When Does A Video Game Start Feeling "Old" In Your Estimation?
"Old" is a very, very subjective term in all walks of life.
What is an "old" video game to you? Where's the cut-off point? Where does a game really start to show its age, and when do you look back and go, "yep, that's freakin' old"?
The inspiration for this article can be found at Gamemoir, where they list 10 games that will be turning 10 years old in 2014. It's not exactly shocking to see some of those titles; I remember most of them well, and in fact, it really does feel like a decade has gone by. For instance, as much as I loved Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, I'd say it looks and feels "old" right now, and same goes for Fable.
By the way - and I know this is beside the point - does everyone remember the hullabaloo surrounding Fable? Peter Molyneux said it would be the "greatest game ever made" or some such thing; that title was hyped through the roof. Thing is, I remember enjoying it thoroughly, but I also remember thinking that it fell well short of that "greatest ever" moniker. Anyway, back to the subject at hand, I'm just wondering when video games start to seem old in your eyes. It's tough for me because with my memory, they all seem current in one way or another.
See, I can still remember playing Final Fantasy Tactics for many hours at a clip, and because I typically return to that game, it doesn't feel "old." It's obviously merely a matter of perception, which is why I'm asking; I'm sure the answer will be different depending on the person.
12/30/2013 9:44:05 PM Ben Dutka