hizzy Posted October 22, 2021 Share Posted October 22, 2021 21 hours ago, keithbk said: Let's be 100% HONEST about the evolution of the Atari 2600... 1 ) NOVELTY: "It's new, it's different, have you seen it???" 2 ) COOL: "I have an Atari, want to come and play?" 3 ) COLLECTIBLE: "They just released XXXX, I have to have it!" 4 ) COMPATIBILITY: "Our game will play on the Atari!" 5 ) COMPETITION: "Our system is better than the Atari!" 6 ) OVER-SATURATION: "Most of these games are just not worth having." 7 ) LIMITATIONS REALIZED: "Have you seen what my C-64 Computer can do???" 8 ) MARKET SHIFT: "Computers are the future. The Atari is boring." Nintendo would revitalize the game console market by introducing games with additional depth, better graphics, and more long-term value (games that required hours of play to genuinely explore (Zelda), rather than hours of mere repetition (Space Invaders)). Now, we're in the "NOSTALGIA" phase: "I remember loving the Atari as a kid... I wonder if I can program a game for it..." This is all true. Also, for a certain demographic, life started to change. I had greater academic demands and other things that pulled me away from games, and, when I did play, it was Zelda or Mario. Depth of gameplay was a factor for sure. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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