Early to Mid 90's gaming
Posted: April 14th, 2017, 12:19 am
I've really been missing the old days lately because I feel like things were very fair. I was too young for the first and second generations. But for me the most important and interesting time in my time following video games was from like 1992-1995. There was so much going on. And most importantly, there was something for everyone. There was computers, arcades, SNES. Genesis, 32x, Sega CD, 3do, Turbographx, Jaguar, Neo Geo. Nowadays, if you don't like the PS4, you're screwed. Because the XBone is the same system. There's basically one system. And there's no variety in publishers or types of game genres. A ton of genres have gotten screwed, and don't even exist anymore. I feel like 1995 was the year video games went downhill and by 1997 it was over. I literally remember reading Gamepro magazines from mid 1995 and there were reviews for a "ton" of consoles and all sorts of publishers. Then by the end of that same year, almost all of the consoles and publishers had folded. And also, computer games went downhill so badly, it's not even funny. All the ingenuity was sucked out and it seemed like there weren't as many games being made. By 1997 it was basically the PS1 or no video games. Because the N64 couldn't compete. And the pathetic graphics and soul crushing load times made me wonder if it was even worth it. Suddenly, all the amazing systems and publishers and graphics all came crashing down like it didn't even happen. And 20 years later it's still the Playstation or nothing. I'd just assume pretend the last 20 years never happened.