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Old Games Are Like Black And White Movies

JD: Whenever I hear people complain about all the remakes and sequels that Hollywood has been churning out lately I politely remind them that people don't like old things. If you think its hard to get people to leave their homes to see a new movie, try getting them motivated to watch one that's twenty-five years old. They're just not interested.

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Peaceful_Jelly2454d ago (Edited 2454d ago )

The Author has some good points but they are not very accurate.

There are many more "black & white" games than just Mario NES that transcen everything. What about Pac-Man, Galaga, Tetris, Bubble Bubble, Sonic 2, Super Metroid, Mega Man X?!!! Don't take me wrong, Mario NES is of legend status but people tend to overrate the game. Remember that a forgotten game is not an unenjoyable one. The only reason Mario NES is still so fondly remembered and worshiped, even by current gen kids is because as a character, Mario is still relevant in the modern pop-culture due to the success of its later games since its conception until present-day.

What all these games that I just mentioned have in common? They are simple but hard to master, short and easy on the eye unlike black & white movies. Using Banjo-Kazooie as an example to prove the point was a bad choice. 3-D games age poorly from a gameplay and visual perspective because they require more physics and visual work than 2D... In any case, I would change the tittle to "Old '3D' Games Are Like Black And White Movies".

RankFTW2454d ago

I love black and white movies, especially old school sci-fi ones from the 40s/50s.

Tuxedo_Mask2453d ago

I'd rather watch Ray Milland than a lot of the cookie cutter "actors" we see today. I also have my NES hooked up to my HDTV and it hasn't collected any dust, although the zapper doesn't work on the LCD TVs. I'm glad the author of this article asked everybody before he sat down in front of his computer...