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Video Games are Not About Quality; They’re About Memory

Colin McIsaac:"Oftentimes on our sites we write long editorials to defend a point, but I thought it might be fun to try something a little different. So please bear with me. I was reflecting today upon Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and a recurring thought of mine struck me once more: when it comes to video games, it is the memory of the game, not the quality of the game, that counts."

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kalkano1091d ago

Shining Force was, and still is, a fantastic game. I've probably beaten it about 50 times, spanning from childhood to adulthood. It never gets old. It's constantly in my backlog.

Stinks? What? One of the greatest games, ever.

OwenSFisher1091d ago SpamShow
3-4-51090d ago

It's true kind of though. I've had a blast with some terribly rated games.

Half the N64 games I played and loved I come to find out Gamespot gave them like 4.5/10, 5/10, 5.6/10, and yet me and friends had the time of our lives with these games.

The greatest game in the history of gaming could be released tomorrow and it would still only appeal to about 70% of gamers.

Also helps if your into that type of game at the time of playing it.

I loved Fifa 94/96 for Sega Genesis, and played them for years, but to others who don't like soccer/football games, they would never have gotten the same enjoyment I got out of that game.

People love Kirby Crystal Shards for N64. I played it once and realized I could just float across every stage and avoid everything and keep progressing and it was good to look at and the music was awesome but it was so boring to me.

I realize I was most likely not playing it properly, but at the same time, there is somebody out there, who that is there favorite game ever.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1091d ago

A quality experience creates memories...>_>

I hate when people try to be 'deep' but they really have nothing of greater significance to offer.

admiralvic1091d ago

Pretty much this.

Every game that is / was memorable had something about them that was either really good / unique or awful / unenjoyable (like breaking apart in NeverDead -.-). In either case, who wants to be remembered for making a low quality game anyway?

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1091d ago

I'll admit, I didn't actually think about the opposing spectrum of a game so shitty that everyone knows it(i'm looking at you superman64)

But yeah, even absurdly shit experiences create memories in a sense.

At the end of the day though, I guess the most meaningful part for us is our enjoyment, that's what creates these memories. Quality titles happen to be enjoyable though, that's simply how it works.

Lord_Sloth1091d ago

You won't remember a mid-quality or low-quality game.

Yehshuah1091d ago

wtf this article make no sense. quality is what makes a game memorable. bad as writing. smh