Askilfeasd, on November 11th 2005, 04:39 PM, said:
Games which were incredible when they came out
are not average.
The entirety of your statement does not change the fact that Quake today
is not cutting edge. Just like your computer that will only make limited advances nine years from now, Quake does not withstand the light that newer games shed upon it. It does stand the test of time, it is still very fun to play and technically excellent. It is also extremely limited in the face of the newer games that made big splashes since its release.
Quake was incredible.
Quake is not average--it is below average.
If Quake were released today it would be rather laughed at by everyone spoiled from playing Half Life and several other titles. I am not saying that none of these "other titles" would have been as good as they are if it hadn't been for Quake. But I am saying that players moved on for a reason. The reason wasn't just "because it was old." It's because there are newer games that have improved upon it.
If you go any further in the direction you already have you might as well be saying that there have been no
incredible games since Quake. I sure hope you don't think that is the case.