- Technology is incredible.
What’s incredible is how those game designers were able to fit an entire game with over 100 plus Pokémon, NPCs, music, commands, etc in to mere KILOBYTES of storage space.ID: h1bh17x
Big shoutouts to Satoru Iwata. He is responsible for making some of our favorite games possible. Single handedly compressed the Pokémon Gold and Silver content so small, he was able to fit the Kanto region too, OVER A WEEKEND.ID: h1bmmrf
One of my favorite moments when I beat Crystal and realized you could go to Kanto. My mind was blown.
Still waiting on more games to have a shadow drop on certain maps or accessible areas. RDR2 into RDR1 remastered would have been a perfect opportunity.ID: h1bw9ue
I miss that man so much....not just for his coding abilities that made Nintendo games what they are today, but for his cute as fuck charismatic-style of presenting the Nintendo directs...the best of us are taken way too soonID: h1c09vm
Gold blew my mind as a kid, it felt absolutely massive at the time. Tbh when it came to playing the GBA games I just felt disappointed that they didn't include Kanto and Johto too. Gold and Silver really spoilt us, huhID: h1brgbv
Now they have tens of gigabytes and put out a half assed gameID: h1bw7z7
Sword and shield were 1/4 assed games.ID: h1bx3wd
This is genuinely one of the bad things about technology progressing as it has. Many of the best games in history were made knowing the hardware capabilities were extremely limited, and memory was scarce. This forced people to be creative and find innovative solutions to problems. Nowadays, Activision thinks nothing of making a FPS that takes up 200+ GIGABYTES of memory, because these days everything is installed straight onto the hard disk and even the entry level Playstation and XBox are rocking 500GB. You can't pull that shit on a disk or cartridge system, where you're hard capped on memory.ID: h1bu2hm
If you are fascinated by this then check out the channel Coding Secrets.
He helped designed a lot of games in the 16 bit era and gives a lot of insight into how they were able to cram so much into so little space with clever techniques.ID: h1btxuo
Frame of reference for everyone: I just downloaded the google homepage. It's 137 kb.
The Google homepage is about the same size as Pokemon Red & Blue.ID: h1bx52l
In fairness, Google homepage uses high definition assets, whereas Pokémon red and blue can be run on Minecraft command blocksID: h1bu2uy
Right? Once I found out how small game files were back then it blew my mind how much content they were able to fit in to them.ID: h1bphye
Developers before really put in the work to make the game sizes small. Nowadays, developers just don't care. They know massive storage is available now so they barely put in the effort to lessen their games' file sizesID: h1btbyc
Tbh a lot of it is uncompressed 4k textures to get the best visuals. 4k files are hugeID: h1bvrgx
Call of duty warzone! Fuckin gigawhore
"Technology is incredible, you can totally f*ck robots now. See ya later!"ID: h1b6rlf
Literally the first thing I thought ofID: h1af94f
That’s how you get a virusID: h1ag49y
Remember [T H E Y O U T H] always remember to wear an antivirus. You can visit your local IT for a singular free antivirus and maybe some alternatives.
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That's a fucking throwback. The modern era really makes a few years feel like a lifetime.ID: h1atqah
Nice reference.ID: h1bjchk
Ah, Game Grumps. Watching their Link's Awakening playthrough right now.
He says before he wipes his ass.ID: h1b9i15
If he were enjoying the best technology, he'd use a bidet. And heated toilet seats. Damn, Japan.ID: h1bupuf
Or just use the three seashellsID: h1aoti5
I wouldnt have noticed if it werent for you. Thanks bud.
Fun fact: that guy is present in all Pokémon games 🙂ID: h1bfl65
He's not in mystery dungeonID: h1bfsq2
Or Pokémon GOID: h1btkgx
Damn bro you got rekt on this one
I remember being in high school (1997) and thinking "if we could ever play something like the Playstation on the go then we've peaked with gaming tech". How short sighted I was lol. I still think about that from time to time and I look at my Switch and it just makes me so happy to this day.
I love gaming.ID: h1basgs
I remember when my mom brought home the original PlayStation. The first game my brother and I played was Tekken. We could NOT get over the fact that the graphics were so lifelike. There was no possible way we could make games look more realistic than that. Here is what Tekken 1 looked like for those who aren’t familiar.ID: h1bk71o
Still life like, don’t know what you are talking aboutID: h1bm374
Fuck that PS1 startup sound is like bottled nostalgia. A rush of kid memories flooding my brain....ID: h1bm0dl
We could NOT get over the fact that the graphics were so lifelike. There was no possible way we could make games look more realistic than that.
I felt that when playing Myst back in the 1990s.ID: h1bewf6
I'm still impressed by what GBA and PSP achieved. They're still so much fun to play. Switch is obviously an amazing successor to Nintendo's previous handhelds, but those 2 will have a special place in my heart.ID: h1bssih
GBA might still be my favorite console.
Something about sprite graphics... good sprites are handmade with love, it's really tricky to compress characters and ideas down to 16-30 pixel boxes. Don't get me wrong, 3D animation is impressive too, but it's impressive in a different way.
Old video games are like a vintage car, WWII airplanes, or the Apollo program. There's something inspiring about reaching beyond expectations, punching above your weight class.
Old sprite games are impressive because they actually got them to work. Computers with bare minimum ram. No prefix. RAMs. Every ounce of storage and processing was put to work. So many clever tricks to shave off a little more overhead, or squeeze a few more colors onto the screen.
It is! And when the Gameboy COLOR came out, it was like the best thing ever! Sega had the gamegear, but it was clunky, expensive, the games weren't as good, and you would need a sizable battery budget to keep it running.ID: h1bjgv9
I had just got a GB Pocket when the Color came out, so I could never convince my mom to get me one.
Technology is incredibleID: h1aqmbl
Technology is incredible.ID: h1b3l69
Technology is incredible
Defying gravity is incredible. How is this balanced?!
Does anybody remember when Nintendo created eReader cards for the Gameboy Advance? They really missed an opportunity to have a Trading Card Game GBA game (yes, I know there were two GBC games). It could have been it's own separate thing, or a mini-game tournament in some city, where you play your cards vs the NPCs.
Game Gear and a Switch side by side would be interesting to see. man that thing sucked battery like crazy, but as a kid being able to play someone else's was really cool back then.
What game is this? I didn’t realise the switch had a classic style Pokémon game.ID: h1azwnw
Let's go Pikach
The sad part is Pokémon could be even more developed, and better executed, than it is currently. Game freak is a very lazy developer and with what the switch can do, I found sword and shield to be incredibly underwhelming. Won’t be buying anymore Pokémon games that continue to follow their 20 year antiquated formula.
Wait until you see a smart phone!