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How Exactly Does a Game “Hold Up?”

The common description for a game that still plays well years after its release is that it “holds up.” What standard, exactly, does it “hold up” to? In order to conclude what exactly that means, I started playing some older games to determine whether or not I believe they hold up.

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fenome232d ago

Art styles and gameplay mechanics carry games the furthest but some games can "hold up" better than others for different people just based on nostalgia and their own past experiences with them.

Cobra951231d ago

If you play the game, and you still have fun with it, it "holds up". Don't overthink this.