bill-swift - July 25, 2012
Technology is advancing so quickly these days that, even as a guy in his early-mid twenties, I'm slowly starting to fall behind. Unless you're really into technology, chances are you can't keep up with all the latest 'ground-breaking' technological innovations that are coming out every month. I wasn't fully ready for the Xbox 360 when it came out almost a year ahead of the competition. I didn't even own a PS3 until it had been out for a while either.
Now maybe it's just me, but it seems as though games are really losing their touch as the years go on. Sure, we have graphics the likes of which we could never have imagined back in the '90s and we're now put more into games ourselves than we have in the past with all the advancements in motion technology but there's just something missing from today's games that yesterdays had. I used to think it was just the nostalgic value but there's more to it than that...and I'm not alone in thinking this.
Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have all noticed this, hence the cross platforming and 'classic' titles found in their online marketplaces. Obviously these guys want us to move on so they can make more money but I, for one, find that hard when everyone just seems like they're trying too hard to impress everyone that they forget what we actually liked about video games. Sony releases PS1 and PS2 titles on the PSN every now and then, the most recent up and comers being 'Dora the Explorer' and 'Haunting Ground', but it's very rare that we actually get a popular title we really want to play. Sony should heed this article and think about how much money they made when they finally released Final Fantasy VII on PSN.