The new generation is here! The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have landed and with them a ton of hype but also a ton of controversy. Unfortunately, mired in the beginning of the new generation is one of the last generation’s biggest controversies to date. The long-awaited Cyberpunk: 2077 was in no way the game that was promised, leading to mass refunds, apologies and lawsuits. This has led to a discussion over whether or not the new generation will follow the same pattern with titles like Anthem, Fallout: 76, and Battlefront 2. Will broken promises, loot boxes and broken games be the future or the past of gaming? There’s no way to know but such controversy has made fans nostalgic for an era of games that predated some of these issues. Well, as long as we have nostalgia glasses on at least.
The 7th generation of gaming featured beloved consoles like the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. While this generation had plenty of problems, it is remarkable for redefining games as we know them today. This generation took what was still seen as a fun distraction for kids into a respected art form that tells beautiful, haunting stories. Everything great we have from games these days can be traced back to the 7th gen. Cinematic character-driven stories are all the rage now.
So let’s take a time machine back to the good ole days as we return to the 7th generation of gaming.
2:52 Xbox 360
5:30 Nintendo Wii
Written by: Jordan Phillips
Narrated by: Antony Watkins
Edited by: Peter G.
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