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I have a similar experience as you had with your dad. When I was younger, my bestfriend would come over every weekend for about 10 years and we would just play PS2 all weekend, and had a great time doing so. But unfortunately we kind of just lost contact with one another and I just recently learned he has moved to another state. Kind of hard to replay the PS2 now and not have that sense of deja vu.
Post edited November 30, 2013 by IShoot4lolz
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Neobr10: Hmmmm, really? I feel exactly the other way around. PS2 games have aged really well in my opinion, in fact, they're not even that old. I would never put up my PS2, there are still MANY great games for it that i haven't played (like God Hand, Viewtiful Joe 2, many JRPGs, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XII, the Persona series, Jak 3, Sly Cooper, SOCOM 2, Killzone, Twisted Metal, and the list goes on and on).
I'm sure the console has a lot of great games that people will still continue playing. The games I have, already have a better sequel or there is something like it on later gen consoles.

The main thing for me, is controls. The games I have have noticeable issues that are not present in newer games of the same genre and control scheme. I guess I'm spoiled in that respect, which makes playing older games somewhat of a chore for me. I can't stand clunky controls.


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DreadMoth: Make sure the disc drive head is in a good position - if the ribbon cable leading to it is folded for an extended time it can harden in that position (or "remember" that position next time it folds) and may start to scratch discs next time you use it.

EDIT: Not sure if there's any game I liked that I couldn't see myself playing again at some point.
Didn't think about that, I'll read up more about it. Thanks!

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IShoot4lolz: I have a similar experience as you had with your dad. When I was younger, my bestfriend would come over every weekend for about 10 years and we would just play PS2 all weekend, and had a great time doing so. But unfortunately we kind of just lost contact with one another and I just recently learned he has moved to another state. Kind of hard to replay the PS2 now and not have that sense of deja vu.
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that.

There were a few times my father was outside of the country for over a year at a time, and for me those times were dreadful. It just wasn't the same playing without him.
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innerring: Tomb Raider 1+2. Got the 1+2+3 pack recently on GOG and well... should not have started the first. Ugly early 3D graphics plus the clunky controls made me quit in 10 minutes. At least there is the Anniversary remake.
On the other hand games like Doom/Hexen/Heretic have aged well. Always lose a couple of hours when I start Doom hehe.
I only played a older tomb raider game at a local game store when I was a kid. I did play the anniversary edition though, and I thought it was good. Got it from steam months ago for like less than 2 USD.
Post edited November 30, 2013 by elendiel7
Bioshock. When I built my current PC in 2009, it was one of the first games I bought. I fell in love with it. I ranked it as my fifth favorite game of all time. I can't stand it now, and I consider it one of the worst games I have played on my current PC. To a lesser extent, I feel the same way about Fallout 3. (I still freaking love New Vegas, though!)

Thinking further back... NBA Jam. That game was so awesome... but I can't figure out why. I try to play it now and think, "what the hell was wrong with me?"

I may give Fallout 3 another try at some point in time, but I can't see playing Bioshock or NBA Jam ever again.
Post edited November 30, 2013 by AdamR
I can't think of any games that I loved back in the day but don't like anymore. I do remember quite a lot of games that were merely okay or I didn't enjoy, due to terrible controls or ugly graphics, though. Nothing about games aging poorly, a lot were just never that good to begin with.
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elendiel7: Most of my childhood was based around playing games on the ps1 and 2 with my father. We had discovered new worlds, destroyed Aliens and saved the republic countless of times. Looking back on it all, I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything.

Today I put up my ps2 in storage, although it's still around the house, you just can't see it. I haven't used my PS2 in years, and it was literally collecting dust, so I thought it was time to put something else there.

Something that I noticed is that I wouldn't want to replay most of those games again, just due to how clunky the controls are, or how they just didn't age all that well. It's somewhat of a disappointment to me. Something else that bothers me is how washed out the graphics look on a HD TV, and it's just unappealing to look at.

So my question for the GOG community is, Is there a game you absolutely loved when it came out, but you could never see yourself playing it again?
I have a PS1 still that I'm thinking about putting away in the closet. I still play the games, but I use emulators to play my disk based games I legally own on my computer and it has way better resolution then what my 27" CRT can output. Yes you can giggle at me for having a big box TV but I'm too frugal to upgrade that , it still has a nice picture and all but still.... It was given to me for free when I had no TV so I can't complain :)
I am still using my PS 1 + 2.
There are many games i wouldn't play again. Not because they look old but they didn't make fun.
Oh, and most of them are RPGs so visuals don't count much....would even buy them again if someone emulated them (legal) for the pc .