Video games have come a
very long way since their origins. As time went on, they have gotten
more complex and advanced. There are several games now that would
never have been dreamed of years ago. Advances in technology have
allowed for video games to have new dynamics and graphics that make
the games seem real. With all of this new technology one question
remains: Are today’s video games better than the video games of the
It’s hard to say which era
of gaming is the best. Each person has their own opinion on the
subject. With a lack of high tech graphics and minimal technology,
the games of the past were simpler in design and in play. Games like
Wolfenstein, Doom, and Tetris had basic mechanics. Games tried to
simulate being in 3D even if they really weren’t.
As games progressed, they
became more realistic, interactive, and new dynamics were added. Cars
can now look destroyed and the glass looks shattered, realistic blood
comes out of people when they are shot, creatures look scary and
realistic. In terms of graphics and game play, it’s a completely
different ball park .
Although realistic looking
games are impressive, the games that were more puzzle-like were a
better quality. Currently, with so many first person shooter and open
world games, people tend to forget that older games were harder. Why
play Sonic the Hedgehog or Donkey Kong when you can play games like
Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?
The answer is simple.
Younger kids grew up with these high quality games while many of us
grew up in a time where games had cheap graphics and complex levels.
It becomes a case of nostalgia among the older gamers. Some gamers
forget about the games they grew up with until they see someone
playing them. Once they do, it brings them back to being a kid again
and a flood of memories rush in. Even though we can try to compare
older games to newer games, it’s almost impossible to do because they
are so vastly different.