Derrik Draven Posted March 23, 2005 Report Share Posted March 23, 2005 Good God, what terrible games, for the most part!!!! Was kinda bored, was feeling for some nostalgia, so I busted out my 3DO that I haven't played since the day I brought home the original Playstation, back at Xmas, 95. Man...have we come far! I honestly don't think that there was one game in my decently extensive 3DO collection, that had a frame rate over 20. Road Rash, Need For Speed, Shockwave, Space Hulk:Vengeance of the Blood Angels, Blade Force, Killing Time, Slayer....sheesh!!!!! They were a stut-stut-stuttering!!!! BIGTIME!!!! To be honest, I was amazed at how badly I played them and that how often I was getting my ass handed to me. :wtf I could not beat that jagoff, "videoguy", in Need for Speed, one friggin time!!! He won every single race on every single track. Space Hulk (a VERY slow moving, tactical fps), wouldn't let me get past the first 10 minutes of the first level!??! Road Rash, I was hitting everything but the other riders. I think most of this was contributed to the very poor framerates on all these games. Everything was herky-jerky and, it was killing me!!!! In Killing Time, I didn't last more than 15 minutes due to the very horrible framerate, making it impossible for me to shoot these stupid duck hunter enemies, with a shotgun, even though they were only 5 or 10 yards away. I would simply swing wide to the left, then wide to the right, all the while I'm getting shot to pieces. Some games played decently though. Super Wing Commander has an acceptable framerate and, consequently, I did rather well at it and, Wing Commander 3. Immercenary, (very VERY bizarre fps) played decent and I was doing well at it. Once upon a time, I beat just about every single 3DO game I own. Only exception, Space Hulk...hardest damn game I've EVER played. I also wonder if there were some play balancing issues back then, since several of these were early 90's games, made 12 to 13 years ago? Devs weren't as far along as they are now. Speaking of which, devs have definitely improved since the early days of the 3D0. I've got a pretty good collection of 3DO games and, I can tell you that absolutely, Electronic Arts made just about THE best games for the system. Yeah, I know all about Trip H., but...EA really put the extra spit/polish on those old 3DO games. EA is kinda becoming the Evil Empire now, according to some but, once upon a time, I looked forward to their games in particular. But, the nostalgia lasted only 1 night. The sometimes horrendously cheesy game content, mixed with framerates that approached slide show quality, and terrible midi-music, made me want to hug my Xbox. We're really making some progress in videogameplay and design. Where we've come from is a fun place to visit every once in a great while but, I couldn't go back there for no one!!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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