1UP has it’s list of important gameplay innovations up.Ã‚Â These are things we take for granted now in gaming but that seemed revolutionary when first introduced.Ã‚Â I won’t steal 1UP’s thunder by listing them all now, but here are a few.
- Life Bar / Hit Points
- Power Ups
- Cooperative Play
I particularly remember the first time I played co-op in Descent.Ã‚Â Man, that was awesome.Ã‚Â For me, that combined the co-op play and the online feature, which was most unusual at the time.Ã‚Â I remember playing Descent co-op with 2 friends over a 28K modem connection.Ã‚Â We didn’t even think of trying to use voice chat at the same time – the available bandwidth at the time wouldn’t have supported it.
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