Video Games for the Older Crowd
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Video Games for the Older Crowd

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Okay, so I'm not exactly over-the-hill (I'm 26 this year), but let's face it, Video Games are aimed at Pre-Teens and Teens. So what are the games that older people are currently playing? What system? What type of genres? Have your gaming habits changing? Do you stick to older games, or newer games, or do you have a balance of both?

I've noticed since I've gotten older, gaming isn't so impulsive anymore. It used to be that when I was kid I couldn't get enough Nintendo and Sega, I'd play any game available to me. Now that I'm older only the really good games get me really involved (Oblivion, Halo 3, and Resident Evil 4 were the last games to really do that for me). I also go back and re-play a lot of old games now, NES and SNES stuff like Super Metroid, Zelda, Bionic Commando, and others. And my old PC RPGs I've been playing again, right now I'm playing through Neverwinter Nights again. I'm eagerly awaiting Resident Evil 5 (but I have concerns about the co-op play), Bionic Commando, Ghostbusters, and Altered Beast. Unfortunately they're ALL out in March. I have to choose only 1 or 2 to go with. And even further down the road, I can't wait to see Diablo 3!

-Nate-

Posted by BurningDoom
on Sunday, February 22, 2009
User Comments
PEEPEETRON -
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I'm only 25 and I have taken a crazy old hermit strike against modern technology...I only play ps2 and older mostly NES, Atari, and Sega 16 bit or older...I also refuse to buy an MP3 player because I don't belive in paying for something that is not tangible...I've also become crazy and don't buy much music if I can't get it on vinyl for under $1.00 (Alkaline Trio, GFK and Weezer of course are exception)...it seems like the only things they make anymore are new versions of crap I played in middle school and high school or kinda the same thing over and over again...GTA, MGS, Guitar Hero, Halo...VIVA DIGDUG!
Esbat -
Friday, March 20, 2009
I've gravitated from playing any and every game as a child, to fast action games as a teen, to comic/horror/scifi theme'd games currently.
Punstarr -
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I just bought an X-Box 360 along with RE 5... I haven't turned it on yet, but I'm psyched to play it. The graphics and story are supposed to be spectacular. Come this fall I'll be getting Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Can't wait for that one!
bigdaddyscott -
Thursday, March 19, 2009
there's an X-Box 360, PS3, Gamecube, PS2, Nintendo 64, and all kinds of handheld game consoles in my house. I've played 1 game, megaman on the nintendo 64 once, haven't picked up a controller since. just not my thing. I'm a lot older then most though(42), so its probably just me. my kids are all over them though!
Wonder***Woman -
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Well I'm a teen but I can tell you what my Dad plays.
the GTA series from the start.
that Rainbow 6 Vegas
He plays Wii with my little bro from time to time
but his main hobby is blu-ray dvds lol
I play sims2 and every now and then the old sims 1
I have a snes ps2(useless now) ps3 gamecube(useless now) and a Wii
I like some party games like Smash bro. for Wii or GC Idc which
I like horror puzzlesurvival (Silent Hill series Resident evil series ect.)
I like some marvel and dc fighting games (enjoyed the DC vs. Mortal Kombat a good bit)
I play sims bustin out Urbz sims in the city and sims 2 for gba quite a lot still as well as Scooby doo 1 and 2 for gba just for fun.
somebody1 -
Monday, March 9, 2009
I used to hate RPGs but now they're mostly all I buy, its the only way I feel I'm getting my money out of it. I'm not much on newer games, all the franchises have sold out quality stories for flashy graphics. I mean when was the last time Final Fantasy had a really good storyline? I still haven't beaten Neverwinter and I'd love to get some older PC games. I do play some newer games. Fallout 3 (I've been a fallout fan forever) and Fear 2 are teh newest but frankly I'd take a pc game wiht a lot of gameplay and so so graphics than anything else but sadly even PCs are falling prey to the graphics but no story plague. Up until a recent accident copying my hard drive I had 500 classic games on roms ranging from atari to the newer systems. I'm too lazy to get them back but I even had the japanese versions of metal gear and metal gear 2: solid snake for PC that was translated.
PUNISHMENT5411 -
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
One game I play (really the only) is Gears of War 2 (360). Great game with a pretty darn good story, funny az hell dialouge, GORE, GORE, GORE! I mean you have a fricken chainsaw at the end of the gun! Ohh and characters are BADAZZ!
MrGore -
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I'm 23,
I love games,
I started with Double dragon for nes, and I still play it some times,
but I'm mostly into new games, I got a PS2 cause the PS3 is not affordable yet,
the gaming habit that changed for me is mostly the time I spend playing, it's one of the things I most love doing, but as I grow old I don't manage to get time to do it, 3 years ago I'd play 5-6 hours a day or more, not in a row... ok some times in a row, now I play like 6 hours a month or so, sometimes I feel pretty miserable, cause I lust to play, but I got obligations that just don't give me enought time, it really sucks,
as for the games, I love fight games, mostly tekken, def jam ffny was awesome, the most realistic fight game ever if you ask me, soul calibur is very nice, but just doesn't have same dept as tekken, then I'm a fan of SF games, but I wish they would keep 2d, but with hight definition, like the remake of SF2, but they could go on, making new stuff, instead of remakes, but sf4 looks great, I also like MK games, there was time it all became strange, after MK trilogy, the MK4 and following were pretty crappy, then deadly alliance came up and it sticked, I like it, it gets better every game, they're getting back on top, MK VS DC looks great.
Then I like FF series, but I don't play other games with that battle system, I like action games with rpg elements, like leveling up our stats and learn new actions, DMC, GOW, stuff like that
and I'm a sucker for games like MUA, just cause I love the comics, the game could be, should be a lot better.
Punstarr -
Monday, February 23, 2009
I'm 31 and I love the newer games more than the older games. I admit, I've gotten spoiled on fancy graphics. Old games just don't do it for me anymore.
MrBlu -
Monday, February 23, 2009
one of the oldest game I've ever played that I love would have to be Mighty Final Fight.Man do I love that game.
CplHicks -
Monday, February 23, 2009
I'm 23 and I play mostly old games.

When games were simpler and more fun. Where you only needed 2 buttons. Where points mattered damn it!!!!!

I play a combo of SNES, NES, Sega geneiess/sega cd (combo unit) and my new favorite: Turbografx-16

I'm tired of these new fangled machicnes with there 3d and online play.

Get off my lawn you damn kids and take your xboxes and ps3 with you!!!!!!!
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