Some may recall a time in their life when quarters were much more than just a piece of currency, they were a key into another world.
Whether it be a world with giant apes throwing barrels at you or one with ghosts chasing you through a maze. (When all you wanted was a good meal.)
Arcades were places where people could go to play games, compete with their friends for leaderboard positions, and just have fun. Now, they’re few and far in between. The home console market definitely led to their downfall, which makes sense.
Why drive to a specific location and spend money whenever you want to play a round of Street Fighter II when you can play it at home with your friends?
Well, nowadays even playing a game with a person in the same room is becoming more and more unusual. To the developers who have continued to allow us to do that, thank you.
To those who haven’t, think of the kind of society you’re pushing.
From what I understand, Ready Player One shows what this kind of a world might be like. I don’t want that, and I’m nearly sure I’m not alone.
With every word said, I strongly agree with them.
The world of the arcade was truely something wonderful, when you wanted to interact with others.
As for Homeconsoles coming in stronger in the 90’s, The amount of cooperation in games was way more than I think that of today
Mostly one of the main things I look for a game, is co-op support of course. This being That I enjoy interaction with others around than instead of simply playing alone or “online multiplayer” , which has really taken over every passing year… Literally most “Popular” games force online play and lack really everything else on how you want to play a game.
When I just want to play a game with someone I know that are physically there, It’s really difficult to try and find games that offer it. Especially in companies such as Microsoft and Sony who primarily focus on online gaming.
But the only company that I’ve seen establish so many ways to play, socially even, andmakes me stick with it, and thay would be… Nintendo of course.
A company who has always try to go for interaction in their games, and they do just Great, even if some try to avoid it just because they go for trying new things and trying to be different. Nintendo will always be my favorite, and with so many other reasons .