Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Dec 2008 21:27 UTC
Games Not too long ago, I was convinced that the modern day gaming world was a rather empty and shallow one. If you grew up with games like The 7th Guest, the Keen series, Metroid, adventure games like Monkey Island or Full Throttle, and so on, more modern games seemed to have little to offer, besides yet another nameless hero in a grey space suit killing aliens in a grey world with the same set of twelve weapons. However, a little speck of hope was flickering on the horizon, a game seemingly made by people who could read my mind; a game about a post-apocalyptic wasteland, filled with quests and epic stories, where you were free to do whatever you wanted. Yes, I looked forward to Fallout 3, and since my computer was too old to run any game more recent than Wolfenstein, I decided to buy a game console. Read on to see how my venture into the world of modern gaming turned out.
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I mentioned just graphic adventures - but wasn't Elite perhaps the biggest "hit" of all 8-bit times? Many afternoons (and even nights) spent flying across the universe, accomplishing another mission... ;) And what about "pure text" adventures made by Infocom (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Zork-s and so on)?

And all that arcade games, like Zaxxon, Raid over Moscow (are the Carver brothers still in business?), GI Joe, then tactic & strategy (like those made by SSI)... memories. ;)

And what the modern games offer? Better graphics and sound - but in 8-bit days my own imagination was enough to play text adventure. What next? ;)

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