…Or am I just imagining it?
Let me explain. Apparently, computer CD-ROMs have been around since the early 80s. But if you wanted to buy one back then, you had to sell your house, your car, an arm and a leg and maybe your soul too.
That was until the early 90s, when the CD-ROM revolution came! CD-ROM drives, while still quite expensive, they were now affordable to the home user. And since drives started spreading, the first CD-ROM games emerged.
And that’s what I call the Dark Age of Computer Gaming. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that maybe 95% of the games of that era was crap^2 (squared). Game developers suddenly jumped from 1.4MB floppies to 650MB of space. They would cram as much graphics, music and video as possible, but would totaly forget about gameplay. I remember games like Journeyman, MegaRace, Rise of the Robots, The Vortex or Creature Shock, all of them full of really good graphics and sound (even by todays standards) but extremely linear and boring.
Another product of that era was dumb-ass educational “multimedia” programs. A new one each day. Most of them poorly made and extremely boring.
Well, am I right or what? I was only 12-13 years old back then (born 1980) so I might be wrong.
(BTW, what happened to “multimedia”? I haven’t heared that word for years)