Editorial: Nostalgia, Changing Game Preferences

PSXextreme Writes:
Okay, I need some help on this one, because at the present time, I can only use myself as an example. That kind of anecdotal "evidence" has always bugged me and I'd like to see if fellow veteran gamers have experienced something similar.

By now, most of our avid readers know my favorite game of all time is Final Fantasy Tactics. I won't go into any real depth explaining why - we all have our personal reasons in regards to our favorite games - but let's just say it was one of those titles that nailed me at the start and never let go. To this day, I get the urge to play through it at least a couple times a year, and although the urge is also there for games like Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (which I just finished again over the holidays), Alundra, and Super Mario Bros., it's never quite as sharp as it is with FFT. Now, I've always held firm to the entrenched belief that I would love FFT until the day I die; I will always get that unparalleled level of enjoyment out of it. And while I still haven't lost that love for the game, I'm starting to wonder if my belief is crucially flawed...

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