Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flash Gaming vs. Console Gaming

Maybe you are new to flash gaming, or maybe you are a "veteran" of it. You may still think, console gaming is better. That statement, to which I agree with, can still be countered. In fact, there are a plethora of flash games out there that last much longer than those that are on the consoles. The following would be: play time (yes, really), entertainment value, and replay value. Often times as well, flash games are more open to updates, because, them being smaller, updates come faster.

A fantastic example of a flash game that is console-worthy would be Mardek: Chapter 3. The series is of three parts at the moment, and it is a retro pixel RPG for traveling, (and of course, many RPGs have traveling), and when you get into fights, you get slick, good quality animations of the characters and spells. The game is so in depth, much more so than many games I could think of. It is console-worthy because it plays like an old Final Fantasy game. And that being said, it isn't the only game that you could spend hours in. I put in more than a days worth of Mardek: Chapter 3, and still I have no beat it.

I think another fantastic example of a console equivalent game would be Meat Boy. You may be familiar with Meat Boy, or perhaps Super Meat Boy, which actually made its way to Xbox Live Arcade using the same concept as the flash game it originated from, and polished up and expanded on. And yet another game using this adventure would be Fancy Pants Adventures. That series, starting first on flash, soon came to the consoles on their networks as well.

It is quite interesting, really, how you can go from such a small scale such as flash and compare it with consoles, and actually have competition, or furthermore, be console game material.

Now, if you are interested in the games I have mentioned, follow these links:

And if you are interested in Super Meat Boy, it is available now on the Xbox Live Marketplace, Steam, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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