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Submitted by darklordzor 587d ago | opinion piece

Stuck in the Past: Why Retro Gaming is Still Important

From Cinelinx:

Do you ever feel like you should be more excited for new releases? While your friends jump for joy at the announcement of a new game in a popular series, you sit quietly in the corner with your Gameboy color. You are happy with the news, yes, but still hopelessly devoted to games almost as old as you are. Here we’ll attempt to explore and make sense of the reasons why some of us simply cannot let go of the pixellated past-tense. (Retro)

darklordzor  +   587d ago
I'm a big retro gamer, and there have been times in my life where my old consoles (SNES and what not) have received more attention than my current gen ones. I think of old games like 'comfort foods' where it's something I feel I can always go back to and KNOW that I'll be having a good time. It's safe and when I'm bored and need something entertaining, I won't be disappointed.

That being said, I still get very excited for new games, especially those that learn from gaming's past, and take notes from them.
SlapHappyJesus  +   587d ago
Games like Super Mario World, the original Zelda and the Road Rash series are still as fun today as they were back in the day.
Of course retro gaming is important. It's important to look back and appreciate your gaming roots. You will also then realize a game done right back in the day will hold up a lot more than a good game from just a few years ago. They were simpler, but, in my opinion, simply designed better.
darklordzor  +   587d ago
Better designed is a great way to put it. These designers had tons of limitations, but still crafted some amazing games which are able to withstand the test of time. It's quite impressive.
Fathergamer  +   586d ago
It's the lifeblood of the hobby we love. Great article!

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