Do you play retro games?

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#1 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24281 posts) -

I recently finished Luigi’s Mansion and have recently started playing The World Ends With You. I normally don’t play a lot of retro games but these were on my list for a while. Still enjoyable gen in today’s times. How about you, SW? Do you play retro games? Which ones?

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#2 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19005 posts) -

I still play Gamecube regularly... especially Mario Sunshine.

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#3 Edited by Pedro (35023 posts) -

I played a few Neo Geo,Xbox and 360 games as they become available via BC. I didn't own a 360 until late last gen because the PS3 delivered for the most part.

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#4 Posted by DaVillain- (36964 posts) -

I wouldn't be a gamer if I didn't play Retro games ya'know.

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#5 Posted by SuperfluousReal (361 posts) -

Original XBOX, PS1 games, 360 & i have been into Far Cry 1 on PC.

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#6 Edited by lundy86_4 (53418 posts) -

On retro systems? No. Playing through FFX HD again. Clocked in 62 hours last I remember.

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#7 Posted by judaspete (3003 posts) -

I mostly play retro games.

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#8 Edited by mrbojangles25 (44045 posts) -

Are we referring to older games as retro, or do you mean games that are made in the style of old games (the true meaning of retro).

Either way, I play both. As @davillain- said you wouldn't be a legit gamer if you didn't. I appreciate all games from all years, though admittedly if I was not present for the game during it's release I find it hard to play it in the context of modern standards.

I probably play the original Deus Ex about three times a year; to this day, from the day it showed up on my hard drive almost 20 years ago, I have played it that often.

As far as modern retro games, I like Dead Cells, Hyper Light Drifter, and some others. The whole rogue-like thing isn't really for me and a lot of those games are made in the retro style, but I still like to try them out. The fact that a lot of these often-excellent independent titles are only about 5-10 dollars and offer a lot of bang for the buck doesn't hurt either when it comes to experimenting with genres you're unsure about.

And, not to be "that guy", but why is such a fun and light-hearted discussion in System Wars and not Games Discussion? C'mon people the wrong forum is alive and well while the right forum is barely holding on.

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#9 Posted by omegaMaster (1291 posts) -

Occasionally. Recently played Final Fantasy Tactics PSP and it's friggin' hard.

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#10 Posted by Archangel3371 (28176 posts) -

Oh yeah, I enjoy playing some of the classics from the golden era. My preferred retro games that I like to go back and play again are mainly games from the SNES, Neo Geo, and 90’s arcade games.

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#11 Edited by warmblur (2553 posts) -

Yes all the time right now I'm actually replaying Indigo Prophecy and Mirror's Edge I guess the 00's are considered retro now since it's 10 years and older.

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#12 Posted by PimpHand_Gamer (2856 posts) -

I play a ton of 8 bit and 16 bit retro games on Retroarch using Launchbox as the front end. From original Gameboy to arcade. One thing about the original Gameboy that I love is the fact that it has so many popular franchises but instead of just creating a dumbed down version from the console they made unique sequels and spin-offs that are really good. Like Mario Land 2...not only was it unique in the Mario universe, it was damn good.

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#13 Posted by npiet1 (2325 posts) -

Every now and then I'll play SMB 1 & 3, maybe castlevaina and Pokémon crystal. But that's it.

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#14 Posted by DoomNukem3D (252 posts) -

Luigi's mansion is considered retro now? Either way I tend to play more retro games than new. I find that they tend to be consistently more satisfying than more modern stuff.

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#15 Posted by DoomNukem3D (252 posts) -

@omegamaster: Did the PSP version make it harder? I played the ps2 version and it was broken.

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#16 Posted by deactivated-5d1e44cf96229 (2814 posts) -

I overall love retro games more than modern games and I spend at least half of my gaming time on retro games.

And a lot of the modern games that I do play and enjoy the most are the ones that are made in the style of retro games.

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#17 Posted by Speeny (1786 posts) -

Without a doubt. It's really all I play. Catching up on older classics. I'm a big fan of 2D/3D platformers.

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#18 Posted by ProtossRushX (5455 posts) -

SNES games hold up great and PS1 RPG's im down for both of those

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#19 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4762 posts) -

Yup.

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#20 Posted by adsparky (1416 posts) -

I play tetris from time to time, so yes.

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#21 Edited by jdc6305 (5051 posts) -

I have about 800 retro games. Everything from the NES and Genesis to the PS2 and Original Xbox. I collect for just about everything except the Saturn and Dreamcast. I've been collecting for close to 12 years. Most recently I've been playing my genesis and Star War Knights of the OId Republic.

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#22 Posted by Subspecies (598 posts) -

Absolutely. I'm known, among those who know me at all, as a cow around here, but in reality I'm a huge sheep. I just don't like the Switch. My thing is NES/SNES. I literally play games on those two systems like every other day. I'm also a huge Genesis fan. I probably play retro more than modern when it comes down to it. And that's thanks to an older brother of mine who introduced me to gaming when I was five...and gave me his entire console/game collection. :)

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#23 Posted by omegaMaster (1291 posts) -
@doomnukem3d said:

@omegamaster: Did the PSP version make it harder? I played the ps2 version and it was broken.

Not sure since I haven't played other versions. The PSP version isn't very rewarding in my opinion... that's just because I am a first timer with this game.

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#24 Edited by italygamer (668 posts) -

I play those pretty often because I want a break from sad, post-apocalyptic, war-like plots, which modern games seem to be all about - bar indie games and Nintendo of course.

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#25 Edited by robert_sparkes (3107 posts) -

The retro games I play are mainly the ones available on current gen systems. Mega drive collection and ones released on the ps and ms store. I'm interested in picking up a mega drive mini looking at the list of 30 announced games so far. Still 10 left so very interested in seeing how it goes.

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#26 Posted by deactivated-5d35e2183f2b7 (80 posts) -

@omegamaster: I never finished FFT on the PSP. I can't recall what was the fight, but I simply couldn't get passed it . I eventually ended up playing something else and never went back.

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#27 Posted by deactivated-5d35e2183f2b7 (80 posts) -

In general I'm not a old school gamer. I, for some reason, cannot play old games unless I played it back in the days.

A lot of 3D games doesn't ages well compare to 2D. That's why I can pop up a old Mario or Sonic games every once a while, but can't replay MGS1 without being frustrated.

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#28 Edited by DaVillain- (36964 posts) -
@mrbojangles25 said:

Are we referring to older games as retro, or do you mean games that are made in the style of old games (the true meaning of retro).

Either way, I play both. As @davillain- said you wouldn't be a legit gamer if you didn't. I appreciate all games from all years, though admittedly if I was not present for the game during it's release I find it hard to play it in the context of modern standards.

I probably play the original Deus Ex about three times a year; to this day, from the day it showed up on my hard drive almost 20 years ago, I have played it that often.

As far as modern retro games, I like Dead Cells, Hyper Light Drifter, and some others. The whole rogue-like thing isn't really for me and a lot of those games are made in the retro style, but I still like to try them out. The fact that a lot of these often-excellent independent titles are only about 5-10 dollars and offer a lot of bang for the buck doesn't hurt either when it comes to experimenting with genres you're unsure about.

And, not to be "that guy", but why is such a fun and light-hearted discussion in System Wars and not Games Discussion? C'mon people the wrong forum is alive and well while the right forum is barely holding on.

Two simple reasons:

  1. Games Discussion isn't that active as System Wars, it gets very little traffic. Nothing wrong with having light-hearted discussion here in SW from time to time and I hardly if ever act a fool here anyways.
  2. Games Discussion has too damn many spambots to ruin the place and while I always view GD as a safe heaven for regular gamers like me, we see barley any moderators to come and mod the place and it makes it very hard to even not get spambots ruining someone else thread.

Sorry if I'm being that guy, but I like seeing more light-heart threads nowadays in SW.

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#29 Edited by KungfuKitten (26664 posts) -

I'm about to play Chrono Cross. I LOVE Chrono Trigger but never played Chrono Cross before. I am saving money for some cool gaming gear so I don't have much to spend on games this June. But I think Chrono Cross will keep me busy for a while.

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#30 Edited by Worlds_Apart (184 posts) -

Can someone please tell me what qualifies for retro. Are the original Max Payne, Halo & Shenmue games retro? If so then yes I play retro games. Twitch doesn't consider those games retro, more like the SNES or PS1 eras etc. I mostly play on the 360. I use it way more than my Xbox One as I still have a huge backlog on it.

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#31 Posted by N64DD (11925 posts) -

I’d reccomend sega sg and super nt to everyone.

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#32 Edited by robert_sparkes (3107 posts) -

The Mega drive mini is my most anticipated system in terms of retro. The library of excellent game with still 10 more to come. The retro bit 6 button pad is a must have with SF 2 championship edition on the system.

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#33 Posted by JohnnyGT1 (147 posts) -

Pac-Man or Pac-Man Championship Edition.

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#34 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (5732 posts) -

Yeah, I still got my backwards compatible Wii hooked up too. I've been playing some PS1 games on my Vita recently, and I've been replaying Resident Evil 0,1 and 4 on Switch.

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#35 Posted by AcidTango (1678 posts) -

All the time.

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#36 Posted by PSP107 (17484 posts) -

@jdc6305: "I have about 800 retro games. Everything from the NES and Genesis to the PS2 and Original Xbox."

This I must see.

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#37 Posted by Kali-B1rd (2226 posts) -

Depends how well they hold up, but yes.

Looking forward to World of Warcraft: Classic in August.

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#38 Posted by FinalFighters (3197 posts) -

yup, as a matter of fact that's all i use my Nintendo switch for..Currently playing The Castlevania Anniversary Collection, capcom beat 'em up collection, and the sega genesis classics collection.

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#39 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24281 posts) -

@worlds_apart: I consider that retro. Those games are pretty old.

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#40 Posted by jdc6305 (5051 posts) -
@PSP107 said:

@jdc6305: "I have about 800 retro games. Everything from the NES and Genesis to the PS2 and Original Xbox."

This I must see.

Look under my profile pics are there of some of it. I've added about 150 games since the pictures were taken.

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#41 Posted by robert_sparkes (3107 posts) -

Been playing gunstar heroes after picking it up on the back compat sale for £1.79. Great game.

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#42 Edited by Litchie (24048 posts) -

Haven't played retro games on their respective systems in a long time, but I sometimes get the urge to play some NES or SNES on more recent systems like Wii U, 3DS, Switch or PC.

@worlds_apart said:

Can someone please tell me what qualifies for retro. Are the original Max Payne, Halo & Shenmue games retro? If so then yes I play retro games. Twitch doesn't consider those games retro, more like the SNES or PS1 eras etc. I mostly play on the 360. I use it way more than my Xbox One as I still have a huge backlog on it.

It depends on who you ask. Retro to me is like from NES to N64 era. Probaby because that's when I was a "kid". GC, PS2 and Xbox doesn't feel quite retro to me. Max Payne wouldn't be retro to me either. I'm 31. If I were 23 now or something I bet I'd call it retro.

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#43 Posted by AJStyles (925 posts) -

Rarely. I am sick of old games. I would rather play new games.

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#44 Posted by PAL360 (29595 posts) -

I love my old games, but i don't have time to play them. I do play lots of indie games though, which in many cases are better and more polished versions of games and i used to play.

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#45 Posted by pmanden (670 posts) -

I have mainly played Final Fantasy 1-6, including all kinds of hacks. I have also completed the Shining Force series multiple times on Sega Genesis and Gamegear. Sometimes I even give good old Sonic 1 on Sega Genesis a go.

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#46 Posted by LJS9502_basic (166638 posts) -

Yep. I like old games as well as new.

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#47 Posted by silkylove (8485 posts) -

Yes. I still have my Dreamcast hooked up to an old plasma TV. I also have the Nes/Snes classics and my WiiU/3DS VC titles. I have a Data East self contained mini arcade cabinet as well. I also play new games inspired by reto gaming. Axiom Verge/Shovel Knight type games.

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#48 Posted by robert_sparkes (3107 posts) -

I find it very interesting that retro games are kind of making a resurgence. Arcade one up cabs and the mega drive mini on the horizon the future is looking positive.

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#49 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20583 posts) -

Yes. I think everything but my Intellivision, N64, and GCN are hooked up atm.

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#50 Posted by briguyb13 (3086 posts) -

Way more than new games.