Grummy wrote:I hate this arrogant, backslapping, bro-fist mentality of gamers who revel in this 'we're old skool and that makes us better' attitude. I grew up with gaming, from its first steps in the home to what we have today, I've seen it all and played everything I could, this makes me an 'old skool' gamer by default and never do I think it's a badge of honour or that it gives me any right or reason to look down on modern gamers who may like casual gaming.
Games have always been about 1 thing. Fun. How a player gets their kicks from the games they play is down to them, and yes, if that means you want to play tough, challenging games that test you, then great, go for it. It doesn't make you better than anyone else though. I loathe the suggestion that wanting hard games is a characteristic of 'old skool' gamers. If they want to make a challenging game then great, more power too them, but enough of the 'hard is better' crap, it's getting old and tired. Fun is all that matters.
FishyGinger wrote:Similar thoughts here but in some cases I do like a challenge. I just don't feel like I'm any more or less superior depending on what hardness I set the game on.
And you never completed a game before the PS2 era...? Really? Do you have dementia and forget where you left games or what buttons did what? Not a single game? I'm calling you trout on that, I think that's a fibula.
CunningSmile wrote:Grummy wrote:Agreed. I've been a gamer since the Master System days so I too and am an 'old skool' gamer. How many games did I ever manage to finish to completion prior to the PS2 era? Zero. How many do I remember fondly rather than as a source of disappointment and frustration? Zero.
SilentDark wrote: You see it all started when we discovered this wonderful thing called difficulty levels, we usually have three, Easy Normal and Hard, some games go far beyond this with anywhere betwenn five and ten different difficulty levels.
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