> I remember Wizball on the C64 back in the early 80's... countless other
> great games back then. Now, they're being churned out without much
> thought. Game makers just want to ride on the waves of hype in the media
> and (game) industry... 3D, VR, Multimedia, live video etc.
Ahhh, great games in the early 80's. We used to rave about the next great
version of space invaders. Cringe. Until Defender. On my kit 8K tape
loading Microbee, it defined shoot'em up playability. (It even booted from
tape). In comparing it with something like DOOM, it had the same great
response, fast suggestive graphics, and let you immerse yourself in it.
The graphics doesn't have to be ultra realistic - it's the play that counts.
If I could get Defender now for the PC, I would.
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