gman72 wrote:I would agree that some of the Saturn/PSX 3D stuff has not dated well against todays standards... but of course it hasn't. It was emerging tech, the polygon was a pioneering graphical style on those machines at that time at obviously it has been bettered several times since then and despite what anyone says at that time when it was amazing, new tech those games looked bloody fantastic. I can personally see through the fact that the old 3D games look dated when compared to the super crisp textures and silky smooth 3D graphics of modern consoles because surely that is what being a retro gamer is all about. Doom, Final Fantasy and Tombraider etc are absolutely fantastic games. Every inch as good now as they were then. Ive said this before on this forum but retro fitting modern standards on retro consoles and marking their performance down because of these imposed standards is ridiculous in the extreme and people that do so are inadvertently admitting that they prefer modern games over retro games.
Oh, I can agree with this.
I wasnt comparing them to today's stuff to begin with though. When I said something looked bad to me.... I meant it looked bad BACK THEN. Like the PC version of FF7 I compared it to.... I dont mean the recently released one on Steam; I've no interest in that and ignored it. I mean the version that came out in '98, I think it was, which was when I played those. Even back then, with no super-advanced machines to compare it to, I still thought it looked cruddy.
As for the actual gameplay.... take it or leave it, really. FF7 wasnt bad but it got a resounding "meh" from me, though that's pretty typical if I play absolutely anything that Square has so much as looked at. I bought 8 later on, which was ok I guess.... though I stopped after the halfway point for reasons I dont remember... and the final one I got was 10 which I just hated. That one's not PSX though.
Hmm, come to think of it I'm not sure there was ANYTHING I actually liked much on that console. I dont think I actually have even one game for it anymore... Same with the 64. I enjoyed THAT thing quite a bit way back when but for some reason after some years had passed the thing never, ever got used again. I've never been sure as to quite why.
Other than those 2 consoles... Hmm, I cant think of any other older consoles/games that my opinion changed on later or something of that nature.
Ahhh, except the original Star Fox. Loved it way back when. But now it just.... bleh. After too many years of dealing with occaisionally bizarre PC game graphics settings the low framerate in that game just irks me too much. Though it was impressive for the SNES to do that whatsoever.