Originally Posted by julianpaul
Ok, i don't get it. Maybe i'm missing something here but what's all the excitement about being able to play ancient PS1 games when there's so many newer titles around with much better gfx etc. Is it just the nostalgia or is there something else to the whole shebang?
A lot of the times it is nostalgia that jades us from seeing the poor aspects of a product.
I won't act like I'm above it or anything, because sometimes I'm guilty of it too... but when you remove the nostalgia shades, all you've got is a bunch of fighters that seem harder than they are because of imbalance, horribly-translated RPGs with generic plots, abysmal controls in all forms of shooters, platformers with insanely counter-productive physics, horrid collision detection in every applicable genre... things that have been cured with newer generations.
It's all so easy to claim newer games are just food for graphic whores because most will let their nostalgia drown them in enough oblivion to grasp at that cop-out excuse... and like-minded oblivious people team together with the quickness... but realistically, a lot of the worth we have in older games flows from nostalgic value.
I used to think FF4 was the ****... when I bought it on PSP to relive it, I was almost unable to tolerate the storyline until I got to The After Years.