This is a rant. If you're looking for something coherant and civil, look somewhere else, okay?
I'm SICK and TIRED of people rambling at me about the Golden Age of Gaming! Wanna know what the Golden Age of Gaming was? It was the Golden Age of Crap. Pure crap. No hyperboly, no sweetening of word, just crap.
Alright, alright, maybe I'm being unfair. Perhaps Dragon Warrior did set the "standard" for RPGs on the console industry everywhere. Perhaps Final Fantasy 1 was a work of art, covered in a horrible storyline and disgusting graphics. However, I've played both of these games, and in my opinion, they were revolting. The characters were negligable, and the storyline looked like it was written by
some six year old on a wild drug binge. People seem to forget that.
Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy 1 also come from the old school of gaming, where they think you're not having fun unless the game drives you insane at least once. To beat either of those games, you must either level up unduly, or be the luckiest man alive. I, personally, went the level up route, and can say truthfully, that I went totally insane more than once.
What then, makes people so obsessed with these digital piles of garbage? One word: nostalgia. You know what that means kiddies? If you don't, look it up. I'm sure it will sound familiar to you. The reason so many people recognize Dragon Warrior as a masterpiece, is because it was the first RPG they ever played.
Believe it or not, games today are a thousand times better than those that existed in yesteryear. Any one of them has a better story than Dragon Warrior or Final Fantasy, simply because they have things like *gasp* names for their characters! Stunning! Why, FF7 even had a coherant storyline! But blast it, it's popular, and Lord knows we can't have any POPULAR games. Blasphemy! Games can only be good if they are cult hits! Idiocy.
I'm convinced that people are dead set against liking anything that becomes mainstream. Are they sad that their formerly private little game is now getting viewed by millions of people? Do they think that, because a company is now in the money, they will stop producing quality games? Why would they do that? Do you think companies suddenly assume that to be successful, you have to make crappy games? That's horribly illogical! Bah.
Alright, I'm tired of ranting. I've doubtlessly drawn a hundred mail bombs to myself for this, but I feel it had to be said. Questions? Comments? Death threats!? E-Mail me at Maverik594@AOL.com!