...The Good Old Days of First Person Shooters


Recommended Posts

Scorbing

Memories....memories

 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
binaryzero

c:\> cd games

c:\games\> cd duke3d

c:\games\duke3d\> duke3d
 

Real 4D or whatever it was

...

...

...

 

DUNNN DUNNN DUNNN DUNNN DUNNNN <duke theme music>

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
+Asmodai

Memories....memories

 

You had me at Duke Nukem 3D and lost me at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

To me the good old days of FPS were Duke Nukem 3D, Doom (I & II), Quake, Rise of the Triad, Unreal, Heretic/Hexen, etc.

The first Call of Duty pretty much signified the end of "the good old days" let alone Modern Warfare 2.

  • Like 11
Link to post
Share on other sites
+therealDamien

I cant even handle the new call of duty games. too high tech for me. just give me a gun and I will be fine.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
neo1911

Unreal Tournament from 1999 was dope.

  • Like 13
Link to post
Share on other sites
DConnell

You guys are all forgetting the likely progenitor of the genre: Wolfenstein 3D!

th.thumb.jpg.afd61a94e2251967ee2b02b204c

  • Like 13
Link to post
Share on other sites
Goalie33

And who could forget the beginning of it all with the great side-scrollers from Apogee/id like Duke Nukem and Commander Keen.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
DConnell

And who could forget the beginning of it all with the great side-scrollers from Apogee/id like Duke Nukem and Commander Keen.

I would love an update for Commander Keen!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Mando

Unreal Tournament from 1999 was dope.

ULTRAKILL!!!!!

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
c.grz

MOH:AA!

Link to post
Share on other sites
+Red King

NOLF, NOLF2

  • Like 8
Link to post
Share on other sites
Ice_Blue

You guys are all forgetting the likely progenitor of the genre: Wolfenstein 3D!

th.thumb.jpg.afd61a94e2251967ee2b02b204c

Ah man...

I will never get back the amount of hours wasted, but I don't mind.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Syanide

NOLF, NOLF2

NOLF2 had so many amazingly creative levels. The tornado one and the unicycle one are some of the most memorable moments I have in my (to be honest, fairly limited) history of gaming.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
neo1911

NOLF, NOLF2

OMG what a game and a storyline!!

Loved the Japan and snow levels from NOLF2. Amazing

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
+Red King

 

NOLF2 had so many amazingly creative levels. The tornado one and the unicycle one are some of the most memorable moments I have in my (to be honest, fairly limited) history of gaming.

Too bad that the developer wants to bury the franchise. No HD remakes or nothing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Cask1

Great memories, Doom, Doom 2, Duke, Heretic, Quake......I also remember playing Dark Forces, first Star Wars FPS, really enjoyed blasting those super storm troopers.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
DirtyLarry

This is why I have enjoyed the latest iteration of Wolfenstein so much (The New Order & The Old Blood), as I feel it really does a great job of being somewhat modern, but still taking a very traditional approach to things.

For starters, it has a weapon wheel. I am trying to recall which FPS in particular made it popular to only carry 2 weapons, but that right there was the beginning of the end to me. Just give me a weapon wheel and let me decided which weapon I want to use when.

One of my personal favorites from the old school is Soldier Of Fortune 2: Double Helix.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Astra.Xtreme

I feel like FPS games died starting with/after COD4.  That's when multiplayer with microphones really took off, and giving a bunch of 5 yr olds a microphone pretty much caused teamwork to evaporate.  It also started the trend of games being driven my the multiplayer and the single player story line taking the backseat. Add all the DLC junk on top of that and a lot of FPS games just aren't as attractive anymore.

Everything from Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem, Rainbow Six, and up thru BF2 was really solid and re-playable over and over.  Now everything is about grinding for unlocks or having DLC packs held over your head.  Not as fun.  Or maybe it's that I've grown up and have other interests now. :p  Meh.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
LaP

 

You had me at Duke Nukem 3D and lost me at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

To me the good old days of FPS were Duke Nukem 3D, Doom (I & II), Quake, Rise of the Triad, Unreal, Heretic/Hexen, etc.

The first Call of Duty pretty much signified the end of "the good old days" let alone Modern Warfare 2.

The first Call of Duty was a good game imo. UT. BF 1942. HL. Those were great fps games. Even Halo was nice imo.

The new CoDs though i want to puke just thinking about playing any of them.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Syanide

Too bad that the developer wants to bury the franchise. No HD remakes or nothing.

I don't care about a remake, but a proper digital release with some minor updates or enhancements to make it work out of the box on newer systems would be more than welcome. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it were available on GOG or Steam. And it's not about the developer either, Monolith probably doesn't have a say in any of this, even if the same people who made those games were still around (which they probably aren't), it's the legal hurdles and ownership issues that are preventing any re-release. Last I heard, some studio that specialized in re-releasing old PC games was really close to obtaining rights, but the fact that Monolith switched hands from Sierra to Warner Bros. made it all too complicated and they gave up. Which sucks. major. balls.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
HawkMan

Yeah, it's not really Monolith that wants to bury NOLF and that awesome robot game. it's the fact that Monolith as the developer they used to be doesn't exist as an entity anymore :/

Either way, as great as some of the old FPS games where, and some still are. Let's face it, while we'd enjoy playing them for a little bit for that retro feel. it's not somethign we'd go back to playing over modern games, as much as we complain about them, they are better. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
+Zagadka

Unreal Tournament from 1999 was dope.

I absolutely loved that game. Turning blood splatter decals to effectively never go away meant each match was a blood bath

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
techbeck

Blake Stone...and Rise of the Triad (R.O.T.T.)

image1.gif

rott_1.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.