Video game nostalgia is a tricky thing. If you're feeling nostalgic for a particular game from your childhood or want to dip back into a so-called classic game, it's not nearly as easy as going back and watching an old movie or TV show. Between the fact that many classic games aren't available on current, mainstream platforms and they have a hard time holding up to current standards, classic video games are losing their appeal.
As video game standards have improved over the years, so have our own standards. To go back and forth between a game from 2018 and a game from 1988 can be a difficult and frustrating experience.
Most older games can't live up to the hype they launched with, and even in the rare case that they do, they can be a pain in the ass to get your hands on. Maybe this is one time we should just embrace the letting go.