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Go ahead. Spit at me, tease me, for liking RuneScape. But when I was a kid still, I was first introduced to this game and just looking at it I thought it was interesting. But I didn't know anything in the game that would define the word 'interesting'. It's just that as I played through it I began to experience myself being in an open world for the first time. As a matter of fact, this was the first MMO game I've ever played, not WoW, RuneScape. People may tease you today for playing it but damn, I was one of many kids of the RuneScape generation up to 2007 that played this version of the game and I have more love for this than the main RuneScape.
But recently, it was announced by Mod Gerhard that they actually managed to recover the game, a snapshot of it from August 2007. And I mean everything. Why am I making this thread? It's not just because of my love for RuneScape, it's my love for THIS RuneScape. There was something about the new RuneScape that didn't feel right to me. The same goes for many games of the current generation. I don't feel that love I had for games like RuneScape towards the newer games made today; I don't have as much games as you guys have, and because of that, I can't even join in on discussions about Saints Row or GTA; those also aren't my types of games but I acknowledge GTA. There's probably also DarkSiders or any other game I've probably forgot about, but really, I just don't have love for the new games made today. Hell even DmC Devil May Cry doesn't get that kind of love either, it may be a good reboot, although not the best, but like many games of their own respective franchises, it can't match up to the quality of the games that preceded it.
The same goes for the main RuneScape; to me, it can't match up to the quality of it's predecessor, which labeled at the time as "RuneScape 2" since previously, the game, now known as "RuneScape Classic", looked a whole lot different and played different too. This main RuneScape plays on a newer version of the RuneTek engine it plays on; many things have changed on it but that's not the point I'm trying to make. When I play the main RuneScape, it felt like a let down. Everything about it looked good, but it didn't play as good. Hell, If you ask me, I'd rather watch all the cutscenes and gameplay for Halo 4's Spartan Ops than actually buy the game. Forge was a letdown in that one too.
So yeah, that's all I have to share. I'm am quite dissatisfied with developers today, and especially disappointed...I find the Gaming Industry to be nothing but a monopoly; you got Nexon cash cowing their games, RuneScape being bought and thus their quality going down just because of the desire for money...what else...oh yeah, Crapcom's games and that on-disc DLC scandal that happened before, gosh this is really disappointing...by the way, this is a bit off topic, but is there anyone in Snafu who makes games? And what's your perspective on video games today?