Classic Titles that either bring about huge Nostalgia or helped revolutionise the gaming industry during their time.
Doom, released in 1993 for PC, is considered the defining first-person shooter, Inspiring many more games like it, most notably Quake, which would eventually become Team Fortress. The series focuses on the survival of an unnamed space marine (Sometimes referred to as “Doomguy”) who works for the Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC),throughout the game, you must fight hordes of demons and the undead in order to stay alive.
Graphically, although Doom appears to be a 3D game using 2D sprites in place of 3D models, this isn’t the case. Doom levels are not truly 3D; they are rendered on a 2D plane, with height differences added separately (a similar trick is still used by many modern games to simulate massive outdoor areas).
Doom, while considered a Pioneer in the FPS genre, and one of the most important games of all time, has received some harsh criticisms, especially around its release. Most of this controversy surrounds the game’s realistic bloody violence, which was also an issue with Netherrealm’s Mortal Kombat, And the representation of Satanic imagery. It has been consistently abhorred by Christian organizations for its “diabolic” undertones, and instilled fears that virtual reality technology, which was still in its prototype stages, could be used to simulate realistic murder. The game made international headlines in 1999, when it was linked to the Columbine High School Massacre.
However, despite this, Doom still remains an incredibly fun and popular game, since its debut, over 4 million copies of the game have been sold on multiple platforms. (This figure pertains to Doom and Doom 2)
Mega Man (Rockman)
Mega Man known as Rockman in Japan and often referred as “Mega Man 1″, is the first Title in the Mega Man series of games. Mega Man was released in 1987 on the Famicom in Japan and on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in North America and Europe. This began a series of over 50 games on multiple systems. As of 2015, the series as a whole has sold over thirty million copies worldwide, and is often regarded as one of the most renowned video game franchises of all time, defining the Run-and-Gun genre.
The Core Gameplay of Mega Man Is incredibly simple. The Player moves with the D-Pad, presses A to jump, and B to attack. As you complete each of the first six stages, you must defeat the Area’s Boss, which is one of Mega Man’s fellow Robots, called a Robot Master. Defeat them, and you gain their weapon which can be switched to via a menu on the START button. The Game follows a “Rock-paper-scissors” dynamic, wherein a certain weapon will do more damage to a certain Robot Master than others, but will be ineffective in other situations, making the player think about which stage they wish to start with and forming strategies.
Kenji inafune, Mega Man’s creator, took cues from Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy manga in designing Mega Man, and added various “anime” effects to him, such as spiky hair under his helmet, and his hand transforming into his arm cannon.Visually, Mega Man uses the limited palette of the NES to full effect, such as Mega Man himself being blue, due to the NES have more Blue shades available than any other color.
The Music is also Cited as a strong point in the game, with the tunes being memorable, energetic and despite looping, never becoming dull. A Majority of the music is intended to have a Rock feel, due to Mega Man’s japanese name, Rockman, being a pun on the Music genre. In particular, fans have noted that the Music which plays during Elec Man’s Stage, a long vertical tower, sounds uncannily like an 8-bit rendition of “Faithfully” a Song by Journey, released in 1983.