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4 Reasons Nostalgia is Ruining the Video Games Industry

TGC writes: Video games are an expensive hobby and despite the high initial cost of buying them, they still depreciate faster than pornography. As such some gamers have become disillusioned with the state of modern gaming and taken to lusting after the good old days. However, it’s the gamers that assert that retro games are superior to their modern counterparts that are hurting the industry the most. Here are four reasons why …

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ShaunCameron1384d ago

Agreed on all four. Especially #1. In 10 years, watch these same gamers whining about this generation remember it fondly bragging about how great COD was. Or AC. Or even dare I say RE6?

SJPFTW1384d ago

Call of Duty 4 was great. Assassins Creed 2 was great. Resident Evil 4 was great.

MrKim121384d ago

Just because I'm nostalgic doesn't mean I'm refusing change, nor do I believe that nostalgia is even an important factor as to why some developers choose to milk franchises. I think you're just generalizing too much.

Summons751384d ago

So true! Nostalgia may be a great thing when chatting with friends and remembering good times but go back and play the games again as an older more mature person and you will see they are completely different. LIke I've said before, did the original Resident Evil make me jump? Yes, but that dose not make it a "scary" game. Jump tactics are made for cheap thrills true horror is getting into someone's head and making them think that something is right behind them breathing down their neck when nothing is really there. Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 is something too. As a kid you remember it being this amazing spy thriller with robots and a boss who could read your mind. Play it again now and you follow the story and actually understand a lot of the political things they are talking about and you can easily get sucked up into the emotions and development of al the characters.

Nostalgia is not a bad thing but it is definitely a powerful and blinding thing that could harm the industry.

majiebeast1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

I dont hate Resident evil 6 for straying too far from the franchise i hate it cause its a bad game at its core with its dumb implementation of QTE,re-using of bosses,horrible camera at times and annoying load screens for a 5 second boss battle cutscene.

Same for final fantasy 13 i dont hate it because the battle system is different. I hate it cause it was a boring game with a bad story,terrible characters,bad voice acting boring battle system and just 1 gigantic corridor for 20+ hours.

It has nothing to do with nostalgia when the game is just bad.

I still play chrono trigger,TMNT turtles in time and super metroid once a year. Those games are just good because even if they are 20 years old and outdated by todays standards, they did the core gameplay right and no ammount of physx,graphics or AI can beat that.

TacoTaru1384d ago

Changing everything to action/shooter is not necessarily improving things. Trying to please the masses instead of making something special that will appeal to a smaller number of folks may improve investors moods, but doesn't mean better games.

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