Saturday, July 02, 2011

Dusty Pixels

Y'know it's funny how you can lose track of old games with how large computer storage has become today. I was just recently looking over the contents of one of my hard disks, and discovered some relics of gaming history. Amongst the files, I found full working installations for the following games.

  • The Elder Scrolls: Arena
  • Diablo
  • Diablo II
  • Doom 3
  • Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters
  • Fallout
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Shuffle
  • Rise of Nations

A real blast from the past, epically since many of those games have received sequels within recent history. While checking to see if the games were still working (obviously these files survived multiple data transfers from a very old computer of mine), I realized something. Nearly every game has something that many games today lack, a life bar or health gauge. I know that they've been gone from most games for some time now, but not until today did I realize just how much harder games without regenerating health really were!
After playing the old titles, and realizing this through experience, I kinda feel like I've gone soft.

Nothing more to say.
---CP Out---

1 comment:

wiremu walker said...

I always find running low on health and actually having to retreat so...refreshing sure havibg a health bar may seem harder or unnecessary put also makes games more satisfying after you complete your objective