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Should You Start Your Kids With Retro Or Modern Games?

BY JOHN SANTINA: Should you introduce your kids to the world of gaming with retro or modern games? Super Mario Bros. or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe? The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past or Breath of the Wild? Does Timmy seem more like a Tetris kinda kid or a GTA Online kinda kid?

Being a parent is, without a doubt, the most rewarding life choice I have made on this planet (I’m equally proud of the life choices I have made on other planets, but we’ll talk about those another time). It fills me with joy to know that my legacy will live on through my scruffy little gamepad destroyers.

But, being a parent comes with responsibility. Our children need food, somewhere safe to live, not to mention lots of love, encouragement, attention, and someone to check for monsters under the bed.

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lonewolf10258d ago

Modern, retro games do not have the best controls/response a lot of the time. That's how I/we did it.

anonymousfan258d ago

I think retro games are not as accessible... I hope to try 1 or 2 classic games with my kids though.

garos82258d ago

GTA vice city followed by Silent Hill 2. i want my kid to harden the f**k up cause the world aint a peach :)

CrimsonWing69258d ago

I’d start them with modern games. Definitely things like Mario 3, Mega Man, Contra, Castlevania, etc. whip ‘em into shape and have some appreciation for the old school.

Nacho_Z258d ago

I'm going to fire up the SNES and try her with Mario World and Mario Kart, seems appropriate. She'd probably think it was funny beating me up on Streetfighter.

CWheatley258d ago

Retro simply because the size of the controller is smaller and less buttons to navigate. The games don't matter as much because it's their first time experiencing video games. They don't know any better, unlike us gaming veterans 😉

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