Every era has it's classics, though often for different reasons. I can't say one era is any better than another, but some of my fondest memories are from the NES/Genesis/SNES/DOS, etc.
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I love retro games they take me back to a time when game development was young and lots of crazy ideas were becoming great games that we all know and love. Not all of them were great games though, in fact not every retro game ever made was awesome some were downright terrible. I can almost see the nightmares of E.T on the Atari or Rise of the Robots on snes/MD not mention the amount of terrible Mega CD games. Yep people forget that not all retro gaming was fun and memorable.
So when a company brings back one of those cherished games from my childhood, I want everyone to embark on that journey like I did all those years ago. I want them to get that feeling I get when I play a (good) retro game after so many years. Although most younger gamers will hate the old school difficulty the pixelated graphic's art style and generally speaking everything about the experience. I don't hate them for that (although a part of me cries ignorance) since I understand they are from a different time to me and expect something a little different, generation gap as they call it.
I want company's to release those classic games but give us a little something extra too, don't just give us a filtered upscaled version with online features that's just lazy (although easier for them I guess)
Take the Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co game recently released on XBLA and PSN. Sega actually included the option to change the region of the games so you could play the NA, EU or Japanese versions. Also Super Hang On is the arcade version with added 3D options. All in all it's a great package and worth the 800 MS points which comes to about 6 pounds and 80 English pence. A bloody bargain if you ask me
I want to enjoy those awesome retro games and I want company's to give me my money's worth is it asking a bit too much?
You tell me, but for now this is the Dragon saying sayonara
It is nice when game companies update old games, actually it's nice that they make them available at all! Personally I think nostalgia is a dangerous thing and that the difficulty level of old games was actually created by limitations in the technology and not in game design. Would you want to play Battletoads with just 3 lives or a balanced checkpoint/save system?
Still, it's good to relive those old games if only to see the building blocks of games today.
@-INKling- Replying to this rather quick since you mentioned battletoads and I'm gonna stick the snes on and have a go! Yeah I agree but I think it was more down to determination if you completed the game or not. Games came from the arcades wheres companies didn't want you to complete it with 25 pence lol
I've got the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive Classics Collection on Steam. Some of my favorite retro games are in it, like Streets of Rage 1&2, Gunstar Heros, Sonic the Hedgehog, etc. I've got 46 games in it.
I have the Tomb Raider collection, the first two Max Paynes on both PS2 and PC, and the same with Grand Theft Auto - PS2/PC.
anything older than that - I have played a couple of them and I don't want to anymore because it ruins the experience to go back to the very old games now and compare that experience to the gameplay we have these days.
It's definitely not asking too much. I agree that alot of these rehashes have little work put into them but what can we expect. The most we can do is try to enjoy it as much as possible. Nice topic to bring up, great for discussion. ;)