For any progress to be made in this world, old ideas and notions need to simply die off. This is the way nature intend it to be, old people die thus taking old ideas and notions with them while young people are born daily effectively learning to accept and learn new technology, the idea is so that progress can be advanced; To turn over a new leaf. I am sorry but I am not sorry. This is now 2012, we dont have horse carts anymore, we dont use clubs and stones to fight, we don't wash cloths with our hands. Old tech give way to New tech otherwise we would be struck in the f***ing stone age. When it comes to gaming consoles, the same thing applies. Clinging to old ideas and longing for the past would just make your life horrible.
Technology will one that give us immortality, so that no one needs to die any more, but by then it will also have the technology to make us not age thus getting rid of any useless sense of nostalgia horses*** funky idea that old tech can be better than new tech.
Necessary innovations =/= Past-times
People still enjoy listening to Beethoven and Mozart. They like partaking in fencing and archery, riding horses, playing cards, doing chess matches, and many other activities that have a timeless appeal. I wasn't born when Space Invaders or Dig Dug first came out but I sure do enjoy playing them. Besides, there are some things that were simply built better back in the day like furniture and its the reason why people still seek out antiques.
Nostalgia can be the reason why some people still enjoy certain things. I thought Metal Gear Solid was the greatest game of all time until I played it again, and it had obviously become horribly outdated. I can recognize when things have a timeless appeal and when they don't and many of the games from SNES era are still tons of fun to play today. I'm discovering games that I used to enjoy that I can no longer enjoy and at the same time many that I know I will always enjoy.
People like you put too much stock in nostalgia and can't accept that some people aren't going to enjoy the same things as you. For example, the adventure gaming genre has simpler puzzles than they used to have and that's because it appeals to a wide audience. I think that makes the genre worse but many people will like that better. @undeadeath
I guess we are just all different because I can replay MGS this second and I still find it amazing and fun to play, same with symphony of the night and super mario world, mega man x, etc. in fact I played them so much throughout the years im bored of them.
I still play my SNES and I enjoy it, but it's been 20 years. The games are fun and very nostalgic, but they're just...outdated. I love Super Mario RPG, but I definitely couldn't say that I live it more than Uncharted or Infamous
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