So what in your opinion was the best retro year for video game releases?
1998 and 2001.
>What was the best retro year for video games? 2007>So what in your opinion was the best retro year for video game releases?1999
>>102543191998Why? Stealth video games.Thief The Dark Project, Tenchu, Metal Gear Solid, Commandos. The most important year in defining a new genre. That's more of a personal assessment based on my own preferences.
>>10254334>>10254339>muh 1998where the fuck did this meme come from? it's not even the best year of the 5th gen. both 1997, 1999 trump 1998.
2004. San Andreas, Half Life 2, Gmod, Riddick Butcher Bay, Halo 2, NFS:U2, Hitman Contracts, Fable, WoW, Tiger Woods PGA 2005
>>10254346All these, and Pokemon released in NA / AUS.
>>10254346You're not smart or interesting by being a contrarian.
It's 1994, at least in the US.>Most robust year for 16 bit gaming and the last year of it's dominance. Tons of classics (DKC, FF III, Super Metroid, S&K, MK II) with lots of great B titles as well. >Also the year that the SNES finally overcame the Genesis as the system really showed off what it could do this year. Plus Nintendo finally got on the aggressive marketing bandwagon at the time. Super Game Boy was one of the GOAT peripherals>About a dozen active systems and while many were flops, they were trying to push the medium into new directions. It really contributed to the atmosphere where it felt like a lot was going on in the industry.>Magazines were possibly their strongest here as well with the highest page counts seen in the west (400 page EGM in December).>The DOOM phenomenon showed that PCs could do action games even better than consoles and was a legit sensation (I know it was released in 1993)>Arcades, while slipping in fluence were still considered the gold standard for games. Arcades were still commonplace and cabinets could be found everywhere>We were gearing up for the release of the Saturn, the PSX and Nintendo's Project Reality loomed on the horizon.I realize a lot of this is tied to "you had to be there to understand" but it really was an exciting time in an industry that was evolving rapidly. For someone like me who considers 8 and 16-bit to be the peak of gaming, there is a lot of wistful end of an era feelings I associate with this year(though there was a lot of good 16 bit stuff released in 1995).
>>10254334>1998This>Starcraft>Fallout 2>GTA>Baldurs Gate>Half Life
Whole 1996-1999 was like a dream marathon.
>>102543191987 was peak 8-bits.1994 was peak 16-bits.1998 was peak 32/64-bits.2004 was peak 6th gen.2010 was peak 7th gen.2017 was peak 8th gen.
>>102543461997 had a lot of bangers but not quite as much variety as 1998. 1999 was objectively a better year for PC gaming though.
>>10254319But for me personally, it was 2001. Every single active console got a ton of room to shine including the Gamecube and Xbox which had just come out.
>>10254319The 90's in general were just great for video games. There was a new console, handheld, add-on, and a bunch of mainstream titles almost every year for a while. It's harder to find a bad year for video games during that decade
>>10254792U forgot this classic
>1989 - Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, Game Boy, Atari Lynx>1990 - TurboGrafx-CD and Game Gear>1991 - SNES and Neo Geo AES>1992 - SEGA CD and CDi>1993 - 3DO, Jaguar, and FM Towns Marty>1994 - 32X and Neo Geo CD>1995 - Saturn, PS1, Virtual Boy>1996 - N64 and Game Boy Pocket>1998 - Game Boy Color and Game Boy Light>1999 - Dreamcast and NGPCWe got new consoles/add-ons almost every single year for an entire decade barring 1997, not even counting Euro and Japanese computers or the games themselves
whatever year re2 oot sfa3 fzx mgs came out in
Lol anything prior to kikes at the ADL spying on our chats. Thank god I went hard as fuck on the retro stuff, I'm not meant for the modern times.
>>10254319The steaming hot summer of 1992.
>>10254496seconding this, 2004 was insane to me. I can't even remember a year that comes close.
>>10255168>1994 was peak 16-bits.1993 actually, Link to the Past and Super Metroid in one yearand 2007 for 7th gen, that was a top tier year. what in the fuck even came out in 2010 that would have you say that.also 2015 for 8th, why did you choose 17, fucking mario and zelda? COME ON.
>>10258187Link to the Past was 1992
>>10258315damn, well, 16 bit was all over the place and had no good year
>>10257736reminds me of that tragedy
>>102543191998 when OoT was released
>>10258187>>10258315>>10258317And Super Metroid was 1994! You could make a strong argument for 1992 (SF 2, Zelda, TMNT IV) and 1995 (DKC 2, YI, EB, CT) but I think 1994 is the best overall year.
1998-1999 and it's not even closethis is the squaresoft lineup for christmas 1998
is it even up for discussion?I don't think another year had so many genre defining masterpieces.HL1 or MGS alone could make 98 the best year. But OOT, Tekken 3, RE2, StarCraft, and PDS just cement it. I doubt there's another year that even comes close. Maybe '04 for HL2 and GTA:SA... but still don't think so
>>10258950Ok yes 1993
>>10254319All of you retards itt forgetting the obvious choice:=========1 9 9 5========THE YEAR OF SEGA RALLY=========1 9 9 5========You are now forgiven.
>>10258187I'm very mixed on 2007on is own it's one of the three best years for gaming for me (1998, 2004, 2007). but 2007 also started very bad trends that led to gaming's downfall.take COD4. it was a great game, but started the trend of yearly brown and piss FPS slop. take Assassins's Creed. great game on it's own but started the overused tired old Ubisoft open world formula.take Oblivion. good game but started the mictrotransactions trend.
>>10259708the COD trend is a good one though, it's a series of COD if you like COD you enjoy COD
>>10254792Also in aus was this fucking gem. I had no idea what AFL was when I moved to Australia and on my first day of school some kid invited me over to play this. Next thing you know I am signed up for junior football and ended up playing and watching AFL for the next 20 years because of that kid.
>>10258941When Squaresoft wasnt Squeenix and they did more then just Jrpgs.
>>102543191994 and 1997 are both good contenders for the best single year in video game history.
>>10262776what do ya reckon of the chance of a Pies vs GWS grandy this year?
>>10254319I didn't have consoles as kid so for me personally 99/2000 was amazing year for PC games
>>10262818nah, pies bris. Sorry, just dont see GWS getting over. Possible bris flag desu.
>>10258187>2010NTA, and not sure if it's the best year, but the X360 got Espgaluda II, Ketsui, Guwange, and Dodonpachi Resurrection
>>10261120Never heard of this sport before. If I were to play one, what is the best AFL game?
>>10263738no one has even heard of that crap
>>102543191993>Splatterhouse 3>Jurassic Park games on Genesis and SNES>Jungle Strike>Lords of Thunder>Doom>Dracula X>Mortal Kombat 2 in the arcadesHappy times, lads.
>>10263752Afl live 2005
>>10262818It's not possible for GWS vs Pies GF. They are playing elimination final.