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VLOG: I Don't Really Like the NES



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posted by Corey Buckner
from Chicago IL United States
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on June 29, 2018

For years I thought that like most people my age that I LOVED the Nintendo Entertainment System. But; it turns out i don't.


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Corey Buckner
Chicago IL United States
July 24, 2018

That's the thing Jody, I have a lot of fond memories with the NES which made me think I loves it. But in reality, it was the memories playing it with friends and family that I actually loved. Only a handful of games.hold up for me.
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Jody Robz
Melbourne Victoria Australia
July 24, 2018

I have hugely fond NES memories - however on reflection after getting and hacking my NES Mini I literally had problems finding games i wanted to add to it that i genuinely loved.
Back when the Master System/NES were out the Master system was the one i had more exposure too as my best mate had one and we played that things for days on end (double dragon / spy vs spy / california games / golvelious (spelling?)) So the master system is my fave in the 8 bit era.
I never owned a console (had a speccy plus 3 tho) until 16 bit and thew SNES. So that is my all time fave console for games - THE BEST I TELL YA
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ToastyFresh
Burnley Lancashire United Kingdom
July 04, 2018

For me the 16 bit era holds a big place in my heart as the start of my experience in gaming.

The 32 bit era was where it became a bigger part of my life. It's where gaming matured a bit more too and consoles were seen less as toys.

The gigantic leap in audio quality also made a huge difference. With some sumptuous soundtracks, games became more an experience rather than a past time. Games like the Final Fantasy series, Soul Blade(Soul Edge) and Tekken 2 had some amazing music I still listen to even now. It also helped to create an atmosphere much more effectively.

Nobuo Uematsu the composer of the music for most of the Final Fantasy games is a real case for this as the music he created lifted up all those games on the ps1 1000%
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Corey Buckner
Chicago IL United States
July 02, 2018

@ToastyFresh, there are some things from the 32-bit era that I remember fondly, but not that much. Mainly because I was never really a fan of the PSX, and it defines that era. Virtua Cop blew my mind, and the PSX MLB game blew me away as well. But I'm a side scroller guy and a mascott guy; and I don't know. between the 16-bit era and the Wii; there weren't that many games that fully captured me.
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Corey Buckner
Chicago IL United States
July 02, 2018

Thanks Iain. I'm trying to find sound settings at home that are more universal to most users over the net. I noticed as well depending on where I'm watching, depending on the device the audio goes from perfect to unbearable.

I also agree that, for the time 8-bit games were amazing. But, once we experienced progress (in terms of the 16-bit era) it became hard for me to accept the 8-bit iterations of many games. There are some games that I still like, but some games I just don't like anymore.
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Iain Metcalf
Durham United Kingdom
July 01, 2018

Just to add, Corey the music you have playing in background really makes it difficult to hear what you are saying in places.
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Iain Metcalf
Durham United Kingdom
July 01, 2018

Yeah I do love the 8 Bit C64 & Amstrad CPC etc but my love comes from late 80's with the 16 Bit Amiga 500. I remember being blown away by the visuals and sound. I got FA18 Interceptor, Starray & Batman the Movie with my machine and just fell in love with it immediately.

The games just had more depth than the 8Bit machines, they developers could do a lot more with the hardware, stuff like Dungeon Keeper really showed what this era was capable of. Then the early 3D stuff from Freescape (Total Eclipse, Driller, Castle Master & Dark Side) and Corporation with the full 3D polygons that actually moved quite smooth in comparison to the 8 Bit versions.

Robocop 3 on the AMiga had 3D sections with you walking through buildings in first person taking out bad guys, yeah very bland and basic looking but the fact was they managed to do it (same goes for the Amiga 1200 version of Jurrasic Park).

I think the 16 Bit era is where gaming came of age and started off the boom we have now.
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ToastyFresh
Burnley Lancashire United Kingdom
July 01, 2018

My real deep love of gaming came in the 32 bit era. The Ps1 was the first console that was MINE. I have some great memories of the SNES and also the Amiga that I'll also always hold in great regard.

I agree with you in part Corey for me the golden age of gaming is the late 80's and the 90's. It's where that meeting of graphics and gameplay really came together.
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