Heh, thanks for reading.
To be honest, I pretty much took a 20 year break from gaming between 1987 and 2007, so I can't really discuss many games between 1990 and 2000, say. So if anyone wants to jump in and do a piece on Doom-type games, or some of the games Golem mentions above, be my guest! I really don't know anything about the transition from self-mapping to auto-mapping.
Originally Posted by Golem
If you've played any of Metroid, Metroid II, or Blaster Master, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on those titles. Those always occupied a happy medium, I thought.
I made some notes at the start of this and the next topic for me is possibly going to be Star maps (4x & space sim games mostly) or city maps (GTAIV vs Saints Row 2 for example) or something about exotic city settings (Rapture being favourite). So I'm skipping some interesting years there.
Also considering doing something on Rig'n'Roll truck simulator and Railworks train simulator, at which point the thread will no doubt implode.