Posted by Will Ooi | Posted in Favourites, Gaming | Tags: assassins creed, Call of Duty, Dark Souls, Dead Rising, demons souls, Fallout 3, fallout new vegas, GTA IV, PS3, the last of us, Xbox 360 | Posted on 28-11-2013-05-2008
Originally seen on Galaxy Next Door
With the Xbox One and the PS4 out in almost all markets, we can now officially – and with some sadness amidst the joy – usher in a new ‘current gen’ of gaming consoles. For some of you it may have been a long time coming (and gosh doesn’t 2005 seem like an age ago) and for others it may be too soon, but one thing is for sure: our 360s and PS3s sure got a lot of mileage. So as we embrace these new machines, with many of us perhaps still holding off for for the time being, our trusty old beloved machines clinging on for their dear lives, it’s time to reflect on our favourite moments of the generation now either entering its twilight or, for you lucky ones out there, already passed. Here are some of mine:
- Attending a midnight launch for GTA IV in great anticipation for the first instalment of the series on the next gen (or, well, last gen, now) and being blown away by the graphical detail and huge step up from San Andreas. Sure, the gameplay would begin to show its flaws after a while, but those first 30 or so hours admiring the complexity of Niko Bellic’s character in a much more mature story than had previously been seen, the number of different pedestrian models filling the city, which itself resembled something tangibly real, the dynamic car damage and feeling of varying weight to each vehicle, a whole new world of radio ads and a typically eclectic Rockstar-selected soundtrack, and diving into online multiplayer for the first time in a GTA game, sum up for me a magic moment in the series’ history.