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CowLaunch

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Are there any games you played when you first got into video gaming that you don't think you'd enjoy now?

For me I think it would be Kirby's Dream Land. I love kirby still, but I think if I played the original for the first time today that I'd think it was far too easy and short. I guess Kirby is targeted towards young kids, so maybe that's a bad example, but hopefully you get the idea.

Any thoughts?

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Adam

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All the Kirby games, including Superstar. I've played them recently, and yes, they are good for kids, but they are just too simple, easy, and repetitive to enjoy now.
Same goes for Mario RPG, but not to the same extent. I still recognize it as a good game, just overrated and not something I particularly want to play when I have much better RPGs available.
Ditto for all Sonic games.

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__adam wrote:

All the Kirby games, including Superstar. I've played them recently, and yes, they are good for kids, but they are just too simple, easy, and repetitive to enjoy now.
Same goes for Mario RPG, but not to the same extent. I still recognize it as a good game, just overrated and not something I particularly want to play when I have much better RPGs available.
Ditto for all Sonic games.

I really wanted to like Mario RPG as I had to wait so long to get it. I did like it, but not as much as Paper Mario.

The speed of Sonic isn't as entertaining as it was.

Other games that I'm tentative about playing now include Wario Land, Tetris Attack and SML2. Not sure if they are as great as I thought they were. I remember really liking a Turtles fighting game on the SNES that probably wasn't very good. All the old ISS games should be avoided, they never seem as good as the football games you play now.

More positively, some games that I have played recently as well as back in the day, seem really good, such as Link's Awakening. It was my first RPG, and I loved it so much that I can't really judge LttP against it in a fair manner.

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Adam

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I haven't played the old Wario Land games in awhile, but I have played Tetris Attack and SML2 within the last year or two, and both were just as good, if not more fun, than they ever were.

Wario's castle in SML2 is tough! And the bosses throughout that game, though a tad (just a tad) too easy, are quite fun.

As for Tetris Attack, well, in my opinion, you just can't go wrong with Puzzle League. They barely ever change up the formula, so the most distinguishing factor in choosing a game is the theme, and Yoshi and friends make for a charming backdrop to an already fun game.

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CowLaunch

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__adam wrote:

I haven't played the old Wario Land games in awhile, but I have played Tetris Attack and SML2 within the last year or two, and both were just as good, if not more fun, than they ever were.

Wario's castle in SML2 is tough! And the bosses throughout that game, though a tad (just a tad) too easy, are quite fun.

As for Tetris Attack, well, in my opinion, you just can't go wrong with Puzzle League. They barely ever change up the formula, so the most distinguishing factor in choosing a game is the theme, and Yoshi and friends make for a charming backdrop to an already fun game.

I remeber the 3 pigs boss, that seemed quite good, the only thing I remember about Wario's Castle is the hands coming down and Wario being a lot fatter than he is now.

I've heard the Pokemon can make Puzzle League a little annoying, in any case I like Yoshi, so I'll wait for that version to come out and spend less points.

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Adam

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Some speculate that it won't come out because of the name Tetris Attack. Nintendo no longer holds the Tetris license or whatever, so they can't release it without permission, and it seems unlikely that they'd go out of their way to do that when Pokemon Puzzle League earns them more per download, is essentially the same game, and presumably appeals to a larger Pokemon fan base.

I'm just hoping a vanilla Puzzle League comes out on WiiWare eventually. It seems like a good fit, though Nintendo doesn't seem interested in releasing anything other than Art Style games for download anymore, so I may have to give in and get the Pokemon version. I have watched videos, and yea, the Pikachu noises are annoying, but no more so than they are in Smash Brothers. I can live with it if it comes to that.

On a side note, my fingers are crossed that the new Puyo Pop is a WiiWare release, too. If I had that and Puzzle League downloaded, I'd have all my favorite puzzle games on WiiWare.

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CowLaunch

7. Posted:

Hmm, I should probably get Puzzle League then. Cheers.

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Digiki

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Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow are a bit slow now. With Pokemon Stadium's speed boosts they still rule. But without them, they're a bit slow. Luckily I have both Pokemon Stadiums :)

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CowLaunch

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Digiki wrote:

Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow are a bit slow now. With Pokemon Stadium's speed boosts they still rule. But without them, they're a bit slow. Luckily I have both Pokemon Stadiums :)

Yeah, Stadium makes them better, but to be honest I'm getting a bit tired of Pokemon. I think the first games stand up with or without the distortion of nostalgia, but the new games are getting out of control. Thing is, the games seem to appeal to perfectionists who want to get every Pokemon and the best possible squad. But the new ones seem to keep adding more and more random content that stands between the player and this goal.

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madgear

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Thanks to emulation I've relived practically every game I played as a child. The Commodore 64 games seem to be the ones I enjoy the least now. I get a great buzz of nostalgia from the still, and it's fun to relive them, but to sit there for hours and try to complete them becomes tedious. I enjoy a quick blast on Turrican 2 but I could never sit down and try and finish it like I did back in the day - maybe if I had more time.

I also used to be a huge fan of Final Fight. When it was first released I thought it was the most amazing looking game I had ever seen. Huge detailed sprites - it just looked incredible. I still love the game but when I play it now it's just not the same. The graphics seem dated now and the animation, whilst still good, isn't as amazing as I once remembered.

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CowLaunch

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There are some games that I simply played too often when I was younger. In particular the DKC series, I know how to do virtually everything, so it's impossible for me to determine how difficult the games actually are.

Don't play the ISS games on the N64 again, the graphics are so horrendously dated it will burn your retinas.

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Stevie

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A lot of old games, mainly Atari games ie. Space Invaders, Missile Command, Centipede etc, although i used to play these games for hours on end they are just too basic and repetitive to hold my attention for long now.

However saying that i can only judge them for what they were at the time which was amazing !!! even if i am not particularly bothered about playing them again.

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I thought this thread would be about nostalgia for ds

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TKOWL

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frogger 2 for GBC

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Sean_Aaron

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I cannot think of anything really; maybe some old Atari 2600 games like Riddle of the Sphinx or Adventure, but a lot of games I've played again that I enjoyed when I was younger like Moon Cresta (Eagle was the name on the cab I played) or Space Invaders, I still enjoy a great deal.

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where did cowlaunch go

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CowLaunch

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castlehominid99 wrote:

where did cowlaunch go

Here I am.

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orlick

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I am very afraid of nostagia - I no longer buy VC games on blind reccomendation - because it is too hit or miss, better to track down the original copy and not get the horn.

I bought Kirby SNES and yeah, I think Adams first comment is pretty right on....there goes $8...

Much more likey to take a chance on wiiware, better service anyhow. Good topic cow launch.

Also Master Sytem Sonic - I know everyone will tell me to buy Genesis version but hell no not again! Mario 3 was $5, right? Even stevens. No more Sonic for me....

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SwerdMurd

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weirdadam wrote:

Ditto for all Sonic games.

Ditto for this. Looked so cool back in the day (always had an SNES so didn't get to experience til emulation) and now I'm a vehement critic of the entire series. Best game he's been in was Brawl.

EDIT: @CowLaunch - I feel this way about the Punchout!! games. I'm sure they're blisteringly difficult to some, but I'm hard pressed to get hit by anyone anymore, ever. Especially in SPO for SNES! I did this with most of the Contras too...I just played them to death to the point where they're no longer dynamic for me and are just a repeated series of rehearsed moves. Old Castlevania games would be this way if I wasn't such a rabid series fan. To be fair though, I've gotten new entries in each mentioned series that have re-difficultified them, whereas DKC is old news and won't ever be difficult again.

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J_Bitties

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I'm pretty cautious with my nostalgia too. Some games I've gone back and still love like the first Dragon Warrior games, first Final Fantasy games, Castlevania and even some 2600 games but others...like...man, I can't believe I ever loved StarTropics. the game is horrid. On the other hand, I've gone back and fallen in love with games I despised as a kid, namely SMB 2 and Zelda 2.

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