Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!

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PostRe: Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!
by Spindash » Fri May 22, 2020 10:47 pm

FIFA 98 and 99. Most FIFAs didn't even hold up when they came out but the "classic" games are almost unplayable now. By contrast the ISS / PES games from that era are still good.

EDIT: R1ing the keeper still holds up though.

Also, a spin-off from this is games where a lot of the information you needed was included in the manual but is nowhere to be found in modern digital releases. Phantasy Star II came with this originally but if you play it on Steam you're on your own.

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PostRe: Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!
by Jezo » Fri May 22, 2020 11:35 pm

Sonic Adventure 1 was pretty average upon revisit with many awkward Sonic 3D moments. Still a good game, but just barely lol

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by Cumberdanes » Sat May 23, 2020 9:49 am

Jenuall wrote:
Cumberdanes wrote:Beyond Good and Evil.

Ooh interesting. I really liked BG&E but it is one that I've actively avoided replaying for fear of having that memory tarnished!


I played the PS3 version a few years ago and it really doesn’t hold up.

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by OrangeRKN » Sat May 23, 2020 2:12 pm

The photography is still really novel, there hasn't been much like it since. The world really holds up too imo

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PostRe: Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!
by Parksey » Sat May 23, 2020 6:03 pm

The PS2-era GTA games have aged pretty badly in gameplay terms, especially the aiming. It's about as accurate and comfortable as trying to take a gooseberry fool in a bucket whilst on a bouncy castle.

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PostRe: Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!
by Jenuall » Sat May 23, 2020 6:08 pm

Sounds to me like someone just needs to up their bucket shitting game. ;)

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PostRe: Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!
by Parksey » Sat May 23, 2020 7:20 pm

Or I ruined a lot of birthday parties as a kid.

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by a dan from grcade » Sat May 23, 2020 7:28 pm

Image wrote:Or I ruined a lot of birthday parties as a kid.

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PostRe: Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!
by Jenuall » Sat May 23, 2020 7:53 pm

:lol:

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by andythevillan » Sun May 24, 2020 7:04 am

Further to the Zelda comments i have recently finished Wind Waker on Wii U and thought it still really held up. When I originally played it on the Gamecube I got fed up halfway through and abandoned it. Hope they do a Switch port soon

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PostRe: Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!
by gaminglegend » Sun May 24, 2020 6:44 pm

Metal Gear 4. I love the series and really enjoyed playing this back when I got my PS3. But I couldn’t even go back through the introduction & cutscenes the other week. Was just too much & the gameplay is so different to V.

I can go back to 1/2/3 easy & get stuck in, V whilst I don’t think is as enjoyable as 1-4 again you can just drop in and out of it. But 4..

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PostRe: Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!
by Vermilion » Sun May 24, 2020 7:16 pm

Jezo wrote:Sonic Adventure 1 was pretty average upon revisit with many awkward Sonic 3D moments. Still a good game, but just barely lol


That pinball level was amazing though.

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PostRe: Revisit Letdowns: Games which didn't hold up!
by Ironhide » Mon May 25, 2020 3:10 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Jezo wrote:Sonic Adventure 1 was pretty average upon revisit with many awkward Sonic 3D moments. Still a good game, but just barely lol


That pinball level was amazing though.


That bit was the closest we ever got to a NiGHTS game for the Dreamcast. :cry:

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