- Back in the glory days 14 years ago damn
2007-09 were great for instrument-based video games, that is, before they started getting milked and the market became oversaturated.ID: h6gpjyz
I really miss Guitar Hero. Even if I looked like a dork playing it.
EDIT: Looks like I’m finding a guitar controller and installing Clone Hero. Thanks everyone!ID: h6gptv5
Same here bud. I always felt like a dork playing it but GH had the better gameplay and RB had the better playlist.ID: h6gql8q
I feel like the market is under saturated now.
I'd love to play Guitar Hero or Rock Band again but I don't honestly know how other than buying an old console and paying a premium for the controllers. I could probably emulate it, but I'd still need controllers and I'm not sure how that would work.
AFAIK there was only one game even released for XbOne/PS4 and the servers have shut down.ID: h6gr14q
yeah most people now play Clone Hero. as far as guitars i’ve found a few working ones at thrift stores for cheap
I wish I had the chance to play Metroid Prime 3, or any of the Prime games for that matter back then. I only played them somewhat recently about a little more than a year ago, which led me to the other Metroid games. Metroid is one of my favorite franchises now.ID: h6h2g01
You got on team Metroid at a great time - seems like the sleeping giant is waking up again! It feels like it's been AGES since the last Metroid, but they've got 3D Prime 4 in development and 2D Metroid Dread coming this fall. I can't fucking wait
Halo 3 into COD4 was just a surreal experience for people who are fans of competitive shooters.
I think it actually went Halo 3 beta into COD4 beta into Halo 3 and then COD4 and back in those days a beta was a beta, everyone couldn't just download it and play. It was a limited amount of people who gave feedback and you could see the changes when it went live.ID: h6gt79c
Halo 3 was huge. I remember when I realized that I should stop buying other games cause I'd stop playing in a day or 3 cause my friends online were playing halo still. And back then, if it wasn't nights or weekends, you better not use your cell phone minutes to call your friends.ID: h6gwfe0
I remember H3 had a counter for the number of players online. During the week it was hundreds of thousands of players. On the weekend it was millions. What a fantastic gameID: h6gpywl
The Halo 3 beta access was on the Crackdown disk. You had to have Crackdown to play it. That beta alone probably contributed to 50% of Carckdown’s sales. It was the first real console “public beta”.ID: h6grwvc
Honestly more like 99%. All my friends played Halo 3, but I was the only one that actually opened up and played crackdownID: h6gxhlo
COD4 changed shooters forever, for good and bad. Can't tell you how many times me and my buddies would rage over the juggernaut perk. Great times.ID: h6hdez5
I was one of those monsters who ran Frag x3, Juggernaut (or Stopping Power), and Martyrdom. The ultimate troll class.ID: h6grkgi
I remember playing the entire COD4 campaign in slow motion and loved every minute of it.
For WoW players, these other games were all released in 2011.ID: h6gpie0
Just unsubbbed from WoW, and now playing mass effect for the first time. Finally got round to it after 14 years.ID: h6gqe1v
Also try portalID: h6gqopc
Probably one of your better decisions Mass effect was an amazing universeID: h6gq3yx
Ah yes, 2007. The first year somebody told me WoW was dying. Good times.ID: h6gqegr
I'm still not over the fact that Warhammer Online actually died. Terrible balance and shit servers broke an otherwise really cool gameID: h6gqxy6
I still remember the first time I read a post where someone threatened to cancel their subscription because of some nonsense or other. It was January 2005, a whole month before WoW was even released where I live.
Crackdown was great fun.ID: h6gs97a
You mean Halo 3's beta ticket had a game attached?
2008 was pretty great too. Remember playing Fallout 3 and being hella scared of the ghoulsID: h6gt28r
Yeah,Fable 2, gta4 and fallout 3. 2008 was the year that got me back in to gaming. I got bioshock that year as well.ID: h6grc2y
I remember playing the game for like a year and avoiding multiple areas on the map just because they had scary enemies. Areas that I was supposed to go into to progress in quests. Never even tried to fight any of them because I was too scared
Was The Witcher well received or well known back then? First entry in the series I ever heard of was 3. Never heard of the original back in the day.ID: h6gj49q
Had a cult following. It was received well enough to allow CDPR to work on a part 2.ID: h6gc57m
It was received as an ok game but it didn’t become mainstream, it developed a cult classic status.ID: h6gpgz7
I think big part of it was the Enhanced Edition that they released some time after (same for The Witcher 2), which addressed a lot of issues, added content and overall quality of life.
If CDPR still has the same mindset as back then I think Cyberpunk 2077 would be due an Enhanced Edition but we'll have to see.ID: h6gbjpq
It was received as an okay gameID: h6glgm4
I remember playing the demo back then and I was so underwhelmed by the gameplay that I didn't even finish the small section of the game it came with. Really unfortunate, since the story/lore seemed quite interesting.ID: h6gluz2
Played it and it was alright but 2 made me love Witcher and then I played 3ID: h6gjj3f
They got slack because CDPR was pretty much an Indie studio.
It may be nostalgia speaking, but growing up as a gamer in the 90s every year felt like that. It was a constant revolution in graphics and game design. Compare 2010 with 2020 and there are relatively few differences. Not that I'm complaining, games have a matured a lot already.
Edit: Thanks for the gold fellow 90s kid (I assume).ID: h6gpvw0
I know what you mean. Going from Tomb Raider to Final Fantasy VII to Half Life was wild.ID: h6gt573
Born in early 80s (biased) was special for gaming. Went from Nintendo franchise starters in elementary school to today where it's the biggest money maker in entertainment. There isn't an Easter egg that can go over my head.
TF2 is going to live forever.ID: h6gqfki
I didn't say that! I just said we're not filled with tumors.ID: h6gq6hf
Considering its predecessor TFC is still alive, I'd have to agree.ID: h6habx6
The Orange Box was such absurd value for so many great games.
2004 takes the top spot for me, but '07 is definitely up there in peak gaming years.ID: h6gonyo
GTA SA, HL2, and Halo 2. My grades were shit that year.ID: h6gkx1h
2011 was another big one, too!
Skate. changed the game.ID: h6gt5b9
What a beast of a game, even people who didnt like skateboarding loved the game
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is just amazing
I was 22 and a manager of a pizza shop in 2007 hands down best year of my life 😀ID: h6gmdzv
I was 20 and probably your best customer at that pizza shop.