Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Retrogaming - Revisiting days gone by


 
Everyone loves playing a new game, and even if it falls lower than your expectation, the initial excitement of watching the first cut-scene and going through the beginning parts of the game are more often than not the most exciting thing about it.

Some of these games will be classic's in later years and some won't, but the real classics are the ones we played when we first started gaming. For me it was games like Space Quest, Pitfall, Pac-man, Double Dragon and Super Mario Bros. Of course, for me to list every one of these would take forever.

I remember playing the Atari with it's massive pixels, and I remember playing Altered Beast, Megaman and Super Mario bros for years, until the music stayed in my head for good.


Over the last few years there's been a massive resurgence of popularity in these games, both with fans and with Developers. Whether it's Xbox Live, the PSN Network or The Nintendo E-shop you'll find hundreds of these games for download.....some of them even in their original forms.

It's called Retrogaming, and this nostalgic look back at the games that defined us is a brilliant and powerful example of how much these games actually meant, and how much we enjoyed them.

I still take the time to go back to these games on a regular basis, and even to play some that I'd never played before. I only finished Final Fantasy 3 on the Super Nintendo last year and found it to be one of the best games I'd ever played.

Graphics don't always have to matter, because sometimes it's the simple fun a game offers that can make it the most rewarding. There are so many people who are playing games today that were made before they were born, and it makes me smile. This is how it should be.

Just remember that some games will come and go.......but Tetris and Pacman will be with us forever.   
  

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