Friday, February 22, 2008

Todays games

People who know me even a little would know that i'm a major game freak...
i may not be the Ult1mat3 Nem3sYs or Fatal1ty or g0D in gaming, but, i had my days as a good gamer in college...
Under the aliases of kab4al, uk, kat-ass-trop, dark horse and so on, i've created fear in many a hearts with my skillful fragging... want proof? have a look here...

chk eetz the frags by the kabals... oh... and here is quake...

so... i'm a good gamer... and i play a loads of games... well... at least i used to!!

I read an article by Mr.Maddox and i started thinking! Seriously! there is a point! whats the point in playing games with super duper graphics?! i mean come on! one needs to work hard to actually win in these!! i can give you loads of examples of such games! where you have to search for shit, or fight with 'villians' and the hi definition graphics makes this suck!
i'll show u an example... have a look here...


















i'm actually driving a car... and can barely see whats ahead! actually the picture is just one frame... so you can see stuff pretty clearly here... but, imagine at a frame rate of 40+... you can barely see a thing! and it becomes ridiculously tough to actually drive the car!

i started playing the game to have a good time! not a tough time trying to find where the freakin spikes are!!

now a days the concept of a good game has undergone so much change! i still remember those days when i used to love dave! and not to say the TV video games! awesome fun!! Hell yes! Contra!! and also kung fu... mario... road rage etc etc etc! i would be so thrilled to play those games!! every single time! but i don't see that happening now a days!

why is there such a change!! games are not only about extreme graphics and reality! its about the fun factor! which i would say most of today's games are missing or... its better put as being short lived...

may of you have heard of Grand Theft Auto... what an absolute kick ass game it is! i started playing GTA 2... which is a very low graphics game compared to its successors... as a result, the controls were damn easy... and the handling was awesome! but with GTA 3, vice city and others coming, the game became a first person type... and damn! was it tough!! and San Andreas! i think i played it only for 2 days... and got bugged of it... every time i enter a car, i have to set my camera to behave the way i want... but it refused! its so frustrating!! the whole purpose of gaming is defeated! where is the fun?!!

I hope the game developers go back and see what we really need!

there have been absolute kick ass games... like CS 1.6, HL, Quake, UT2000, Serious Sam, NFS PU, AOE, AOM, Max Payne etc... i hope i can keep playing these again and again and again!!

6 comments:

Vivek said...

Lol gamer boy!!! The screenshots that you've posted are all against bots!!! And both CS and Quake are multiplayer games for cryin' out loud!!!

Previously, there were games like Contra,Wolf,"Highway Crossing Frog"(u forgot that ;-)), and that was the end of it.
Now the gaming industry has diversified in many levels.
These guys have realized that contrary to the days of yore, people are no longer content with the same types of games, hence differnt developers begin to cater to different tastes.
Simulation games like NFS are a very small contingent of the gaming community.Even here, the "NFS" franchise is not the end of it, but just a little space which caters to the group of racers who love eye candy and the realistic feel of driving a fast car with just a hint of unrealism in the physics, the exact kind offered by NFS. If you like racing, but want a change, you could very well try your hands on other racing games like Trackmania,the new Colin McRae Rally, the new TestDrive,Supercar Street Unlimited etc. I have friends who swear by all these games. Each have their own kick and speciality!
Coming to the rest, go in for more variety. Valve(of CS and Half Life fame) has come out with various other games and episodes which are equally enthralling as its predecessors. Trust me, I've tried it.
Or if you have gotten tired of the entire rigamarole of quest-complete-game-complete kind of games, try multiplayer or MMORPGs. You can stand to earn shit loads of money. I know of people who spend 1-2 hours a day on MMORPGs since a year or two, since they are really interested in it and their characters are now worth >15 lakhs!!
So there you go, if you wanna step up to gaming, the possibilities are umpteen. You feel San Andreas is tough? Many people have San Andreas as their stepping stone into the GTA kind of games, hence its insane popularity. Wait, till you see the next GTA series. :-) This is the age of extreme machines. Games are widely accepted as benchmark hardware testing programs. People want such games, so they make them!
I wont ever fancy playing POP:DOS on my PSP anytime...Thanks for reading.

Vivek said...

i read my own comment (with gr8 difficulty i mite add :-p) and found many typos and grammatical mistakes. Plz excuse.

Venkatasubramanian said...

guldu khan! full level showinaa! :)
nin ajji... in that screen shot do u recognise the player named V1v3K? oh yeah! thats was you!!
NFS - only NFS5 rules... and offcourse NFS 2... and 2 SE...
everything else is crap... i dont wanna make bounty... lookin at shiny streets all day long... i just wanna drive a car on the autobahn... listen to its engine... thats all... i dont want the tin clanging sounds when a cop car makes contact with my car... thats not racing... thats shit...
Quake n CS - they absolutely rule... tho they would've dictated with unlimited ammo, but its ok... as we battle against human opponents...
Collin Mc raly - shitty game... too much reality... makes me wanna tear my hair and bang my head against a wall... why should i work hard when im gaming?!
and for me... gaming is not equal to kaasu... i game for fun... if i wanted kaasu, i'd have become a professional gamer... not a dumb bug-fixing IT guy!
i wanna play highway crossin freaky frog! che! where can i get it?! :) :) and i'm off now to tame my crocs with freakin laser beams!

Swaroop said...

Looks like u put up a good fight with Ringo ..

LMAO.. bots.. come to Multiplayer gaming dude. !.. Bots will never grow up !

Venkatasubramanian said...

hehe! when i'm multiplayer gaming, i dont have time for screenshots ma!! :) CS n Q3A are EXCLUSIVELY for LAN gamin only! :) i know that! that pic was chumma taken! :)

do u game?

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