With games coming out for our next-gen consoles and gaming rigs, it?s pretty easy to be lost in the vast amount of good looking games. Realistic graphics, virtual reality, truly immersive gameplay, groundbreaking innovations. Those are just a few of what next-gen gaming is starting to offer us.
Still, not just because they are new, means that they are better. Some gamers actually miss those times where you don?t get an ?Achievement Unlocked? notification for learning how to jump. (Xbox *cough* 360..) There are some classic games which you really need to try out as they paved the way into the modern games that we have today, and most of the time, these games can still outshine other new games of this generation due to the great feel and the unique experience that they provide to their players. It?s not all about the graphics after all.
Super Mario Bros.
We honestly don?t think that any gamer wouldn?t know about this game. There are literally HUNDREDS of ways on how anybody would be able to play this game that they can find online. Be that a remake, an emulator or playing it with a good old NES. You just need to play it because it is what made Nintendo what it is right now. (mostly)
Even with its age, it showed how it is a solid platforming game and through all these years, the magic of playing the classic one never wore thin. Even with an extremely dated graphics, the game never fails to capture the hearts of many families. In fact, the game is so popular that Nintendo is actually going to release a game called ?Mario Maker? to the Wii U which lets you create your own classic Super Mario Bros. experience.
Castlevania: Symphony of The Night
Probably, the BEST Castlevania game among all. With a Metacritic score of 4.5 and IGN review score of 9.0, what?s to doubt about this game? Nothing.
Konami?s Castlevania is one of the most enduring videogame series in the business and there had been tons of Castlevania games that came out after Symphony of the Night, but none of them offered the same feeling that you get from playing PlayStation 1?s massive open world Castlevania offering.
It has 2D graphics and all, but that doesn?t mean that it will look ?that? dated at all. It actually looked pretty good in its time. Even with the retro-style gothic feel. After all, this is how Castlevania should LOOK and FEEL like. Classic Castlevania platforming action topped with RPG-like elements. If you can overlook the goofy dialogue sequences, the game can provide you an awesome experience. It is also available through Xbox Live, in case you don?t have a classic PlayStation. A total must have for RPG/Platforming fans.
Shadow Of Colossus
This one?s not looking too ?dated?, but it is dated if compared to modern-day gaming?s standard. Still, Shadow of Colossus is a game like no other, and this is not an understatement at all.
The game has one of the most gripping storylines in videogame history, but what exactly do you do in the game? You are set to slay 16 ?Colossi? to ?revive? the protagonist?s girlfriend of some sort. How do you do this? You battle?these adversaries, one after another, but the entire process includes puzzles which you solve WHILE you battle them. Your weapons? A bow, a sword, a horse and a whole lot of courage. You don?t mindlessly mash the button and keep hitting your enemies, but instead, you figure out their weak points and hit them where it hurts the most.
The game?s story is very intriguing, especially the ending, which we won?t spoil here. The music is fantastic as well. If you will check out the game, you won?t even believe that it was made for PlayStation 2.