirc.
The bigger the lie, the more they believe

User Info: ElDudorino

ElDudorino
1 year ago#44
Meh, fair enough. I originally only wrote late 90s but it came to mind that some great stuff came out right around 2000 such as No One Lives Forever.

User Info: EtherealEidolon

EtherealEidolon
1 year ago#45
I agree with you on RTS games. Most that release now have shallow mechanics, boring, flat symmetrical maps and focus on APM.

User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
1 year ago#46
EtherealEidolon posted...
I agree with you on RTS games. Most that release now have shallow mechanics, boring, flat symmetrical maps and focus on APM.

Gray Goo doesn't... have you tried that one?
"How do I get rid of a Trojan Horse?" -Sailor_Kakashi
"Leave it outside the gates of Troy overnight." -Davel23

User Info: kobalobasileus

kobalobasileus
1 year ago#47
*psst* Those genres didn't make PC gaming great, they made PC gaming easy to ignore.

Is it a coincidence that all of these console-style Indie games and console ports started happening right around the time PC gaming finally became great? I don't think so.

yohabroha posted...
I'm not really sure Point n click was a genre that made PC great, rather it was just a good genre that could only exist on PC.

*ahem*
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/nes/563455-shadowgate-1987
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/nes/587224-deja-vu
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/nes/563472-uninvited

User Info: ElDudorino

ElDudorino
1 year ago#48
kobalobasileus posted...
*psst* Those genres didn't make PC gaming great, they made PC gaming easy to ignore.

Is it a coincidence that all of these console-style Indie games and console ports started happening right around the time PC gaming finally became great? I don't think so.

I think you've got your timeline a little screwed up there. The Indie Revolution was still years away in the time period the TC is thinking of and there were very few console ports back then, most of them buggy as s*** because the publishers didn't really care and pawned them off on companies who didn't know what they were doing or just cared as little as the publishers did.
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