DarkLord wrote:After reading this thread for some time, I would wish only one thing Retrogamer ST...
That you would qualify your statements with something like...In my opinion...
For example, you state in a post above that:
"But in the 80's and early 90's the best choice for the gamer was a console"
I beg to differ...that's a blanket statement and for some reason, I just don't
seem to fit under that blanket.
Now, I'm a gamer...Seriously. I've owned literally hundreds of games, spread across
the Atari 8bit, ST, Falcon, Jaguar, Lynx, a few Amiga games when I owned an A1000
and an A1200, quite a few Playstation 1, 2, and 3 games, etc, etc,...
So I'm a gamer...and *for me*, the best choice in the 80's was not a console, Especially
not the NES or Sega Genesis. The vast majority of my gaming friends at the time were
playing on computers, especially RPG's. My friends that did own consoles said they
bought them mostly for their kids. Not for themselves primarily (although I'm sure
they did play them of course. Heck, I still play console games with my kids).
So please just think that over, okey-dokey?
That was my personal opinion off course, i can only speak for myself.
But if you look at the sales even one of the consoles outsold all computers together quite easy. So it's no question where the market was.
RPG was huge on both NES and SNES with it's many japanese rpg games. Megadrive had some quite good rpg games too like Phantasy Star series, Seastalker, Light Crusader, Crusader of Centy, Shining Force series and some more real good rpg games. But THE rpg machine in the early 90's was SNES. What the americans once started, the japanese software houses took over and created the worlds best selling rpg games by far.
WHY THE SNES IS THE KING OF RPGS
The Super Nintendo may even surpass the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 in terms of role-playing goodness. Here's why.
For the beat'em up fantast Neo Geo was THE console to own even if both SNES and Megadrive had some real good beat'em ups.