Gaming is a huge part of many people’s childhood and adolescence; some of us have even retained leisure gaming well into our adulthood. In this new normal, the gaming industry has seen a large spike in players. Not to mention, gaming and esports are now ‘the’ trend in Malaysia and across the globe, with many dubbing esports as the sports of the future.
More people are venturing into the gaming world these days. Some are constantly on the lookout for the next trending game while others look back to nostalgic games that they really enjoyed at some point of their young lives. Don’t tell me you’ve never thought about playing Metal Slug ‘96 again. Some games are classics no matter how much time goes by. Good thing is, the days of pixelated graphics are long gone. No one wants to play their games seated on the floor, inches away from the screen because you are trying to see through the pixels.
Back in the day, ‘big-screen gaming,’ meant plugging an early-generation console into a TV that is not designed for, or capable of carrying out the task. Even with the best graphics of the time, images were blocky, and the lag was profoundly painful. However, game designs and graphics have matured throughout the years. Gaming now is truly an experience like you’ve never known before. Widescreen TVs such as the LG OLED TVs are built for gamers. They are ideal for immersive gaming and out-of-the-world visuals. With a TV like that, now is the perfect time to bring back the latest resurrected gaming titles that we all love. Yes, even Metal Slug is coming back this year! Where are my Marcos and Eris at?!
Final Fantasy 7 Remake (2020)
Final Fantasy 7 was released for Sony PlayStation in 1997. Arguably the most famous RPG game ever sold, it is probably to no surprise that Final Fantasy 7 has been remade for a new (and old) audience. The remake updates and transforms the original using all the tricks at the modern game maker’s disposal, while still maintaining the quirks and ‘feel’ that gamers found so irresistible late last century. The combat is so much richer this time around, as is the lush detail and stunning graphics that bring the iconic city of Midgar to life.
The LG OLED TV has a self-emissive display technology that delivers true blacks, an infinite contrast ratio and colours of extraordinary depth and vibrancy. This makes game worlds appear more three-dimensional and alive. The clarity OLED offers also assist players in spotting any enemies lurking in the shadows and ensures that even the smallest details can be seen in the darkest settings; an advantage brought about by the natural properties of OLED and independent pixel control. If you ever think that you’ve come close to seeing the city of Midgar in real life, this would be it. Not even Shinra can stop you from this wholesome experience.
DOOM Eternal (2020)
id Software’s ubiquitous first-person shooter has spawned many follow-ups and expansions and continues to define 90’s gaming for many. DOOM Eternal, the latest entry in this long-running franchise, dials everything up several notches over even its most recent predecessor from 2016. The weapons, the fighting, the worlds, the hideous enemies and improved physics; it all adds up to a thrilling, sometimes frightening, gaming experience.
Delivering HDMI 2.1 support, LG OLED TVs offer smoother gameplay for the win, allowing fast-moving content in higher resolution and smooth, synchronised graphics. It’s a more lifelike gaming experience that would quicken your heart rate while you try to fend off the forces of Hell. LG OLED TVs also provides a fast response time of 1ms with low input lag. The demons will not stand a chance no matter how fast they may be. Excitement would definitely be at an all-time high.
Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
Shadow of the Colossus revisits the 2005 original of the same name – a popular action-adventure game for PlayStation 4. Whilst players enjoyed working their way through the twists and turns of the story, the game industry itself lauded Shadow of Colossus as one of the true greats for its inventive gameplay and emotional depth. The game is also held in high esteem for its art direction and design, with many referencing it when arguing that video games can indeed be works of art. With its focus on good design and storytelling, the remake was also well received, picking up several accolades and a new generation of fans.
Travelling on an emotional journey to restore the life of Mono will take time and you would not want to take your eyes off the game in case any colossus shows up. Fortunately, LG OLED TVs also have the Eye Comfort Display feature that reduces the occurrence of eye fatigue. They are designed to support intense gaming sessions, so you don’t miss any crucial moments. You wouldn’t want to miss any movements by Mono now, would you?
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (2019)
A reimagining of the 1993 Game Boy classic, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a kid-friendly action-adventure game available for Nintendo Switch. The gameplay and top-down viewpoint will be familiar to anyone who played the original or the 1998 rereleased version for Nintendo DX. However, the look of the game itself is distinctive among the series, with characters taking on a cartoonish, almost toy-like quality that brings its own charm with it. Fun and endearingly quirky, the game looks great when cast from Switch to big screen.
Resident Evil 3 (2020)
Resident Evil 3 – Capcom’s remake of its 1999 PlayStation title, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – takes players on a horror-filled adventure in a world fallen victim to the zombie apocalypse. Available for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the remake was released in tandem with an online multiplayer game (Resident Evil: Resistance) set in the same dystopian reality. The gameplay and graphics have obviously been much enhanced, but some fans of the original were left disappointed by departures and differences from the source material and by the overall brevity of the game.
For widescreen gameplay, LG OLED TVs support connection to both PCs and consoles, allowing players to enjoy the games they love from either platform with ease. The lag is practically non-existent and those amazing graphics we mentioned look even more amazing thanks to the TVs’ support for G-SYNCi and LG’s OLED panels. Plus, LG OLED TVs HGiG Mode provides a more immersive HDR gaming by matching with the identified TV specifications and performance levels on your TV, showing every game visual at its absolute best.
But, if you are an avid gamer who prefers monitor gaming with the feel of a keyboard, fret not, LG Class UltraGear™ Nano IPS 1ms Gaming Monitor with G-Sync® Compatible can deliver a gaming experience unlike any other. The Nano IPS give the feel of actual combat with true colours, making fighting zombies even more vivid than you can imagine. Its G-Sync® Compatible eliminates screen tearing and minimises stutter for a smoother and faster gaming experience.
As more people opt to stay indoors, gaming can be another channel in which we can form bonds with the people we care about. Whether it is something fast-paced like DOOM Eternal or an emotional ride like Shadows of Colossus, gaming is always better with two or more players. And you can even get your family to play with you! Just remember, in games, no mercy would be shown, and your innocent young sister may be the best DOOM Eternal player you’ve ever seen.