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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:50 pm    Post subject: Game Systems, Past, Present, and Future  Reply with quote

What game system, both handheld and console, do you think was the best of all time? What about best console? Best handheld? Which is better, the DS or the PSP? How about the three current consoles, the 360, PS3, and Wii? Finally, what would you like to see in the future of consoles and handhelds?

Also, I expect reasons, not just answers.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I'll start...

For the all-time best, I can't decide between the NES and the Wii. Both were incredibly revolutionary in the gaming industry. They both have excellent games that will forever be enshrined as some of the best video games of all time. I could spend hours on either one.

For the best console, same thing. Wii or NES. See above.

Best handheld, I must say the original GameBoy. It, too, had some excellent games and was incredibly revlutionary. It was the first really good handheld system. It was amazing.

The DS is better than the PSP. I like the touch screen and it's cheaper. If you want music and movies, don't buy a $200 handheld system. That's what I say.

The Wii is the best current console. It has motion sensitivity and tons of good games. You can surf the internet on it, and it comes with a fun collection of small games. And it's less than half as much as the other two consoles. A PS3 for $600?!? I'd rather save up for a car!

In the future, I'd like to see some real virtual reality stuff, like imagie a virtual reality street fighter. Or how about a VR PRG? Imagine something like Phantasy Star Online VR. It would be so awesome.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the Wii has some great games, and as you said, much revolutionary gameplay.

But what do you mean "VR PRG"?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I can't pick 2 choices I won't choose at all.

I find both the Wii and the 360 are both great consoles. I own a Wii while 2 of my friends have 360s.

I like the Wii with its fun styles of play though doesn't have the best capabilitys for graphics and I believe in the "graphics don't make the game." But both are important, I just find developers arn't putting it to its full potential.

With the 360 though... The only games I see on it that I find good are all "M" rated... Though there aresome T rated games my friends have but I dislike them. Boo! I can't get M rated games yet and my parents dislike them. It has the graphics and gameplay. Hell, I'd have a 360 too but my parents would be all "hey you already have a wii! No console for you!"
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of all time: The Super Nintendo.

Best console: Playstation 2

Best handheld: Gameboy

DS v. PSP: Purely preference... and mine goes to DS.

PSThWii360: At the moment, the Wii. May change once the other two step up their game and release flagship titles.

What I'd like to see: (Gamer mode) I'd like to see a lean toward emphasizing video games as a medium of storytelling, skill-developing, critical thinking, sport, and comradery, and away from video games as commodity, scapegoat, and a way to shut kids up. As for what publishers could actually do to accomplish this... well, I'm not a game developer. All I can say is that Nintendo's constant innovation (Brain Age, etc) is any step in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of all time - SNES - Its got one heck of a videogame library with so many greats and it had hit that point where it had the very pinniccle of 2D gaming completely nailed.
Console - PS2 - The SNES is also a console and I have it as best of all time, but I have to mention the next best, which is this one. It also has some great games and they tend to be nicely polished across the range.
Handheld - DS - I just don't like how the PSP feels in my hands and the stylus thing just appeals to me. Its a very close thing though and I have played a PSP more (since my half brother has one).
PS3/Wii/360 - I voted Wii, since the sheer appeal and creativity appeals hugely. I had been wondering about how the next-gen step up on graphics could really be that much of a deal, since it was no longer the same as the step up from 2D to 3D and now was partly about how many hairs they could simulate on the armpits of some annual sports game. I wish that was an exaggeration. There are definately things on the 360 that caught my eye, like Dead Rising and Metal Wolf Chaos, and the PS3 will have other things that will definately appeal to me...but not quite the same.

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But what do you mean "VR PRG"?

I'm pretty sure he meant to say Virtual Reality Role Playing Game. although, VR isn't really the term. Total Immersion is probably more the thing and a good example would be the dot Hack series, a game that is actually like The World. I've often thought of something similar, but know there is only so far they can go with non-invasive neural interfaces.
They have things like Brain Gate, which let a paralyzed person operate a prosthetic limb with their mind, but it takes training to do well and is not perfect. And more to the point, there is a quantum leap between simple output and feeding stuff back in, such as a full immersion for sight and sound. And then there is a whole bunch of other problems such as protecting the body while in the game.
And of course, an invasive neural interface, although popular in fiction (Various cybers 'plugs', etc) since its the most reasonable idea, would have a hell of a hard time as a gaming tool. All those 'think of the children' video game lobbyists would have a field day and the actual caming companies would likely consider it not practical or financially viable. So, while it may happen sometime....it won't be for a hell of a long time.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played a VR game once in one Reno Casino (it had an arcade it it so the adults could bring thier kids without guilt <.<). It was something like piloting a ride armor in a wastland post apocolypse world. They put a GIANT head thing over your head (so all lines of sight were covered), you put your hands in slot things attached to the helmet, and you stood on a walky pad seperated from the rest of the world by bars. I didn't do too well at the game, whatever the premise was...but it was a while ago, five or six years...They have other VR stuff as well, like those driving games where you go into a booth and the screen is on all sides. I don't think VR will really get big until it's cheap enough to be marketed to the middle class though, no matter how cool it is.

As for the next gen consoles...it's still way to early in therace to really determine which is "the best". I've seen lots of stuff against the PS3, and lots of stuff for the Wii. I've got a Wii myself (night it came out, actually), but besides Zelda, very few games have really caught my eye for it yet. Since the Wii came out, I've actually bought three to five PS2 games, four DS games, and only one Wii game. They're just so expensive....I'm less ready to risk my money for it XD

As others have said before me, the SNES and PS2 were the pinnacle of thier repective generations. The handheld market has yet to hit such a peak, and it's pretty much dominated by Nintendo's systems anyway. So right now, DS is big, and whatever Nintendo releases next will be bigger/better.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My personal favorite console is the SNES. Wide variety of games with tons of innovation around that time, with huge leaps in graphics quality. I don't think it's been beaten yet in terms of game selection, and that's pretty much the important part for me. Razz

X-Box vs. Gamecube vs. PS2 is pretty much up for grabs depending on game preference. As a rule, X-Box is for sports games and Halo, Gamecube is for a lot of things PS2 is for, with the addition of Zelda and SSBM, and PS2 is for engrossing RPGs and action games (and DDR). I'm not a big fan of the X-Box, since I'm not a big fan of FPSs or Madden, but between Gamecube and PS2 it's hard to say for me. I like the selection for both, PS2 is obviously better in terms of capabilities but Gamecube is cheaper, Gamecube has one of my favorite games on it and PS2 has a good number of RPGs. I may be slightly biased towards Gamecube, since that was the first console I really got to play with.

I haven't gotten around to playing with the next-gen consoles yet, but Wii looks the most promising game lineup-wise. Unfortunately, my house seems to be an X-Box house, so I doubt I'll get to try the Wii out until my school's Gaming Club meets next.

Handheld consoles I can't really say a lot about, especially the newer ones. GBA has a good game selection, though, and Phoenix Wright sounds like something I have to play at some point in my life. Razz

Overall, though, my most practical console comes in the form of my computer, whichever one it may be. <_< RTSs, online roleplay, emulation, flash games of various genres, The Sims, The Sims 2, online MMORPGs, DOS-based games, this is the console I was really raised on. But I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a PC gamer.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I did mean VR RPG.

Excellent so far. Carry on.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Define Total Immersion. It could mean a number of things.

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